Transfer round-up: Mourinho wants to bring 26-year-old to Man United, Chelsea’s £25m bid rejected
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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.
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. The Reds have also agreed a deal to land Naby Keita next summer.
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 the 23:00 BST deadline on Thursday, 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:
The Sport Review exclusive: England winger Raheem Sterling is open to a move from Manchester City to Arsenal before the transfer deadline on Thursday.
Midfielder Danny Drinkwater, 27, has handed in a transfer request at Leicester amid interest from Premier League champions Chelsea.
Jose Mourinho wants to bring Riyad Mahrez, 26, to Manchester United from Leicester City this summer but is yet to convince the Red Devils board.
Arsenal are interested in signing defender Jonny Evans from West Bromwich Albion before the transfer window closes on Thursday.
Everton have rejected a £25m bid from Chelsea for midfielder Ross Barkley, but the England star could still leave the club before Thursday’s deadline.
Arsenal midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has turned down a move to Chelsea after the Premier League clubs agreed a £40m fee because the player would rather sign for Liverpool.
Arsenal defender Kieran Gibbs is close to finalising a £7m move to West Brom after completing a medical.