Football transfer rumours and news: Thursday, August 16

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Sunderland, Chelsea, Everton, Manchester United, Arsenal, Liverpool, Real Madrid and Aston Villa are among the clubs making the news today

With Manchester United set to sign Arsenal skipper Robin van Persie, Old Trafford striker Javier Hernandez, 24, could move the other way – Daily Mirror

Midfielder Luka Modric, 26, is expected to travel to Spain within the next 48 hours for a medical and to agree personal terms with Real Madrid after Jose Mourinho’s side offered a package that guaranteed Tottenham close to £35million – Daily Telegraph

Chelsea defender Sam Hutchinson, 23, is wanted on loan by Nottingham Forest – Daily Star

Arsenal have expressed a willingness to sell 24-year-old midfielder Alex Song, but the club are yet to agree a fee with Barcelona – Evening Standard

QPR, Aston Villa and Sunderland are all interested in signing Tottenham and England striker Jermain Defoe, 29 – Metro

Blackburn have rejected a £500,000 bid from Norwich for 27-year-old goalkeeper Mark Bunn – Lancashire Telegraph

Everton are preparing a move for Liverpool midfielder Charlie Adam, 26, who will be allowed to leave Anfield for £5million – Daily Mirror

The Scotland international could be replaced by Real Madrid midfielder Nuri Sahin after Liverpool moved ahead of Arsenal in the race to secure a loan deal for the 23-year-old – Guardian

Everton’s move for Olympiacos striker Kevin Mirallas has advanced to the stage where manager David Moyes has opened talks with the 24-year-old’s club – Independent

Swansea have lined up Valencia winger Pablo Hernandez, 27, as a potential replacement for Scott Sinclair if the 23-year-old is sold – The Sun