Transfer rumours Thursday August 2, 2012: Sunderland, Newcastle, Arsenal, Chelsea, Tottenham, Manchester City, Birmingham, Manchester United, Liverpool, Aston Villa, Wolverhampton, Fulham, Swansea, Southampton, Everton, Queens Park Rangers, Celtic

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ROBIN van Persie has already signed a contract with Juventus according to Fifa agent Fabio Parisi – Metro

Barcelona have joined Chelsea and Real Madrid in the race to sign Brazilian star Neymar, 19 – Daily Express

Chelsea will have to bid at least £8million to land 22-year-old Spanish right-back Cesar Azpilicueta who currently plays for French Ligue 1 side Marseille – The Sun

Newcastle boss Alan Pardew is believed to have made a fresh bid for Lille’s 27-year-old full-back Mathieu Debuchy – Daily Mirror

Tottenham Hotspur are making a bid for Roma’s Dutch international goalkeeper Maarten Stekelenburg, 29 – Daily Mail

Manchester City’s Slovakian winger Vladimir Weiss, 22, is set to be loaned out to Pescara in Italy’s Serie A – talkSPORT

Birmingham City are fighting off Manchester City, Manchester United, Liverpool, Aston Villa, Arsenal and Chelsea in order to keep 13-year-old midfielder Foday Nabay – Birmingham Mail

Lazio are interested in signing Newcastle’s 21-year-old defender Davide Santon – talkSPORT

Wolves have hinted that 25-year-old striker Steven Fletcher will be sold, despite rejecting a £10illion bid from Sunderland – Daily Mirror

Fulham want to boost their forward options by moving for Huddersfield striker Jordan Rhodes and Andrey Arshavin of Arsenal – Metro

The Cottagers midfielder Moussa Dembele, 25, is also believed to be a £10million target for La Liga champions Real Madrid – The Sun

Swansea’s Joe Allen is close to agreeing a lucrative contract with Liverpool – South Wales Evening Post

Malaga midfielder Santi Cazorla, 27, could fly into London this week for a medical with Arsenal once a £17.3million fee is agreed – Daily Mail

Southampton midfielder Richard Chaplow, 27, looks set to snub a move to Championship side Crystal Palace to fight for his future at St Mary’s – Daily Star

Everton manager David Moyes has been to Copenhagen to assess Danish left-back Bryan Oviedo, 23 – Liverpool Echo

Scotland goalkeeper Craig Gordon, released by Sunderland, is poised for a move to Serie A club Udinese – Daily Record

Queens Park Rangers chief executive Tony Fernandes insists he is still in talks to sign Celtic midfielder Ki Sung-Yueng – Daily Record

United States midfielder Maurice Edu has told Rangers manager Ally McCoist he wants to quit the Ibrox club before the end of the month because he does not want to play in Division Three – Daily Express