Transfer rumours, Wednesday August 22, 2012: Sunderland, Newcastle, Manchester United, Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Tottenham, Queens Park Rangers, Celtic, Fulham

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TOTTENHAM are close to securing the £20million signing of 24-year-old Shakhtar Donetsk forward Willian and have reignited their interest in Internacional striker Leandro Damia, 23 – Daily Mail

Tottenham plan to move for 22-year-old Roma midfielder Miralem Pjanic before the transfer window closes – Evening Standard

Chelsea manager Roberto Di Matteo will make a £35million move for Napoli’s Uruguay international striker Edinson Cavani, 25 – The Sun

The Blues are set to continue their summer spending by clinching the £23.5million signing of 21-year-old Bayer Leverkusen striker Andre Schurrle – Daily Star

Arsenal will use the millions gained by selling Alex Song to Barcelona to attempt to sign defensive midfielder Cheick Tiote, 26, from Newcastle United –

French side Rennes expect midfielder Yann M’Vila, 21, to leave the club this week. The Ligue 1 side say they have received offers from Tottenham, Zenit St Petersburg and a third unnamed side, believed to be Arsenal – Metro

Marseille right-back Cesar Azpilicueta, 22, says he is being monitored by Chelsea as a possible replacement for the departed Jose Bosingwa – talkSPORT

Manchester United are considering a £10million move for 22-year-old Mexico midfielder Hector Herrera from Pachuca – Daily Mail

Sunderland boss Martin O’Neill is hoping to sign Steven Fletcher in time for the Wolves striker to play some part in Saturday’s visit of Reading – Daily Express

Robert Green’s career as QPR’s number one goalkeeper could be under threat after just one game, as Hoops manager Mark Hughes seems keen on bringing in 32-year-old former Celtic keeper and current free agent Artur Boruc – Daily Mirror

Liverpool are prepared for 23-year-old striker Andy Carroll to spend the season sitting on their bench, rather than sell him for a cut-price fee to a Premier League rival – Daily Express

However, potential Carroll suitors Newcastle say they will not budge from their £12million offer made for a player sold by the Magpies to the Reds for £35million in January 2011 – Daily Telegraph

Newcastle and Fulham are looking at FC Twente defender Douglas. The Brazil-born 24-year-old plays under former England boss Steve McLaren in the Dutch Eredivisie – Daily Star