Transfer rumours Wednesday August 3: Manchester United, Manchester City, Liverpool, Newcastle, West Ham, Aston Villa, Wigan, Tottenham, Blackburn

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JUVENTUS plan to spend £70million on Arsenal striker Robin van Persie, 28. The package includes both the transfer fee and the player’s wages and is intended to ensure they beat Manchester United and Manchester City to his signature – Daily Mirror

Liverpool striker Andy Carroll does not want to make his loan move to West Ham United permanent. The 23-year-old is reported to have told friends he will only leave Anfield to return to Newcastle United – Guardian

Martin O’Neill would love to sign Carroll for Sunderland, despite the striker being a former Newcastle player – The Sun

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Liverpool have also rejected a £13million bid from Manchester City for centre-back Daniel Agger, 27 – Daily Star

The Hammers are close to bolstering their defensive options with a double deal for Aston Villa’s James Collins and free agent Sebastian Boenisch – Metro

Champions League winners Chelsea are preparing a final £7.5million offer for 21-year-old Wigan Athletic winger Victor Moses – Daily Mail

Real Madrid have told Tottenham they will not pay their £40m asking price for midfielder Luka Modric, 26 – Daily Express

And the La Liga champions will instead turn their attentions to re-signing Wesley Sneijder from Inter Milan – talkSPORT

Liverpool are weighing up a move for Birmingham City goalkeeper Jack Butland after he impressed club scouts in action for Team GB on Sunday – Metro

Blackburn Rovers will sign two strikers to replace Leon Best after it was confirmed the £3million summer signing will be ruled out for at least six months with a knee ligament injury – Lancashire Telegraph