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Transfer round-up: Chelsea to sign 19-year-old, Man United close in on winger

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The latest football transfer gossip column from The Sport Review, featuring all of the latest Premier League transfer news and rumours.

Here, we look at some of the top football transfer stories from the British and world media in The Sport Review’s Grapevine, published twice a day during the summer transfer window.

In what has been a busy summer since the 2016-17 season ended, Arsenal have signed Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette in a club-record deal and Bosnian defender Sead Kolasinac on a free transfer ahead of the new season.

Premier League champions Chelsea have completed four transfer deals after recruiting Manchester City reserve goalkeeper Willy Caballero, AS Roma’s Antonio Rudiger, Monaco’s Tiemoue Bakayoko and Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata.

Liverpool finished in fourth place last season and manager Jurgen Klopp has brought in Egyptian winger Mohamed Salah, Domimic Solanke and Scottish defender Andy Robertson to improve his squad.

Manchester United have spent the biggest transfer fee this summer so far after signing Romelu Lukaku in a £75m deal from Everton following Victor Lindelof’s arrival from Benfica.

With plenty of time until deadline day, The Grapevine has the very latest football transfer news from the Premier League’s top clubs in our round-up below.

Latest football transfer news:

team logoJose Mourinho has claimed that Serbian midfielder Nemanja Matic wants “very much” to leave Chelsea and join Manchester United.

Full story: Sky Sports

team logoChelsea are set to use the money generated from the sale of Nemanja Matic to Manchester United to fund bids for their next three transfer targets – Antonio Candreva, Alex Sandro and Virgil van Dijk.

Full story: The Daily Mirror

team logoEverton midfielder Ross Barkley will have to lower his wage demands to join Tottenham, who are not willing to pay him £120,000 a week.

Full story: The Daily Mirror

team logoChelsea are prepared to meet Bayern Munich’s demands to sign 19-year-old midfielder Renato Sanches on loan for the season.

Full story: Corriere dello Sport via the Daily Star

team logoJamie Carragher is tipping Liverpool to complete a deal to sign Virgil van Dijk before the close of the summer transfer window.

Full story: The Liverpool Echo

team logoManchester United are closing in on the signing of Inter Milan winger Ivan Perisic as Jose Mourinho looks to strengthen his attacking options.

Full story: The Daily Star

team logoJamie Carragher also reckons that Liverpool are likely to wait until next summer before signing Naby Keita from RB Leipzig.

Full story: The Liverpool Echo

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