EXCL: Tottenham approach Chelsea to ask for Trevoh Chalobah on loan deal, no green light from Chelsea, difficult due to rival + formula of deal. Complicated deal while Forest still trying to make permanent deal happen for Chalobah but no green light player side.
Sergio Ramos to Sevilla, deal done! The verbal agreement has been reached on short term deal — despite proposals on the table from Al Ittihad and also Turkish clubs. Ramos, back to Sevilla after 18 years.
Sergio Ramos: “I have a very ugly image in my head of when I arrived in Pizjuán. My grandfather left crying because I was whistled and booed. I’ve been a Sevilla fan since I was born and that feeling hasn’t changed.”
Chelsea want Ian Maatsen to sign new long term deal — this was also issue on Deadline Day as Chelsea agreed on £31m package with Burnley due to contract situation… but Maatsen rejected. Future now depends on contract; new deal or solution to be found on the market in 2024.
Manchester United new signing Rasmus Højlund took to the media on his move: “There was a lot of interest, for me Man United has always been the first priority”. “I’d rather keep it to myself [who else was interested]. But I wanted to join Man United”.
Ansu Fati on his Brighton move: “I spoke to De Zerbi — he said he has full confidence in me and told me what he thought about me. That was key factor”. “He was main person who convinced me to come here with what he said, how he sees me as a player, and what I can improve”.
Official: Quique Setién leaves Villarreal and he’s no longer the manager after one win and three losses in four games this season. The clubs director of football, Miguel Ángel Tena, will take over on an interim basis and take training tomorrow.
Napoli’s official statement on Khvicha Kvaratskhelia’s future: “Some media continue to tell, having the footballer’s agents as their only source, of alleged negotiations in progress for the renewal of Kvaratskhelia. It’s about “bullshit”. No one from Napoli has ever talked about the possible renewal of the player (whose contract expires in 4 years). Neither Mauro Meluso, nor Maurizio Micheli, nor Aurelio de Laurentiis, nor Andrea Chiavelli did it.”
Liverpool are still in the race to sign Kylian Mbappé in 2024.
Demarai Gray is still pushing for a move to Al-Ettifaq before the Saudi window shuts. Everton are resisting but a deal is still possible for around £7M.
Sofyan Amrabat’s agent on Instagram following his move to Manchester United: “You had a dream that saw you playing under the lights in The Theatre of Dreams. You put your trust in me to make that dream a reality, and for 15 years we have been on this journey together that has seen you grow from a young boy with raw talent and a passion for football, to the man you are today, a world-class player.
After your performances at the World Cup, the biggest stage of all, the whole world was speaking your name. They all saw what I always knew, your talent was undeniable.
My belief in you has never changed and even though these last three months were difficult, with so many obstacles, you turned down every club that came calling because you had faith that your dream would come true.
One club. We made it brother, a promise kept, a dream realised. The Theatre of Dreams awaits.”
Manchester United are under pressure to drop Antony after Brazil withdrew the footballer from their squad following serious allegations of physical assault and the claim that the player threatened to kill his ex-partner and attacked her with a glass.