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Breaking News ! Welcome to the Evening Standard's rolling coverage of the summer transfer window. Tottenham have completed a sensational double deal for Gareth Bale and Sergio Reguilon having already signed Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, Joe Hart and Matt Doherty during the window. Champions Liverpool have signed one of the best midfielders in the world in Thiago Alcantara, with the Spain international arriving in a deal that could be worth up to £25m from Bayern Munich. Diogo Jota has also joined from Wolves. Arsenal have secured Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's future after signing Willian and Gabriel Magalhaes, and Lyon's Houssem Aouar appears to be the next target. Chelsea have confirmed the £90m arrival of Kai Havertz, having previously signed Thiago Silva, Malang Sarr, Ben Chilwell, Timo Werner and Hakim Ziyech - with goalkeeper Edouard Mendy expected to follow this week. Manchester United have signed Donny van de Beek but are struggling to sign top target Jadon Sancho. Arsenal given hope over Aouar Chelsea to sign Mendy 'within days' Tottenham 'want' Lingard and a striker PSG open talks over deal for Dele Alli Wolves want Oxalde-Chamberlain after Semedo Alex Telles talks Manchester United move Live Updates New updates availableRefresh CHELSEA NEWS 2020-09-20T18:57:00.000Z Lampard: We must support Kepa Frank Lampard insists Chelsea must continue to support Kepa Arrizabalaga after the Spaniard made yet another glaring error in their defeat to Liverpool. Photo: GettyLampard said: "With the Kepa situation it’s a clear mistake. A clear mistake that has cost us because at that point we go on to have a penalty which we maybe score. Those fine margins change games at this level. We have to keep working, Kepa has to keep working."He is our player and it is clear now that there are two games where we have felt, today was a clear mistake and and Brighton was a mistake too and he has reflected on it in that way. We have to keep working, it is the rule of football."Players need support, particularly from myself. I give that to all the players. Kepa has to keep working, nobody tries to make mistakes in football, it is the nature of the game. You have to be strong, you keep going and that is where he is at." MAN CITY NEWS 2020-09-20T18:36:48.710Z Guardiola: I would love to stay longerPep Guardiola has insisted he would love to stay on at Manchester City having entered the final year of his contract. The 49-year-old is now in his longest tenure at a single club, previously never staying with one side for more than four years. Photo: Getty“I would love to stay longer here,” said Guardiola. “It’s a place I love to be, but I have to deserve. This club achieved standards in the last decade but we have to maintain that and I have to deserve it.“I’m going to see if I deserve it this season, in terms of how the club goes forward and improves. I wouldn’t be here if I didn’t feel the fire or the desire to play good.“I still want to help the players avoid making mistakes and still I have the passion to do it - maybe more than ever. I want to try to be together and have a good season.” LIVERPOOL NEWS 2020-09-20T18:13:40.030Z Mane: Liverpool lucky to have ThiagoSadio Mane believes Liverpool are lucky to have signed Thaigo Alcantara after the Spaniard made his debut in their 2-0 win at Chelsea. Photo: GettyThe midfielder replaced Jordan Henderson at half-time having signed a £25million deal from Bayern Munich last week. “Not only me, all the world know what Thiago is capable of,” Mane told Sky Sports. “So we are lucky to have him in our team. He is a great player." Advertisement MAN UTD NEWS 2020-09-20T17:45:28.000Z Shaw: We need to strengthen the squadManchester United defender Luke Shaw believes the squad needs strengthening before the end of the transfer window. United slumped to a 3-1 defeat to Crystal Palace at Old Trafford to kick off their Premier League campaign. Photo: GettyAnd though Donny van de Beek scored on his debut, Shaw believes there's plenty of areas they need to improve in. “We have a very good group, but personally I think we need more players to strengthen the squad,” Shaw said.“It can give us a boost. When you look around at how other teams are strengthening their teams, then we must also do it to keep up with the others.” CHELSEA NEWS 2020-09-20T17:24:03.280Z Mendy to Chelsea signed?Chelsea have completed their signing of Edouard Mendy, according to Fabrizio Romano, who states the deal is 100 per cent done and signed. Photo: GettyRomano reports Chelsea will officially announce the signing next week. It will come as good news for Chelsea, who lost 2-0 at home to Liverpool today, with Kepa Arrizabalaga at total fault for the Reds second goal. EUROPEAN NEWS 2020-09-20T17:03:09.316Z Morrison to sign for ADO Den HaagFormer Manchester United and West Ham midfielder Ravel Morrison has reportedly reached an agreement with Dutch side ADO Den Haag. Omroep West are reporting the Lazio player will have a medical on Monday, after which he will complete his move. Advertisement PREMIER LEAGUE NEWS 2020-09-20T16:42:05.000Z Wolves close to agreeing Semedo dealWell, this one seems to be progressing pretty quickly. Sky Sports are now reporting Wolves are close to agreeing a £29million deal for Nelson Semedo. The 26-year-old is yet to agree to personal terms, however. It's a position Wolves are keen to bolster following Matt Doherty's transfer to Spurs. PREMIER LEAGUE NEWS 2020-09-20T16:22:03.563Z Wolves make offer for Semedo Wolves have submitted an offer for Barcelona defender Nelson Semedo, report Sky Sports. Photo: GettyBarcelona are reportedly happy for the right-back to leave this summer, with the decision therefore in the hands of Semendo. Perhaps a helping hand will be the fact Semedo is represented by Gestifute, which is the agency run by Jorge Mendes - who is regularly involved in Wolves' dealings. PREMIER LEAGUE NEWS 2020-09-20T16:02:54.006Z Fulham open talks for MarlonFulham have opened talks with Italian club Sassuolo for centre-back Marlon Santos, according to Fabrizio Romano. The London club have struggled in defensively so far in the Premier League, conceding seven goals in two games. Advertisement EUROPEAN NEWS 2020-09-20T15:41:21.463Z Atletico yet to receive Costa offerAtletico Madrid have not yet received any offers for striker Diego Costa, report AS. The Spaniards are keen to offload Costa this summer to fund moves for either Luis Suarez and Edinson Cavani. With Tottenham desperate for a striker, and Costa working under Mourinho at Chelsea, it wouldn't be overly surprising to see a link emerge. MAN UTD NEWS 2020-09-20T15:20:06.000Z Telles coy on Man Utd linksAlex Telles has remained tight-lipped his links to a move to Manchester United.
. Speaking to Sport TV, he is quoted as saying: "I'm a guy who focuses a lot on work, people believe what they want, say what they want in the newspapers, but the most important thing is to be focused on my work."You know that and so do my teammates, whatever happens, I'm focused on the club, I'm here, I'm playing."
Mourinho wants another striker to complete 'Tottenham puzzle'Jose Mourinho has once again proclaimed his wish to bring in another striker at Spurs. Tottenham provided a stark reminder of their attacking prowess with a scintillating display against Southampton, with Heung-min Son and Harry Kane sharing the spoils in a 5-2 win. Mourinho insists Spurs still need another attacker despite the addition of Gareth Bale, with Danny Ings a target. Asked if he still needed a striker, Mourinho said: "Yes. For a season like this we need a good squad and we need two players for each position. So there you go."Gareth, when fit and in condition, is one of the top players in Europe, and Sergio was amazing last season in Sevilla."So if you ask me if I'm happy to have these players I have to say yes I am but there are other things that make a team and make a squad."A squad is a puzzle, a squad is a puzzle and in this moment our squad is not a puzzle and that's a problem that we have to understand."
Mourinho coy on Alli futureJose Mourinho remained tight-lipped on the future of Dele Alli at Tottenham. The midfielder was left out of Tottenham's thumping 5-2 win over Southampton - the second successive game he's missed - with reports Paris Saint Germain are keen to sign him this summer.Photo: Getty"I'm not responsible for the market," the Spurs manager said when asked about Dele's future."The only thing I can say is that I left eight players behind. They stayed and trained this morning because they are a big group and Dele is amongst these players. You could see our team. I cannot start with all of them and I cannot have a bench without defenders or midfielders."In the same way the squad is a puzzle, the bench is also a little puzzle. So to have on the bench Toby and Serge, and Moussa and Gio, and Lamela, and Bergwijn. I cannot have on the bench four wingers or three wingers and a No.10, and then no defenders. Everything is a puzzle so in these matches that he stayed out, probably Tuesday he will play and others he will stay out.Mourinho added: "I want a balanced squad, that's what I want. Yes, [he can be part of that]. Nom he doesn't need to be sacrificed, but the squad is a puzzle."
Wolves target Oxlade-Chamberlain moveWolves are interested in signing Liverpool midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, report the Sunday Mirror. Photo: GettyLiverpool have just raided Wolves for the signing of Diogo Jota, though the Molineux side did sign Reds defender Ki-Jana Hoever. Chamberlain made just 17 league starts last season in an injury-hit campaign, and he'll likely fall further down the pecking order following the arrivals of Jota and Thiago Alcantara.
Spartak Moscow confident of Aurier moveSpartak Moscow are growing increasingly confident they can agree a deal to sign Spurs defender Serge Aurier, according to Sky Sports.
Photo: GettySpartak made their opening enquiries earlier this month, with Aurier reportedly open to a move with first-team opportunities now limited. Tottenham have signed Matt Doherty as Aurier's replacement this summer, the former Wolves full-back started each game since.
Mourinho on Dele's future Photo: Tottenham Hotspur FCJose Mourinho has fielded questions about Dele Alli after the midfielder was again absent from Tottenham's squad despite not being interested.PSG, as mentioned earlier, are reportedly interested. "I'm not responsible for the market," Mourinho said. "I'm not able to answer your question on that. "I can only say I left eight players behind training. They are a big group and Dele was among this group."The same way a squad is a puzzle and in the same way so is the bench. I cannot have three wingers and a number 10 and then no defender. Dele stayed out but probably Tuesday he will play.""I want a balanced squad. [Can he be in a balanced squad?] Yes, he doesn't have to be sacrificed."
Betfair - Dele Alli next clubPSG - 2/1Real Madrid - 5/1Inter Milan - 7/1Man United - 12/1Juventus - 20/1
How the Spanish press reacted to Bale's departureGareth Bale's loan move from Real Madrid to Tottenham has brought a mixed reaction from the media in Spain.The Welsh winger completed a season-long deal on Saturday after seven years in Madrid, which have featured many successes but also plenty of difficulties – especially since his wonderful overhead kick in th 2018 Champions League final against Liverpool.Madrid-based sports daily AS contrasted the 31-year-old's warm welcome back at Tottenham with his fall from grace among Real fans. "From villain to hero," their front page said on Sunday.Click here for the full story from our Spanish Football Correspondent, Ben Hayward.
WEST HAM NEWS
West Ham eye SidibeWest Ham are interested in signing Djibril Sidibe from AS Monaco, according to reports.Photo: Reuters90min reports that the Hammers, along with Newcastle United and Wolves, are interested in the 28-year-old.
PREMIER LEAGUE NEWS
Semedo to Wolves?What a signing this would be! Wolves are in the market for a new right back after selling Matt Doherty to Tottenham.
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When does the 2020 summer transfer window close?
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.
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