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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. Dybala to Chelsea FC: Blues linked with Juve star Rodon to Tottenham: Spurs warned over defender Allegri to Man United if Solskjaer leaves Benrahma to West Ham: Brentford seek replacement Derby sign free agent Colin Kazim-Richards Live Updates New updates availableRefresh LIVERPOOL NEWS 2020-10-15T15:36:19.000Z Swansea still interested in Wilson Swansea boss Steve Cooper has admitted he does like Harry Wilson "a lot" amid suggestions the club had a loan bid rejected by Liverpool. Photo: Getty/Liverpool FCThe Reds reportedly turned down an offer for the Wales international but he could still leave ahead of the deadline - and Cooper says he wants to reunite with the winger, who he worked with at youth level."I do like Harry a lot," Cooper said. "It's really good when you have worked with players through their development. The first time I tried to sign Harry was when he was under eight. I tried to get him at Wrexham but he had signed for Liverpool."I know Harry well, and his family, through his time at Liverpool and also where he grew up. It's not a million miles apart from where my family home is. I always follow the players I have worked with, stay in contact and let them know I am there if they need a bit of advice. "Harry has had some good Championship experience and shown he is more than capable of excelling at that level. SPURS NEWS 2020-10-15T15:11:05.000Z Cooper insists Spurs target Rodon won't leave on cheapSwansea boss Steve Cooper has warned Tottenham they will not let Joe Rodon leave for a cut-price fee. Photo: PAStandard Sport understands Spurs have held talks with a view to signing Wales international, although they would need to complete a deal before Friday's domestic transfer deadline.It has been reported, however, that the two clubs are some way apart in their valuation of the 22-year-old who impressed on Nations League duty for Wales this week, with Swansea pricing Rodon at £20m while Spurs value him at near the £7m mark."What I would say about Joe or any other of our assets - and Joe is right up there as one of our biggest - it's really important that if we do end up having to sell then we get something to show for it," Cooper said."We shouldn't be selling on the cheap. The precedent has been set this year." CHELSEA NEWS 2020-10-15T14:46:45.593Z Chelsea 'want Rice to replace Kante' in JanuaryThe speculation just won't go away. According to The Daily Star, Chelsea are looking to bring Declan Rice back to Stamford Bridge in January. Photo: AFPThe Blues baulked at West Ham's £70m valuation of the 21-year-old, who has been in fine form for club and country over the past 12 months.But the report claims Frank Lampard is willing to sanction the sale of Kante, 29, in January in order to fund a move for Rice. Advertisement 2020-10-15T14:05:05.650Z Cantwell set for Norwich stayIt looks increasingly likely that Todd Cantwell will be staying at Norwich beyond the domestic transfer deadline.According to Sky Sports, the 22-year-old is under contract until 2022 and despite strong interest from Leeds United, there have been no bids for the England Under-21 international.Cantwell may well wait until January to see if a Premier League club comes back in for him if Leeds do not make a late move. 2020-10-15T13:31:21.000Z Arsenal could miss out on AouarArsenal's pursuit of a deal to sign Houssem Aouar ended in disappointment after the playmaker decided to stay at Lyon this summer. Photo: ReutersBut the 22-year-old could be on the move in January - just not to the Emirates Stadium.According to Calciomercato, Juventus are ready to make a sizeable offer for the France international in the winter transfer window and the lure of Champions League football could play a part in Aouar's interest. MAN UTD NEWS 2020-10-15T13:04:21.000Z Allegri in, Ole out?Manchester United are reportedly considering replacing Ole Gunnar Solskjaer with Max Allegri and Mauricio Pochettino.Photo: GettyThe Norwegian has overseen two defeats in their opening three games and the club failed to land top target Jadon Sancho over the summer, despite Solskjaer publicly calling for reinforcements.The Express report that Pochettino is the frontrunner to succeed Solskjaer if he does leave after nearly two years i the job, although Allegri is also in the running. Advertisement CHELSEA NEWS 2020-10-15T12:42:29.000Z How Messi could have joined Chelsea in 2014!Lionel Messi has often flirted with the idea of playing in the Premier League - just ask Man City how close they were to signing the Barcelona star this summer before his contract wrangle forced him into a U-turn. Photo: GettyBut if we rewind to six years ago, to when Jose Mourinho was in charge of Chelsea for the second time, Messi came close to joining the Blues in a huge £250m deal. That's according to a new book released by Sky Sport Italia journalist Gianluca Di Marzio, which makes several claims about how Mourinho convinced Messi to move to Stamford Bridge - only for the player's father, Jorge, to veto the deal.Messi is still at Barcelona (for now). But how many times would Chelsea have won if they did pull off a stunning deal for the Argentinian? EUROPEAN NEWS 2020-10-15T12:16:31.000Z Zidane wanted to offload Jovic, not me, says MayoralReal Madrid striker Borja Mayoral has claimed Zinedine Zidane wanted to offload Luka Jovic this summer and him to stay at the club. Photo: AFPThe 22-year-old joined Roma on a two-year loan on deadline day and Jovic stayed after struggling in his first season. But Mayoral revealed that was not the original plan."After doing pre-season with Real Madrid, I was going to leave the club quickly, but Zidane wanted me to stay," he said upon being presented by Roma on Wednesday. "I told him I had to leave to get more opportunities. I think the club listened to Zidane and that's why they instead wanted to offload Jovic. "Everything was done very late, but in the end, I called [Zidane's] office again and asked him if he could let me leave. SPURS NEWS 2020-10-15T11:49:23.000Z Weghorst reveals 'serious' Spurs interestWolfsburg striker Wout Weghorst has revealed Tottenham were interested in signing him this summer before he decided to stay at the club. Photo: APThe Dutch frontman scored 16 goals in the Bundesliga last season and the 28-year-old discussed a potential move to Spurs before they signed Carlos Vinicius on loan from Benfica.“I will stay in Wolfsburg with all my love,” Weghorst told Kicker.“I can be honest, of course I knew that there was interest left and right. It was serious with Tottenham, I was a candidate.“Of course you are concerned with something like that too. It is also a confirmation that I’m on the right track.” Advertisement CHELSEA NEWS 2020-10-15T11:21:43.000Z Chelsea keeping tabs on DonnarummaChelsea will monitor Gianluigi Donnarumma's contract situation ahead of a potential move for AC Milan goalkeeper. Photo: GettyThe 21-year-old will be a free agent in June 2021 if he does not agree new terms with the Rossoneri and has been identified as a target for the Blues, with concerns over the future of Kepa Arrizabalaga.Chelsea did sign Edouard Mendy from Rennes in a £22m deal but according to Calciomercato, the west London outfit could swoop for Donnarumma if he refuses to sign an extension with Milan. 2020-10-15T10:56:06.
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. Photo: GettyWest Ham and West Brom were both keen on the Norway international but as of yet have not matched the Cherries' valuation for the 28-year-old, who is desperate to leave.“Honestly, I don’t know what’s going to happen," he told TV2. "There’s a lot that’s happened. I could have written a book about what’s happened the last two months and it had definitely become a bestseller."If I’m to be honest, it’s been the two worst months of my life. But I can’t give a reason. If it had been up to me, I would have already signed for a club and started the season, played four games and been in top form.“I think the club would rather me be here, but as I said, I felt like I had done mine and been loyal to the club for many years. We had an agreement between us after what happened in January.” LIVERPOOL NEWS 2020-10-15T10:33:18.000Z 'Liverpool fans are going to adore him': Murphy hails Thiago signingDanny Murphy believes Liverpool have made an "unbelievable acquisition" to sign Thiago Alcantara from Bayern Munich.The 29-year-old arrived in a deal that could rise to £25m after seven years in Munich, playing a key part for Bayern in their incredible Treble-winning season. Photo: GettyFormer Reds midfielder Murphy, speaking to the Football Index Podcast, is convinced the Merseyside outfit have pulled off a brilliant piece of business."I think Thiago is an unbelievable acquisition because he is one of the only players in Europe who could improve Liverpool’s midfield. Even at 29 years old, he will give Liverpool at least three or four years and it was a brilliant bit of business for the fee involved as well."I first watched Thiago at Barcelona and the game looked effortless for him. Thiago is a midfielder that can dictate the tempo of a match like Scholes used to, and there aren't many of them about."Thiago has the ability to always have time on the ball because of the movement he does to create space. He very rarely loses the ball when he is pressed because of his awareness. "Thiago is an absolute steal at that price. Klopp deserves a medal for convincing him because the Liverpool fans are going to adore him." Advertisement WEST HAM NEWS 2020-10-15T10:10:42.000Z West Ham look set to seal the signing of Said Benrahma deal, but is he the player David Moyes wanted? Jack Rosser reports... Photo: AFP"There has been interest in Bournemouth's Joshua King who, with less than a year left on his contract, would have been more than £10m cheaper and is understood to have been manager David Moyes's first choice, though demands around wages and agent fees have made that deal more problematic."The deal to land Benrahma will see owners David Sullivan and David Gold fulfil their promise to "entirely" reinvest the funds from the controversial £18million sale of Grady Diangana to West Brom earlier in the window."While many had expected that investment to be made at the back, with a very public pursuit of Burnley's James Tarkowski bearing no fruit with Sullivan regarding the fee far too high, money has at least been spent after the West Ham chief feared that no new signings would arrive before the close of the window."Whether Benrahma falls in line with Moyes's plans, having raised concerns over the imbalance of his squad with too many attacking wide players, remains to be seen." WEST HAM NEWS 2020-10-15T09:52:16.456Z Benrahma to undergo West Ham medical as £30m move edges closerSaid Benrahma is set to complete his £30million move to West Ham on Thursday with the Brentford winger crossing London for his medical, writes Jack Rosser.
Photo: GettyThe Algerian returned from international duty on Tuesday and was given leave from training by the Championship club this morning as he looks to wrap up the switch to the Premier League.West Ham, who had been very tight for cash across the window, have now sanctioned a £25m up-front fee for Benrahma, with an extra £5m in add-ons to follow. LIVERPOOL NEWS 2020-10-15T09:27:18.190Z Liverpool reject Wilson loan bidLiverpool have reportedly turned down a bid from Swansea to take Harry Wilson on loan for the season, according to The Athletic.
Photo: AFPThe 23-year-old missed out on a move to Burnley after the two clubs failed to agree a fee before the transfer deadline.Wilson can, however, seal a loan or permanent switch to a Championship club if the deal is done before tomorrow's 5pm deadline.But Swansea will have to return with an improved offer after the Reds rejected their bid, apparently demanding a higher initial fee. Advertisement MAN UTD NEWS 2020-10-15T08:59:22.596Z Dortmund will 'refuse to sell Sancho'Manchester United's hopes of returning with a bid for Jadon Sancho in January have been dealt a huge blow after it emerged Borussia Dortmund will not entertain any bids for the England international.
Photo: GettyUnited had attempted to sign the 20-year-old in the summer transfer window but found the Bundesliga outfit's £108m price tag too steep.It was understood the Red Devils would regroup and try to sign Sancho in January instead, but The Mirror report the German side have ruled out selling their prized asset. 2020-10-15T08:02:49.643Z Grant set for WBA medicalHuddersfield striker Karlan Ahearne-Grant will undergo a medical at West Brom later today ahead of a £15m move.Grant scored 19 goals in the Championship last season and Baggies manager Slaven Bilic has been interested in signing the 23-year-old for a while now.But after having a bid rejected for Josh King, the newly-promoted side have moved to sign Grant, with the striker closing in on a move to the Hawthorns. CHELSEA NEWS 2020-10-15T07:31:48.000Z Haaland... to Chelsea?!Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland has been making waves with some stunning performances - and now Chelsea are reportedly on his trail.
Photo: APThe Norwegian netted a hat-trick for his national team in midweek and has been strongly linked with Manchester United and Real Madrid in the past. The 20-year-old reportedly has a £63m release clause written into his contract and The Sun report the Blues want Haaland to lead their attack. Advertisement ARSENAL NEWS 2020-10-15T06:53:04.370Z 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. EUROPEAN NEWS 2020-10-15T06:30:13.000Z Juve line up lucrative Mbappe swoopJuventus are lining up a massive bid for Kylian Mbappe, reports Tuttosport.GettyJuve are hoping to bring Mbappe to Turin next summer and build a budget of €400million to clinch the deal. It is unlikely the Serie A champions would have the funds to accommodate both the France star and Cristiano Ronaldo, meaning the Portuguese international could be used as a makeweight in any deal. 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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