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Transfer rumours and paper review – Tuesday, August 15: Chelsea and Man City lead race for Van Dijk, Chelsea ‘confident’ of signing Arsenal star and MORE!

talkSPORT bring you all the top headlines and transfer-related stories in Tuesday’s newspapers…

Chelsea and Manchester City are now leading the race for Southampton centre-back Virgil van Dijk, with Liverpool falling out of the running of a deal which could reach £70m. (Yahoo)

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain continues to be linked with a move away from Arsenal, with Chelsea ‘increasingly confident’ of landing the England winger for around £35million. (Evening Standard)

The Gunners could look to sign Real Madrid’s Marco Asensio as a replacement, with the futures of Oxlade-Chamberlain and Alexis Sanchez still uncertain. (The Sun)

The 21-year-old attacking midfielder has demanded emergency talks with Real Madrid following interest from Arsenal. (The Sun)

Arsene Wenger has again insisted Alexis Sanchez will be staying at Arsenal this summer, but reports claim Manchester City will test their resolve with a £60m bid. (Daily Telegraph)

Ajax’s Colombian defender Davinson Sanchez, 21, has told the Dutch club he wats to join Tottenham. (The independent)

Spurs officials travelled to Amsterdam on Monday to continue negotiations with Ajax, who are holding out for a fee of close to £36m. (The Guardian)

Boost for Liverpool? Barcelona have agreed a £90m fee with Borussia Dortmund to sign 20-year-old forward Ousmane Dembele. (Sport)

Everton midfielder Ross Barkley’s move to either Chelsea or Tottenham is in doubt after the 23-year-old suffered an injury in training. (The Sun)

Leicester forward Riyad Mahrez’s agent is trying to persuade Roma to increase their offer to £40m including add-ons so the Foxes will allow the 26-year-old to leave. (Sky Sports)

Leicester winger Tom Lawrence, 23, is on the verge of joining Derby County in a deal worth £7m. (Daily Mail)

Here are the latest talkSPORT.com headlines:

Rene Meulensteen says ‘something now clicking’ at Manchester United and backs Jose Mourinho’s side for Premier League title charge

Chelsea ‘may have given Manchester United the league title’ by selling them Nemanja Matic, blasts Ray Wilkins

‘They’re frightening!’ – Danny Rose’s interview will not affect Tottenham’s form, insists former captain Michael Dawson

Diego Costa latest: Striker says he has been treated like ‘a criminal’ by Chelsea and wants to join Atletico Madrid

Chelsea ‘in £50million bid to hijack Liverpool’s move for wantaway Southampton rebel Virgil Van Dijk’

Transfer news: Manchester United knock back loan bid from Italian giants Inter Milan for Anthony Martial

Transfer ALERT! Newcastle United closing in on £5m deal for Stoke City striker Joselu

Arsenal transfer report: Jack Wilshere a shock target for Juventus

Transfer report: Sporting Lisbon and Portugal star William Carvalho ‘ready to have medical with West Ham’

Preparing for Van Dijk exit? Southampton make £15m bid for Lazio centre-back Wesley Hoedt


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