Transfer Gossip: July 3, 2014

Liverpool could provide competition for Arsenal in the quest to sign Schalke’s Netherlands international striker Klaas Jan Huntelaar, 30.

Manchester City appear to be winning their fight to hang on to Alvaro Negredo, 28, after Atletico Madrid switched targets to Bayern Munich’s 28-year-old Croatia international striker Mario Mandzukic.

Arsenal and Tottenham have been given renewed hope in their bid to land 21-year-old Ivory Coast international defender Serge Aurier after QPR had a £5m bid rebuffed by Toulouse.

Watford have confirmed that they have rejected a bid from Burnley for 26-year-old striker Troy Deeney. Lancashire.

Switzerland’s World Cup midfielder Xherdan Shaqiri, 22, must decide between signing a new contract with Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich, or a move to Liverpool.

West Brom are due for talks with Burkina Faso forward Prejuce Nakoulma. Several sources in Poland claim the 27-year-old – who has just become a free agent after leaving Gornik Zabrze – is set for discussions with Albion over a potential free transfer.

Sunderland are prepared to let Danny Graham leave in a cut-price £1m deal, as they accept a hefty loss on the 28-year-old striker.

Swansea have told Ashley Williams he’s not for sale as talks over the 29-year-old defender’s future continue, with Arsenal and Sunderland keen to sign him.

Fulham’s pursuit of Ross McCormack has been dealt a blow after Leeds United reiterated their desire to keep the wantaway 27-year-old frontman.

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