Transfer round-up: Chelsea in talks to sign 23-year-old, Liverpool FC ready to pay up to £75m for 26-year-old
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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 on deadline day.
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.
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. The Reds have also agreed a deal to land Naby Keita next summer.
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 the 23:00 BST deadline on Thursday, 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:
Reported Arsenal target Riyad Mahrez has been given permission to leave the Algeria squad and return to Europe to “formalise his transfer to his new club”.
Chelsea are still in talks with Everton to sign Ross Barkley, but the Blues running out of time to lkand the three signings manager Antonio Conte is demanding.
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has been pictured in a Liverpool shirt for the first time ahead of his proposed transfer to Anfield from Arsenal on deadline day.
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain had a medical with Liverpool on Wednesday evening ahead of his £35m move from the Gunners.
Chelsea are in advanced talks with Swansea City over a deal to make striker Fernando Llorente their fifth signing of the summer transfer window.
Tottenham Hotspur and West Ham United are set for a deadline day battle to sign Barcelona midfielder Andre Gomes.
Liverpool are ready to pay up to £75m to sign Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk, 26, who has been regularly linked with the Reds all summer.
Eden Hazard has insisted that is “waiting” to sign a new contract at Chelsea and has nothing to report as of yet.