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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:

Tony Pulis has insisted that he knows nothing about possible interest in Jonny Evans from Arsenal – but has revealed that the Gunners tried to sign the West Brom defender last summer.

Full story: The Birmingham Mail

Liverpool are weighing up a transfer move to sign Hoffenheim midfielder Kerem Demirbay, 24, before Thursday’s deadline.

Full story: Sport-Bild via The Daily Express

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has told Arsenal that he wants a contract worth £200,000 a week if he is to commit his future to the north London club.

Full story: The Daily Star

Tottenham are trying to sign Paris Saint-Germain right-back Serge Aurier, 24, before next Thursday’s transfer deadline.

Full story: The Guardian

Alexis Sanchez is demanding a new contract worth £400,000 a week to stay at Arsenal, with the Chile international’s current deal set to expire next summer.

Full story: The Daily Star

Chelsea are increasingly confident they will be able to sign Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain from Arsenal before Thursday’s transfer deadline.

Full story: The Guardian

Arsene Wenger says Alexis Sanchez “deeply loves” playing for Arsenal, and hasn’t ruled out him signing a new contract.

Full story: The Independent

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