Arsenal set to bid £34.2m while Chelsea and Man United make transfer moves

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Arsenal will be looking to make another step forward this summer as they aim to launch a serious Premier League title bid next season.

The Gunners have been linked with a number of big-money deals, and today, a French striker is reportedly on their radar.

That is just one of the stories to have made the headlines, with Chelsea, Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur among the other clubs to feature.

Arsenal are prepared to trigger Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette's £34.2million release clause to beat West Ham United to his signature. (Daily Telegraph)

Chelsea have had a £40million bid for Valencia midfielder Andre Gomes rejected. (Daily Mirror)

Real Madrid and Barcelona are ready to rival Chelsea for the signing of Gomes. (Marca)

Man United chief executive Ed Woodward has held face-to-face talks with Paul Pogba's representatives, with manager Jose Mourinho desperate to land the Juventus midfielder. (The Guardian)

Tottenham are set to turn their attentions to Newcastle United midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum when they complete the £16million signing of AZ Alkmaar striker Vincent Janssen, with a £17million bid in the offing. (Daily Telegraph)

Everton are confident of signing Zenit St Petersburg midfielder Axel Witsel for £28million, and could then target Leicester City goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel. (Daily Mail)

Man United target Blaise Matuidi has been given time off from France's Euro 2016 campaign to seal a move from Paris Saint-Germain. (The Independent)

Arsenal are ready to compete with Chelsea to sign Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata, if the Spanish giants lower their £57million asking price. (London Evening Standard)

Watford are lining up a £20million bid for West Bromwich Albion striker Saido Berahino. (Daily Telegraph)

Odion Ighalo could move in the opposite direction, joining West Brom. (Daily Mail)

Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli is wanted by Sampdoria. (Liverpool Echo)

Chelsea midfielder Nemanja Matic is wanted by Juventus, with the Blues looking for a fee of £18million. (talkSPORT)

Premier League champions Leicester are interested in Fiorentina striker Nicola Kalinic. (Daily Express)

Lazio are lining up a move for West Ham striker Enner Valencia, and want to sign him on a season-long view with a view to a £10million deal. (Daily Mail)

Stoke City are in pole position to sign Al Ahly striker Ramadan Sobhi. (The Sun)

Watford are also hopeful of signing Genk midfielder Wilfred Ndidi for £6million. (Daily Mirror)

Aston Villa are closing in on the £4.1million signing of Hellas Verona goalkeeper Pierluigi Gollini. (Birmingham Mail)

Bolton Wanderers captain Darren Pratley is set to open talks with Queens Park Rangers over a possible move. (Bolton News)

Johann Berg Gudmundsson could become Burnley's first summer signing after Charlton Athletic accepted a £2.5million offer for the winger. (South London Press)

Meanwhile, it is relatively quiet on the transfer front at Sunderland.