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Transfer round-up: Chelsea turn to 24-year-old defender, Man United have to sacrifice key star to sign Bale

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 Real Madrid would be open to selling Gareth Bale to Manchester United if the Spanish giants include goalkeeper David De Gea in the deal.

Full story: Don Balon, via Daily Star

team logo Chelsea are looking to scupper Manchester United’s bid to sign Paris St-Germain defender Serge Aurier.

Full story: Manchester Evening News

team logo Philippe Coutinho has been omitted from Liverpool’s squad to face La Liga side Athletic Bilbao in Dublin amid talk of Barcelona moving to sign the Brazil star.

Full story: Daily Mirror

team logo AS Monaco manager Leonardo Jardim has admitted that coveted teenager Kylian Mbappe could leave this summer. The France star has been linked with Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester United this summer.

Full story: Independent

team logo Liverpool and Tottenham on alert after France international Geoffrey Kondogbia asked to leave Inter Milan in the summer transfer window.

Full story: Gazzetto dello Sport, via talkSPORT

team logo Zinedine Zidane believes Real Madrid will have to sell Gareth Bale to fund a move to sign Monaco teenager Kylian Mbappe.

Full story: Marca

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