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Jonathan David remains one of the top targets for AC Milan in 2024. The deal could only be feasible in the summer window due to the price tag. With 12 months left on his current deal, it gives Milan a decent chance of being able to sign him. He’s also on the list of three Premier League clubs.
Leo Messi spoke about the tension on the pitch with Uruguay players: “I prefer not to say what I think about some gestures. But these young people have to learn to respect their elders. This game was always intense and hard but always with a lot of respect. They have to learn a little bit.”
Endrick became the 4th youngest player in history to debut with Brazil (after Pelé, Edu and Coutinho), and the youngest since 1966. The future Real Madrid striker was aged just 17 years, 3 months and 26 days.
Vinicius Junior leaves the Brazilian camp with immediate effect due to a muscle injury after medical tests carried out on Friday. He will travel back to Madrid to be assessed. Feeling is that this injury is bit less serious than last one.
Si Phillips has more on Carney Chukwuemeka’s injury update and return date.
Man City and Chelsea face relegation from Premier League following Everton punishment [Stefan Borson]
Luis Díaz scored twice against Brazil to win Colombia the match 2-1, and his father’s reaction, coming just a few days after he was released by kidnappers, was just wonderful to see:
Luis Díaz after the match: “Yes, I was thinking of my dad all the time on the pitch… he always had the right mentality in difficult moments. This win, these goals are for him.”
Another beautiful moment came after the match as Brazil keeper, and Luis Diaz’s Liverpool team-mate, Alisson Becker, gave him a warm embrace despite finishing on the losing side [pictures from Colombian TV]:
Before England kicked off their game against Malta, those inside Wembley Stadium, including both teams, paid an emotional tribute to the legendary Sir Bobby Charlton [pictures from Channel 4 and Simon Peach]:
Harry Kane found the net once again in England’s 2-0 win. A beautiful build up got the finish it deserved, and Kane now has an incredible 15 goals in the last eight games for club and country. He’s also been directly involved in 34 goals in his last 31 appearances for England with 28 goals and 6 assists [pictures from Channel 4]:
The game wasn’t without more VAR controversy, but Bukayo Saka didn’t want to get into it post-match [pictures from Hayters]:
Gareth Southgate spoke about Marcus Rashford’s injury after the game: “I think he’s probably okay. We just thought given the nature of the collision, it was a chance to get Cole into the game. I haven’t assessed it too much but I think Marcus was okay when he came off.”
Everton have been handed an immediate 10-point deduction for breaching the Premier League’s Profit and Sustainability rules, meaning that they’ll start their match against Man United next weekend in 19th position, level on four points with bottom club, Burnley. The Toffees issues a swift response:
Sky Sports broadcaster, Jamie Carragher, had his say on the points deduction, which he called ‘excessive’ [pictures from Sky Sports]:
Everton fans fear star midfielder could miss Manchester United clash after withdrawing from international duty [CaughtOffside]
Didier Deschamps: “Warren Zaire Emery has chances to start and if he doesn’t start, he will still have the chance to play and debut.” It is his first ever call-up with the French national team and he’d become the youngest ever to debut for France, breaking Camavinga’s record.
Albert Gudmunsson signs a new long term deal at Genoa, valid until June 2027. Salary increased and still one to watch for the summer window as many clubs keep following him.
Julian Nagelsmann has been hit with an injury to keeper Marc-André ter Stegen: “He’ll miss both games because he has acute back pain. He will fly back to Barcelona and I hope he'll be fit soon and get back to the pitch with his team.”
Golden Boy Awards
Erling Haaland wins Golden Player Man Award at Golden Boy 2023. Voted by Board of Legends including Matthäus, Stoichkov, Shevchenko, Verón, Nedved, Fabregas.
Brighton president Tony Bloom wins the Best European President Award at Golden Boy 2023 voted by Board of Legends.
Arsenal director Edu Gaspar wins the Best European Director Award at the Golden Boy 2023 — voted by Board of Legends.
Ali Barat from Epic Sports wins the Best Agent Award at Golden Boy voted by Tuttosport. “I am proud and honoured to receive the Golden Agent Award 2023, representing this fantastic team,” Barat said.
Juventus sport director Cristiano Giuntoli wins the Greatest Challenge Award at Golden Boy 2023. He won the Serie A title as Napoli director last season before joining Juve this year.
Lamine Yamal wins The Youngest Award at Golden Boy 2023 — it’s a special dedicated Award to reward the youngest player ever to be on the podium of the Golden Boy.
Atalanta centre back Giorgio Scalvini wins the Best U21 Italian Player Award at Golden Boy 2023.
OFFICIAL: Jude Bellingham wins the Golden Boy Award as best talent in the world for 2023! The Golden Boy awards will be held in Turin on December 4. [Graphic from Fabrizio Romano]
Mehdi Benatia is finally set to be appointed as new Marseille sporting director. Negotiations took place for weeks but an agreement has now been reached with all document/details to be sorted at the beginning of next week.
Maxime Estève is expected to be on the move in 2024. The France U21 centre-back is out of contract in June 2025. Italian and German clubs already wanted to sign him last summer and remain keen, more clubs also in the race now.
Kylian Mbappé on Luis Enrique not being happy with him despite his last hat-trick: “I took it very well, he’s a great coach and he has a lot to teach me. Since the first day, I told him he would have no problem with me. I have always worked very well with the coaches I have had.”
Kylian Mbappé spoke in respectful tones about his former PSG team-mate, and rival in the 2022 World Cup final, Lionel Messi: “Messi had to win the Ballon d’Or. He won the World Cup, he’s one of the greatest in history, if not the greatest for me. Haaland had a great season, I did too, but next to winning the World Cup it doesn't weigh much. Leo deserved it.”
Official: New Real Madrid tests now report that Eduardo Camavinga has ruptured his external lateral ligament in right knee. He’s expected to be out until the end of 2023, back in action in January.
Kylian Mbappe to Real Madrid doesn’t make sense [RMC Sport]