Gossip column: Lukaku, Jesus, Dier, Schurrle, Allardyce

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Chelsea are considering making a bid of around £50m to re-sign striker Romelu Lukaku, 23, from Everton. The Toffees value the Belgium forward at £65m. (Liverpool Echo)

Manchester City are in a strong position to sign 19-year-old Palmeiras striker Gabriel Jesus, who is also wanted by Barcelona, Real Madrid and Manchester United. (Manchester Evening News)

Tottenham will offer midfielder Eric Dier, 22, a new five-year contract worth £70,000-a-week that will make him one of the club's best-paid players. (Telegraph)

If Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba, 23, moves to Manchester United, the player's agent Mino Raiola could pocket £20m. (Daily Mail)

Meanwhile, Raiola denies the Pogba deal has been completed. (The Sun)

Chelsea have been told to pay £67m to sign Real Madrid's 23-year-old striker Alvaro Morata. (Daily Mirror)

Former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson "influenced" the appointment of Sam Allardyce as England boss, says former Football Association director David Davies. (BBC Radio 5 live)

Liverpool are to sign veteran goalkeeper Alex Manninger, 39, on a one-year contract. (Liverpool Echo)

West Ham have been boosted in their search for a striker after Germany forward Mario Gomez, 31, announced he was leaving Besiktas. (Daily Express)

Chelsea are to offer Paris St-Germain 50m euros (£41.61m) for Uruguay striker Edinson Cavani. (le10sport.com)

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Sunderland want £2m in compensation from the Football Association for manager Allardyce, despite him only having one year left on his contract. (Sunderland Echo)

West Brom have not yet made a bid for Aston Villa defender Ciaran Clark, 26, who has a £5m release clause in his contract. (Birmingham Mail)

Newcastle's Georginio Wijnaldum, 25, is set to join Liverpool in California this weekend, after agreeing a five-year, £75,000-a-week contract. (Mirror)

Watford are interested in signing Lille midfielder Sofiane Boufal, 22, who scored 11 goals in Ligue 1 last season. (Watford Observer)

Borussia Dortmund are close to signing former Chelsea forward Andre Schurrle, 25, after agreeing a £25m fee with Wolfsburg for the player. (Bild - in German)

Sunderland face missing out on Benjamin Moukandjo, 27, after West Brom joined the race for the Lorient striker. (The Chronicle)

West Brom are preparing a second bid for Leicester City's Jeffrey Schlupp, 23, after the Foxes rejected an offer of £9m. (Leicester Mercury)

Crystal Palace have made contact with the agents of Senegal striker Moussa Sow, 30, about a possible loan move from United Arab Emirates club Al-Ahli. (L'Equipe - in French)

Best of social media

Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney enjoyed "another good day's training" as the Reds prepare for the new Premier League season.

Wayne Rooney

Premier League-winning midfielder Danny Drinkwater showed off his six-pack and tweeted "training's going well" with Leicester.

Danny Drinkwater

Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas was pleased to get his "first 45 minutes of the season" for the Blues.

Cesc Fabregas

And finally...

Manager Jose Mourinho refused to sign a Chelsea shirt during Manchester United's pre-season tour of China. (Metro)

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