Exclusive: Fabrizio Romano’s Daily Briefing – Chelsea to decide on forward transfer, Man United winger interest + more | OneFootball

Exclusive: Fabrizio Romano’s Daily Briefing – Chelsea to decide on forward transfer, Man United winger interest + more

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Good morning and welcome to my latest Daily Briefing – a round-up of exclusive transfer stories, featuring Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Cody Gakpo, Jarrod Bowen, and more!


Meetings between Hector Bellerin‘s agent and Arsenal have taken place. The Spaniard could terminate his contract at the Emirates Stadium as he’s eager to return to Real Betis. He was there on loan last season and they’re his priority now.

Pablo Mari could now move to Monza rather than Hellas Verona. The Gunners are now waiting for the player’s final decision, with Monza progressing in talks despite interest from Hellas Verona as well.


Barcelona are waiting to register their signings before also completing a move for Chelsea left-back Marcos Alonso. A deal has been in place for a week, with the player due to join on a two-year deal with the option of a third year.

Nico Gonzalez is set to move to Valencia on a season-long loan, with no purchase option. He’ll sign a new contract with Barca before leaving, and documents have also been signed for his loan move to go through.


Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to Chelsea?

It’s official – Timo Werner has returned to RB Leipzig. The fee is only €20m and he’s signed a five-year deal. It didn’t work out for him at Chelsea, but remember he was very impressive in his first spell at Leipzig, with Liverpool very keen on him at that time. He could be one to watch this season.

Chelsea have had two offers turned down for Inter Milan wonderkid Cesare Casadei. Inter want more than €8-9m for the 19-year-old midfielder.

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Marcos Alonso will be Barcelona’s next signing once the Catalan giants get the final green light from La Liga to register their other new arrivals this summer.


Official – Amadou Onana has been confirmed as a new Everton player, joining from Lille for €36m fee plus add-ons and 20% sell on clause. He’s signed a five-year contract at Goodison Park. This looks a hugely promising signing to restore some positivity in Frank Lampard’s squad after a difficult summer and an opening day defeat at home to Chelsea.

Inter Milan

Cesare Casadei is still being targeted by Chelsea, who have had two offers turned down for the player. Ligue 1 side Nice are also interested in the talented 19-year-old midfielder.


Juve are the favourites to sign Memphis Depay from Barcelona. The Netherlands international has been on their radar since earlier in the summer, with a two-year deal now being discussed. One issue is that Barca won’t allow both him and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to leave in the same window.


Manchester City

Manchester United

Erik ten Hag has had positive conversations with Adrien Rabiot. The Juventus midfielder remains Manchester United’s focus for the time being, with a fee agreed between the two clubs, and an attempt to reach personal terms with the player ongoing. He’ll cost €17m, but the terms of his salary are still being discussed.

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Alexis Sanchez will have medical tests this morning ahead of completing a move to Marseille. He’s agreed to terminate his contract with Inter Milan


Matthew Hoppe is set to be announced as a new Middlesbrough player. He signed his contract on Tuesday and has completed a medical, with an official statement likely to happen today.


It could be a busy week for Napoli as they close in on a move for Giovani Simeone, and continue to work on a loan move for Keylor Navas. They’re also showing an interest in Tottenham midfielder Tanguy Ndombele.

It’s now only a matter of time before Fabian Ruiz leaves Napoli for Paris Saint-Germain. No issues with the deal as things stand – the fee will be €20-25m.


Destiny Udogie should have his medical with Tottenham in the coming days. He’s going to sign a five-year contract with the north London side before returning to Udinese on loan for this season. A smart piece of business for a talented young player who is admired a great deal by Fabio Paratici.

Tanguy Ndombele is a target for Napoli. He’s also come up in discussions with Villarreal over Giovani Lo Celso. His agent has been talking to clubs this summer in a bid to get him out of Spurs. After a difficult time at Tottenham and a disappointing loan back with Lyon, it will be interesting to see if the Frenchman can bounce back and revive what had looked like being a very promising career.

Valencia are interested in Bryan Gil, joining Real Sociedad in the race to sign the Spurs misfit on loan. For now, there’s no full agreement with any club.

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Tottenham are not in the race to sign Memphis Depay, who is a top target for Juventus. No interest, no talks from Spurs so far.

West Ham

Nikola Vlasic is leaving West Ham. He’s arrived for a medical with Torino ahead of a loan deal with the option to make it a permanent transfer for around €15m.

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