Transfer rumours update: Saturday, July 30

HAVING publicly declared he would not leave Tottenham for North East England after Newcastle United showed interest, striker Jermain Defoe could be the subject of a bid by London neighbours Fulham – Footie Online

Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini has made a move for Fiorentina winger Alessio Cerci, according to reports in Italy - talkSPORT

Tottenham have tabled a bid of around £22m for Arsenal target Juan Mata. The Valencia winger is open to a move to the Premier League and Gunners boss Arsene Wenger is a fan of the 23-year-old but he is yet to make a formal offer – Daily Mirror

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Everton are considering a move to sign Manchester City’s Adam Johnson on a season-long loan. Johnson is behind midfielder David Silva in the City pecking order and may fancy a move to help protect his place in the England squad in the run-up to Euro 2012 – Daily Mirror

Liverpool are keeping close tabs on the progress of young Tranmere defender Danny Holmes – talkSPORT

Queens Park Rangers manager Neil Warnock is lining up a loan deal for Manchester City defender Nedum Onuoha – Daily Mail

Liverpool are watching midfielder James McCarthy’s contract talks at Wigan closely and will move for him if they go badly and the Latics show any inclination of wanting to sell. McCarthy has also been linked with Arsenal and Chelsea – Daily Mirror

Celtic boss Neil Lennon has admitted he has not given up hope of signing either Manchester City forward Craig Bellamy or Reading striker Shane Long – Daily Telegraph

Big-spending Championship side Leicester are to bid £4m-plus for Birmingham striker Cameron Jerome, who is also a target for Premier League sides Stoke, Fulham and Bolton – Daily Mirror

Liverpool and Tottenham are set to go head-to-head for the signature of Sao Paulo midfielder Lucas, according to reports in Brazil – talkSPORT

Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini has made a move for Fiorentina winger Alessio Cerci, according to reports in Italy – Gazzetta dello Sport

Manchester City and Inter Milan will hold talks over a swap deal involving strikers Carlos Tevez and Samuel Eto’o this weekend – Daily Telegraph

Premier League target Steven Defour was left out of the Standard Liège squad for their Champions League qualifier against FC Zurich - paving the way for a move to Sporting Lisbon – talkSPORT

New Chelsea boss Andre Villas-Boas is set to miss out on yet another major transfer target, with Palermo playmaker Javier Pastore on the verge of a move to Paris St Germain – talkSPORT

But Paris St Germain boss Antoine Kombouare has refused to discuss reports the club were on the brink of making Pastore their latest big-money signing – Sky Sports

Bolton Wanderers boss Owen Coyle has set a deadline of this weekend for the likes of Arsenal, Liverpool and Spurs to come forward with an acceptable bid for defender Gary Cahill – Bolton News

Dimitar Berbatov’s agent says the Manchester United striker will not be leaving the club, even if the Premier League champions sign another forward this summer – Inside Futbol

Arsenal chairman Peter Hill-Wood has confirmed the club are working on deals to bring in ‘a few’ new players with Phil Jagielka (Everton), Juan Mata (Valencia), and Christopher Samba (Blackburn) believed to be their top priorities – Metro

Luka Modric has accepted that he is stuck at Spurs, who are refusing to sell him to London rivals Chelsea, and will reportedly knuckle down for the new season – Metro

Real Madrid are ready to push through a move for Emmanuel Adebayor, according to reports in Spain – talkSPORT

Doncaster’s full-back George Friend, 23, is set to sign a three-year extension while fellow defender Rachid Bouhenna, who has impressed on trial with the club, is on the verge of joining Sean O’Driscoll’s men on a three-year deal – talkSPORT