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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:

Philippe Coutinho has told Liverpool that he is willing to stay at Anfield for another season – as long as he is allowed to join Barcelona next summer.

Full story: The Daily Mirror

Antonio Conte has told Chelsea fans that he is still hoping to bolster his squad before the close of the summer transfer window on Thursday.

Full story: Chelsea website

Liverpool have made a “huge push” to try and beat Chelsea to the signature of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain before the close of the transfer window.

Full story: The Daily Mirror

Arsenal are interested in signing Virgil van Dijk from Southampton this summer, according to journalist Jeremy Wilson.

Full story: Jeremy Wilson via Twitter

Liverpool have set a Monday deadline for Barcelona to agree a fee to sign Brazil midfielder Philippe Coutinho.

Full story: Onda Cero

Tottenham could make a surprise move to try and sign Liverpool striker Divock Origi before the end of the transfer window.

Full story: The Sun

Virgil van Dijk is “pleading” with Southampton to be allowed to leave the club this summer, as Liverpool and Chelsea continue to chase the defender.

Full story: The Sun

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