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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 Zinedine Zidane believes Real Madrid must sell Manchester United target Gareth Bale if they are to sign Monaco teenager Kylian Mbappe.

Full story: Marca

team logo Diego Costa is set to hand in a formal transfer request at Chelsea as the striker continues to be linked with Atletico Madrid.

Full story: Independent

team logo However, Chelsea will not rush into selling Diego Costa as the Premier League champions look to get maximum value for the 28-year-old.

Full story: Daily Star

team logo Chelsea and Liverpool target Virgil van Dijk is set to miss the start of the Premier League season amid continued uncertainty about his Southampton future.

Full story: Daily Telegraph

team logo Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez was spotted kissing the club badge in front of the cameras during open training on Thursday.

Full story: Daily Telegraph

team logo Arsenal have made an offer for Borussia Dortmund wide man Ousmane Dembele but face competition from Barcelona.

Full story: Mundo Deportivo, via Sky Sports

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