Transfer Talk LIVE! Havertz and Sancho; Hojbjerg and Willian medicals

Welcome to the Evening Standard‘s rolling transfer news and rumours live blog as the summer transfer speculation increases.

The window officially opened last week after the completion of the delayed 2019-2020 Premier League season. Premier League clubs will now be busy tweaking their squads ahead of the new campaign, with the window scheduled to close on October 5.

Chelsea have already brought in the likes of Hakim Ziyech and Timo Werner, and are now targeting Kai Havertz. Manchester United and Man City are making early progress on significant deals, the former looking to sign Jadon Sancho and the latter bringing in Nathan Ake and Ferran Torres, while champions Liverpool are closing in on Greek left back Kostas Tsimikas.

Arsenal and Tottenham can now offer European football to their targets, with Willian having completed his medical ahead of a free transfer to Arsenal , while Tottenham will complete a deal for Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg .

Live Updates

Watkins favours Villa

Ollie Watkins favours a move to Aston Villa if he does leave Brentford this summer, according to Sky Sports.


Former Bees boss Dean Smith, who is now in charge at Villa, is keen for a reunion with Watkins at Villa Park. 

Crystal Palace and Sheffield United are also keeping tabs on the Brentford man but the £25million asking price is proving problematic for both clubs. 


Sancho frustrations are no distraction

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is determined not to let Jadon Sancho create a distraction as Manchester United set their sights on the Europa League, writes James Robson.

He shut down all attempts to engage in debate about his top transfer target after United secured their place in the semi-final with a 1-0 win against Copenhagen on Monday.

“I can’t comment on other teams’ players, you know that,” he said. “I never do.”

Instead, Solskjaer wants to focus on the thrilling forward line already at his disposal – with Anthony Martial earning rave reviews for his…

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