Transfer Rumours Sunday July 8 2012: Sunderland, Chelsea, Tottenham, Arsenal, Liverpool, Wolves, Stoke, Aston Villa, Fulham, Queen’s Park Rangers

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CHELSEA have re-entered the race to sign Tottenham’s Croatia midfielder Luka Modric, 26 – Mail on Sunday

Meanwhile, Blues midfielder Frank Lampard, 34, has pledged to remain at Stamford Bridge despite interest from LA Galaxy and China – The Sun

New Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas is ready to challenge former employees Chelsea for Borussia Dortmund’s 23-year-old Polish striker Robert Lewandowski, who is rated at £20million – Sunday Times

Marseille’s Spanish defender Cesar Azpilicueta, 22, is back in Chelsea’s transfer plans, as Roberto Di Matteo continues his search for a new full-back – Metro

Chelsea have beaten off a host of Premier League clubs to sign 15-year-old AS Cannes defender George Brady, nephew of West Ham vice-chairman Karren Brady – The Sun

Robin van Persie, 29, is back in England for showdown talks with manager Arsene Wenger as Arsenal fear he is holding out for a dream move to Real Madrid – Sunday Mirror

Wenger wants Fiorentina’s £25million-rated striker Stevan Jovetic, 22, to replace Van Persie – Sunday Express

New Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers has no intention of selling 32-year-old forward Craig Bellamy – Liverpool Echo

Sunderland manager Martin O’Neill is poised to make a move for Wolves striker Steven Fletcher, 25, following Asamoah Gyan’s permanent move to United Arab Emirates club Al-Ain – Sunday Mirror

Stoke City are close to signing Houston Dynamo defender Geoff Cameron, 26, who has won five caps for the USA – Stoke Sentinel

Aston Villa are facing defeat in their efforts to lure Champions League winner Ryan Bertrand, 22, from Chelsea as the player is set for a Stamford Bridge pay rise – Sunday Mirror

Aberdeen manager Craig Brown expects midfielder Fraser Fyvie to be sold before the start of the season, with Fulham poised to renew their interest in the 19-year-old – Sunday Mail

Celtic manager Neil Lennon says Victor Wanyama will not be allowed to leave the club despite the midfielder and his agent talking up interest from Liverpool, QPR and Stoke City while he was on international duty with Kenya – Sunday Mail