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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 Arsenal star Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is open to the idea of moving to Chelsea this summer after the midfielder entered the final 12 months of his current Gunners deal.

Full story: Daily Star

team logo Manchester United are confident that Real Madrid won’t rekindle their interest in Spanish goalkeeper David De Gea. The Red Devils are set to hand their No1 a pay rise.

Full story: The Sun

team logo Liverpool have turned down a third bid from Barcelona for Philippe Coutinho thought to be worth £120m.

Full story: Daily Mail

team logo Manager Craig Shakespeare has warned Chelsea that Leicester City aren’t a selling club as the champions look to sign Danny Drinkwater.

Full story: Daily Mail

team logo Zlatan Ibrahimovic has told Manchester United that he wants to return to the Old Trafford club once the veteran striker has recovered from his knee problem.

Full story: Daily Mail

team logo Chelsea could turn to their former defender Ryan Bertrand if the Premier League champions are unable to sign Tottenham defender Danny Rose.

Full story: The Sun, via Metro

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