Transfer Talk! Liverpool plot Mbappe bid; Man Utd still want Haaland

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 recruited £45m Thomas Partey among others.

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Man United still want Haaland

While Manchester United missed out on Erling Haaland in January 2019, it appears as though OIe Gunnar Solskjaer hasn’t given up hope of signing the forward yet.

Haaland is continuing to star for Borussia Dortmund, but The Athletic reports that Solskjaer still has the Norwegian forward top of his transfer wishlist for strikers.

Haaland is said to be available for around £68m in summer 2022 – a clause, coincidentally, which was one of the key reasons why United backed out of the running to sign him originally – though a higher fee before then would likely seal the deal.

So, are we to expect an offer north of £70m next summer? Time will tell…


Mourinho wants to give defensive additions time

Tottenham made three signings to strengthen their defence during the summer transfer window, with full-backs Matt Doherty and Sergio Reguilon being joined by Swansea centre-half Joe Rodon.

Mourinho says it will take all three players time to adapt.

“Joe Rodon, we just love his potential, his mentality. He needs to work to get there,” he said.

“Matt Doherty has just…

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