TRANSFER RUMOURS; August 24 - David Luiz, Barcelona, Chelsea, Man Utd, Man City

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Barcelona will test Chelsea’s resolve with a £30m offer for 25-year-old defender David Luiz before the transfer window closes on 31 August – Full story: the Times (subscription required)

Manchester City still hope to sign Athletic Bilbao midfielder Javi Martinez after Bayern sporting director Matthias Sammer admitted their deal for the 23-year-old was “nowhere near being completed” – Full story: Manchester Evening News

Tottenham are open to offers for Rafael Van der Vaart and are still keen to sign 25-year-old Porto midfielder Joao Moutinho – Full story: Evening Standard

Tottenham look set to rival Manchester United for Fulham star Moussa Dembele, 25, with Andre Villas-Boas prepared to trigger a £15m release fee for the midfielder – Full story: talkSPORT

QPR are believed to have entered talks to sign Inter Milan’s Brazil international goalkeeper Julio Cesar, 32 – Full story: Daily Telegraph

Swansea City boss Michael Laudrup is hopeful of completing the signing of Celtic midfielder Ki Sung-Yueng, 23, this week and bringing in Pablo Hernandez from Valencia – Full story:

West Brom and Everton are battling it out to sign FC Copenhagen left-back Bryan Oviedo, 22 – Full story: Daily Mail

Tottenham are working hard to bring in Shakhtar Donetsk attacking midfielder Willian, 24, but no longer want Internacional striker Leandro Damiao, 23 – Full story: the Guardian

West Brom have made a move to sign Blackburn defender Martin Olsson, 24, as left-sided defensive cover – Full story: Birmingham Mail

Southampton manager Nigel Adkins aims to bolster his defensive options with the £2m signer of 23-year-old Japan captain Maya Yoshida – Full story: the Sun