Transfer rumours June 18: Liverpool, Arsenal, Tottenham, Aston Villa, QPR, Swansea

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NEW Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers is concerned about his options in the centre of defence and will move for vesatile Germany defender Benedikt Howedes - Caught Offside

France midfielder Yann M’Vila has admitted his interest in a move to Arsenal who have been tracking the Rennes youngster - talkSport

South Yorkshire rivals Sheffield Wednesday and Barnsley will battle for Newcastle United striker Nile Ranger, who had loan spells at both clubs last season - The Star

Real Madrid are desperate to sign Tottenham midfielder Luka Modric - Daily Mail

Barcelona are interested in moving for Modric’s club and country team mate Vedran Corluka - Footy Latest

Ajax defender Jan Vertonghen is still set to join Spurs despite the sacking of Harry Redknapp - Metro

Paul Lambert is being urged to sign French left back Massadio Haidara who was a target for his Aston Villa predecessor Alex McLeish - Daily Mirror

Free agent Andy Johnson is in talks with QPR - The Sun

Swansea want Sweden striker Markus Rosenburg who is a free agent after leaving Werder Bremen - Daily Mail