Transfer round-up: Man United want to sign 26-year-old Brazilian, Chelsea eye 20-year-old winger
Read today's top transfer news and rumours on The Grapevine - The Sport Review's football transfer gossip column
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 every morning in the lead-up to the January transfer window.
It was a busy summer transfer window in the Premier League as most of the top teams brought in significant reinforcements for the 2017-18 campaign.
However, there is still plenty of business to be done, with the January transfer window offering clubs the chance to bolster their squads mid-way through the Premier League season.
We’ll keep you up to date with the very latest transfer news concerning your club in our daily gossip and rumours column.
As the build-up to the January transfer window begins to gather pace, The Grapevine has the very latest football transfer news from the Premier League’s top clubs in the round-up below.
Latest football transfer news:
Manchester United are ready to hijack Chelsea’s bid to sign 26-year-old Juventus defender Alex Sandro in the January transfer window.
Chelsea are set to rival Spanish giants Barcelona for the signing of 21-year-old Gremio midfielder Arthur.
Real Madrid star Gareth Bale will be allowed to leave the Spanish club next summer – and Manchester United are keen on the Wales international.
Chelsea are preparing a January bid of around £20m to sign Bayer Leverkusen winger Leon Bailey, 20, as Antonio Conte looks to bolster his attacking options.
Philippe Coutinho has refused to confirm if he will be at Liverpool after the January transfer window, as Barcelona prepare a £127m move for the 25-year-old Brazilian.
Manchester United’s hopes of signing Schalke midfielder Leon Goretzka in January have suffered a setback because the 22-year-old is injured.
But other reports say that Arsenal are closing in on the free transfer for Schalke midfielder Leon Goretzka next summer.