Transfer rumours Tuesday July 17 2012: Newcastle, Arsenal, West Ham, Tottenham, Chelsea, Sheffield Wesdnesday, Blackburn, Manchester United, West Brom, Queens Park Rangers, Nottingham Forest

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ARSENE Wenger has demonstrated Arsenal still have plenty of ambition by offering £9million to sign goalscoring midfielder Paulinho, 23, from Brazilian club Corinthians – The Times

West Ham have made a move for Manchester United striker Dimitar Berbatov, 31, who has become frustrated with life at Old Trafford following a lack of first-team games – Daily Mirror

Manchester United’s pursuit of Lucas Moura, 19, hit another financial snag when it emerged that Sao Paulo’s asking price could soon increase to £34million – Daily Mail

Real Madrid believe they are the only club that Tottenham midfielder Luka Modric, 26, wants to join this summer. President, Florentino Perez, has told friends he is supremely confident of closing the deal - The Guardian

Chelsea’s attempts to sign Napoli striker Edinson Cavani for £35million are being held up by the striker’s £150,000-a-week wage demands – Daily Express

Liverpool striker Andy Carroll, 23, has told his representatives to secure him a return to Newcastle – Newcastle Evening Chronicle

But the Reds will seek to recoup at least £20million from the sale of Carroll this summer, a valuation that will test Newcastle’s aspirations to re-sign the England striker before the new Premier League campaign – The Guardian

Netherlands international defender Ron Vlaar is keen to push through an £8million move from Feyenoord to Aston Villa – Daily Mirror

Sheffield Wednesday are preparing for life in the Championship by rivalling Blackburn and Nottingham Forest’s interest in taking QPR’s Joey Barton on loan – Daily Mail

Lille and Marseille are hoping to persuade former Tottenham striker Louis Saha, 33, to return to France as the free agent ponders his next move – talkSPORT

Spurs have been linked with a move for Malaga striker Jose Salomon Rondon, 22, who has scored 27 goals in two seasons at the cash-strapped club. Giovani dos Santos could move in the opposite direction – Daily Mail

Argentine midfielder Claudio Yacob, who has previously been linked with Manchester United and Arsenal, is expected to move to West Brom after the 24-year-old’s contract expired at Buenos Aires side Racing Club – Daily Mirror

Blackburn are hopeful of completing a £2.5million deal for West Brom striker Simon Cox, 25 – Daily Mail