Welcome to the Evening Standard’s rolling transfer news and rumours live blog.
Premier League football returns to spotlight today after a blockbuster weekend of FA Cup football. Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester City and Manchester United all progressed to the semi-finals with wins this weekend, in what is a mouth-watering final four of the competition.
Tonight, Crystal Palace are in action as they take on Burnley at Selhurst Park.
Meanwhile, and despite the unseen economic strain on clubs brought on by the coronavirus pandemic, transfer activity and speculation remains bouyant ahead of this summer’s window.
Latest transfer news and rumours…
Latest on Kai Havertz to Chelsea
Bayer Leverkusen manager Peter Bosz insists Chelsea target Kai Havertz is “not thinking too much” about a summer transfer.
“I don’t feel that he is thinking too much about transferring,” he said, as per Goal. “Neither are we. I certainly don’t have the impression that this will be his last game for the club.
“He is still under contract with us and I have to assume that he will be with us next season too. That will include the German Cup final next month and the next Europa League game against Rangers in August.
“Of course, that’s all dependent on nothing happening before then.”
Liverpool lead Koulibaly race
Liverpool are said to be in the driving seat to sign highly sought-after Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly.
Arsenal bid for Bardhi