Football transfer rumours and news: Tuesday, July 31

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Newcastle United, Sunderland, Manchester City, Liverpool, Real Madrid, Juventus, Arsenal, Chelsea, Aston Villa and Birmingham City are among the clubs making the news today

Martin O’Neill would love to sign Liverpool Andy Carroll for Sunderland, despite the striker being a former Newcastle player - The Sun

Meanwhile, Carroll does not want to make a potential loan move to West Ham United permanent. The 23-year-old is reported to have told friends he will only leave Anfield to return to Newcastle United - Guardian

Blackburn Rovers will sign two strikers to replace Leon Best after it was confirmed the £3m summer signing from Newcastle will be ruled out for at least six months with a knee ligament injury - Lancashire Telegraph

Juventus plan to spend £70m on Arsenal striker Robin van Persie, 28. The package includes both the transfer fee and the player’s wages and is intended to ensure they beat Manchester United and Manchester City to his signature - Daily Mirror

Liverpool have rejected a £13m bid from Manchester City for centre-back Daniel Agger, 27 - Daily Star

West Ham are close to bolstering their defensive options with a double deal for Aston Villa’s James Collins and free agent Sebastian Boenisch - Metro

Champions League winners Chelsea are preparing a final £7.5m offer for 21-year-old Wigan Athletic winger Victor Moses - Daily Mail

Real Madrid have told Tottenham they will not pay their £40m asking price for midfielder Luka Modric, 26 - Daily Express

And the La Liga champions will instead turn their attentions to re-signing Wesley Sneijder from Inter Milan - talkSPORT

Liverpool are weighing up a move for Birmingham City goalkeeper Jack Butland after he impressed club scouts in action for Team GB on Sunday - Metro