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Transfer round-up: Mourinho wants fourth Man United signing, Chelsea prioritise 27-year-old midfielder

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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.

team logo Jose Mourinho is still hoping Manchester United can fulfill his wishes and get a fourth transfer deal over the line this summer.

Full story: Metro

team logo Diego Simeone has asked the Atletico Madrid board to conclude a deal to sign Chelsea’s want-away striker Diego Costa this summer.

Full story: Evening Standard

team logo Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk is close to forcing through a summer exit amid talk of the Dutch defender finally moving to Liverpool.

Full story: Daily Mirror

team logo Chelsea will focus on signing Leicester City midfielder Danny Drinkwater ahead of Bayern Munich teenager Renato Sanches.

Full story: Mediaset, via Metro

team logo England midfielder Jack Wilshere wants to stay at Arsenal and fight for his future despite interest from Serie A side Sampdoria.

Full story: Daily Telegraph

team logo RB Leipzig sporting director has admitted that Liverpool target Naby Keita is unlikely to sign a new contract which means the Reds could activate his £48m release clause next summer.

Full story: Bild

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