Rooney uncertainty causing unrest,while Liverpool prepare to sell Stewart Downing to Newcastle

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THE continued uncertainty over Wayne Rooney’s is causing some unrest at Manchester United according to reports.

Senior United players such as Rio Ferdinand, Ryan Giggs and Patrice Evra are growing increasingly frustrated with Rooney’s behaviour as the 27-year-old striker looks to push through a move to Chelsea – Full story: the Independent

Chelsea are preparing a third bid for Rooney after failing with a second offer for the England striker on Sunday night – Full story: talkSPORT

Manchester United manager David Moyes must decide whether to risk Rooney receiving an angry backlash from Reds supporters in Sunday’s Community Shield against Wigan – Full story: Daily Mail

Liverpool are prepared to sell winger Stewart Downing, 29, to Newcastle for £5m. Downing, who has played for Middlesbrough and Sunderland, moved to Anfield for a reported £20m from Aston Villa two years ago and is now considering his options – Full story: Liverpool Echo

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has no intention of selling David Luiz despite interest from Barcelona in the 26-year-old Brazil defender – Full story: Daily Mirror

Atletico Madrid’s Brazil striker Diego Costa, 24, says he wants to stay at the Spanish club despite interest from Liverpool – Full story: Inside Futebol

QPR’s Brazil goalkeeper Julio Cesar, 33, is on the verge of joining Italian side Fiorentina, a year after moving to Loftus Road from Inter Milan – Full story: Daily Star

Turkish side Besiktas want to sign Jermaine Defoe, 30, after failing with a move for his fellow Tottenham striker Emmanuel Adebayor, 29 – Full story: Daily Mail

PSV Eindhoven’s Sweden striker Ola Toivonen, 27, is open to a summer move to Norwich – Full story: Sky Sports

Hull want to sign Marseille’s France midfielder Morgan Amalfitano, 28, on a season-long loan and are set to pay Evian £1.5m for Ivorian midfielder Eric Tie Bi, 23, after failing with moves for Sunderland’s Lee Cattermole and Jack Colback and Stoke’s Wilson Palacios – Full story: Daily Mirror

Millwall are in talks to sign Australian midfielder Ruben Zadkovich, 27, from Newcastle Jets – Full story: Daily Star

Stoke are continuing to insist that midfielder Steven Nzonzi will not be sold. The club rejected a written transfer request from the 24-year-old in May – Full story: Daily Express

Everton have made an approach for 24-year-old Ajax defender Toby Alderweireld – Full story: the Guardian

Cardiff are willing to pay £4m for Queens Park Rangers midfielder Stephane Mbia, 27 – Full story: the Sun (subscription required)