EPL 2012-13: Top transfer news and rumours on August 16

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EPL transfer news and rumours on Aug 16
London, Aug 16: Arsenal agrees terms with Manchester United for Robin van Persie. Luka Modric close to Real Madrid switch. Barcelona wants to sign Alex Song. Liverpool close to signing Nuri Sahin on loan.

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  • Robin van Persie is set to complete his medical at Manchester and is due to be confirmed as United player later in the day.
  • The Dutch striker is nearing a move to Manchester United after Arsenal agreed terms with the Old Trafford club to sell their star striker for a reported fee of £24 million. The 29-year old is likely to sign a four-year contract with United and earn over £200,000-a-week.
  • The deal is likely to take another twist as United striker Javier Hernandez could move to the Emirates.
  • Tottenham wantaway midfielder Luka Modric is set to complete his move to Real Madrid over the coming week, only if the North London club can find a replacement.
  • Barcelona are closing in on Arsenal midfielder Alex Song. The Catalans flew to London to seal a deal worth £12 million.
  • Liverpool are willing to sell Andy Carroll to Newcastle for £17million.
  • Liverpool are a step ahead of Arsenal in finalising a loan move for Real Madrid midfielder Nuri Sahin.
  • Uruguay centre-back Diego Godin is a Liverpool target after defender Daniel Agger admitted that he could move to Barcelona.
  • Everton are close to signing Olympiakos striker Kevin Mirallas. The Belgium international will cost Toffees £5.3m.
  • Chelsea veteran Frank Lampard is yet to sign a new deal with the European champions. The 34-year-old midfielder wants to end his career at Stamford Bridge.
  • Vurnon Anita has completed his move to Newcastle United from Ajax. The midfielder completed the £6.7m move after passing a medical.
  • Swansea City boss Michael Laudrup plans to break the clubs transfer record with £5m bid for Valencia star Pablo Hernandez.
  • Sunderland have completed the signing of Louis Saha. The 34-year old French forward signed a one-year contract at the Stadium of Light.
  • Jermain Defoe, 29, is being linked with a move to QPR, Sunderland and Aston Villa.

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