Transfer rumours: Lukaku, Ramsdale, Varane, Abraham, Kounde, Vestergaard, Messi

Last update on. From the section GossipRomelu Lukaku, a 28-year old Belgian striker, is close to completing a 97.5m transfer from Inter Milan to Chelsea. He flew to London Wednesday evening. (Sky Sports) external-linkTottenham could be interested in Fiorentina’s 60m-rated Serbian striker DusanVlahovic (21), if they sell England international Harry Kane (28), to Manchester City. (Gazzetta dello Sport via Sport Witness) external-linkArsenal pulled out of negotiations to sign Aaron Ramsdale, a 23-year-old goalkeeper for England from Sheffield United. The Gunners had refused to pay a $30m asking price. (Football. LondonAfter Raphael Varane's medical on Wednesday, Manchester United will announce Raphael Varane, a centre-back from France, signing with Real Madrid. (Sun). external-linkChelsea accepted a 34m offer from Roma for England striker Tammy Abraham (23), which includes a buyback clause. (Goal). External-linkJose Mourinho, Roma manager, will meet with Abraham on Thursday in an attempt to persuade him to join the Serie A club. (Mirror). External-linkTo make it easier for Abraham to join the Gunners, Arsenal will offer Alexandre Lacazette (30, France striker) to Roma. (Calciomercato - in Italian) external-linkSevilla is willing to sell Chelsea target Jules Kounde. However, the Blues are unable to meet the 68m release clause for the 22-year old France defender and may instead include a player. (Evening Standard). external-linkSevilla would like to receive an additional 20m for Chelsea allowing them to pay the Kounde fee in instalments. The Blues are concerned about Financial Fair Play rules. External-link (90min).Southampton has accepted a 15m offer from Leicester City for Denmark defender Jannik Vedergaard (29). (Daily Echo). external-linkWhich team will finish where in the Premier League this year? Phil McNulty, chief football writer at BBC Sport, makes his annual predictions about who will finish in the English top flight.Aston Villa and Tottenham Hotspur are both considering offers for Southampton's 26 year-old England midfielder James Ward Prowse. (Telegraph – subscription required) external linkLyon and Liverpool are currently in talks to sign Xherdan Shaqiri, a 29-year-old Swiss midfielder. (Sky Sports) external-linkBarcelona still owes their former Argentina striker Lionel Messi, which was part of a loyalty bonus that was included in the 34-year-old Paris St-Germain player’s final contract. (El Espanol, via 90min) external-linkInter Milan is interested in Everton's 21 year-old Italy striker Moise KEAN, who was on loan from PSG last season. (Sky Sports) external-linkInter had planned to make a 50m bid for Anthony Martial, Manchester United's forward from France. However, the Premier League side are not planning on selling the 25-year old. (Mail) External-linkLazio are close to a loan agreement for Arsenal's Uruguayan midfielder Lucas Torreira (25), with the possibility of making the move permanent at end-of-season. (Gazzetta dello Sport - in Italian) external-linkJoe Willock and Newcastle United are still at odds when it comes to negotiating personal terms. However, Joe Willock was paid a 25m fee by Arsenal for the English midfielder. (Sky Sports) external-linkTottenham will intensify their efforts to sign Joao Palhinha from Sporting Lisbon, with Nuno Espirito Sante, the manager of Sporting Lisbon, a long-term admirer. (A Bola, in Portuguese) external linkNewcastle has opened talks with Roma to agree to loan Carles Perez, a Spanish winger aged 23 years old, to the club with the option of buying. (Calciomercato - in Italian) external-linkUnder plans proposed by the Premier League with automatic offside calls, referees could provide in-game explanations for key decisions as early as next season. (Telegraph – subscription required) external link