Transfer rumours Wednesday July 18 2012: Newcastle, Manchester City, Tottenham, Chelsea, Manchester United, Arsenal, Fulham, Manchester City, Liverpool, Reading, Southampton

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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

Real Madrid boss Jose Mourinho has made Micah Richards one of his main targets and is planning a £20million bid for the Manchester City defender – Daily Star

New Tottenham boss Andre Villas-Boas is hoping to beat Chelsea to the signing of Brazilian striker Hulk from Porto – Daily Mail

Just like Hulk, midfielder Oscar has arrived in London with the Brazil Olympic squad and will have a medical ahead of his £25million move from Internacional to Chelsea – Daily Mail

Dimitar Berbatov could join AC Milan or Juventus, according to the Manchester United striker’s agent – talkSPORT

Manchester United have failed with a £29.8m bid for Sao Paulo midfielder Lucas Moura, 19, according to the Brazilian club – Daily Mirror

Tottenham midfielder Rafael van der Vaart insists he wants to stay at the north London club and is excited by the prospect of working under new boss Andre Villas-Boas – The Sun

Arsenal will tell Robin van Persie that he will not be permitted to leave the Emirates this summer, forcing him to see out the last 12 months of his contract – The Times

New Watford manager Gianfranco Zola wants Italian legends Filippo Inzaghi, 38, and Alessandro Del Piero, 37, who are both free agents – Daily Mirror

Barcelona could move for Liverpool defender Daniel Agger after being priced out of a move for Athletic Bilbao midfielder Javi Martinez, 23 – Daily Mail

France striker Bafetimbi Gomis, 26, will reject a move to Tottenham in order to stay with Lyon – talkSPORT

Fulham have opened talks to sign Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku, 19, on loan – Daily Mirror

Manchester City defender Kolo Toure could price himself out of a move to Saudi club Al Hilal with a request for £50,000 a week after tax and a rent-free home, two cars, paid-for flights and the captaincy – Daily Mirror

Lokomotiv Moscow are looking to thwart Tottenham’s bid to sign striker Emmanuel Adebayor from Manchester City after making an £8million move for the striker – Daily Telegraph

Liverpool are on the verge of signing USA striker Clint Dempsey after agreeing a £10million fee with Fulham – Daily Mail

Defender Scott Dann could join Ajax on loan following Blackburn’s relegation to the Championship. Reading and Southampton have been put off by the centre-back’s £6million price tag – Daily Mail

Tottenham midfielder Danny Rose, 22, is resigned to Luka Modric’s departure from White Hart Lane and admits he does not know where his own future lies after the appointment of Andre Villas-Boas – London Evening Standard

Chelsea are close to signing Eden Hazard’s younger brother Thorgan, 19, according to Lens sporting director Antoine Sibierski – La Voix du Nord newspaper