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Transfer round-up: Chelsea eye surprise swoop for 27-year-midfielder, Man United keep chasing fourth signing

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

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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 Chelsea are examining the possibility of bringing Leicester City midfielder Danny Drinkwater to Stamford Bridge in a surprise summer deal.

Full story: Sky Sports

team logo Southampton are ready to pay £12m to sign Lazio centre back Wesley Hoedt as the Saints get ready for Virgil van Dijk’s departure to Liverpool.

Full story: Daily Mail

team logo Renato Sanches is thought to have opted to move to AC Milan ahead of Chelsea over fears about dislodging N’Golo Kante and Tiemoue Bakayoko in Antonio Conte’s midfield.

Full story: Daily Mirror

team logo Manchester United are still hoping to make Inter Milan winger Ivan Perisic their fourth summer signing despite the Serie A outfit’s £48m price tag.

Full story: Sky Sports

team logo Liverpool have turned down an £89m offer from Barcelona to sign their number 10 Philippe Coutinho.

Full story: RMC, via Daily Express

team logo Maroaune Fellaini could wait until January before sealing a move away from Manchester United following the arrival of Nemanja Matic.

Full story: Daily Mail

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