Chelsea announced the signing of Kai Havertz from Bayer Leverkusen on Friday evening, marking a club-record transfer as the midfielder arrived for a sum of £89million. The announcement had been long expected by fans of the Blues, who quickly took to social media to express their joy in welcoming the 21-year-old Germany international. Havertz is the final key transfer for Chelsea in a hugely successful window in which they also acquired Timo Werner, Hakim Ziyech, Ben Chilwell, Thiago Silva and Malang Sarr.
Soon after, Arsenal confirmed that Spanish midfielder Dani Ceballos had agreed to re-join the north London club on a season-long loan, though the Gunners are still hoping to secure the services of Thomas Partey from Atletico Madrid if possible.
Fellow Premier League sides will now push on in their attempts to level the playing field, with Liverpool hoping to make progress in their move for Bayern Munich midfielder Thiago Alcantara, while rivals Everton announced the signing of Allan from Napoli. Re-live all the latest live transfer updates below:
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West Ham have made a bid worth more than £20m for Burnley defender James Tarkowski, Sky Sports are reporting.
The England centre-back, 27, is said to have a much higher release clause, however – potentially closer to £60m.
Kai Havertz's move to Chelsea was reportedly driven more by club owner Roman Abramovich than manager Frank Lampard, according to The Express.
Either way, the now former Bayer Leverkusen midfielder was full of praise for Lampard after joining the Blues, saying: "I loved him as a player and watched him very often.
"I think I can learn from him as a manager as well. I think he’s a very humble person, a very great guy."
"I read very many messages from [the fans] and they write me very often on my social media accounts, so I saw it and can’t wait to play in front of them!"
Admittedly this isn't transfer news, but it's certainly something you'll want to read...
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Here's a quick look back at one of the most stunning stories from yesterday, when Alexis Sanchez – now of Inter Milan – revealed he wanted to leave Manchester United after just one training session...
Well... West Ham fans made clear their anger at the club's decision to sell Grady Diangana to West Brom, but Hammers players have now aired their frustration, too!
Following the announcement of Diangana's permanent move to the Baggies on Friday after a successful loan spell at the Hawthorns last season, West Ham captain Mark Noble took to Twitter to say he was "gutted, angry and sad" over the decision to sell the midfielder.
Jack Wilshere and Arthur Masuaku also criticised their own club...
Here's the full story on Allan's now confirmed move to Everton from Napoli:
↵Kai Havertz has given his first interview since joining Chelsea on a five-year deal.
Here's what he had to say about the club, Frank Lampard's role in his move, and Blues fans' social media activity this summer...
Some more news from our own Melissa Reddy:
Allan's move to Everton from Napoli has been finalised.
It will be on a three-year deal for a fee of £22m plus £2.6m in add-ons.
Messi also spoke about the emotional impact that the saga around leaving Barcelona has had on his family:
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