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Transfer round-up: Liverpool quote £136.5m for 25-year-old, Chelsea yet to make improved offer proven midfielder

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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 Premier League champions Chelsea are yet to return with an improved bid to sign England international Danny Drinkwater from Leicester City.

Full story: Daily Telegraph

team logo Barcelona are set to switch their focus to Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Christian Eriksen with Liverpool unwilling to sell Philippe Coutinho.

Full story: Independent

team logo Liverpool have told La Liga giants Barcelona that Philippe Coutinho’s asking price is 150m euros (£136.5m).

Full story: Daily Record

team logo A report in Italy claims that Barcelona could look to hijack Manchester United’s deal to sign Inter Milan’s Ivan Perisic if the Spanish side fail to secure deals for either Philippe Coutinho or Christian Eriksen.

Full story: SportItalia, via Football Italia

team logo Real Madrid have ended their pursuit of AS Monaco teenager Kylian Mbappe and will now look to sign Chelsea number 10 Eden Hazard.

Full story: Don Balon, via Daily Star

team logo Liverpool are set to turn down a £23m offer from Serie A champions Juventus to sign Germany international Emre Can.

Full story: Daily Mirror

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