Football transfer rumours and news: Thursday, August 30

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Liverpool, Chelsea, Manchester City, Arsenal, Swansea, Tottenham and West Ham are making the headlines today.

Manchester City striker Edin Dzeko, 26, has emerged as a shock transfer target for Arsenal, as a potential makeweight in a deal taking 23-year-old forward Theo Walcott the other way – Full story: The Metro

Porto have turned down a £39.5m bid from Zenit St Petersburg for Hulk. The 26-year-old striker and winger is also a target for Chelsea – Full story: talkSPORT

West Ham will launch a final attempt to sign Liverpool striker Andy Carroll, 23, before the window closes. This would allow the Reds to move for Walcott – Full story: Daily Mail

Carroll is set to be left out of Liverpool’s Europa League match with Hearts, further fuelling speculation he will leave the club – Full story: Daily Mirror

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers wants Carroll to admit his Anfield career his over as he looks to bring in cash to buy Clint Dempsey, 29, and Walcott. – Full story: The Times (subscription required)

Liverpool want to sign Athletic Bilbao striker Fernando Llorente, 27, if they can sell Carroll before Friday’s transfer deadline – Full story: the Sun

Hamburg say they will do “all they can” to complete the signing of Tottenham midfielder Rafael van der Vaart, 29, before the window closes – Full story: Metro

Tottenham and Chelsea are locked in a £15m battle for France and Marseille striker Loic Remy, 25 – Full story: Daily Express

Manchester City will step up their interest in Inter’s 31-year-old defender Maicon before the window closes – Full story: The Guardian

Fulham have failed in a bid to sign 25-year-old midfielder Mark Noble from West Ham, as they look for a replacement for Mousa Dembele who has joined Tottenham – Full story: Goal.com

Manchester City have made a formal £6.2m bid for Swansea’s 23-year-old winger Scott Sinclair – Full story: Daily Mail

Meanwhile, Swansea have agreed a record £5.5m deal for Valencia winger Pablo Hernandez, 27, as a possible replacement for Sinclair – Full story: Daily Mirror

Swansea have had a new £5.1million bid for Valencia winger Pablo Hernandez, 27, rejected according to other reports – Full story: the Sun

Malaga are set to beat Real Betis to the signature of 31-year-old Manchester City striker Roque Santa Cruz, according to reports in Spain – Full story: talkSPORT