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Transfer round-up: Arsenal want top 29-year-old to replace Sanchez, Chelsea eye late bid for proven striker

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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 the clock ticking down to 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 Arsenal could make an offer to sign Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema if Alexis Sanchez leaves the north London club.

Full story: Diario Gol

team logo Chelsea are set to hold talks with Everton about the possibility of signing Ross Barkley when the two teams meet at Stamford Bridge on Sunday.

Full story: The Sun

team logo The Premier League champions are plotting a late bid to sign Spanish striker Fernando Llorente from Swansea City.

Full story: Daily Telegraph

team logo Arsenal are ready to trigger a bidding war between Chelsea and Liverpool for the signature of England international Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.

Full story: Daily Mirror

team logo Another report in the Evening Standard confirms Oxlade-Chamberlain’s future is in doubt at the FA Cup holders.

Full story: Evening Standard

team logo West Brom are hoping to offer out-of-favour Liverpool defender Mamadou Sakho a fresh start and will match his £30m valuation.

Full story: Daily Telegraph

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