Arsenal up bid for Suarez while Liverpool’s boss targets ‘marquee signings’ and Spurs offer swap deals for Villa’s Benteke

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LIVERPOOL are in the transfer headlines again this morning, while Wayne Rooney’s future remains unclear.

There will be more incomings and outgoings at Anfield in the next few weeks, according to newspaper reports today.

Reds boss Rodgers says he is now targeting “marquee signings” having already added four new players to his Liverpool squad, say the Independent.

The Daily Mirror report Fulham are considering a move for Liverpool’s Uruguay international defender Sebastian Coates, with Brendan Rodgers prepared to sell the 22-year-old after he failed to make an impact in two years at Anfield.

And Arsenal are set to up their £30m bid for Liverpool’s Uruguay international striker Luis Suarez, 26, as their attempts to buy Real Madrid striker Gonzalo Higuain, 25, falter, according to the London Evening Standard.

Meanwhile, the Daily Star says Manchester United striker Rooney, 27, still wants to leave Old Trafford with Chelsea in pole position to land him for £25m.

Other transfer stories:

Manchester City are close to beating off competition from Chelsea for Fiorentina forward Steven Jovetic, 22, but will have to pay the £30m asking price. Full story: the Times (subscription required)

Tottenham are to offer Aston Villa the choice of Benoit Assou-Ekotto, 29, Scott Parker, 32, Jake Livermore, 23, or Tom Huddlestone, 26, along with £20m in exchange for their 22-year-old Belgium international striker Christian Benteke. Full story: the Sun

Arsenal could be stuck with Denmark striker Nicklas Bendtner, 25, as his prospective switch to Eintracht Frankfurt is close to collapse. Full story: Daily Express

The Gunners are also looking to revive their interest in Sevilla midfielder Geoffrey Kondogbia, 20, who is also a target for Real Madrid, Chelsea and Manchester United. Full story: Daily Mail

Real Madrid will not give up on signing Tottenham forward Gareth Bale, 23, this summer until the transfer window finally slams shut. Full story: Daily Star

Manchester City have suffered a setback in their quest to sign Alvaro Negredo, 27, after the Spanish striker claimed he was happy to stay at Sevilla. Full story: Daily Mail

Promising 17-year-old left-back Luke Shaw is set to reject offers from Manchester United and Chelsea and sign a new contract with Southampton. Full story: Daily Express

Napoli striker Edinson Cavani, 26, is on the verge of a £54m move to Paris St-Germain. Full story: the Independent

Trabzonspor have joined Turkish rivals Galatasaray in the race for Chelsea midfielder John Obi Mikel, 26. Full story: the Sun

Swansea boss Michael Laudrup has told four of his players they can find new clubs. Alan Tate, 30, Luke Moore, 27, Kemy Agustien, 26 and Leroy Lita, 28, were all left out of the Swans’ squad for their pre-season trip to Holland. Full story: South Wales Echo

QPR manager Harry Redknapp is lining up another reunion with striker Peter Crouch, 32. Crouch has played for Redknapp at Portsmouth twice, Southampton and Spurs, with Redknapp keen to bring him to former club QPR from Stoke. Full story: Daily Mirror