Transfer round-up: Liverpool FC enquire about signing 21-year-old, Chelsea to make official bid for striker
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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 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:
Manchester City will not give up in their pursuit of Alexis Sanchez and will approach Arsenal with a £70m-plus-player offer including Jason Denayer before the transfer window closes.
Arsene Wenger remained typically coy when asked if he plans to bring in any more players before the close of the transfer deadline on Thursday night.
Liverpool have made an enquiry about the possibility of signing 21-year-old attacking midfielder Thomas Lemar from Monaco in a €60m (£55m) deal.
Chelsea could be set to spend more than £30m on signing Danny Drinkwater from Leicester City before Thursday’s transfer deadline.
Chelsea also retain an interest in signing Arsenal midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Juventus left-back Alex Sandro, Everton’s Ross Barkley and Swansea forward Fernando Llorente.
Virgil van Dijk has made another step to try and force through a transfer to Liverpool before Thursday’s deadline by switching agents.
Chelsea will make a “concrete” bid to sign 32-year-old striker Fernando Llorente from Swansea City this week.