Football transfer gossip (July 21): Sunderland, Everton, Blackpool

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Sir Alex Ferguson is considering an £8m bid for Everton defender Leighton Baines, after the Manchester United boss confirmed plans to bring in a new left-back this summer.

Full story: Metro

Manchester United must “pay a little more” to land Lucas Moura, as Sao Paulo confirm they have rejected a £29m offer for the 19-year-old midfielder.

Full story: Daily Mail

Luka Modric missed Tottenham’s final training session ahead of their tour of the United States amid continued speculation linking the 26-year-old midfielder with Real Madrid.

Full story: Guardian

Galatasaray have revealed they are in talks with Manchester United striker Dimitar Berbatov, 31.

Full story: Metro

Former Leeds and Liverpool man Harry Kewell, 33, has issued a ‘come and get me’ plea to English clubs after quitting Melbourne Victory.

Full story: talkSPORT

Inter Milan star Wesley Sneijder, 28, has turned down clubs in England, Russia and Turkey to stay with the Serie A giants.

Full story: talkSPORT

Fulham and West Ham are rivalling Newcastle in the chase for FC Twente’s Brazilian defender Douglas, 24, and all three have submitted bids.

Full story: The Sun

Wigan have made a £3m offer for Real Mallorca defender Ivan Ramis but will have to increase their bid for the Spaniard, 27, to £4.25m.

Full story: The Sun

Out-of-favour Manchester City forward Roque Santa Cruz, 30, wants to remain in the north west as he seeks new club.

Full story: Daily Mail

Newly-promoted Southampton will make another offer for PSV’S Netherlands international striker Jeremain Lens, 24, after failing with a £5m bid.

Full story: The Sun

West Brom have rejected a £4m bid for striker Peter Odemwingie, 31, from Qatari side Al-Gharafa.

Full story: talkSPORT

Norwich City have made an increased offer for Leeds captain Robert Snodgrass, 24, as they look to reunite the midfielder with Bradley Johnson and Jonny Howson.

Full story: Daily Mirror

Rangers manager Ally McCoist will step up efforts to sign targets like Craig Beattie, Ian Black and Fran Sandaza before a 12-month signing ban comes into place.

Full story: The Sun

Rangers have opened talks with Dean Shiels, who has rejected a new deal with Kilmarnock, while fellow midfielder Steve Jennings is also a target after the Englishman’s exit from Motherwell.

Full story: Daily Express

Celtic midfielder Ki Sung-Yueng admits he would be interested in a move to English football following the decision to deny the new Rangers a place in the Scottish Premier League but says he is focusing on South Korea’s Olympic campaign.

Full story: Daily Telegraph

Scotland winger Matt Phillips is wanted by Sunderland, Everton, Aston Villa, Reading and Swansea City, but Blackpool plan to hold on to the 21-year-old.

Full story: Daily Record

Kilmarnock have secured former Livingston striker Rory Boulding on a three-year contract.

Full story: The Sun

Former Dundee United defender Mihael Kovacevic, who has left Zadar, and right-back Jon Bateson, released by Macclesfield, are expected to sign one-year contracts with Ross County today.

Full story: The Sun

Samuel Saiz spent a short time on loan at Sevilla when Leeds's director of football, Victor Orta, above left, was part of the club'w recruitment team.

Leeds United in battle with La Liga clubs to land Spanish star Samuel Saiz