Transfer rumours, Tuesday August 28, 2012: Sunderland, Liverpool, Manchester City, Arsenal, Everton, Queens Park Rangers, Tottenham, Fulham, Norwich, Wigan, Southampton, Blackburn, Dundee

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LIVERPOOL want Chelsea striker Daniel Sturridge, 22, and will sell midfielders Charlie Adam, 26, and Stewart Downing, 28, to raise the funds to buy him – Daily Mirror

Liverpool midfielder Joe Cole, 30, could be set for a shock return to West Ham before the end of the transfer window – talkSPORT

Manchester City are closing in on Fiorentina’s 19-year-old Serbia defender Matija Nastasic, with Montenegro defender Stefan Savic, 21, – plus cash – going the other way – Gazetta dello Sport

QPR are set to complete the signing of Brazilian goalkeeper Julio Cesar, 32, from Inter Milan – Daily Mail

Tottenham hope to complete the triple signing of Moussa Dembele, 25, from Fulham, Lyon goalkeeper Hugo Lloris, 25, and Shakhtar Donetsk striker Willian, 24 – The Times

Genk’s 21-year-old international striker Christian Benteke has emerged as a leading target for Aston Villa – Birmingham Mail

Sunderland are hopeful of beating Liverpool to the signing of striker Clint Dempsey, 29, after opening talks with Fulham over a transfer – Metro

Barcelona will this week sanction the loan departure of Dutch winger Ibrahim Afellay, 26, with Arsenal and Tottenham interested – talkSPORT

Everton have made an enquiry for Dundee United’s highly-rated 22-year-old forward Johnny Russell – SkySports

Wigan are trying to sign Honduran midfielder Roger Espinoza, 25, from MLS side Sporting Kansas City – The Sun

Manchester City are considering a deadline-week swoop for Benfica midfielder Javier Garcia, 25, who has a £25million buy-out clause in his contract – Daily Mirror

Southampton have finally agreed a club-record £11m deal for Bologna midfielder Gaston Ramirez, 21, and will pay him £45,000 a week – Daily Mirror

Fulham want to sign Sunderland midfielder Kieran Richardson, 27, with QPR and Reading monitoring his situation – The Sun

Blackburn are handing Racing Genk goalkeeper Grzegorz Sandomierski, 22, a trial as they prepare to sell Mark Bunn, 27, to Norwich for £1million – Daily Mail