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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 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 Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is demanding £150,000 a week to complete a move to title holders Chelsea from FA Cup winners Arsenal.

Full story: Goal

team logo Arsene Wenger, though, is adamant that Arsenal will not sell either Alexis Sanchez or Oxlade-Chamberlain in the current transfer window.

Full story: Daily Mirror

team logo Tottenham Hotspur have reached an agreement to sign France defender Serge Aurier from Paris Saint-Germain, despite the defender being previously linked with Chelsea and Manchester United.

Full story: L’Equipe

team logo Juventus have rebutted Chelsea’s latest approach to sign Brazil defender Alex Sandro in the summer transfer window.

Full story: Daily Mail

team logo The Premier League champions are ready to move for Southampton full-back Cedric Soares with a deal to sign Alex Sandro looking unlikely.

Full story: The Telegraph

team logo Liverpool want Croatia international Ivan Rakitic included in any deal that would see Philippe Coutinho move to Barcelona.

Full story: Diario Gol, via Daily Express

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