Gossip: Chelsea fall behind in Williams race

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Barcelona are frontrunners to sign Athletic Bilbao and Spain winger Nico Williams, with Arsenal and Chelsea at risk of missing out on the 21-year-old. (Football Insider)

However, Blues defender Marc Cucurella, 25, says he is trying to convince Spain team-mate Williams to move to Stamford Bridge, with the pair in their country's squad at Euro 2024. (Sport - in Spanish)

Romelu Lukaku, 31, wants to reunite with Napoli boss Antonio Conte, who coached the Belgium forward at Inter Milan. (Corriere dello Sport - in Italian)

Meanwhile, Napoli have told Chelsea they are willing to lower their £110.8m asking price for 25-year-old Nigeria striker Victor Osimhen. (Metro)

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