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PremierLeague-News.Com - Welcome back to the Evening Standard’s LIVE coverage of the transfer window as head into the final four days of the domestic window. Clubs in the UK will have until 5pm on Friday October 16 to complete signings in the extended domestic window, but the big, international moves had to be completed by 11pm BST on Monday October 5.
PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! Welcome back to the Evening Standard’s LIVE coverage of the transfer window as head into the final four days of the domestic window. Clubs in the UK will have until 5pm on Friday October 16 to complete signings in the extended domestic window, but the big, international moves had to be completed by 11pm BST on Monday October 5. Tottenham have entered talks with Swansea over Joe Rodon, while West Ham are working on a deal for Brentford's Said Benrahma having signed Craig Dawson on loan from Watford. Danny Rose is expected to leave Spurs before the window shuts having not been issued with a squad number for the new season, while Crystal Palace could look to make an additional signing before Friday's deadline. Benrahma to West Ham breakthrough Arsenal, Liverpool target Nuno Mendes Man United add Kounde to wishlist Rudiger to fight for Chelsea place Fulham in talks over £3m Kongolo deal Danny Rose to Middlesbrough Live Updates New updates availableRefresh CHELSEA NEWS 2020-10-14T18:29:45.000Z Haaland to Chelsea? Chelsea are plotting a sensational move for Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland next summer, according to Fabrizio Romano. Photo: GettyFrank Lampard has reportedly identified the 20-year-old as a key target ahead of next season, with Chelsea seemingly looking to continue their extravagant spending spree. Chelsea spent over £230million this summer, and Haaland could be in reach with a reported £63million release clause in his deal. MAN UTD NEWS 2020-10-14T18:10:00.000Z Sancho will NOT move to Man Utd in January Borussia Dortmund have no intention of selling Jadon Sancho to Manchester United in January, according to Bild. Photo: GettyDortmund set United a £108million valuation this summer, but they will reportedly not sell him for any figure in January, even if their target is met. United will be free to negotiate once more next summer, however. PREMIER LEAGUE NEWS 2020-10-14T17:49:00.000Z Baggies agree Grant dealWest Brom have agreed a fee with Huddersfield for striker Karlan Grant, according to the Daily Telegraph. Photo: GettyThe fee is understood to be worth around £15million, and Grant is now due to have a medical tomorrow. With negotiations ongoing for over a month, the two clubs have now agreed that West Brom will pay the bulk of their payments in future installments. Advertisement DONE DEAL 2020-10-14T17:29:00.000Z Saint-Maximin signs new Newcastle dealAllan Saint-Maximin has signed a new six-year deal with Newcastle to keep him at St James' Park until 2026.The forward, 23, has thrived since completing his move from Nice last summer. "I've played for a lot of clubs - Monaco, Nice, in Germany, but Newcastle, I feel like it's my home," Saint-Maximin told Newcastle's official website. "The supporters give me a lot of love, the coach too, and my partners on the pitch." CRYSTAL PALACE NEWS 2020-10-14T17:09:12.893Z Crystal Palace sign Clyne on short-term dealCrystal Palace have announced the signing of free-agent Nathaniel Clyne on a short-term deal. Photo: GettyThe defender, who made 137 appearances for Palace between 2008-2012, has been training with the London club after being released by Liverpool. "I’m a London boy, this is where I grew up. I’m back home and all my family and friends are here," Clyne told Palace's official website. "It’s surreal being back, enjoying it and hopefully I can just crack on and enjoy my football again." MAN CITY NEWS 2020-10-14T16:51:29.000Z Man City after CeballosWell, here's one that could ruffle some feathers! Manchester City are reportedly interested in signing Real Madrid midfielder Dani Ceballos.Photo: GettyDon Balon report Pep Guardiola will look to the Spaniard should he be offered an extended contract with City. Ceballos, who is now undergoing his second loan spell with Arsenal, has three years remaining on his Madrid deal. Advertisement PREMIER LEAGUE NEWS 2020-10-14T16:31:58.583Z Saint-Maximin set for new Magpies dealNewcastle are set to hand talisman Allan Saint-Maximin a contract extension, report Sky Sports. Photo: GettyThe Frenchman still has five years remaining on his deal after signing a six-year contract at St James' Park last summer. Newcastle want to extend the attacker's deal by another year and are willing to offer him a bumper pay rise should he sign until 2026. WEST HAM NEWS 2020-10-14T16:10:43.806Z Hammers discussing Benrahma personal termsIt appears as if Said Benrahma's move to West Ham is edging ever closer as Sky Sports report the Hammers are now discussing personal terms with the attacker. Photo: GettyThe discussions are over a five-year deal, and should personal terms be agreed, Benrahma would then reportedly undergo his medical within 24 hours. West Ham are reportedly growing increasingly confident a deal will be reached before Friday's deadline. ARSENAL NEWS 2020-10-14T15:51:21.270Z Roma eye Kolasinac move Roma are interested in signing Arsenal full-back Sead Kolasinac, according to Corriere Dello Sport. Photo: GettyKolasinac, who has two years remaining on his Arsenal deal, has also been heavily linked with Bayer Leverkusen. Roma believe Kolasinac could replace Alexander Kolarov after the former Manchester City defender joined Inter Milan this summer. Advertisement LIVERPOOL NEWS 2020-10-14T15:25:38.623Z Liverpool's Wilson demand proving problematicLiverpool's demand for in excess of £1million for Harry Wilson is putting off potential suitors, according to Football Insider. Photo: GettyThe midfielder looks likely to seal a loan move to the Championship with a deal with a Premier League club failing to materialise. Football Insider report Cardiff, Swansea, Nottingham Forest and Derby have all signalled their interest. MAN UTD NEWS 2020-10-14T15:05:07.753Z McTominay: Man Utd players back SolskjaerScott McTominay has provided his backing to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, insisting the whole club is "behind" him. The Norwegian is under pressure after a poor start to the season, with reports suggesting Bruno Fernandes is with his tactics. Photo: Getty"The whole club is behind him," McTominay told TV2. "We believe in every word he says, and it’s not just him. "We trust every word from Mike Phelan, Kieran McKenna, Michael Carrick and the entire support staff."McTominay was also asked to assess Solskjaer's reign in charge, to which he added: "Fantastic. You see it in the way he has developed me and given me playing time and how I have played. That is a lot to his credit." CHELSEA NEWS 2020-10-14T14:24:59.473Z Rudiger to fight for Chelsea placePhoto: AFP via Getty ImagesIn the same interview, Rudiger expressed a desire to fight for his place at Chelsea for the time being, seemingly expressing hope that the club's involvement across a range of competitions will lead to opportunities for him to re-establish himself in Frank Lampard's defence.“It is what it is now. I will accept it for the time being and try to show myself in every training session," he said."We are in many different competitions, it’s two games per week all the way from now.“Sometimes in football, things can change very quickly.
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.” Advertisement CHELSEA NEWS 2020-10-14T13:50:08.826Z Rudiger: Chelsea did not try and force me outPhoto: Getty ImagesStaying with Chelsea for a moment, Antonio Rudiger has commented on his future at the club following Germany's 3-3 Nations League thriller against Switzerland on Tuesday night.The centre-back was widely tipped to leave Stamford Bridge over the summer after falling further down Frank Lampard's defensive pecking order, but ultimately stayed put despite links to Tottenham, Paris Saint-Germain and AC Milan, among other clubs.Speaking to The Athletic, Rudiger revealed that there was the possibility of leaving Chelsea on loan before last week's international transfer deadline, but that nothing ultimately materialised due to "many different reasons and the shortage of time".He added that Chelsea did not attempt to push him out, saying: “The club didn’t tell me that it was absolutely necessary for me to find a new club and that they definitely didn’t have me in their plans for the next few months.“I also turned down one or two options myself. I wasn’t prepared to pack it all in simply because I had been left out a few times. I enjoy living in London and like being at Chelsea.” CHELSEA NEWS 2020-10-14T13:13:57.356Z Rice would be Kante 'upgrade' for ChelseaPhoto: Getty ImagesDeclan Rice would be an upgrade on N'Golo Kante for Chelsea, claims Darren Bent.Chelsea targeted a move for the versatile Rice over the summer, but were unable to convince West Ham to part with their prized asset.The Blues are expected to revisit their interest in the England international in 2021."For me, Declan Rice would be an upgrade," former Tottenham striker Bent told talkSPORT."Not only because he can play that [midfield] role really, really well, he can get about the pitch, has got good energy, reads the game really well."Not only that as well, he can drop into centre half, that's two positions he can play."N'Golo Kante has been a superb footballer and still is a great footballer. He won the Premier League with Leicester, went to Chelsea and won the Premier League and won the World Cup back in 2018."I just think for a season-and-a-half now he's not played in that role we know he is so good at." DONE DEAL 2020-10-14T12:52:55.370Z QPR clinch Kelman dealPhoto: Getty ImagesQPR have announced the arrival of Charlie Kelman.The teenage striker joins Rangers from fourth-tier Southend for an undisclosed fee on a three-year contract that includes the option for a further 12 months.18-year-old Kelman - a United States youth international - scored six goals in 35 senior appearances for the Shrimpers after making his debut in January 2019, but will initially work in QPR's Under-23 setup under Paul Hall and Andy Impey. Advertisement LIVERPOOL NEWS 2020-10-14T12:09:29.380Z Thompson reveals how Man United beat Liverpool to RonaldoPhoto: Getty ImagesPhil Thompson has lifted the lid on how Liverpool were agonisingly pipped by Manchester United to the signing of Cristiano Ronaldo 17 years ago.United signed a then teenage Ronaldo from Sporting Lisbon in a £12.2m deal back in 2003, with the forward going on to become an Old Trafford hero and win a plethora of silverware while establishing himself as one of the biggest sporting stars on the planet before eventually joining Real Madrid for £80m in 2009.But it seems that the Portuguese icon came very close to a move to Anfield in a much cheaper deal before Sir Alex Ferguson swooped to gazump United's key rivals.“I can still remember Tony’s exact words,” former Reds assistant Thompson told The Athletic. “It was all very nice and relaxed. ‘It’s £4 million and it can be paid over the four years of his contract, so £1 million a year’."That seemed very reasonable. Then I asked about the salary and Tony told me it was £1 million a year, net."He added: “I will never forget what happened next."On the Tuesday morning, we were having lunch at the training ground and it came up on the yellow strap on Sky Sports, ‘Manchester United have signed Cristiano Ronaldo for £12.2 million’."Gerard and myself almost choked on our food. I can remember Gerard jumping up and saying, ‘What the hell has gone on there?’” PREMIER LEAGUE NEWS 2020-10-14T11:22:44.760Z Leeds to wait on Cantwell and Sibley
Photo: Getty ImagesLeeds may wait until the January transfer window to sign two of their key targets from the Championship, reports suggest.The Whites are said to be keen on deals for Norwich playmaker Todd Cantwell and Derby teenager Louie Sibley following the recrutiment of Rodrigo, Diego Llorente and Raphina and the failed pursuit of Michael Cuisance.However, talkSPORT report that Leeds are likely to delay any further deals until the New Year, with so little time now to go until Friday's 5pm BST domestic transfer deadline. ARSENAL NEWS 2020-10-14T10:04:43.716Z Partey: Arsenal's Aubameyang decision proved ambitionPhoto: Getty ImagesThomas Partey says Arsenal keeping hold of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang proved to him they are serious about matching his ambition of winning the Premier League, writes Simon Collings.After being pursued by Arsenal all summer, Partey finally moved to the club on transfer deadline day earlier this month when his €50m (£45m) release clause was met.The midfielder is hungry to get going at Arsenal and is hoping to make his debut when they travel to Manchester City on Saturday.Partey has set his sights on winning the Premier League while at Arsenal and asked if convincing Aubameyang to stay proved to him the club’s ambition was similar to his own, he replied: “Yes.“It helps me understand that the club wants to achieve greater things and for me it is great to play alongside great players like him."Click here to read the full article Advertisement PREMIER LEAGUE NEWS 2020-10-14T09:37:22.060Z Fulham in talks over Kongolo Photo: AFP via Getty ImagesFollowing a hugely disappointing start to their Premier League return that involved shipping 11 goals in four straight defeats, Fulham made two defensive additions on international deadline day in the shape of Lyon loanee Joachim Andersen and Tosin Adarabioyo, who joined on a permanent deal from Manchester City.But Scott Parker is evidently targeting further strengthening in that department, with The Mail reporting that the Cottagers are now in talks with Championship Huddersfield over a £3m deal for Terence Kongolo.The versatile Dutch centre-back - who made only one appearance on loan at Fulham earlier in 2020 before suffering a broken foot - was previously targeted by Sheffield United, but the Blades reportedly pulled out of a deal over fitness concerns.Kongolo could follow Karlan Grant out of the Huddersfield exit door, with the ex-Charlton frontman rumoured to be joining West Brom in a deal worth up to £15m. WEST HAM NEWS 2020-10-14T09:08:06.680Z West Ham close in on £30m Benrahma dealPhoto: Getty ImagesHere is that Said Benrahma to West Ham transfer update as promised, courtesy of Standard Sport's Jack Rosser...West Ham have moved one step closer to landing a £30million deal for Said Benrahma after a breakthrough between the forward and Brentford.Benrahma's dream move to the Premier League hit the buffers over the weekend after an issue between the Championship club and his representative put the deal in jeopardy.However, it is understood that the two parties are set to resolve any issues, allowing the move to West Ham - which has been sealed with a fee of around £25m to be paid up front - to be completed before Friday's 5pm BST deadline for the domestic transfer window.Click here to read the full article Next Can’t see the Transfer news LIVE blog? Click here to access our desktop page. 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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