Transfer rumours, Sunday August 26, 2012: Sunderland, Newcastle, Arsenal, Swansea, Manchester City, West Ham, Manchester United, Stoke, Rangers, Liverpool, Tottenham, Queens Park Rangers, Fulham, Blackburn, Southampton, Huddersfield, Celtic, Carlisle, Hibernian, Watford

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ARSENAL are set to make an ambitious bid to sign midfielder Cheick Tiote, 26, from Newcastle – Sunday Mirror

Swansea manager Michael Laudrup insists that 23-year-old winger Scott Sinclair’s potential move to Manchester City is far from a done deal – talkSPORT

Tottenham are on alert as Manchester United prepare to offload Nani and Anderson to offset a busy summer of spending in the transfer market – Mail on Sunday

Newcastle will make a third and final offer of around £6million to French side Lille later this week for 27-year-old French right-back Mathieu Debuchy – Sunday Mirror

Manchester United are plotting a £9million swoop for St Etienne defender Kurt Zouma, 17 – The Sun

Newcastle manager Alan Pardew does not expect the club to make another bid for Liverpool striker Andy Carroll, 23, before the end of the transfer window – Goal.com

Stoke will have to pay £500,000 for Rangers’ United States international midfielder Maurice Edu, 26 – Daily Star

Arsenal and Spurs are set to renew their interest in Barcelona’s Dutch international midfielder Ibrahim Afellay, but Liverpool will not be in the market for the 26-year-old having had a bid rejected several weeks ago – Metro

Sunderland are weighing up a move for Tottenham defender Michael ­Dawson, 28, who has rejected a move to QPR – Sunday Mirror

Tottenham are set to press ahead with a move for Birmingham City’s England international goalkeeper Jack Butland, 19, who is also thought to be interesting Liverpool and Manchester City – Mail on Sunday

Fulham manager Martin Jol and striker Clint Dempsey, 29, are no longer on speaking terms over the American’s desire to move to Liverpool – talkSPORT

Meanwhile, the Cottagers have stepped up their chase for £3m-rated Ivory Coast striker Yannick Sagbo, 24 – The Sun

Blackburn Rovers are looking at Southampton striker Rickie Lambert, 30, and forward Luke Moore of Swansea, 26, after giving up their chase for Huddersfield’s Jordan Rhodes – Lancashire Telegraph

Huddersfield Town manager Simon Grayson hopes to land Dundee United striker Johnny Russell, despite the £2million price tag, with the Tannadice club keen to cash in before the 22-year-old is out of contract in the summer. Grayson also wants United winger Gary Mackay-Steven but might have to settle for one of his two targets – People

Celtic have initiated talks with Auxerre over the transfer of Willy Boly as manager Neil Lennon seeks a dominant centre-half – Mail on Sunday

Celtic will this week sign Maya Yoshida from Dutch club VVV Venlo, the Japanese defender having missed out on a move to Aston Villa and attracted interest from Southampton this summer – Sunday Mirror

Celtic manager Neil Lennon has asked chief executive Peter Lawwell if he can spend some of the money from the sale to Swansea City of Ki Sung-Yeung on Rosenborg midfielder Markus Henriksen – Mail on Sunday

Hibernian have targeted former Chelsea midfielder Tom Taiwo, who has turned down a new contract with Carlisle United, but are likely to fail in a bid to land Watford winger Craig Forsyth on loan – Sunday Post