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Transfer round-up: Chelsea to bid £60m for 26-year-old, Man United keen on 25-year-old full-back

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The Sport Review's football transfer gossip column will published throughout the summer Photo: The Sport Review

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 logoArsenal remain locked in talks to sign Thomas Lemar from Monaco this summer as Arsene Wenger eyes his third signing.

Full story: Sky Sports via the Daily Express

team logoChelsea will make a £60m bid to sign Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk as they look to beat Liverpool to the 26-year-old’s signature.

Full story: The Daily Mirror

team logoAlexis Sanchez is ready to accept Arsenal’s refusal to sell him and will see out the final year of his contract before leaving on a free transfer next summer.

Full story: The Daily Mirror

team logoLiverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is prepared to give up his pursuit of Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk and put his trust in his current centre-backs.

Full story: The Daily Mirror

team logoArsenal manager Arsene Wenger has admitted that more players will be leaving the Gunners before the end of the transfer window, because the squad is too big.

Full story: The Daily Telegraph

team logoChelsea, Manchester United and Monaco are all interested in signing 25-year-old Barcelona full-back Sergi Roberto this summer.

Full story: Don Balon

team logoBarcelona are ready to table a £120m bid to sign Liverpool’s attacking midfielder Philippe Coutinho after the sale of compatriot Neymar to Paris Saint-Germain.

Full story: The Daily Star

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