Transfer rumours Wednesday July 4, 2012: Sunderland, Liverpool, Everton, Chelsea, Arsenal, Manchester United, Stoke, Fulham, Aston Villa

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AC MILAN are interested in signing Liverpool striker Andy Carroll. Pier Silvio Berlusconi, the son of Milan owner Silvio Berlusconi, has been acting as a transfer consultant for the Italian club and has identified Carroll as a potential signing – The Sun

Everton are keen on signing Oscar Cardozo after Benfica put a £16m price tag on the striker. Fenerbahce, Galatasaray, PSG and an unnamed Premier League side are also tracking the Paraguayan, 29 – talkSPORT

Tottenham are ready to back new manager Andre Villas-Boas in the transfer market to the tune of £50m this summer. The Portuguese is keen to bring Marseille striker Loic Remy, Ajax and Belgium defender Jan Vertonghen, Hoffenheim midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson, CSKA Moscow and Russia midfielder Alan Dzagoev and Birmingham keeper Jack Butland to White Hart Lane – Daily Mirror

Villas-Boas wants to launch his reign as Tottenham manager by signing Brazilian attacking midfielder Oscar from Internacional. The 20-year-old is priced in the £20m bracket by his club – The Sun

Sunderland, Stoke and Fulham are all interested in Wolves’ Steven Fletcher, but the Midlands club have warned any suitor will have to pay £10million to sign the striker – Daily Mirror

Everton boss David Moyes is considering making a move for out-of-contract former Wigan striker Hugo Rodallega, 26 – Daily Mail

Italian side Napoli are looking to push ahead with a move for Chelsea midfielder Raul Meireles after seeking talks with the player’s agent – talkSPORT

Chelsea are closing in on a £6m deal for Inter Milan full-back Maicon, 30, with the Brazilian’s agent due in London later this week for talks – Metro

Manchester United and Chelsea are both interested in Belgium midfielder Axel Witsel after Benfica revealed that they are ready to cash-in on his talents this summer – Daily Express

Malaga and Galatasary want Arsenal’s Nicklas Bendtner as the Denmark international closes in on a move away from the Emirates Stadium. Bendtner’s agent Jesper Lynghus told Denmark newspaper bold.dk last month: “The interest is overwhelming, just as it should be after the way Nicklas performed at Euro 2012.” – Daily Mail

Asamoah Gyan will finally leave Sunderland in a £7million move to United Arab Emirates side Al-Ain – The Sun

Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert wants to sign Rennes’ £2.5million-rated midfielder Yacine Brahmi, 22 – The Sun