Arsenal set to swoop for Liverpool’s Suarez as Manchester United renew interest in Barcelona’s Fabregas

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ARSENAL are set to increase their bid for Luis Suarez as Manchester United target an ex-Gunner, in today’s transfer headlines.

According to the Guardian, Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is determined to test Liverpool’s resolve over Luis Suarez with an improved £35m bid for the 26-year-old striker.

Meanwhile, the Independent claim Manchester United have renewed their interest in signing Barcelona midfielder Cesc Fabregas, 26, having lost the battle to sign Barcelona’s 22-year-old midfielder Thiago Alacantara.

Other transfer stories:

Steven Gerrard is to give Liverpool a significant boost by signing a contract extension. The Liverpool captain, 33, has entered the final year of his current deal. Full story: Daily Mail

Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic, 29, is an £8m target for French side Paris St-Germain. Full story: Daily Mirror

Arsenal look set to miss out on Queens Park Rangers goalkeeper Julio Cesar, 33, who is closing in on a season-long loan move to Napoli. Full story: Metro

Newcastle manager Alan Pardew will meet with director of football Joe Kinnear today and is seeking the green light to press ahead with a £5m bid for Aston Villa’s 29-year-old striker Darren Bent. Full story: the Telegraph

Tottenham are monitoring Real Betis winger Alvaro Vadillo, 18, as they hope to seal the signing of Twente winger Nacer Chadli, 23. Full story: Times (subscription required)

Manchester City are closing in on Seville’s striker Alvaro Negredo, 27, and Fiorentina front man Stevan Jovetic, 23, in deals totalling more than £40m. Full story: Sun

Manchester United may consider selling Wayne Rooney next summer after informing the Manchester United striker, 27, that his future will not be addressed for another 12 months. Full story: the Times

Crystal Palace manager Ian Holloway is ready to make his first move to end Peter Odemwingie’s West Bromwich Albion spell. Full story: the Daily Telegraph

Tottenham are set to make an opening bid for Aston Villa striker Christian Benteke, 22, this week. Full story: Daily Mirror

Liverpool are ready to approach Bayern Munich to discuss a deal for winger Xherdan Shaqiri, 21. Full story: Metro