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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.

Jose Mourinho has also reunited with Chelsea midfielder Nemanja Matic at Old Trafford after luring the Serbia star from the Premier League champions.

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 logo Manchester United are interested in signing Paris St-Germain right-back Serge Aurier but the Ivory Coast international is currently banned from entering the UK.

Full story: Daily Mirror

team logo Manchester United are monitoring Anderlecht midfielder Leander Dendoncker but a deal isn’t expected to materialise until next summer.

Full story: Manchester Evening News

team logo Liverpool are not interested in Rafinha or Andres Gomes to dash Barcelona’s hopes of using one of the players in a potential deal to sign Philippe Coutinho.

Full story: Liverpool Echo

team logo Arsenal are weighing up a move to Nice midfielder Jean Seri as Arsene Wenger looks to prepare for the new Premier League season.

Full story: ESPN

team logo Chelsea are closing in on a deal to sign Antonio Candreva as Inter Milan line up a replacement for the 30-year-old midfielder.

Full story: Daily Mirror

team logo Alexis Sanchez has left his Arsenal team-mates in no doubt that the Chile international wants to leave the north London club this summer.

Full story: Daily Mail

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