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Transfer round-up: Chelsea to make improved offers for midfielders, Man United could sign 25-year-old

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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 logoChelsea are expected to make improved offers to try and sign Arsenal star Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Leicester midfielder Danny Drinkwater this week.

Full story: The Daily Star

team logoManchester United will meet the £36.5m release clause of Barcelona midfielder Sergi Roberto if the 25-year-old indicates he is ready for a transfer away from Camp Nou.

Full story: Don Balon via the Daily Express

team logoStriker Diego Costa has accused Chelsea of treating him like a “criminal” and revealed he will not return to the west London club.

Full story: The Guardian

team logoArsenal have ended their pursuit of Monaco attacker Thomas Lemar as Arsene Wenger concentrates on selling a number of stars including Lucas Perez, Kieran Gibbs and Mathieu Debuchy.

Full story: The Sun

team logoChelsea are considering a late move for long-term Manchester United target Inter Milan midfielder Ivan Perisic.

Full story: The Daily Mirror

team logoAlexis Sanchez has sparked fears he could be set for a transfer to Paris Saint-Germain after a tweet revealed that he was in the French capital over the weekend.

Full story: Metro

team logoChelsea are ready to make a £50m bid for Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk this week in an attempt to beat Liverpool to his signature.

Full story: The Daily Star

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