Transfer rumours Thursday August 16, 2012: Arsenal, Manchester United, Tottenham, Chelsea, Queens Park Rangers, Chelsea, Aston Villa, Sunderland, Blackburn, Everton, Liverpool, Swansea

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WITH Manchester United set to sign Arsenal skipper Robin van Persie, Old Trafford striker Javier Hernandez, 24, could move the other way – Daily Mirror

Midfielder Luka Modric, 26, is expected to travel to Spain within the next 48 hours for a medical and to agree personal terms with Real Madrid after Jose Mourinho’s side offered a package that guaranteed Tottenham close to £35million – Daily Telegraph

Chelsea defender Sam Hutchinson, 23, is wanted on loan by Nottingham Forest – Daily Star

Arsenal have expressed a willingness to sell 24-year-old midfielder Alex Song, but the club are yet to agree a fee with Barcelona – Evening Standard

QPR, Aston Villa and Sunderland are all interested in signing Tottenham and England striker Jermain Defoe, 29 – Metro

Blackburn have rejected a £500,000 bid from Norwich for 27-year-old goalkeeper Mark Bunn – Lancashire Telegraph

Everton are preparing a move for Liverpool midfielder Charlie Adam, 26, who will be allowed to leave Anfield for £5million – Daily Mirror

The Scotland international could be replaced by Real Madrid midfielder Nuri Sahin after Liverpool moved ahead of Arsenal in the race to secure a loan deal for the 23-year-old – Guardian

Everton’s move for Olympiacos striker Kevin Mirallas has advanced to the stage where manager David Moyes has opened talks with the 24-year-old’s club – Independent

Swansea have lined up Valencia winger Pablo Hernandez, 27, as a potential replacement for Scott Sinclair if the 23-year-old is sold – The Sun