Gossip column: Ranieri, Gomez, Pogba, Schweinsteiger, Williams

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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)external-link

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)external-link

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)external-link

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The back page of the Daily Mirror's Tuesday edition leads on new Sunderland manager David Moyes' news conference

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)external-link

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

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

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

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)external-link

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)external-link

Hull City aim to conclude their search for a successor to Steve Bruce as manager by midweek, but will face stiff resistance if they pursue their interest in Wales boss Chris Coleman. (Hull Daily Mail)external-link

However, the Tigers are also considering former Chelsea forward and West Ham manager Gianfranco Zola. (Daily Star)external-link

Chelsea's Eden Hazard is likely to be played in a central role, behind the Blues' main striker, by new manager Antonio Conte. (Daily Mail)external-link

Fulham have told Norwich that Scotland striker Ross McCormack, 29, will not leave for less than his £15m buyout clause. (GetWestLondon)external-link

Brighton boss Chris Hughton says French winger Anthony Knockaert, 24, has not been distracted by transfer interest from Newcastle. (Argus)external-link

Stoke boss Mark Hughes says he wanted to experiment with wing-backs to make his players more tactically flexible for the new season. (Stoke Sentinel)external-link

Best of social media

Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba, continually linked with a multi-million pound return to Manchester United, is "thinking of football" on a delayed flight.

Paul Pogba

Arsenal defender Calum Chambers enjoys the appreciation of the Gunners fans during the recent tour of the USA.

Calum Chambers on Arsenal's tour of the USA

Is Bastian Schweinsteiger's brother using Twitter to have a dig at Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho? Tobi Schweinsteiger simply tweeted "no respect", shortly after posting another message describing his brother, who has been training with the Red Devils' under-23 squad, as a "baller".


And finally

A tweet meant to come from Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil was tweeted by Manchester City midfielder Ilkay Gundogan's account instead. Do the pair share a social media person? (turkishfootball.com)external-link

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