Transfers LIVE! Man Utd, Arsenal in Gabriel battle; Havertz to Chelsea

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

The window officially opened last month 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.

Arsenal have completed the signing of Willian and look set to sign Gabriel Magalhaes, while Chelsea have already brought in the likes of Hakim Ziyech and Timo Werner, and are now targeting Kai Havertz and Ben Chilwell.

Manchester City have signed Nathan Ake and Ferran Torres, while champions Liverpool have signed Greek left-back Kostas Tsimikas and are looking at Watford’s Ismaila Sarr. Manchester United continue to work on a deal with Borussia Dortmund for Jadon Sancho – a saga which looks set to run and run – and Tottenham have completed a deal for Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg and Joe Hart.

Live Updates


West Ham interested in Sampdoria defender 

West Ham are interested in signing Sampdoria defender Omar Colley this summer, according to Sampdoria News. 

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The 27-year-old is reportedly one of David Moyes’ ‘incoming priorities’, with the Scot looking to make defensive improvements. 

Celtic are also reportedly interested, but Colley would be attracted by a move to London, giving West Ham an advantage. 


Smalling willing to push for Roma deal 

Manchester United defender Chris Smalling is willing to push for a return to Roma, according to Gazetta dello Sport.

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The 30-year-old impressed in scoring three goals in 37 appearances across all competitions while on loan with the Italian club last season. 

Roma have not yet matched United’s reported £20million valuation, but have now reportedly sent chief executive Guido Fienga to the UK for negotiations, believing a deal “can be closed”.

The report states Roma are looking for a paid loan with an option to buy…

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