Transfer news LIVE: Havertz, Rice to Chelsea; Sancho to Man United; Tottenham sign Hojbjerg, Arsenal latest

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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 last week after the completion of the delayed 2019-2020 Premier League season. Premier League clubs will now be busy tweaking their squads 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, and are now targeting Kai Havertz. Manchester United and Man City are making early progress on significant deals, the former looking to sign Jadon Sancho and the latter bringing in Nathan Ake and Ferran Torres, while champions Liverpool are closing in on Greek left back Kostas Tsimikas.

Arsenal and Tottenham can now offer European football to their targets, with Willian having completed his medical ahead of a free transfer to Arsenal , while Tottenham will complete a deal for Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg .

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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.

Chelsea will push ahead with moves for Bayer Leverkusen star Kai Havertz and remain interested in Leicester City’s Ben Chilwell, 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.