Welcome to my latest Daily Briefing, which has the latest on Chelsea’s long-running interest in Christopher Nkunku, as well as a preview of the Manchester Derby, which includes exclusive information on two of Manchester City’s summer arrivals who were previously targets for United…
Rafael Leao, according to AC Milan director Paolo Maldini, is “grateful to Milan and recognizes that the greatest way for his future is here.” Yes, I believe a new accord is conceivable. I don’t care about the contract rumors; what Rafa tells us is what matters.”
AC Milan was one of the clubs interested in signing this Manchester United star – click here for more information.
What does the future hold for Ferran Torres, who has been linked with a move away? My thoughts can be found here.
Chelsea will be one of the clubs vying for this world-class signing next summer – click here for more information.
Chelsea is set to attempt again for Denzel Dumfries in January with a better offer that might potentially see him loaned back to Inter Milan until the summer (Corriere dello Sport)
Gareth Southgate: “I am not a fool; I know I will be judged only on the results of the World Cup.” Contracts are meaningless in football; if the results aren’t good enough, you recognize that it’s time to split ways. “My contract does not protect me.”
City of Manchester
John Stones appears to have picked up a hamstring injury while on England duty, which is concerning for Manchester City ahead of this weekend’s crucial encounter.
City supporters have also enquired about Phil Foden’s contract; click here for my exclusive update.
And which two City players could have lined up for United in the derby this weekend? Click here to read my unique column!
“I met Ed Woodward a couple times,” says Eric Cantona. But they refused to recognize my appointment as Man United’s President of Football. Man United should have someone for football, whether it’s me or someone else.”
Last summer, how close was Cristiano Ronaldo to joining Manchester City?
What’s the latest on Diogo Dalot’s potential new Manchester United contract? Find out more by clicking here.
United of Newcastle
Is Newcastle seriously interested in signing Inter Milan center-back Stefan de Vrij?
Newcastle is exploring a £50 million bid for Mykhaylo Mudryk (i News)
Al Ahli Shabab
Jason Denayer went from Belgium to Dubai Sunday night to finalize his free agency move to Shabab Al Ahli. He had been looking for a new club since his contract with Lyon expired in the summer.