Football transfer gossip (September 1): Manchester City, Sunderland, Stoke City

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Manchester City failed with a bid to sign Omar Abdulrahman last week after the winger impressed during a trial. The 20-year-old - who shone at London 2012 for the United Arab Emirates - opted to stay with Al Ain “for at least another season” due to a desire to repay the loyalty shown to him by his current employers.

Full story: Sport 360

Sunderland and Stoke are competing to sign striker Michael Owen on a free transfer. The 32-year-old is available as a free agent and can sign for a new club outside the transfer window after he was released by Manchester United.

Full story: Daily Mail

Stoke considered selling Glenn Whelan to Wolves to fund their move for midfielder Charlie Adam, 26.

Full story: Stoke Sentinel

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers, 39, is “shocked” by his club’s inability to land a new striker in the summer transfer window. The Anfield outfit made a “derisory” bid to Fulham for forward Clint Dempsey, 29, and were rejected by Chelsea striker Daniel Sturridge after the 22-year-old refused to move on loan.

Full story: Daily Mirror

Fulham claim Liverpool offered just £3m for Dempsey before the United States international was sold to Tottenham.

Full story: the Guardian

Blackburn turned down a loan offer from West Brom for left-back Martin Olsson, 24, before the Baggies turned to Dynamo Kiev defender Goran Popov.

Full story: Birmingham Mail

Ezgjan Alioski has been call up to represent Macedonia.

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