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🚨 Amad scores stunner vs Newcastle, Sesko to Arsenal latest, Chelsea confident of signing wonderkid, Postecoglou's Spurs future, & more

Today's round-up, featuring Man Utd, Arsenal, Chelsea and much more!

Good morning everyone and welcome to the latest edition of the Daily Briefing - thanks as always for reading, and hope you enjoy!

Today’s top stories:

Arsenal

  • Benjamin Sesko to Arsenal talk is hotting up but there are two other strikers they really like as well - Fabrizio Romano has the latest details in his exclusive column.

  • William Saliba transfer blow for Arsenal as the French centre-back is being eyed by the likes of PSG, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich ahead of this summer…


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Atletico Madrid

  • Antoine Griezmann scored this fine goal as he hit a hat-trick last night. FT Getafe 0-3 Atletico Madrid [Pictures from Premier Sports]

Barcelona

  • Xavi: “The initial plan was for Vitor Roque to join us in July, not in January but due to injuries we anticipated the deal. Vitor has to develop, we have a lot of big players. I don’t understand the ‘Roque case’, he’s a young player learning and he needs to develop.”

  • Xavi on rumours about Ronald Araujo’s summer exit: “I always talk with Roni and he knows what I think. There are zero doubts on his future on my side. He knows what I want for his future and he’s happy here.”

Bayern Munich

  • Mathys Tel’s agent Gadiri Camara: “No matter who will be the coach next season, Mathys will stay at Bayern. He is 1000% Mia san mia and proud of that. He’s ready to learn and improve.”

  • Thomas Tuchel’s agent Olaf Meinking was spotted in a meeting with the Bayern board yesterday. It took place at Bayern’s headquarters, as revealed by BILD.

  • Tuchel could now stay at Bayern - there will be further talks, according to Fabrizio Romano, who has the key details in his column.

Chelsea

  • What a header by Cole Palmer as his stunning form this season continues! FT Brighton 1-2 Chelsea [Pictures from X/Chelsea FC]

  • Cole Palmer backs Mauricio Pochettino: “All credit to the manager. All the players love the manager and want to fight for him.”

  • Benjamin Sesko to Chelsea could still be one to watch despite strong links with Arsenal - more info in Fabrizio Romano’s exclusive column.

  • Chelsea have prepared an improved proposal for Estevao Willian to be sent to Palmeiras. Personal terms were agreed last week, and Chelsea feel they are in control of the situation. Bayern have not moved in terms of proposals or bids so far, while Chelsea negotiations are set to advance soon.

  • Artem Dovbyk has been linked with Chelsea and he has a very tempting release clause this summer, according to Fabrizio Romano in his latest column.

  • Mauricio Pochettino: “Nicolas Jackson has the potential to be a fantastic striker. It’s about patience and time. He’s been working really hard, he’s changing the opinion. I am so happy that now people are starting to see Nico in the way we saw.”

  • Pochettino reveals: “We have already started to work on summer transfer window plans. Now is going to start a period where players want to leave. Maybe some offers arrive or players that we want to add to the squad.”

  • Todd Boehly on Chelsea project: “We’ve got to be patient. Since Boxing Day, we are the fourth best team in the Premier League. When you look at what is going on now, it feels better and better.”

  • Boehly on Chelsea spending: “We are not spending the money, we are investing the money. When we are spending, we are investing and those players continue to hold their value. I argue the investments made at Chelsea have held their value.”

Crystal Palace

Girona

  • Artem Dovbyk has been linked with Chelsea and he has a very tempting release clause this summer, according to Fabrizio Romano in his latest column.

  • Daley Blind has signed a new deal at Girona, it will be valid until June 2026. Blind will play Champions League football again next season.

Inter Milan

  • Inter director Baccin confirms: “It’s true, we are monitoring Brazilian goalkeeper Bento. We’re happy with our goalkeepers but Bento is on our shortlist of talents, he’s one we are following.”

Juventus

  • Dusan Vlahovic scored what ended up being the winner for Juventus as they beat Atalanta in the Coppa Italia final. FT Atalanta 0-1 Juventus [Pictures from Premier Sports]

  • Thiago Motta is the favourite for the Juventus job as the expectation remains for Massimiliano Allegri to leave this summer - more details in Fabrizio Romano’s column.

  • Juventus director Cristiano Giuntoli on Teun Koopmeiners: “He’s a very good player. Atalanta have many excellent players.” Koopmeiners remains one of the top targets for Juventus in the summer.

Liverpool


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Manchester City

Manchester United

  • Rasmus Hojlund came off the bench to score what proved to be the winner in this close game! FT Manchester United 3-2 Newcastle United [Pictures from Sky Sports]

  • Bruno Fernandes on his future: “I will be here till when the club wants me and the club wants me to be a part of the future. If for some reason they don’t want me, then I will go.”

  • Erik ten Hag: “The fans are always backing the team and backing me. Also, when I’m in the streets, many, many come to me. The fans understand this club is in a transition, and the fans understand the huge problems we’ve had to face, especially positions in key areas.”

Napoli

Newcastle United

  • What a strike by Lewis Hall as Newcastle pulled one back at Old Trafford! FT Manchester United 3-2 Newcastle United [Pictures from Sky Sports]

  • Newcastle transfer update sees them linked with exciting Premier League trio!

PSG

  • Xavi Simons transfer update - PSG have informed the midfielder of their plan for him this summer, according to Fabrizio Romano in his latest column.

  • Carlos Soler is set to leave PSG this summer - it’s over for him at the Parc des Princes, according to Fabrizio Romano in today’s exclusive column.

Real Madrid

  • Arda Guler has never requested to leave Real Madrid on loan, despite reports in April. He was always going to assess the situation with Real in the summer but always being patient, waiting for his opportunity. Real staff are extremely happy with his development.

  • Carlo Ancelotti: “The squad loves Arda Guler very much, we are very happy that he’s there. He has a gift, he scores goals even when he doesn’t deserve it. I think it’s because the ball is in love with Arda.”

Red Bull Salzburg

  • Jurgen Klopp’s assistant Pep Lijnders was confirmed yesterday as the new Red Bull Salzburg manager. Contract valid until June 2027, he’s set to leave Liverpool and start his own career as head coach.

Tottenham


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