Football transfer rumours and news: Thursday, August 2

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Newcastle United, Arsenal, Manchester City, Juventus, Chelsea, Tottenham and Everton are among the clubs making the news today

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

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 £10m bid from Sunderland – Daily Mirror

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 £8m to land 22-year-old Spanish right-back Cesar Azpilicueta who currently plays for French Ligue 1 side Marseille – The Sun

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

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 £10m 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 £17.3m 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