Hello everyone and welcome to today’s Daily Briefing, featuring the latest Arsenal transfer news, Chelsea transfer rumours, and more.
I’m aware that there’s been some speculation about Weston McKennie being a target for Arsenal, but I’m told there are no talks. We’ll see if that changes in January, but I’m also not sure he’s the type of player Mikel Arteta needs, they could do with someone more dynamic in the middle of the park.
There’s some talk again of Patrik Schick being an option for Manchester United. He was one of the players scouted under Ralf Rangnick, but now there are still no contacts ongoing. I think he’s very talented player, but needs to be more consistent; for sure, he could be a good option for many big clubs in the Premier League.
Lucas Hernandez on his potential return to Atletico Madrid: “If there will be opportunity to return someday, why not? Atleti gave me everything, I wish them all the best”.
Bayern Munich, however, remain determined to tie Lucas Hernandez to a new contract in the near future.
Chelsea’s rebuilding continues. Joe Shields appointment is 100% done and sealed, his move from Southampton will be made official soon.
Monaco technical director Laurence Stewart will also join the Chelsea recruitment team, while Christopher Vivell talks are progressing well.
Callum Hudson-Odoi on his future: “I don’t know what the future holds. Obviously, at the end of the season I’ll go back to Chelsea regardless and we’ll see what happens from there. That’s where I’ve always been since I was a kid.”
Chelsea are still following Josko Gvardiol after seeing a bid turned down in August, but RB Leipzig have previously suspected Manchester City could also join the race next summer.
No changes on Massimiliano Allegri’s situation. Juventus won’t sack him and he won’t leave, despite another disappointing defeat to Benfica. Andrea Agnelli confirmed his intention to continue with Allegri, whose current deal…