Football transfer rumours and news: Monday, September 3

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Sunderland, Liverpool, Chelsea, Tottenham and Swansea make the headlines today

Sunderland have made contact with 32-year-old Michael Owen, who is a free agent after being released by Manchester United at the end of last season, to try and lure the striker back to the north-east but face strong competition from Stoke and Liverpool – Metro

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers will consider a move for former Reds striker Michael Owen after seeing his goal-shy side comprehensively beaten 2-0 by Arsenal at Anfield – Daily Mail

Swansea boss Michael Laudrup admits he will have to raid the Bosman market to replace injured left-back Neil Taylor, who fractured an ankle during Saturday’s 2-2 draw with Sunderland and is expected to be out for the season – Daily Mirror

Raul Meireles could be on his way out of Chelsea after Fenerbahce expressed a strong interest in signing the 29-year-old Portuguese midfielder – Metro

Tottenham are ready to let keepers Carlo Cudicini, 38, and 31-year-old Heurelho Gomes go to Championship clubs on loan after the pair were squeezed out by the arrival of 25-year-old French stopper Hugo Lloris from Lyon – Daily Mirror

Former Liverpool striker Robbie Fowler says he is disappointed with the way the Reds handled the departure of striker Andy Carroll to West Ham – Talksport