Transfer rumours Sunday August 5 2012: Manchester United, Arsenal, Aston Villa, Manchester City, Liverpool, Swansea, Tottenham, West Ham, Rangers, Hearts

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MANCHESTER United are hoping to derail Arsenal’s bid to sign Nuri Sahin, 23, from Real Madrid on loan by making an offer to buy him outright – Metro

Meanwhile, the Reds have agreed a £30million deal for Brazil’s Lucas Moura, 19, and are looking to press ahead with their move for Robin van Persie – Mail on Sunday

Arsenal are hopeful Van Persie will stay at the club after the Dutchman was impressed by efforts to improve the squad – Daily Star Sunday

Aston Villa’s new signing Ron Vlaar has urged Dutch team-mate Van Persie not to join Juventus as it was the Arsenal striker who persuaded him to move to England – Mail on Sunday

Santi Cazorla has met his new Arsenal team-mates after the 27-year-old midfielder passed a medical and finalised a £20million move from Malaga – Sunday Mirror

Manchester City are considering making a move for 23-year-old Swansea City and Team GB winger Scott Sinclair – Sunday Mirror

Meanwhile, Manchester City’s Nigel de Jong, 27, is being tracked by Arsenal and Inter Milan as both clubs look to bolster their midfield – Footy Latest

Tottenham are losing patience with Emmanuel Adebayor and are switching their interest to Brazilian striker Leandro Damiao, 23 – Sunday Mirror

Brendan Rodgers wants to bring Swansea defender Ashley Williams, 28, to Liverpool as a replacement for Manchester City target Daniel Agger – Mail on Sunday

Swedish international Rasmus Elm, 24, has revealed that Liverpool were chasing his signature this summer before he moved to CSKA Moscow – insidefutbol.com

West Ham lead the race for 24-year-old Evian ace Yannick Sagbo. The striker has also had approaches from Fulham, Wolfsburg and Marseille – the Sun

Liverpool have made a £12.5million offer for 21-year-old Bologna winger Gaston Ramirez - Evening Standard

Rangers manager Ally McCoist plans to sign three strikers – former Hearts men Kevin Kyle and Craig Beattie, plus out-of-contract St Johnstone forward Francisco Sandaza - Mail on Sunday