Burak Yilmaz Lazio are lining up a £7.5m offer for Arsenal, Chelsea and West Ham target Burak Yilmaz.The prolific Turkey international has scored 56 goals in 90 league outings for Galatasaray since arriving from Trabzonspor three years back.That form has attracted the interest of both Arsenal and Chelsea in the past while it has been suggested that new West Ham manager Slaven Bilic is a big fan of the 29-year-old and may launch a bid for him this summer.But he will have to move fast after reports in Italy revealed that Lazio are now ready to go back for Yilmaz having failed to land him two years ago.The Italian side have been tracking Yilmaz for some time and almost sealed a deal in 2013 only for it to fall through.But they have not given up on signing the forward, who scored a hat-trick to seal the Turkish Cup – and domestic double – as Gala beat Bursaspor 3-2 in the final last week. 1
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