Exclusive: Fabrizio Romano’s Daily Briefing – Chelsea sporting director, Cristiano Ronaldo, Jude Bellingham, and more

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Welcome to my latest Daily Briefing! Read on for my exclusive transfer updates, and answers to your questions on the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Jude Bellingham, Bernardo Silva, and more…

AC Milan

Official, confirmed. Sandro Tonali has signed new long-term contract with AC Milan until June 2027. He’s always been considered a key part of the project, despite some speculation over his future in the summer.


Ajax CEO Edwin van der Sar has officially extended his contract with the club until June 2025.


Arsenal had to see off competition from a Premier League rival to sign Marquinhos this summer – find out how they did it.


Could Barcelona come back in for Bernardo Silva in 2023? Click here for my thoughts on this and more questions.

Barcelona are calm over Gavi’s future – they now consider it a matter of time before he signs a new contract after lengthy negotiations. As I’ve said before, I’m not aware of talks with Liverpool or any other club because he’s most likely to stay at Barca.

It was a good Barcelona debut for Hector Bellerin in the win over Cadiz. He took a big pay cut to return to the Catalan giants, having also had interest from Serie A clubs this summer.

Bayern Munich

Were Bayern Munich ever really in the running to sign Cristiano RonaldoClick here to find out my answer.

Cristiano Ronaldo in action for Manchester United


Click here to find out the latest on Chelsea’s search for a new sporting director.

What next for Thomas Tuchel? Read my exclusive insight here.


Will Liverpool be the favourites to sign Jude Bellingham next summer? I answered this and more of your questions here.

Manchester United

Manchester United were offered 15 players towards the end of August – you can find out some of those names here.

Joao Felix on Manchester United approach during the summer: “I didn’t hear anything… so that was something for the president to deal with.”

There was never an official bid from United – just an approach, not even a proposal as Atletico Madrid consider him an untouchable player.


Loris Karius is set to join Newcastle on a short-term deal. The former Liverpool goalkeeper has signed his contract – it’s done.


Sekou Oumar Yansane has left Paris Saint-Germain to sign for Al Ahli SC in Qatar on a permanent. The contract was signed yesterday, and will be valid until June 2027.


Here’s Diego Costa with Wolves – he’s signed a contract until 2023 and will be unveiled soon.

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