Football transfer rumours – Tuesday, August 21

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THE latest football transfer rumours on Tuesday, August 21, involve Sunderland, Newcastle United, Liverpool, Manchester City, Wolves, Liverpool, West Ham and Tottenham, amongst others.

Sunderland will not be beaten on wages or transfer fees by other clubs chasing Manchester City midfielder Adam Johnson, 25 – Full story: Shields Gazette

The Black Cats hope to sign Johnson, 25-year-old Wolves striker Steven Fletcher and Blackburn defender Martin Olsson, 24, in a £25m triple deal – Full story: the Sun

Liverpool will tell Newcastle target Andy Carroll, 23, to decide on his future by the end of the week as the Reds look to avoid any deadline-day drama over the striker as Tottenham show interest – Full story: Daily Mirror

But Liverpool have emerged as favourites to sign Johnson before the transfer window closes at the end of August – Full story: the Independent

Southampton are close to completing an £18m double deal for 21-year-old Uruguay winger Gaston Ramirez from Bologna and Blackpool’s wantaway Matt Phillips, 21 – Full story: Daily Mirror

Wolves have told want-away players Steven Fletcher and Matt Jarvis to come to terms with staying at Molineux – Full story: Express and Star

Manchester City could lose star midfielder David Silva, 26, as contract talks stall over the Spaniard’s wage demands – Full story: Daily Mail

Manchester City target Daniele De Rossi, 29, is set to snub the Premier League side to stay with Roma – Full story: Metro

West Ham are set to give up their chase of Wolves midfielder Matt Jarvis, 26, as they close in on 25-year-old Rennes winger Razak Boukari – Full story: Evening Standard

Queens Park Rangers are interested in Tottenham defender Michael Dawson, 28 – Full story: The Times (subscription required)

Tottenham are not interested in signing Arsenal’s 28-year-old striker Marouane Chamakh – Full story: talkSPORT

Tottenham are planning to move for Roma midfielder Miralem Pjanic, 22, before the transfer window closes – Full story: Evening Standard

Spurs are also considering a move for 26-year-old Edin Dzeko, with no breakthrough in their attempts to sign Dzeko’s fellow Manchester City striker Emmanuel Adebayor – Full story: Daily Mirror

Blackburn goalkeeper Mark Bunn, 27, has handed in a transfer request with Norwich City reportedly interested – Full story: Lancashire Telegraph