the Daily Briefing - Harry Kane, Chelsea's striker plans, and how safe is Gareth Southgate's job?
My latest briefing on today's biggest headlines, featuring Harry Kane, Gareth Southgate, and more!
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Today’s top stories:
AC Milan director Paolo Maldini on Rafael Leao and Chelsea rumours: “I feel we’ve good chances to reach an agreement with Rafa Leao on a new contract to keep him here at Milan. Leao knows that this club is the best one for his growth.”
AC Milan director Paolo Maldini on the €20m deal to sign Theo Hernandez in 2019: “I still remember that we reached an agreement with Real Madrid then I spoke to Theo as if he was my own son, so I convinced him.”
All my sources tell me there’s no truth to the Dusan Vlahovic to Arsenal rumours. There’s always plenty of speculation, but click here for my take on this story in yesterday’s column.
Arsenal showed an interest in this centre-back during the summer, but why didn’t a deal happen? Click here to find out.
Bayern Munich appreciate Harry Kane, and want a new striker for 2023, but there have been no talks with Tottenham so far - click here to find out more.
Confirmed - Allan has left Everton and signed for Al Wahda on a permanent deal. His medical has been completed and he signed his contracts yesterday to leave the Premier League.
Some reports claim Manchester City are now in the strongest position to sign Jude Bellingham, and possibly in a cut-price deal - click here for my exclusive update.
📰 In other news, Phil Foden has reached an agreement in principle over a new contract with Man City worth £250,000 a week (Football Insider)
AC Milan director Maldini at Gazzetta Festival dello Sport: “We tried to sign Sven Botman this summer but then he joined Newcastle.”
Red Bull Salzburg
Benjamin Sesko was named man of the match for Slovenia’s game against Norway - one more top performance after receiving many proposals during the summer.
In the end, RB Leipzig invested €20m plus add-ons to sign Sesko for next summer, but expect Premier League clubs to remain in the frame for the future.
Dejan Kulusevski: “I wasn’t happy at Juventus so joining Tottenham was a great choice for me. I’m so happy to work under Conte. Trust me, I’ve never seen anyone in my life motivated as Antonio Conte. His words enter into your heart.”
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