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Olivier Giroud with a goal and an assist last night. Fair to remember AC Milan invested just €1m fee plus €1m add-ons to sign him from Chelsea in July 2021.
What a deal this has proven to be – Giroud has scored 21 goals in 55 apps with Milan, playing a key role in their title success last season.
More: a new deal for the experienced Frenchman will be discussed soon.
I’ve said before I think Arsenal could be active this January, but it’s still a bit early to know for sure, and I thought I should set the record straight on growing speculation involving a move for Facundo Torres of Orlando City.
There’s still nothing advanced yet. Facundo is one of many players that Arsenal are following and scouting, he’s appreciated – but it’s not something serious yet.
He’s a promising talent, and there are several clubs in Italy, Spain and UK following him. Keep an eye on him, for sure, because he has big teams monitoring him, but it’s too early for now to know where his future lies.
Jorginho’s agent Joao Santos: “I’ve never met with Barca director Mateu Alemany. We want to extend the contract with Chelsea, it’s our priority. We only had conversations about Jorginho with Chelsea — no other clubs.”
Official, confirmed. Brighton have now completed Facundo Buonanotte signing on a permanent deal from Rosario Central. The Argentine wonderkid born in 2004 has been also approved by Roberto de Zerbi — contract until 2026 with an option for further season.
Eduardo Coudet has been officially sacked by Celta Vigo — while Carlos Carvalhal is in as his replacement, it’s done and confirmed. Carvalhal will be appointed on a two year deal after agreement was reached yesterday morning.
Arsen Zakharyan remains a target for Chelsea. They have been interested in him for some time and they remain in contact with his club Dynamo Moscow and with the player’s agent. Zakharyan only wants Chelsea, so now it’s just about working through technicalities to see if they can get a deal done. Other clubs are interested in this big, big talent, but his priority is to get a move to Chelsea.
Jorginho‘s agent Joao Santos: “I’ve never met with Barca director Mateu Alemany. We want to extend the contract with Chelsea, it’s our priority. We only had conversations about Jorginho with Chelsea — no other clubs.”
Denis Zakaria: “Chelsea fans are amazing. I’m very excited, I’m very happy and it’s important for me to play a good game. I left Juventus to play and I waited for my chance… the manager said play like you did in training. I did my best.”
Wilfried Zaha has not made any decision yet on his future. Crystal Palace have informed him of the intention to offer a new deal, but in this case it’s only up to Zaha and he has not decided yet. I think he could be an interesting solution for many big six clubs, but he needs to play regularly; it’s really important for him. As things stand, he could be a free agent next summer and that’s a great opportunity for many clubs, but let’s see what happens in the next few months.
Inter Milan CEO Beppe Marotta on Romelu Lukaku: “We will wait for Lukaku after his new injury. There are many injuries in Europe around top clubs with many games, so we are gonna wait him.”