Hello and welcome to my latest Daily Briefing! Read on for today’s updates on Chelsea’s sporting director search, plus how close Granit Xhaka came to leaving Arsenal…
Roma manager Jose Mourinho is a big fan, but how close was Granit Xhaka to leaving Arsenal this summer?
What a moment we saw in the Premier League yesterday – Arsenal young talent Ethan Nwaneri became the youngest ever Premier League player. The midfielder is just 15 years, 181 days old. Born in 2007.
There’s been fresh speculation about Antoine Griezmann’s future – click here to find out what’s really going on.
PSG director Luis Campos reveals on Ousmane Dembele: “We didn’t sign Dembele because he’s a winger and we’re playing with another system. I love Dembele, he’s great but we had different plans.”
Ousmane Dembele of Barcelona
Bayern Munich’s Oliver Kahn on Julian Nagelsmann: “We’re totally convinced of Julian. Of course, he’s concerned, everyone is. But we are convinced of Julian. Some players probably believe the Bundesliga can be secondary. That’s unacceptable.”
Official, confirmed. Roberto de Zerbi has been appointed as new Brighton manager to replace Graham Potter. He’s signed his contract, valid until 2026.
Chelsea are closing in on Christoph Freund as their new director of football – click here to find out more.
Who could Chelsea target under Freund? Here’s what I think should be the priority.
Callum Hudson-Odoi: “Todd Boehly didn’t want to include a buy option and told me: ‘Listen, we want you back here. You’re still on Chelsea radar. There are a lot of young players he’s trying to buy for the next years, it’s main part of the project.”
What’s the latest on Milan Skriniar’s future amid links with the likes of Man City, Chelsea and Tottenham?
Juventus CEO Maurizio Arrivabene: “It would be completely crazy to sack Allegri right now. Allegri has a project here at Juventus to be developed in the next four years. We have a…