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Transfer round-up: Liverpool prepare £60m offer for top 21-year-old, Chelsea on the brink of fifth signing

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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 the clock ticking down to 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:

Liverpool are ready to test Monaco’s willingness to keep Thomas Lemar with a club-record £60m offer for the France international despite the Ligue 1 champions’ reluctance to sell.

Full story: BBC Sport

However, Sky Sports are reporting that Monaco have already rejected two offers from Liverpool to sign the 21-year-old French attacker.

Full story: Sky Sports

Premier League champions Chelsea are on the brink of completing a sensational swoop to sign Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain from bitter rivals Arsenal ahead of Thursday’s transfer deadline.

Full story: BBC Sport

Manchester City are plotting a late bid to sign Arsenal striker Alexis Sanchez with three days to go until the transfer window shuts this summer.

Full story: Goal

Liverpool have reached an agreement to sign RB Leipzig’s Naby Keita in a club-record deal but the midfielder won’t complete his transfer until July 2018.

Full story: BBC Sport

Chelsea are close to signing off on a £30m deal with Atletico Madrid to sell Diego Costa as the striker looks to finally seal a return to the Spanish capital.

Full story: Daily Mirror

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