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Transfer round-up: Liverpool encouraged to make big-money bid, Arsenal want to sign top 23-year-old

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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 added Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette and Bosnian defender Sead Kolasinac to their squad ahead of the new season.

Premier League champions Chelsea have completed deals for Manchester City reserve goalkeeper Willy Caballero, AS Roma’s Antonio Rudiger and Monaco’s Tiemoue Bakayoko. A fee to sign Alvaro Morata has now also been agreed.

Liverpool finished in fourth place last season and manager Jurgen Klopp has signed Egypt winger Mohamed Salah and England youngster Domimic Solanke 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 last month.

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 logoArsenal have rejected a £16m bid for Calum Chambers from Crystal Palace, and are holding out for closer to £20m for the 22-year-old defender.

Full story: The Daily Telegraph

team logoDefender Kurt Zouma has signed a new six-year contract with Chelsea but will spend next season on loan to Stoke City.

Full story: Chelsea website

team logoGerman side RB Leipzig will find it hard to resist a third and final bid of £80m from Liverpool for midfielder Naby Keita, 22, says a Guinean journalist.

Full story: The Liverpool Echo

team logoArsenal are set to compete with Tottenham for England midfielder Ross Barkley’s signature this summer, with the 23-year-old’s Everton career in doubt.

Full story: The Daily Express

team logoAntonio Conte has all but confirmed that Diego Costa will be leaving Chelsea in the summer transfer window.

Full story: Chelsea website

team logoBarcelona have bid £72m for Liverpool midfielder Philippe Coutinho but the Reds are expected to reject the offer.

Full story: The Daily Mail

team logoAntonio Conte is backing Alvaro Morata to be a big success at Chelsea as the Blues complete a deal to make him their fourth summer signing.

Full story: Chelsea website

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