Transfers LIVE! Chelsea Rice swoop, THREE Man Utd signings, Aouar bid


Welcome to Standard Sport’s rolling coverage of the summer transfer window as the speculation ramps up.

The window officially opened in July after the completion of the delayed 2019-2020 Premier League season. Clubs will now be busy tweaking their squads ahead of the new campaign, with the deadline pushed back until October 5.

Arsenal have signed Willian and Gabriel Magalhaes, while Chelsea have now confirmed the £90m arrival of Kai Havertz, having previously signed Thiago Silva, Malang Sarr, Ben Chilwell, Timo Werner and Hakim Ziyech.


Manchester United have signed Donny van de Beek while working on a deal for Jadon Sancho, while Tottenham have signed Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, Joe Hart and Matt Doherty.

Liverpool are biding their time in pursuit of Thiago Alcantara, but the biggest story is that Lionel Messi has decided to stay at Barcelona.

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Gary Neville blasts ‘desperate’ Manchester United transfer strategy

Gary Neville has criticised Manchester United’s transfer tactics.

United have signed Ajax midfielder Donny Van De Beek this summer in a 39 million euros (£34.1million) deal that could rise to 44 million euros (£38.5million).

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United’s season only ended three weeks ago with a Europa League defeat to Seville but Neville said: “Like everyone else they had three months off because of coronavirus, so I don’t think it should be the case they didn’t have the resource or time to get things done.

“Chelsea got their business done, City have got three or four pieces done. I don’t think timing’s the issue.

“It’s just a thing with United that every time they go for a player in the last four, five, six years it feels they are a little bit desperate.

“They think they can hang on but they always pay it (the asking fee) in the end.

“That’s sometimes where I think you can take…



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