Football transfer rumours and news: Thursday, August 9

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

Queens Park Rangers have lodged bids for two former Manchester United players, Roma defender Gabriel Heinze and Sunderland full-back Kieran Richardson – Metro

Arsenal will not sell Robin van Persie, 29, for less than £20m and will demand an extra £5m if Manchester United make an offer for the striker – Daily Mirror

Manchester United’s pursuit of Lucas Moura is over after the 19-year-old Brazilian agreed a four-and-a-half year deal with Paris Saint Germain - Daily Mail

Brendan Rodgers is close to reuniting with Joe Allen after Liverpool trigger a £15m buy-out clause in the 22-year-old’s Swansea City contract – The Guardian

Liverpool are asking for Adam Johnson on loan in addition to a fee of £23m for Daniel Agger from Manchester City – Daily Mirror

AC Milan are set to rival Arsenal and Liverpool for the services of Real Madrid midfielder Nuri Sahin, 23, who Jose Mourinho is allowing to leave on loan – talkSPORT Athletic Bilbao striker Fernando Llorente has turned down a new contract, putting Chelsea and Liverpool on alert for the 27-year-old – Metro

Tottenham are being linked with a move for Partizan Belgrade midfielder Mohamed Kamara – talkSPORT

Blackburn Rovers manager Steve Kean says he is close to securing a loan deal for Turkey international striker Colin Kazim-Richards, 25, currently with Galatasaray – Lancashire Telegraph