🚨 Graham Potter still out of work after rejecting Lyon job, Nicolas Pepe snubs Saudi in favour of Trabzonspor, Jadon Sancho uncertainty, WATCH Lionel Messi's amazing free-kick for Argentina, and more
Today's transfer round-up, featuring Chelsea, Man Utd, Arsenal and more!
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Today’s top stories:
Graham Potter turns down Lyon job.
Nicolas Pepe snubs Saudi.
Jadon Sancho set for Man United crunch talks.
Luiz Felipe to Al Ittihad, here we go! I have been told he just signed the contract with Saudi club, agreement sealed. Documents completed, medical took place on Wednesday evening. Real Betis will receive €25 million package with add-ons included.
Nicolas Pepe is not convinced by Saudi club’s approaches — a deal did not happen because the player said no. Pepe’s priority was always to join Trabzonspor, and that is what he is going to do! Here we go confirmed. He will undergo his medical later today and sign a short-term deal until 2024.
You can read more on Pepe’s move here.
Marcelo Flores leaves Arsenal and is set to join Tigres on a permanent deal, here we go — agreement completed. Flores will travel for medical tests then he will sign a four-year contract.
🚨 ICYMI: Lionel Messi scored an amazing free-kick during last night’s South American World Cup qualifier against Ecuador 👇
🎥 Pictures courtesy of TyC Sports.
Norwegian talent Antonio Nusa has confirmed Chelsea wanted him on Deadline Day. He said: “We had a new talk when the money came but I knew what to do. A lot of money… but I can’t focus on that. I want to really think through my next step, what’s right for me.” - Chelsea will keep monitoring Antonio Nusa as the 2005-born winger is considered top talent. Chelsea’s scouts will keep tracking him in the next months after Deadline Day bid of around €30 million was rejected.
Inter have completed formal steps to sign 2007-born midfielder Dilan Zarate Hidalgo from Girona.
Graham Potter will not be taking the vacant Lyon manager’s job. The former Chelsea head coach is not ready to step back into management yet - the proposal was rejected. Potter will take his time before picking the best project.
🤔 Which club do you think Potter should manage next? - Let me know in the comments below.
Jadon Sancho did not join Al Ettifaq on the Saudi Pro League’s Deadline Day. The story was denied by both the player and the club sides. Sancho is expected to discuss the tense situation with Erik ten Hag and his coaching staff soon.
Find out everything I have said on Sancho and Ten Hag following their public disagreement here.
🤔 Do you think Manchester United will sell Sancho before the start of the 2024-25 season? - Let me know what you think is next for the Englishman in the comments below.
Luka Modric has spoken about receiving offers from Saudi. He said: “I'm so happy and fulfilled at Real Madrid, not thinking about other options. I don’t even need to boost my ego with these stories about big offers. I just want to enjoy every moment in football and Real Madrid.”
🚨 ICYMI: Find out which club owner was spotted meeting with Luka Modric just last week here.