Football transfer gossip (August 27): Sunderland, Chelsea, Crystal Palace

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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has told Bolton they can keep Gary Cahill, if chairman Phil Gartside and manager Owen Coyle maintain their stance that his initial offer for the player - rumoured to be £6m - is “derisory”.

Full story: Metro

Roberto Mancini is hopeful that Carlos Tevez will stay at Manchester City after revealing his wife and daughters have returned to Manchester. Full story: the Times (subscription required)

Aston Villa could make a move for Spurs full-back Alan Hutton after Luke Young headed for QPR. Full story: the Sun

Arsenal are keen on Hamburg winger Eljero Elia. Full story: Daily Mail

Tottenham defender Benoit Assou-Ekotto has insisted that Luka Modric is “happy” to stay at Spurs.

Full story: talkSPORT

Chelsea’s Nicolas Anelka and Manchester City’s Roque Santa Cruz are both targets for Spanish side Real Betis.

Full story: Daily Mirror

Newcastle are set for crunch talks with Lyon over defender Aly Cissokho.

Full story: talkSPORT

Arsenal’s negotiators are working overtime in a bid to sign Parma’s Danilo Pereira before transfer deadline day.

Full story: Metro

Sunderland are set to go back in for Tottenham’s Peter Crouch, with Stoke’s attempts to sign the Spurs and England striker at a standstill.

Full story: Daily Mirror

Chelsea are ready to part company with central defender Alex in a bid to secure the signing of Milos Krasic from Juventus.

Full story: Metro

Striker Carlton Cole wants to stay at West Ham, even though they accepted a £6m bid from Stoke for him.

Full story: Daily Mirror

Chelsea could make a £35m move for Bayern Munich’s France international winger Franck Ribery. Full story: caughtoffside.com

Liverpool are plotting a late transfer swoop for Barcelona winger Ibrahim Afellay before the transfer window closes on Wednesday. Full story: caughtoffside.com

Chelsea are in the hunt for Porto’s Joao Moutinho as their chase for Luka Modric falters.

Full story: Daily Mail

Stoke are preparing a £2m swoop for 18-year-old Crystal Palace forward Wilfried Zaha.

Full story: Daily Mail

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