Transfer Rumours Fri, Jan 21 - Sunderland, Spurs, Villa, Chelsea, Celtic, Liverpool

What the media says . . .

Bolton centre-back Gary Cahill has been cleared to join Arsenal after the Trotters signed Middlesbrough’s David Wheater as his replacement.

Meanwhile, Arsenal have put a £15m price tag on Nicklas Bendtner after a number of Premier League clubs asked about taking the 23-year-old Denmark striker on loan. However, Bendtner’s father says his son is not interested in leaving the London club. the Sun

Zenit St Petersburg are interested in taking Russia striker Andrey Arshavin back from Arsenal. Daily Mirror

Liverpool are still in negotiations with Ajax to sign Uruguay striker Luis Suarez, although the Reds’ offer is £8m short of the Dutch side’s £21m asking price.

the Independent

German side Borussia Dortmund claim they are fighting off interest from Manchester United for £20m-rated playmaker Shinji Kagawa, 21. Daily Mirror

Manchester City are set to step up their interest in Netherlands right-back Gregory van der Wiel, 22, who has a fixed price of £17m written into his contract at Ajax. Daily Mail

Chelsea’s Gael Kakuta could be sent out on loan to Fulham to get more first-team action. Daily Mail

Tottenham target Giuseppe Rossi has a £33m buy-out clause in his contract but the Italian striker’s Spanish club Villarreal are willing to accept £16.5m for the former Manchester United man. the Independent

Sunderland chairman Niall Quinn has ruled out a move for Tottenham striker Robbie Keane, saying he “doesn’t quite suit us now.” talkSPORT

Sunderland boss Steve Bruce has upped his bid for winger Charles N’Zogbia to £9m, although it is thought Wigan want £10m for the French 24-year-old. the Sun

Aston Villa striker John Carew will become the highest-paid player in Stoke history when he signs a £52,000-a-week loan deal, with Ricardo Fuller being sold to Sunderland to make room for him. Daily Mirror

Swansea boss Brendan Rodgers is hoping to snap up highly rated midfielder Ryan Harley from League One side Exeter in a £300,000 deal. Daily Mirror

Wigan boss Roberto Martinez is lining up a £2m bid for Ipswich midfielder Grant Leadbitter, 25. Daily Express

Celtic and Burnley are both interested in signing Everton striker James Vaughan following the end of his loan spell at Crystal Palace. talkSPORT

QPR and Ipswich are interested in French defender Pascal Chimbonda after he was released by Blackburn. Daily Mail