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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.

The likes of Arsenal, Manchester United, Liverpool and Chelsea continue to be linked with a host of Europe’s top players ahead of the new season.

The 2017-18 Premier League campaign looks set to be one of the most competitive in recent history and all teams will be keen to strengthen their squads.

So, catch up with the very latest football transfer news from the Premier League’s top clubs in our round-up below.

team logo Arsenal are set to rival Liverpool and Manchester City for the signing of Virgil van Dijk from Southampton.

Full story: The Sun

team logo Premier League champions Chelsea are close to completing a deal to sign Monaco midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko.

Full story: Sky Sports

team logo Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho wants to launch a £60m offer to sign England midfielder Eric Dier from Tottenham Hotspur.

Full story: Daily Mirror

team logo Chelsea will work hard to ensure Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata becomes a Blues player next season.

Full story: The Guardian

team logo Manchester United are confident of agreeing a deal with Inter Milan winger Ivan Perisic in a deal worth between £45m and £50m.

Full story: The Independent

team logo Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is determined to keep Alexis Sanchez at the Emirates Stadium despite the forward’s reluctance to sign a new deal.

Full story: The Independent

team logo Manchester United won’t hand Zlatan Ibrahimovic a new deal despite allowing the centre-forward to recover from a knee injury at Carrington.

Full story: Daily Star

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