Football transfer rumours and news: Wednesday, August 1

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Newcastle United, Manchester City, Liverpool, Real Madrid, Juventus, Tottenham and West Ham United are among the clubs making the news today

Tottenham Hotspur are also said to be preparing a bid for Andy Carroll, 23 - caughtoffside.com

But the England international only wants to leave Liverpool if it means rejoining old club Newcastle United - talkSPORT

West Ham United have offered to pay Carroll £90,000 a week over eight years in a bid to lure him away from Liverpool - The Sun

Manchester City are considering a move for Real Madrid’s 24-year-old Argentine striker Gonzalo Higuain - Daily Mirror

Juventus have hinted that they are losing interest in buying Arsenal striker Robin van Persie, 28 - Daily Express

Spurs could also move for Inter Milan’s Brazilian goalkeeper Julio Cesar, 32, after failing to sign Hugo Lloris from Lyon - talkSPORT

Barcelona are planning an £11.7m move for 24-year-old Arsenal midfielder Alex Song - talkSPORT

Real Madrid are threatening to end their interest in Tottenham’s Luka Modric and turn their attentions to Inter Milan’s Wesley Sneijder instead - Daily Mirror

Manchester City have told Emmanuel Adebayor they will not give him a pay-off in order to finally seal his move to Tottenham - Metro

Stoke City are in talks with Aston Villa over bringing defnder Alan Hutton, 27, to the Britannia Stadium after just 12 months at Villa Park - Daily Mail

The Potters also want to sign Michael Kightly, having bid £2m for the Wolves winger - The Sun

Liverpool will allow Craig Bellamy to rejoin Cardiff City – where he spent time on loan two seasons ago – on a permanent basis - the Times

West Ham United will complete the £2.5m signing of defender James Collins, 28, from Aston Villa today - Birmingham Mail

Meanwhile, the Hammers have ended their interest in Real Mallorca centre-half Ivan Ramis, who could move to Wigan - Daily Mirror