Latest transfer rumours: Saturday, April 21, 2012

Teams making the headlines are Tottenham, Arsenal, Liverpool, Hamburg, Chelsea, Athletico Bilbao, Barcelona, Fulham, Leicester City, Manchester United, Schalke.

Tottenham are trying to persuade Croatian midfield playmaker Luka Modric to sign a new contract and keep him out of the clutches of Premier League rivals Chelsea and Manchester City – The Sun.

Modric will be offered a new deal at Spurs, according to reports.

German side Hamburg have targeted Liverpool’s Dirk Kuyt, 31, as a summer signing after it emerged the Dutch forward can leave for £1m at the end of the season – Metro.

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has given striker Robin van Persie a 72-hour deadline to resolve his future and sign a new deal with the Gunners – Daily Mirror.

Serie A league leaders Juventus have set their sights on capturing Van Persie to spearhead their attack next season. But the Bianconeri are also keeping tabs on Chelsea’s Fernando Torres and Athletic Bilbao’s Iker Muniain –

Fulham boss Martin Jol fears he could lose 22-goal forward Clint Dempsey in the summer if the American rejects a new deal at Craven Cottage – The Sun.

Arsenal are on the trail of one of the hottest prospects in Italian football, who has been called the ‘new Gareth Bale’. Moroccan full-back Acharaf Laazar, 20, plays for Serie B side Verase and is apparently on Arsene Wenger’s radar – talkSPORT.

Leicester City keeper Kasper Schmeichel, 25, is a summer target for Tottenham, who want a younger goalkeeper to provide competition for 40-year-old veteran Brad Friedel – The Sun.

Tottenham Hotspur winger Gareth Bale will choose to stay at the club despite interest from Barcelona, says Spurs manager Harry Redknapp – The Daily Telegraph.

Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has confirmed that the club have provisionally reached agreement on a new contract with midfielder Paul Pogba, but the Scot is unsure whether the 19-year-old will put pen to paper – Inside Futbol.

Schalke striker Klaas-Jan Huntelaar has put off talks over a new deal until after Euro 2012, alerting Arsenal to the Dutch striker’s possible availability – Caught offside