Transfer Rumours Sunday June 24 2012: Newcastle, Manchester City, Liverpool, Arsenal

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MANCHESTER City are ready to discuss a new £52million contract with attacking midfielder David Silva to fight off interest from Real Madrid – Daily Star on Sunday

Winger Gareth Bale, 22, has handed Tottenham a massive boost by deciding to stay at White Hart Lane for at least one more year – Sunday Mirror

Spurs have made a shock move to sign Liverpool midfield target Gylfi Sigurdsson – Sunday Express

Manchester City have turned their attention to Brazilian Dede, 23, in their bid to bolster their defence as Roberto Mancini has seemingly given up on AC Milan’s Thiago Silva –

Real have made a shock move to land striker Carlos Tevez, and Manchester City could be ready to sell as they prepare their first bid of £20million for Arsenal striker Robin van Persie – Sun on Sunday

Danny Murphy will join Blackburn Rovers after the 35-year-old former Liverpool and England midfielder’s contract with Fulham expired – Lancashire Telegraph

Sweden defender Olof Mellberg has emerged as a surprise summer transfer target for Everton. The 34-year-old former Aston Villa captain is out of contract with Greek champions Olympiakos - Liverpool Echo

Newcastle striker Leon Best, 25, has been made an offer that he “may find hard to turn down” by Blackburn - Newcastle Chronicle

Liverpool and Everton are shaping up for a huge transfer battle, with both clubs tracking Inter Milan striker Luc Castaignos, 19 – Metro

Luka Modric, 26, has decided he wants to leave Tottenham to play for Spanish champions Real Madrid. Manchester United and Paris St-Germain have both been chasing Modric, but it seems the Croatia midfielder has set his heart on playing for manager Jose Mourinho – Sunday Mirror

Modric is also a target for Lokomotiv Moscow after Slaven Bilic’s arrival as boss – Sun on Sunday

Chinese clubs are eyeing Wayne Rooney and other young Premier League stars in a bid to help them conquer the football world – Sunday Express