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Transfer round-up: Chelsea plan double raid on title rivals, Man United free to bid for 24-year-old Ivorian

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 have made a £25m offer to sign Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain from bitter London rivals Arsenal before transfer deadline day.

Full story: The Daily Mail

team logo Jose Mourinho has conceded defeat in the race to sign Gareth Bale after the Manchester United manager ruled out signing the Wales international this summer.

Full story: Daily Mail

team logo The Red Devils boss has also admitted that Inter Milan put up a good defence as the Serie A side managed to see off Manchester United’s interest in Ivan Perisic.

Full story: Daily Mail

team logo Liverpool will be offered Portugal international Andre Gomes as part of a deal that could see Philippe Coutinho move to Barcelona.

Full story: Mundo Deportivo, via The Sun

team logo Premier League champions Chelsea want to make four more signings this summer, with Danny Drinkwater their top target before deadline day.

Full story: Evening Standard

team logo Chelsea are ready to double Danny Rose’s wages as the English champions prepare to raid title rivals Tottenham Hotspur.

Full story: The Sun

team logo Paris Saint-Germain have encouraged both Chelsea and Manchester United to make an offer for Ivory Coast defender Serge Aurier.

Full story: Daily Telegraph

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