Football transfer gossip (Jan 16): Arsenal, Sunderland, Manchester City, Liverpool, Newcastle United

Check out latest football transfer gossip around the leagues. Is your favourite player tipped for a move?

Tottenham are ready to step up their attempt to sign Newcastle striker Andy Carroll and could make a record-breaking 30m bid for the 22-year-old.

Full story: Sunday Mirror

Arsenal look set to end their interest in Bolton's Gary Cahill because Gunners boss Arsene Wenger is unwilling to meet the defender's 20m price tag.

Full story: Mail on Sunday

Tottenham are unwilling to match the 3m offered by Chelsea for Everton midfielder Steven Pienaar as they thought the player was theirs for 2m. (News of the World)

Former England skipper David Beckham, who is currently training with Tottenham, is ready to quit Major League Soccer in the United States to end his career in England.

Full story: Mail on Sunday

Liverpool's transfer-window plans have been thrown into disarray as potential targets are not too keen to sign for the club while the manager's position remains uncertain. (News of the World)

However, Liverpool are ready to make a 10m bid for Aston Villa winger Stewart Downing.

Full story: Sunday Express

Manchester City striker Emmanuel Adebayor looks unlikely to join Real Madrid on loan because the Spanish side have opened talks with Ruud van Nistelrooy at Hamburg.

Full story: Mail on Sunday

Tottenham could make a bid for Manchester United defender Wes Brown after Everton turned down their 2m offer for Phil Neville. (News of the World)

Ajax striker Luis Suarez, who shares the same agent as Liverpool's Fernando Torres, could be on his way to Anfield after asking his representative to sound out a possible move.

Full story: Sunday Mirror

Montpellier and Bosnia centre-half Emir Spahic is stalling on a move to Aston Villa as he fears Gerard Houllier will be sacked should they lose to Birmingham on Sunday. (News of the World)

Sunderland boss Steve Bruce is planning to bring 31-year-old Manchester United striker Michael Owen to the Stadium of Light.

Full story: Sunday Mirror

Chelsea have been told to pay at least 26m if they want to sign Benfica defender David Luiz. (News of the World)

Striker Mido will make a stunning return to Middlesbrough this week on a six-month deal following his departure from Ajax. (News of the World)

Defender Micah Richards will have to wait before he can complete his move away from Manchester City as a sell-on fee payable to former club Oldham is holding up any departure. (News of the World)

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