Transfer rumours, Thursday August 23, 2012: Sunderland, Newcastle, Arsenal, Manchester United, Chelsea, Liverpool, Fulham, Manchester City, Tottenham, Arsenal, West Ham,

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CHELSEA have rejected a £30million bid from Manchester City for 25-year-old Brazilian defender David Luiz. City are in the hunt for defensive cover with Micah Richards out of action for 10 weeks through injury – The Sun

Borussia Dortmund confirm the club have rejected a number of offers for striker Robert Lewandowski, 24, amid speculation of interest from Manchester United and Chelsea – Metro

Liverpool owner John W Henry is willing to oversee the sale of two midfielders - Charlie Adam and Jay Spearing - to fund a substantial offer for Fulham’s 29-year-old American international Clint Dempsey – Daily Mirror

The two Milan clubs, Inter and AC, are competing to sign £8million-rated Holland international Nigel de Jong, 27, from Manchester City. De Jong, who joined City from Hamburg for £18million in January 2009, has only one year remaining on his contract in Manchester and is keen to move on – Goal.com

Newcastle want former striker Andy Carroll, 23, on loan for the rest of the season from Liverpool with a view to a permanent £12m deal, but Reds boss Brendan Rodgers is reluctant to accept such an offer – Guardian

Michael Dawson’s proposed move to QPR from Tottenham has hit a snag, and Sunderland and Stoke are now hoping to sign the experienced 28-year-old England defender for around £10million – Daily Mail

Former Arsenal striker Eduardo, 29, says he has no knowledge of a rumoured £7m Fulham bid, but admits he would consider quitting his current club Shakhtar Donetsk for another chance of Premier League football – Independent

West Ham and Sunderland are competing to sign West Brom’s Peter Odemwingie – Daily Mirror

Tottenham have been told to up their bid for Lyon keeper Hugo Lloris, 25, after having a offer for the France international turned down by the Ligue 1 side earlier in the summer – Daily Star

Spurs have already increased their offer for another player - Andre Villas-Boas wants 23-year-old Internacional striker Leandro Damiao to link up with new boy Emmanuel Adebayor – Daily Telegraph

Real Madrid manager Jose Mourinho says he is willing to loan 23-year-old Turkish midfielder Nuri Sahin to an English club, but he “couldn’t care less if he goes to Arsenal or Liverpool or Tottenham. I have no preference.” – Guardian

Mourinho also denies that Kaka is set for a move to Manchester United, after reports the 30-year-old will be loaned out to accommodate possible incoming midfielders such as Tottenham winger Luka Modric – Daily Express

With just a year left on winger Theo Walcott’s contract, Arsenal are focusing their attention on acquiring Sevilla star Jesus Navas. The 26-year-old Spanish international has a £35million buy-out clause but his club are expected to accept a much lower offer – Daily Star