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In other news: Chelsea make a move for Lukaku

LUKAKU: Could the Belgian striker be returning to Stamford Bridge?

LUKAKU: Could the Belgian striker be returning to Stamford Bridge?

It’s not just City in the gossip columns with clubs all over Europe looking to strengthen ahead of what promises to be an enthralling season.

Chelsea are preparing a club record transfer bid for their former striker Romelu Lukaku, according to the Mirror.

Darren Lewis writes: “Everton have told Chelsea that Romelu Lukaku will start the season with them unless they meet his staggering £75million valuation.

“The Blues are ready to offer up to £68million for the 23-year-old striker having had a £57million bid rejected.

“But Everton are refusing to compromise despite accepting he wants to return to Stamford Bridge.

“It is understood talks between the two clubs have been ongoing for over a fortnight with Everton refusing to budge over the striker’s fee.”

Meanwhile…

Chelsea could allow Oscar to move to Internazionale for £30m. (The Sun)

Wayne Rooney expects a return of the “old Manchester United” under Jose Mourinho (BBC)

Hull City are poised to make a decision on their new manager in the next 24 hours. (Daily Mail)

Paul Clement has turned down a role in Sam Allardyce’s England set-up. (Sky Sports)

West Ham have launched a bid for Swansea forward Andre Ayew. (The Sun)

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