Transfers: Chelsea to make final bid for Lukaku, as West Ham eye Mario Gomez

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Romelu Lukaku

Romelu Lukaku

Chelsea have told Everton that their next bid for striker Romelu Lukaku, 23, will be a take-it-or-leave-it offer. The Blues sold Lukaku to Everton two years ago and Everton are adamant they will not sell for less than £75m.(The Times – subscription required)

Leicester City have given unlimited transfer funds to manager Claudio Ranieri as he looks to strengthen his squad for their Premier League title defence. (Sun)

Arsenal will not let 26-year-old Kieran Gibbs go on loan to Premier League rivals West Ham, who want an experienced left-back to cover for the injured Aaron Cresswell. (Sun)

The Hammers are also considering a £7m move for 31-year-old Germany striker Mario Gomez, who says he wants to leave Besiktas because of the political situation in Turkey. (Daily Mirror)

Swansea’s Wales international captain Ashley Williams, 31, is on the brink of a £10m move to Everton. (South Wales Evening Post)

Meanwhile, the Swans are ready to step up their interest in Tottenham winger Nacer Chadli, 26, and Leicester striker Leonardo Ulloa, 30. (Daily Mirror)

Newcastle are in talks with Aston Villa defender Ciaran Clark, 26, after activating the Republic of Ireland international’s £5m release clause. (Sky Sports)

France midfielder Moussa Sissoko, 26, who has been linked with Real Madrid, has returned to Newcastle’s training base and may have to wait for a move away. This is despite the Magpies moving to secure his replacement by triggering the £4.5m release clause for Hull midfielder Mo Diame, 29. (Newcastle Chronicle)

Manchester United’s former Germany midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger, 32, has been training with the club’s under-23 squad as speculation about his future continues. (Manchester Evening News)

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Source:: PM Newspaper