Football transfer rumours and news: Wednesday, June 27

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Newcastle, Sunderland, Liverpool, Tottenham, Manchester United, Arsenal and Barcelona all make the headlines today

Alan Pardew is hoping the return from injury of wingers Gabriel Obertan and Sylvain Marveaux will be like having two new signings at his disposal – Shields Gazette

Sunderland are working hard to press through the moves of Ahmed Elmohamady and George McCartney to newly-promoted West Ham United by the end of the month – Sunderland Echo

Manchester United are increasing their efforts to sign Porto winger James Rodriguez, 20, after having a £30million bid rejected – Daily Mail

French winger Florent Malouda, 32, is likely to leave Chelsea after starting negotiations with Brazilian side Vasco da Gama – The Sun

Manchester City could move for Brazilian full-back Daniel Alves, 29, after he fell out with Barcelona officials by playing in a friendly without permission – Daily Star

Liverpool have not given up hope of winning the race to sign Gylfi Sigurdsson, 22, but will not bow to his wage demands to prevent him from signing for Tottenham – The Times

Arsenal want to offload Denilson, Carlos Vela, Sebastien Squillaci, Andrey Arshavin, Nicklas Bendtner, Marouane Chamakh, Park Chu-young and Johan Djourou in a attempt to cut the club’s wage bill – Daily Mail

But the Gunners are resigned to losing Robin van Persie, 28, after completing the £13million signing of French striker Olivier Giroud from Marseille – Daily Express

Branislav Ivanovic has told Tottenham’s Luka Modric, 26, to join Chelsea instead of Manchester United or Real Madrid – Daily Mail

Arsenal have cooled their interest in Rennes midfielder Yann M’Vila, 21, after he fell out with France coach Laurent Blanc – Metro

Inter Milan are in talks to sign Manchester City’s 27-year-old midfielder Nigel de Jong – talkSPORT

Brazil striker Alexandre Pato, 22, fancies a transfer to the Premier League when his AC Milan contract expires in 2014 – The Sun

Stoke City are interested in signing Houston Dynamo’s 26-year-old central defender Geoff Cameron – Stoke Sentinel