Transfer rumours, Friday August 31, 2012: Sunderland, Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Tottenham, Chelsea, Aston Villa, Queens Park Rangers, Stoke, West Brom, Birmingham, Huddersfield, Everton

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ARSENAL are planning a move for Chelsea midfielder Michael Essien. Arsene Wenger wants the 29-year-old on loan after he fell down the pecking order at Stamford Bridge – Daily Mail

Chelsea will consider loaning out striker Daniel Sturridge, 22, if they can push through the purchase of Bayer Leverkusen’s 20-year-old forward Andre Schurrle before the deadline – The Guardian

Liverpool will pursue a loan deal for Sturridge after loaning out fellow striker Andy Carroll, 23, to West Ham – Liverpool Echo

Tottenham’s Michael Dawson, 28, could still leave White Hart Lane, despite fellow defender Younes Kaboul likely to be out injured until Christmas – talkSPORT

Porto say Tottenham will have to smash their £16.5m transfer record to land 25-year-old midfielder Joao Moutinho – Daily Mail

Arsenal are ready to send striker Marouane Chamakh, 28, out on loan, with Malaga or Besiktas likely destinations – The Metro

Chelsea midfielder Yossi Benayoun, 32, could be set for a deadline-day return to former club West Ham – Daily Express

Aston Villa are aiming to pull off a double swoop for Genk striker Christian Benteke, 21, and Charlton’s 22-year-old midfielder Dale Stephens – Daily Mirror

Centre-back and defensive midfielder Stephane Mbia, 26, has revealed he is heading for QPR — after snubbing an 11th-hour bid from Fenerbahce – The Sun

Sunderland see Danny Rose, 22, as the ideal replacement for Kieran Richardson and hope to sign Tottenham’s left-sided player on loan.

Arsenal striker Nicklas Bendtner, 24, has been offered to Stoke City in a loan deal but several other clubs are also in contact with his representatives – Stoke Sentinel

Or the Arsenal striker is on his way to Juventus after he appeared keen on a move to the Serie A champions – The Metro

Huddersfield are hoping to bring in QPR striker DJ Campbell, 30, and Leicester’s Jermaine Beckford, 28, to replace 22-year-old Scotland international Jordan Rhodes, who joined Blackburn on Thursday – Daily Mail

Birmingham have offered Nikola Zigic a free transfer and a big pay-off in a bid to ship the 31-year-old striker off to Real Mallorca – Daily Mirror

West Brom will launch a £3million beat-the-deadline bid for Blackburn’s 24-year-old defender Martin Olsson – The Sun

Everton want to sign Blackburn midfielder Steven N’Zonzi after the 23-year-old fell out with Rovers boss Steve Kean – Daily Mirror