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The latest transfer news and headlines, featuring Chelsea, Arsenal, PSG and more!
Good morning and welcome to the latest edition of the Daily Briefing, thanks for reading as always, and hope you enjoy!
Today’s top stories:
Official: Ajax director Sven Mislintat has been sacked with immediate effect after recent results. It’s over after joining the club in the summer.
Was that a disappointing draw for Arsenal? Thoughts on the North London Derby here.
Mikel Arteta: “Declan Rice, he’s extraordinary. In terms of how quickly he has adapted, he has surprised me.” Full story here.
Mikel Arteta on Jorginho’s error against Tottenham: “I love him — errors are part of football. We are all with him, no doubts.”
Arsenal are one of the clubs being linked with this Premier League full-back - full details here.
Joao Cancelo is already thinking long-term at Barcelona - more info here.
Armando Broja returned to the Chelsea squad yesterday, making an appearance off the bench. Chelsea rejected more than three loan and permanent deal bids for Broja - more exclusive info on that here.
Mauricio Pochettino: “We should win every game because we are Chelsea? Yes but we are not the Chelsea that won the Champions League or Premier League. We need to accept that it’s a project. An idea, but that we are going to build something for the future with time.”
Will Chelsea be patient with Pochettino? More on that here.
How important was Emi Martinez with his saves yesterday? [Pictures courtesy of Sky Sports]
Pochettino: “Yes, of course the owners are disappointed — but at the same time they need to support the plan. We have the squad we have, we need try to build the confidence and give them all of the support they need.”
Chelsea considered Bradley Barcola in August but it was never close as Lyon wanted Andrey Santos on loan... but his move to Nottingham Forest was already verbally agreed.
📰 Everton could face the prospect of selling one of their big-name players in January if the club’s takeover by 777 Partners ends up being blocked (Mirror)
Federico Dimarco after scoring again: “I have no doubts — I want to stay at Inter and sign new long term deal, absolutely. Nothing else to add.” Negotiations will start soon in order to sign a new contract for the Italian left-back.
Inter manager Simone Inzaghi after Marko Arnautovic injury: “We are not planning to sign any free agent in that position. Klaassen and Mkhitaryan can play in that position.”
📰 Manchester City have set their sights on the potential signing of 16-year-old Sunderland goalkeeper Matty Young (Sun)
Erik ten Hag is more than happy with Sergio Reguilon’s impact after joining on loan from Spurs - more on that and thoughts on other players here.
Ten Hag: “Yesterday Reguilon was ill but he wanted to play. It says something about his character and spirit. He wanted to play and contribute.”
💬 Where will Manchester United finish in the table this season?
What a win for Newcastle United against Sheffield United yesterday! Was this the pick of their eight goals? [Pictures courtesy of Sky Sports]
PSG president Nasser Al Khelaifi: “We have the best player in the world. I think Kylian Mbappe deserves the Ballon d’Or.”
Luis Enrique on €45m signing Bradley Barcola: “He’s top. I love all his skills. It’s wonderful to coach a player like that.”
Chelsea considered Barcola in August but it was never close as OL wanted Andrey Santos on loan... but his move to Nottingham Forest was already verbally agreed.
Carlo Ancelotti after 3-1 defeat to Atletico Madrid: “I take responsibility. The defeat tonight is my fault.”
Three games as starter for AS Roma, three goals scored for Romelu Lukaku. There’s no mandatory option in his loan, so his future with Chelsea will be discussed again next summer.
What a performance from Son Heung-min yesterday - here’s his second goal at the Emirates [Pictures courtesy of Sky Sports]
Ange Postecoglou on Son Heung-min: “He’s been outstanding as a leader and as a player, he’s great. We have put him in that nine position now and he just works so hard. He is so team-first orientated, it is incredible.”
BUT it was a game to forget for Cristian Romero as he set this unwanted record!