Chelsea ready for £81m triple signing while Arsenal and Newcastle told to pay £19m

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AFTER finishing third in the Premier League last season, Chelsea are looking to strengthen their squad for another serious title tilt.

Speculation surrounding the players Jose Mourinho is looking to bring in has started to intensify, and today’s newspapers carry various rumours surrounding the Blues.

Other clubs, including Arsenal, Newcastle United and West Ham United, are also being linked with big-money transfers.

Chelsea are ready to make an £81m triple swoop for Atletico Madrid trio Diego Costa, Diego Godin and Filipe Luis. (Bild)

Arsenal, Newcastle United and West Ham United will have to pay Swansea City £19m if they are to follow up their interest in Wilfried Bony. (Daily Mirror)

Former Gunners midfielder Cesc Fabregas is a £30m target of Chelsea as they seek to replace Frank Lampard. (Daily Telegraph)

Ex-Liverpool striker Robbie Fowler, meanwhile, has urged the club to sign Fabregas. (talkSPORT)

Stoke City are set to sign former Manchester United striker Mame Biram Diouf from Hannover, according to Potters chairman Peter Coates. (Daily Mail)

Man United, Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur are facing disappointment, with Real Madrid and Juventus readying a swap deal involving Arturo Vidal and Alvaro Morata. (Daily Express)

Chelsea are set to battle Barcelona for the signing of Atletico Madrid midfielder Koke. (Metro)

Bayern Munich, Roma and Juventus all want to sign Manchester City left-back Aleksandar Kolarov. (Daily Mail)

Sunderland are closing in on the signing of Valencia midfielder Ever Banega for £8m. (Superdeporte)

Feyenoord defender Daryl Janmaat is being targeted by Tottenham, but they could face competition from Man United and Napoli. (Daily Mail)

Torino want to sign Southampton midfielder Gaston Ramirez. (Daily Mirror)

Thibaut Courtois has held talks with Jose Mourinho over his Chelsea future. (Daily Star)

Napoli will attempt to persaude Tottenham to part with defender Jan Vertonghen by offering cash plus striker Goran Pandev. (talkSPORT)

Joleon Lescott has been offered a £1.2m-a-year deal to join Portland Timbers after leaving Man City on a free transfer. (Daily Mail

Wolfsburg want to sign Romelu Lukaku, who spent last season on loan at Everton. (Daily Express)

Hull City are set to spend £9.75m on signing Ryan Bertrand and Romain Amalfitano, with both deals expected to go through this week. (Daily Star)

Everton are targeting a move for Wigan Athletic midfielder Shaun Maloney. (talkSPORT)