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🔒 (Subscribers Only) Talks planned over Chelsea star's difficult situation, 700 goals for Cristiano Ronaldo, and are Arsenal title contenders?

My exclusive column, featuring the latest transfer news on Denis Zakaria, Romeo Lavia and Cody Gakpo, PLUS how Mikel Arteta has turned Arsenal into title contenders.

Talks to be held over difficult Denis Zakaria situation

It’s not been easy for Denis Zakaria - he looked set to stay at Juventus before Chelsea decided to go for him in the final few hours of the transfer market. Chelsea signed him on loan with a purchase option of €20m, plus €4m in add-ons.

I’m told this deal will be discussed again because the situation is worrying - he’s not playing, he was wanted by Thomas Tuchel and he planned to have him as a starter. Still, under Graham Potter he’s not playing, he’s not even on the bench. This is why the clubs and player will speak again, because at the moment this deal makes no sense for anyone involved.

And let’s see what Chelsea will do in midfielders in January or next summer. They wanted Frenkie de Jong in the summer and Jude Bellingham will be on the market next summer, with many clubs interested.

Arsenal are title contenders under Mikel Arteta

Arsenal beat Liverpool 3-2 yesterday to continue their superb start to the season. It may be a surprise for some to see how much they have improved, but I have to say I’m not surprised at all - I have really appreciated the Arsenal project for more than a year. They trusted in the manager in the difficult moments of 2021, Edu is doing great job, and I'm told that the atmosphere into the dressing room is amazing.

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