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

The window officially opened this week after the completion of the delayed 2019-2020 Premier League season. Premier League clubs will now be busy reshaping their squad ahead of the new campaign, with the window scheduled to close on October 5.

Chelsea have already brought in the likes of Hakim Ziyech and Timo Werner, stealing a march on their rivals, while the likes of Manchester United and Manchester City are making early progress on adding to their squads.

Arsenal and Tottenham will have European football on offer for any of their targets, and that could prove invaluable over what is expected to be a difficult summer to conduct business.

Stay tuned for the latest transfer news and rumours...

Schmeichel to Man United: Leicester keeper linked Havertz to Chelsea latest: Bayer know decision Gabriel Magalhaes linked to Man United Crystal Palace eye Sarr as Zaha replacement Arteta confident over Aubameyang contract Man City chase Sergi Roberto? Juve offer Bernardeschi for Smalling


Gabriel to Old Trafford?

Gabriel Magalhaes is a wanted man this summer - and he could be on his way to the north west of England.

According to Sky Sports, the Lille defender's representatives have flown into the UK to speak to two clubs - thought to be Everton and Manchester United.

At 22, Gabriel is seen as a more mobile partner to Harry Maguire at Old Trafford - but Everton are certainly keen, and Carlo Ancelotti is a big draw for any player.

United, of course, can offer Champions League football now, but given Lille just sold Victor Osimhen for around 50 million euros, they will be under no pressure to cash in right now.


Youth boost for Liverpool

By all accounts, it looks as though Liverpool will be promoting young academy players this summer rather than making big signings due the the impact Covid-19 has had on their transfer budget.

Gini Wijnaldum believes that this will be a good thing for both Jurgen Klopp and his first-team squad though, saying: "First of all, [the academy players] are really humble, they are really greedy to learn from the older players in the team and that gives you a boost to help them even more because they really want to learn from the players in the first team, and beside that they have a lot of quality.

“We just be there for them, help them to prepare as good as possible so that when their time is there, they can do the job that we do now. It’s good to work with them and beside that they also make the squad stronger because when they train they give 100 per cent and they want to show how good they are. That makes us as first-team players better.

“So I think it’s both ways: it’s not that we only teach them but also that they make sure that we are on the front foot, because like I said they train at 100 per cent and even more, so also we have to be concentrated because they are good competitors in training.”


Ozil sends Arsenal message

Mesut Ozil congratulated his Arsenal team-mates on their FA Cup Final triumph after being permission by the club to travel to Turkey and miss the game.

Ozil was not in attendance at Wembley for Arsenal's 2-1 victory over Chelsea last night, despite the Gunners being permitted to bring 10 players outside of their matchday squads to the final.

The German midfielder has not played a single minute for the Gunners since football's restart and was recently given permission by the club to travel to Turkey.

The reason for that trip remains unclear, though Ozil did send a message of congratulations to his Arsenal team-mates.

After the win, Ozil wrote on Twitter: "Great job my boys! #YaGunnersYa #FACupWinners".



Parrott: I want to follow Kane's example

Troy Parrott says he is hoping to follow in Harry Kane's footsteps and forge a successful career at Tottenham after joining Millwall on loan.

Photo: Getty ImagesThe 18-year-old will join the Championship outfit for the 2020-21 campaign to replicate Kane's move in the 2011-12 season.

The Irish starlet has found first-team opportunities at Spurs limited in recent months and the experience of playing in the second tier will give Parrott some much-needed game time.

"Harry Kane went on loan to Millwall so hopefully I can follow in the same footsteps and go back and play in the Premier League," Parrott said.


AC Milan eye Tottenham's Aurier

AC Milan are interested in signing Tottenham right back Serge Aurier, according to reports.

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Sky Sports Italia report that the Serie A side will look to bring in the Ivorian should they sell either Davide Calabria or Andrea Conti.


Juve offer Bernardeschi to Man United for Smalling

Well, this would be quite something.

Photo: AFPReports in Italy suggest Juventus are keen on stealing a march on Roma by snapping up Chris Smalling from Manchester United.

Roma have so far failed to reach an agreement with United over a loan extension after the 30-year-old's impressive loan stint at the Stadio Olimpico.

Now Calciomercato say Juve will offer a swap deal to the Red Devils which would see Federico Bernardeschi head to Old Trafford in exchange, with the Italian winger down the pecking order at the Allianz Stadium.



Man City chase Sergi Roberto

After losing David Silva this summer, Pep Guardiola is reportedly eyeing a move for Barcelona midfielder Sergi Roberto.

Photo: AFP

The 28-year-old, who can also play right-back, was handed his debut by Guardiola while he was in charge of the Catalan giants.

And according to Diario Sport, Guardiola is keen to bring the versatile Spaniard to the Etihad Stadium, with a big fee likely to tempt Barca into a sale.


Arsenal step up Joelson Fernandes pursuit

Arsenal have sent a delegation to Lisbon to tie up a deal for Sporting's Joelson Fernandes, according to O Jogo.

Photo: Getty Images

The 17-year-old has been linked with a move to Emirates Stadium this summer amid a standoff in talks over a new contract with Sporting. 

The Gunners have been alerted after talks broke down over a new release clause. 

He could be available for a fee of between £13.5m and £18million.


Arteta confident over Aubameyang contract

Mikel Arteta appeared confident that Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will still be an Arsenal player next season.

Photo: Getty Images

"He knows what I think about him, I want to build a squad around him," the Gunners boss said on BBC One.

"I want him to stay, it is about getting the deal done.

"I think moments like that will help him to believe we are on the right path and he is a big part of it. He is loved by everyone at the club. I think he will (stay)."



Palace eye Sarr as Zaha replacement

Crystal Palace have identified Watford's Ismaila Sarr as a potential replacement for Wilfried Zaha.

Photo: Getty Images

Zaha is once again being linked with a move away from Selhurst Park, and Palace are said to be keen on securing Sarr's services following Watford's relegation to the Championship.

The Sun on Sunday report that Palace could offer as much as £40million for the 23-year-old Senegalese international.


Tottenham want Deeney

Tottenham could make a surprise move for Watford captain Troy Deeney.

Photo: Getty Images

The Hornets striker admitted that he and the club could go their separate ways following their relegation from the Premier League.

The Mail on Sunday reports that Spurs are interested in a loan deal for the 32-year-old, but that Watford would prefer a permanent deal,


Havertz has made up his mind

Chelsea target Kai Havertz has already decided his future, says Bayer Leverkusen boss Peter Bosz.

Photo: Getty Images

"I talk to Kai a lot and try to feel what all this does to him. For example, these daily rumours about transfers," he told Deutschen Presse-Agentur .

"I keep finding that Kai is handling all of this very well. I don't think he will stop playing at 29 [like Andre Schurrle].

"Yes, I know what he wants to do, but of course I'm not going to give it away, it's up to him."

Asked when a decision will be made, Bosz added: "I couldn't say. Perhaps the crucial call will come today, maybe next week, maybe not at all."



Man United plot shock Schmeichel deal

Like father, like son?

The Sun on Sunday are reporting tonight that Manchester United are considering a surprise summer swoop for Leicester's Kasper Schmeichel, son of Old Trafford legend Peter.

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It is suggested that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's faith in mistake-prone no1 David de Gea is now dwindling, with doubts also circling over Sheffield United loanee Dean Henderson's readiness to return to his parent club and hold down a regular starting berth.


Chelsea want Pope as Kepa replacement

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Speaking of goalkeeper deals, Chelsea are said to be 'stepping up' their pursuit of Burnley's Nick Pope.

That is according to the Star on Sunday, who believe that Lampard views the impressive Pope as the best option to replace Kepa Arrizabalaga.

It is said that a bid of around £50m could convince Burnley to sell a player who many believe will replace Jordan Pickford as England's long-term no1.

Watford braced for interest in key trio

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Watford are on the verge of signing right-back Jeremy Ngakia following his exit from West Ham, but how many star names will they lose this summer following relegation?

According to The Mirror, record signing Ismaila Sarr, midfielder Abdoulaye Doucoure and attacker Gerard Deulofeu are all being lined up for moves elsewhere.

More specifically, Everton could soon reignite their bid to sign Doucoure, while AC Milan are after Deulofeu and Wolves see Sarr as a potential replacement for Adama Traore, should he leave over the coming months.



Aubameyang has 'already decided' to leave Arsenal - Ferdinand

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Rio Ferdinand believes Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has already made the decision to leave Arsenal.

Captain Aubameyang scored twice at Wembley on Saturday as the Gunners came from behind to win their 14th FA Cup with a 2-1 victory over 10-man Chelsea.

Some fans feared that the final could be the Gabon striker's last game in red and white with his contract due to expire next summer and no agreement yet reached over an extension, with Arsenal no doubt eager to avoid losing their star man for nothing in 2021.

However, head coach Mikel Arteta is optimistic that the experience of lifting the trophy will help convince him to stay put long-term.

Aubameyang swiftly brushed aside questions over his future after the final whistle at Wembley, insisting that he was not thinking about the matter as he focused on celebrating the triumph with his team-mates.

And Ferdinand - working as a pundit on BT Sport - believes such a reaction is a sign that his mind is already made up over an Emirates Stadum exit.

"I think he's gone from that reaction," he said. "He's already decided. 

"'I'm going to enjoy this with my team-mates' - he sounds like someone who is going elsewhere. 

"Arsenal need to do all they can to keep him. He was unbelievable [today], Jesus.

"But the Arsenal fans adore him. Is he going to find that elsewhere in his career?"

Howe leaves Bournemouth by mutual consent

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Eddie Howe's long second stint in charge at Bournemouth is over after he left the club by mutual consent.

The decision comes just six days after the Cherries were relegated from the Premier League after five years by a solitary point.

In a statement released by Bournemouth via their official club website on Saturday night, Howe said there was a collective feeling that "now is the right time for the club to go in a new direction" after agreeing his exit during talks with the club hierarchy.

“Having spent a total of 25 years with the club as both a player and a manager this decision - made together with the club - is one of the hardest I’ve ever had to make," he said.

“Bournemouth will always be in my heart, but I firmly believe that now is the right time for the club to have a change.

“I have always ensured that every decision I have ever made as manager has been in the best interests of the club and its supporters, and this is no different.”


RB Leipzig taunt Chelsea over FA Cup

Timo Werner caught a glimpse of what life at Chelsea will be like next season after watching his new team take on Arsenal in the FA Cup Final at Wembley.

Unfortunately for the Blues, it wasn't their day at Wembley after they went down 2-1 to Arsenal as the curtain finally came down on the doemstic season.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's double helped the Gunners come from a goal down after Christian Pulisic's early strike.

And after Werner completed his big-money switch from RB Leipzig in June, his former club just could not resist a cheeky parting shot.

Fresh from their defeat at Wembley, the Bundesliga outfit decided to poke fun at Chelsea, posting an image to Twitter which appeared to imitate Werner texting his former colleagues.

The message read: "Timo Werner is typing...", insinuating that the German forward wanted to return to his native land after Chelsea's defeat.



Willian axed from Chelsea squad

There is no place for Willian or Michy Batshuayi in the 20-man squad at Wembley this afternoon. 

Lampard instead keeps the same line-up from the final day 2-0 win over Wolves, with Willy Caballero picked ahead of Kepa Arrizabalaga in goal.

Olivier Giroud starts against his former club with Tammy Abraham on the bench.

Lille complete Yilmaz signing

Lille have signed veteran Turkey striker Burak Yilmaz from Besiktas.

Yilmaz comes in days after Lille sold Victor Osimhen to Italian side Napoli for around 80million euros.

Yilmaz, 35, has signed a two-year deal.


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When does the 2020 summer transfer window open?

Premier League clubs have agreed on the revised start and finish dates of this summer’s transfer window.

The window is now open for 10 weeks from July 27.

Following consultation with the EFL, a domestic-only window will be added from 5 October, closing 5pm on 16 October. During this window, Premier League clubs will only be able to trade with EFL clubs (either loans or permanent registrations). No transfers can take place between Premier League clubs in this period.

Chelsea will push ahead with moves for Bayer Leverkusen star Kai Havertz and remain interested in Leicester City’s Ben Chillwel, while Manchester United are also expected to be busy this summer.

Jadon Sancho remains Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s number one target, and a deal should be completed if Man United can negotiate a compromise on the £100m-plus valuation Dortmund has for the England international.

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