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Transfer round-up: Chelsea confident of signing 24-year-old before deadline, Liverpool’s Coutinho update

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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 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 logoChelsea are “confident” of completing a deal to sign Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain from Arsenal before the transfer deadline next week.

Full story: The Daily Telegraph

team logoPhilippe Coutinho remains on Barcelona’s radar even though they have agreed to pay £138m to sign Borussia Dortmund forward Ousmane Dembele.

Full story: Mundo Deportivo via the Daily Express

team logoChelsea are trying to complete the £15m signing of Swansea City striker Fernando Llorente before deadline day.

Full story: The Daily Telegraph via BBC Sport

team logoTottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino wants to sign three more players before the close of the summer transfer window next week.

Full story: The Daily Star

team logoChelsea are unlikely to be able to sign Antonio Candreva before the transfer window closes, according to Italian journalist Niccolo Ceccarini.

Full story: Tuttomercatoweb Radio

team logoLiverpool could sell Emre Can this summer if they sign Mateo Kovacic from Real Madrid before Thursday’s transfer deadline, according to Italian journalist Claudio Raimondi.

Full story: PremiumSportHD via Twitter

team logoJuventus have made contact with Chelsea about the possibility of signing Gary Cahill this summer.

Full story: The Sun

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