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Transfer round-up: Chelsea want to sign world-class 28-year-old, Arsenal face fight to sign 21-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.

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 have emerged as serious contenders to Manchester United in the race to lure Gareth Bale away from Real Madrid this summer.

Full story: The Daily Express

team logoArsenal, Liverpool, Manchester City and Barcelona all want to sign Monaco’s 21-year-old France winger Thomas Lemar.

Full story: The Daily Mirror

team logoEverton will make a move to sign Arsenal striker Danny Welbeck if they cannot persuade his French team-mate Olivier Giroud to leave The Emirates.

Full story: The Daily Mirror

team logoChelsea still hope to beat Liverpool to the signature of Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk.

Full story: The Evening Standard

team logoLiverpool have been dealt a blow in their pursuit of Rennes midfielder Benjamin Andre after he said he wants to stay at the French club.

Full story: The Daily Express

team logoChelsea boss Antonio Conte admits he would be powerless to stop Eden Hazard joining Barcelona this summer if the board override his decision.

Full story: Metro

team logoMarseille are ready to try a late bid to sign Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud before the end of the transfer window if he struggles to gain regular action for the Gunners.

Full story: Le10Sport

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