Transfer rumours: Tuesday, July 17 - Andy Carroll, Newcastle, Liverpool, Dimitar Berbatov, Man United, Man City, Tottenham, Chelsea, West Ham, Arsenal, QPR, Everton and more

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Liverpool striker Andy Carroll, 23, has told his representatives to secure him a return to Newcastle. BBC

But the Reds will seek to recoup at least £20m from the sale of Carroll this summer, which will sorely test Newcastle’s aspirations to re-sign the England striker before the new Premier League campaign. (The Guardian)

Sunderland are favourites to sign Blackburn Rovers midfielder Steven N’Zonzi, who is also wanted by Tottenham, Aston Villa, Stoke City and West Ham. (Sky Sports News)

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Arsene Wenger has demonstrated Arsenal still have plenty of ambition by making an offer of £9m to sign goalscoring midfielder Paulinho, 23, from Brazilian club Corinthians. (The Times)

West Ham have made a move for Manchester United striker Dimitar Berbatov, 31, who has become frustrated with life at Old Trafford following a lack of first-team games. (Daily Mirror)

Manchester United’s pursuit of Lucas Moura hit another financial snag when it emerged that Sao Paulo’s asking price could soon increase to £34m. (Daily Mail)

Theo Walcott is set to hold talks with the Arsenal hierarchy this week in a move to determine whether he is the latest player on the brink of an exit from the Emirates. Chelsea have declared a firm interest in the England winger and will await the outcome of the meeting before deciding whether to proceed with a firm bid, while Liverpool are also monitoring discussions. (Daily Express)

Real Madrid believe they are the only club Tottenham midfielder Luka Modric, 26, wants to join this summer, and president Florentino Pérez has told friends he is supremely confident of closing the deal. (The Guardian)

Sheffield Wednesday are preparing for life in the Championship by rivalling Blackburn and Nottingham Forest’s interest in taking QPR’s Joey Barton on loan. (Daily Mail)

Tottenham target Emmanuel Adebayor will return to training with Manchester City today still unsure about his future. The striker wants to sign for Spurs where he scored 18 goals on loan last season.

But City, who paid Arsenal £25mfor him in 2009, are demanding £6m. (The Sun)

Lille and Marseille are hoping to persuade former Tottenham striker Louis Saha, 33, to return to France as the free agent ponders his next move. (Talksport)

Argentine midfielder Claudio Yacob, who has previously been linked with Manchester United and Arsenal, is expected to move to West Brom after his contract expired at Buenos Aires side Racing Club. (Daily Mirror)

Steven Pienaar is set to become an Everton player once again this week. The South African winger returned to Tottenham at the end of last season when a four-month loan to Goodison expired. Boss David Moyes made signing him his first priority when the window reopened. (The Sun)

Manchester City appear the only club with the means to pay a huge fee and salary for Arsenal’s Robin van Persie, 28, who has announced he will not sign a new contract. (The Guardian)

Blackburn are hopeful of completing a £2.5m deal for West Brom striker Simon Cox. (Daily Mail)

Aston Villa may sell Jean Makoun, 29, because the Cameroon midfielder’s lack of English is making it hard for him to get a new work permit. (Daily Mirror)