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Transfer round-up: Chelsea want 26-year-old to be their fifth signing, Man United could bid for 28-year-old

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 logoChelsea are interested in signing 26-year-old defender Virgil van Dijk, with the Blues hoping poor relations between Liverpool and Southampton will work in their favour.

Full story: The Daily Telegraph

team logoBut Virgil van Dijk himself is understood to prefer a move to Liverpool over Chelsea after going public with his Southampton transfer request.

Full story: The Daily Express

team logoReported Chelsea transfer target Danny Drinkwater looks set to stay at Leicester this summer, according to to bookmakers.

Full story: The Daily Express

team logoNeymar and Dani Alves have contacted Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez about a transfer to Paris Saint-Germain this summer. The Chilean has one year left on his Arsenal contract.

Full story: El Mercurio via Metro

team logoManchester United could be set to make a bid to sign 28-year-old Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale in the coming days.

Full story: The Times

team logoChelsea have identified Monaco defender Djibril Sidibe as their latest transfer target as Antonio Conte looks for his fifth summer signing.

Full story: TransferMarketWeb

team logoArsenal have put their transfer interest in Monaco midfielder Thomas Lemar on hold as they look to offload more senior squad players such as Lucas Perez.

Full story: Sky Sports

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