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Transfer round-up: Chelsea close in on fifth signing, Liverpool prepare £18m offer for German defender

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 Jurgen Klopp wants Liverpool to sign Germany international Benedikt Howedes for £18m from Schalke 04.

Full story: DW Sports, via Daily Express

team logo Barcelona will make one final offer of £136m bid to sign Liverpool playmaker Philippe Coutinho despite the Reds rejecting three offers already.

Full story: The Sun

team logo Chelsea are close to completing a £27m deal to sign former Manchester United midfielder Danny Drinkwater from Leicester City.

Full story: Daily Mirror

team logo The same Daily Mirror story reveals that the Premier League champions are also hoping to finalise the signing of Italy international Antonio Candreva from Inter Milan.

Full story: The Daily Mirror

team logo Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is unlikely to put pen to paper on a new Arsenal deal with both Chelsea and Liverpool interested in the England midfielder.

Full story: Daily Telegraph

team logo Tottenham defender Danny Rose is set to hold crunch talks with the north London club about his future with Chelsea and Manchester United interested.

Full story: Independent

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