Exclusive: Fabrizio Romano’s Daily Briefing – Chelsea’s attempted transfer hijack, Vlahovic Arsenal rumours, and more

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Will Manchester United be back in for Jurrien Timber in January? Click here for my exclusive information on the player’s plans.


Arsenal have been strongly linked with a renewed interest in Dusan Vlahovic, but what’s really going on?

How strong was Arsenal’s interest in Richarlison this summer, and why did he join Spurs instead?


Sergio Busquets on his future: “I’ve not made any decision yet. It’s not sure yet that I’ll leave Barcelona in June – we will see how this season will be for me.”


Could this Everton star be an option for Manchester United?


How close were Chelsea to hijacking one of this summer’s major deals? Click here to find out.

“He wants to be an important player, but it’s not happening … there is still a chance for him to leave in January” – Click here for a major Chelsea update.

Gabriel Slonina: “Chelsea… I can’t wait. I’m super excited to be in that world and see what it’s like in Premier League. The path that they showed me and presented me while I was talking to them was something I really liked. And it’s Chelsea, so it was a no-brainer.”

In other news, Fulham wonderkid Luke Harris is a target for Chelsea, who could be ready to pay as much as £30m for him in January (Daily Mirror)


What’s gone wrong for Dusan Vlahovic at Juventus and could a move to Arsenal be on again?


“There’s been a lot of interest around him for a long time … talks with Liverpool will continue” – Click here for an exclusive Liverpool update.

Manchester United

What next for David de Gea and possible new goalkeeper targets at Manchester United?


Giovanni Simeone: “I’d love to be part of Argentina squad for the World Cup, but I’ve never been called up despite scoring 17 goals in Serie A. I hope there will be some space for me one day.”

Lionel Messi on his new PSG life: “I feel good, I feel different from last year. I knew it was going to be like this. I’m more comfortable with the club, the dressing room… my teammates, the game. I feel very good and so I’m starting to enjoy myself again.”

Real Madrid

Eden Hazard: “It’s a delicate situation as I want to play more. I feel good at Real Madrid, yes — but I know what I can do when I play. There’ve been difficult times when I want to play and… I don’t play.”

Click here for more exclusive insight into Eden Hazard’s future at Real Madrid.


Richarlison on Chelsea interest before joining Spurs: “Yes, I know Chelsea made an offer in the summer… and I believe Arsenal contacted Everton to ask about my situation. But Spurs came in and paid the fee, you know? It’s as simple as that.”

How close was Richarlison to joining Chelsea or Arsenal? Click here for exclusive insight.


Official – Joao Pedro has signed a new contract with Watford valid until June 2028. The Brazilian was close to joining Newcastle in August but it collapsed at the signing stage. Now he’s put pen to paper on a new deal with a pay rise.

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