Football transfer rumours and news: Tuesday, August 14

Manchester United, Arsenal, Liverpool, Manchester City and Aston Villa are among the clubs making the news today

Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has spoken directly to his Arsenal counterpart Arsene Wenger to try and ensure a new £20million bid for striker Robin van Persie, 29, is a success – Daily Mail

Liverpool will look to replace centre-back Daniel Agger with Swansea’s Ashley Williams, 27, if they sell the Dane to Manchester City – Daily Mirror

Agger, 27, wants to stay at Liverpool but accepts an increased offer of £27million from Manchester City could lead the Reds to sell him – The Guardian

Inter Milan have joined Chelsea and Liverpool in expressing an interest in signing Arsenal winger Theo Walcott. The 23-year-old is out of contract next summer – Daily Star

Real Madrid midfielder Nuri Sahin will decide on his future this week - Arsenal and Liverpool two of a number of clubs to make loan offers for the 23-year-old – Metro

Aston Villa could sell full-back Stephen Warnock after manager Paul Lambert decided to overlook him for the friendly against Werder Bremen. The club are yet to receive any enquiries for the 30-year-old, however – Birmingham Mail