Football transfer rumours and news: Tuesday, September 4

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Sunderland, both Manchester clubs and Liverpool are among the clubs hitting the headlines today.

West Ham want to sign former Sunderland centre-back John Mensah, 29, on a free transfer following French side Lyon’s decision not to renew his contract – Full story: Daily Star

Manchester City are preparing a bid to sign former Manchester United winger Cristiano Ronaldo, 27, from Real Madrid for £95million – Full story: Daily Star

Manchester United are lining up a move for 23-year-old Brazil and Internacional striker Leandro Damiao, who Tottenham missed out on signing this summer – Full story: Daily Mail

Manchester City centre-back Kolo Toure could be on his way to Turkish side Galatasaray with the two clubs in talks over a deal for the 31-year-old – Full story: The Sun

Arsenal sent scouts to watch Manchester United target Liam Moore in action for Leicester last weekend. The versatile 19-year-old, who is comfortable at centre-back, right-back or in midfield, has impressed in the Championship this season – Full story: Metro

Liverpool do not intend to sign former player Michael Owen despite the current dearth of strikers at the club, and the 32-year-old is instead expected to sign a two-year, £1.5million-per-season contract with Stoke – Full story: Daily Mail

West Brom striker Peter Odemwingie, 31, has admitted he thought about leaving the Hawthorns in the summer – Full story: Birmingham Mail