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Transfer round-up: Chelsea determined to land £35m signing, Liverpool keep tabs on 26-year-old La Liga star

Read today's top transfer news and rumours on The Grapevine - The Sport Review's football transfer gossip column

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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 logo Chelsea are close to completing a deal to sign Danny Drinkwater in a £40m deal but haven’t made an offer for his Leicester team-mate Jamie Vardy.

Full story: Daily Mail

team logo The Blues are thought to be determined to sign Arsenal midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain in a £35m deal before the close of the summer transfer window.

Full story: Daily Telegraph

team logo Barcelona will hope to break Liverpool’s resolve with a £136m offer for Brazil international Philippe Coutinho.

Full story: The Sun

team logo Arsenal and Liverpool are both monitoring Real Madrid’s 26-year-old winger Lucas Vazquez before the close of the summer transfer window.

Full story: Don Balon

team logo Chelsea want to tie up deals to sign Arsenal winger Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Leicester City midfielder Danny Drinkwater and Everton playmaker Ross Barkley as soon as possible.

Full story: Daily Telegraph, via the Daily Star

team logo Jurgen Klopp has refused to discuss Philippe Coutinho’s future at Liverpool despite talk of a fourth bid from Barcelona.

Full story: Daily Star

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