Football transfer rumours and news: Friday, August 24

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Manchester United, Chelsea, Tottenham and Chelsea are among the clubs making the news today

Chelsea defender David Luiz, 25, is a shock £30million target for Barcelona and the Spanish giants want to make a move before the transfer window shuts at the end of August – Daily Mirror

Manchester United are considering a surprise bid for Tottenham midfelder Rafael van der Vaart, 29, as Sir Alex Ferguson looks to bring in more creativity to his squad –

Tottenham look set to rival Manchester United for Fulham star Moussa Dembele, 25, with Andre Villas-Boas prepared to trigger a £15million release fee for the midfielder –

Swansea City boss Michael Laudrup is hopeful of completing the signing of Celtic midfielder Ki Sung-Yueng, 23, this week and bringing in Pablo Hernandez from Valencia –

West Brom and Everton are battling it out to sign FC Copenhagen left-back Bryan Oviedo, 22 – Daily Mail

Tottenham are working hard to bring in Shakhtar Donetsk attacking midfielder Willian, 24, but no longer want Internacional striker Leandro Damiao, 23 – Guardian

West Brom have made a move to sign Blackburn defender Martin Olsson, 24, as left-sided defensive cover – Birmingham Mail

Andre Villas-Boas wants to trim his Tottenham squad further after letting defender Michael Dawson, 28, leave the club – The Times