Hey guys, welcome to my latest Daily Briefing – enjoy today’s round-up, which features Jack Grealish, Memphis Depay and the situation at Chelsea…
William Saliba on life at Arsenal: “I’m at home here. I like London, I like the club, I like everything. I feel at home here.”
There was interest in Saliba from other clubs this summer, but as I wrote at the time, it would have taken a crazy offer for the Gunners to sell him. More good work by Edu and Mikel Arteta as the young Frenchman is now showing his worth.
Marco Asensio won’t rule out a controversial move to Barcelona: “I don’t know if Barcelona want me. There are rumours on many clubs, it’s normal. I’ve never thought about future at Barca, I have not valued it… so, don’t know! Right now, I can’t answer.”
Memphis Depay: “In the summer, other clubs came and then you just look at your options so I decided to fight for my chance at Barcelona. I love competition and I don’t walk away from it. I enjoy being at Barca.”
But what does the future hold next for Memphis Depay? Click here to find out more.
Memphis Depay in action for Barcelona
Ryan Gravenberch: “I have no regrets with joining Bayern. But to be honest, I’m disappointed as you want to play, it’s normal. I have to accept it but it’s difficult. I have to stay calm. I hope to have more space after the international break.”
How close was Ryan Gravenberch to a move to the Premier League instead?
Former Ballon d’Or winning centre-back Fabio Cannavaro has now reached a full agreement with Italian second division club Benevento on a two year contract. He’ll sign his contract tomorrow for his first managerial experience in Italian football.
Roberto De Zerbi, presented as new Brighton manager: “I spoke to Pep Guardiola on Sunday. He said: I’m very happy you are here. He said if ever there is anything I need, he is there – apart from when we play them!”
Chelsea were very surprised that the Christoph Freund deal fell…