Football transfer rumours and news: Thursday, June 28

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Newcastle, Sunderland, Liverpool, Chelsea, Tottenham, Manchester City and Manchester United all make the headlines today

German giants Borrusia Monchengladbach are eyeing a move for Newcastle United target Luuk de Jong – Shields Gazette

Spanish outfit Seville fear Sunderland will outbid them for the services of ex-Aston Villa defender Carlos Cuellar – Sunderland Echo

Luka Modric, 26, plans to submit a written transfer at Tottenham in the next seven days to trigger a £30million-plus tug-of-war between Manchester United and Real Madrid – The Sun

Tottenham could ease the pain of losing Luka Modric by signing Turkey midfielder Nuri Sahin, 23, in part exchange – Daily Mail

Chelsea are closing in on Fiorentina striker Stevan Jovetic, 22, after being told they can have him for £25million – Daily Star

Napoli have told Manchester City and Chelsea to forget about signing Uruguay striker Edinson Cavani, 25 – The Sun

United Arab Emirates club Al-Shabab say they have no interest in signing 32-year-old striker Michael Owen following his release by Manchester United - claiming he is “on the downhill” – Daily Mirror

Ajax defender Jan Vertonghen’s hopes of a £9.5m move to Tottenham are fading because of a clause in the 25-year-old’s contract entitling him to 15 per cent of the transfer fee – The Sun

Borussia Dortmund’s Lukasz Piszczek, 27, is top of Chelsea manager Roberto Di Matteo’s shopping list for a new right-back – Metro

West Ham have upped their bid for 31-year-old striker Grant Holt to £6m and hope a £4m payment up front will convince Norwich to sell – Daily Mail

Liverpool are ready to make a move to sign Ivorian striker Lacina Traore, 22, from Russian club Kuban Krasnodar –

Manchester City have made the first move to tie key forward David Silva, 26, to an improved contract – Daily Mail

Birmingham City have rejected a £6m offer for Jack Butland, 19, from Southampton – Birmingham Mail