Transfer Talk: Ciaran Clark in the sights of Aston Villa's local rivals

From done deals to paper talk, we bring you the best of the day's transfer news

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Ciaran Clark Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Donall Farmer

He may have been Sweden's top-scorer at Euro 2016, but Ciaran Clark will be playing Championship football next season if he cannot find himself a new club.

The Ireland and Aston Villa defender was part of the Villa side that were relegated at the end of last season. According to the Birmingham Mail, West Brom are interested in making a bid for the defender. The 26-year old would cost around £5million.

Chelsea are interested in bringing former striker Romelu Lukaku back to Stamford Bridge, claims the Liverpool Echo. The 23-year-old Belgium international left Chelsea to join Everton on loan in 2013, before making the deal permanent the following season.

Lukaku has scored at least ten league goals in each of his three seasons on Merseyside. Last season he netted 18, in what was his best season for Roberto Martinez's side. He would be expected to cost around £65million.

With Lukaku potentially heading for the exit-door, Everton are preparing to make a bid for Swansea's Gylfi Sigurdsson. The Icelandic midfielder was on loan at the Welsh side in 2012, before moving to Tottenham that summer. He returned to Wales in 2014.

The Telegraph are reporting that Sigurdsson was a target of manager Ronald Koeman and director of football Steve Walsh when they were at their previous clubs. The 26-year-old would be expected to cost £25million.

Barcelona have admitted they were priced out of a move for Barcelona midfielder Paul Pogba. The Juventus midfielder looks set to join Manchester United, despite the interests of Real Madrid and Barcelona.

Speaking to The Sun, Barcelona director Ariedo Braida said the transfer fee was not feasible for the club.

"Clearly when you talk about figures that go over €100million, you need to reflect on them. It all comes down to the TV rights that brought in a lot of money and completely changed the logic of the transfer market."