Transfer news LIVE! Chelsea lead Zakaria race; Arsenal want Malen back

Welcome back to the Evening Standard’s LIVE coverage of all the latest transfer news as the fallout continues from last week’s deadline day.

The domestic window finally slammed shut for Premier League clubs in its entirety on Friday, 16 October, with the international window having already closed on October 5.

Top flight clubs utilised the initial eleven days of negotiation with EFL clubs to good effect, as West Ham sealed a potential £30million deal for Brentford’s Said Benrahma, while Tottenham nabbed Jose Rodon from Swansea and Crystal Palace brought in Jack Butland to strengthen their goalkeeping options.

As for deals during the main window, Chelsea spent over £200m on the likes of Kai Havertz and Timo Werner, Manchester United missed out on Jadon Sancho but signed Edinson Cavani, and Arsenal nabbed £45m Thomas Partey among others.

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Ozil’s agent calls for honesty

Mesut Ozil’s agent has hit out at Arsenal and demanded they give “an honest explanation” as to why his client has been exiled by the club.

Ozil has been left out of both Arsenal’s Europa League and Premier League squads, meaning he is facing the prospect of not playing competitive football until January.

Earlier this week Arteta stressed the German had been left out for footballing reasons and that his conscience was calm.

Ozil’s agent Dr. Erkut Sogut, however, has now launched a stinging attack on Arsenal and claimed they are not telling the truth about his client’s exclusion.

“Arsenal fans deserve an honest explanation, not [Arteta] saying ‘I failed Ozil,’” he told ESPN. “You didn’t fail Ozil: you failed to be fair, honest and transparent and treat someone with respect who has a contract and was loyal all the time.

“Every single person outside knows he hasn’t treated him fairly. He didn’t give him a chance to show himself this season.

“If he is still under contract, the player should have the option to stay and fight for his place. Mesut hasn’t been given that. Why would you put a player on the bench twice for 90 minutes [against Brighton and…

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