Transfer news LIVE! Calhanoglu to Man United; Liverpool’s Alaba boost


elcome 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.

When does the ‘winter window’ open?

The January transfer window opens on Friday January 1, 2021, and will run until Sunday January 31.

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Live updates


Man United ‘dream club’ for Johannesson

Midfielder Isak Bergmann Johannesson has revealed his ambitions to play for Manchester United.

The English-born Icelandic starlet, 17, has been linked with both United and Liverpool in recent days after impressing with IFK Norrkoping in Sweden.

“My dream club is Manchester United, together with IFK Norrkoping,” Johannesson – an Icelandic Under-21 international – told Swedish publication Expressen.

“I lived in Manchester when I was a kid, and I watched a lot of games there. It’s great that Liverpool have been watching me.

“But I’ll just focus on helping Norrkoping get into Europe next season.  We’re going to do it together.

“You can’t say that I am not going to Liverpool. They play good football – Manchester City and Liverpool have been great.

“But will I have the chance to move this winter?  I’ll concentrate on Norrkoping – we have five games left to get a European place.”


Liverpool facing Kabak competition

Liverpool are on the hunt for new centre-back recruits following the injuries sustained by Virgil van Dijk and Joel Matip.

The Mirror reported last weekend that the Reds had opened talks with Bundesliga outfit Schalke over a deal for highly-rated Turkish defender Ozan Kabak.

However, Gazzetto Dello Sport claim that AC Milan have now also entered the race for the 20-year-old.


Chelsea new boy Ziyech inspires memories of Hazard

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In front of the watching Roman Abramovich, Chelsea picked an ideal night to rediscover their scoring touch, writes James Robson.

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