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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 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.

With the January transfer window now open and in full swing, 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:

Roma and Bosnia striker Edin Dzeko, 31, has agreed to complete a move to Chelsea FC this January after the ex-Manchester City star said “yes” to manager Antonio Conte.

Full story: Gianluca Di Marzio via Metro

The same story says that Chelsea FC are also closing in on the signature of 21-year-old Brazilian left-back Emerson Palmieri as part of a double deal.

Full story: Gianluca Di Marzio via Metro

Tottenham have emerged as the new favourites to beat Arsenal to the signature of Bordeaux attacker Malcom in a deal which would see him join in the summer.

Full story: The Daily Telegraph

Stoke City have told Liverpool FC to forget about signing goalkeeper Jack Butland, 24, in the January transfer window.

Full story: The Daily Express

Henrikh Mkhitaryan, 28, bid a tearful farewell to his Manchester United team-mates after what could be his last training session before joining Arsenal.

Full story: The Daily Mail

A breakthrough late on Friday prompted Alexis Sanchez to say his goodbyes to his Arsenal team-mates and leave the team hotel ahead of his proposed move to Manchester United.

Full story: The Daily Express

Borussia Dortmund manager Peter Stoger confirmed Arsenal target Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, 28, missed Friday’s match against Hertha Berlin because his mind was “focused on many things”.

Full story: Metro

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