Football transfer rumours and news: Tuesday, July 3

Newcastle United, Manchester United, Liverpool and Rangers are among the clubs making the news today.

Liverpool are considering a move for Newcastle striker Demba Ba, 27, who is available for only £7million because of a clause in his contract – Full story: Daily Mirror

Former Sunderland striker Stephen Elliott has joined Coventry City on a one-year deal – Sky Sports

Juventus are preparing a bid for Liverpool striker Luis Suarez in a player plus cash deal – Full story: Daily Mail

Robin van Persie is set to hold talks with Arsenal this week after the club rejected an £8m bid for the 28-year-old from Juventus – Full story: Daily Mirror

Manchester United are closing in on 25-year-old Porto midfielder Moutinho – Full story: The Sun

West Ham have made approaches for Romelu Lukaku of Chelsea and Inter Milan’s Dejan Stankovic – Full story: The Times (subscription required)

Tottenham are lining up a £10million bid for 22-year-old Chelsea striker Daniel Sturridge – Full story: The Metro

Arsenal are poised to make a £12million bid to sign France goalkeeper Hugo Lloris, 25, but face competition from Liverpool and AC Milan – Full story: talkSPORT

Although, according to reports in Liverpool, the Reds are not interested in the Frenchman – Full story: Liverpool Echo

Chelsea are set to bid £4million for Southampton left-back Luke Shaw. The 16-year-old came through the ranks at St Mary’s and made his first-team debut in the FA Cup at Millwall last season – Full story: Daily Mail

Manchester United and Chelsea target Axel Witsel, 23, could be available this summer after Benfica signalled their intent to sell the Belgium international, although only for a fee in the region of £20million – Full story: talkSPORT

Wigan are lining up a move for Marseille’s 30-year-old right-back Rod Fanni – Full story: The Sun

West Brom are closing in on Sweden international striker Markus Rosenberg, 29, on a free transfer – Full story: Daily Star

Steven Naismith, 25, is ready to snub West Ham and Blackburn by signing for Everton, as he seeks a move away from Rangers – Full story: The Sun