All the top stories and transfer rumours from Tuesday’s national newspapers…
Pochettino speaks out for the first time since his departure
Recently, former Paris manager Mauricio Pochettino gave his first interview with the media Infobae after his departure, in which Pochettino talked about Messi, Mbappe and Neymar’s past with the management of the team, and also included the dark moments of the reversal by Real Madrid and the analysis of the reasons for Paris’ failure.
The interview says we have to understand that as Paris’ goals develop, they are less patient and more demanding, but that is the situation.
Paris occupy a leading position domestically in France and the fans themselves don’t give it the importance it deserves. We won our 10th league title this year, which is equal to the two teams that have won the most titles, such as Saint-Etienne.
But I think domestic titles are underrated and not taken seriously, they think you are obliged to win domestic titles and if you don’t it’s a disaster and there is no sense of excitement.
-Some people say Mbappe planned everything this season, it’s unbelievable that a young man has so much power!
What I think is that Paris have done everything they can to keep Mbappe, I agree with that. He is one of the best players in the world at the moment and I think Paris kept him with all the resources they had and in the circumstances, but I don’t think Mbappe was the architect of the new season, it’s usually the president who decides in these situations.
-You have coached Messi, Neymar, Mbappe and Ramos, what is it like?
For me, I’m very happy. I always discuss this with the whole coaching staff and it’s an incredible opportunity to have so many star players sharing the dressing room with us, something that has always been very positive, to see them competing in such situations.
Chelsea remove Kepa from the official website? But the latest development Mendy disappears
A few days ago, Chelsea officials have removed Kepa’s name from the first team squad.
Kepa joined Chelsea from Athletic Bilbao in 2018 for a transfer fee of €80 million, but he has underperformed at Chelsea and has been reduced to a replacement for Mendy.
Recently it was announced that Kepa would be joining Napoli on loan and the official Chelsea website has now moved Kepa out of the team’s first team squad, which seems to mean that Kepa’s departure is a foregone conclusion.
However, the story has now been reversed and Kepa’s name has reappeared on the first team list on the team’s website, proving that his brief removal from the list does not mean that he is “officially confirmed” to be leaving the team.
It’s not as if the administrators accidentally It’s more like a bug on the website or a back-end debug, as Mendy is currently “missing” from the list. Unlike Kepa, Mendy is not rumoured to be on the move.
Barca activated the third lever.
Laporta’s latest announcement is that Barça’s third economic lever has been activated and the club has sold 25% of Barça Studios to socios in return for €100 million.
This will allow Barça to register all new signings after activating the third lever. Previously Barça had activated two levers, the first earning €200 million and the second around €400 million, as previously reported.
According to journalist David Ibanez, after activating the three levers, Barça have earned a total of €767 million.
Chelsea close to signing Cucurella for £50m
Chelsea are close to signing Brighton left wing-back Cucurella, according to the Telegraph’s leading journalist Matt Law.
The report claims that Chelsea are close to completing the deal as Manchester City have suspended their interest in Cucurella, who has a transfer fee of £50 million.
The report states that on Monday local time, the two sides have exchanged contracts and other documents in order to finalise the deal. Brighton have now embarked on a search for Cucurella’s replacement.
Cucurella is also said to be open to joining Chelsea, despite his desire to join Manchester City.
The report says that even if Chelsea sign Cucurella, they will sign another defender and Tuchel wants to buy another striker.
The report suggests that Cucurella’s arrival would see Marcel Salle leave on loan, with the French centre-back likely to join an overseas side on loan.
Another report by Chelsea’s Chelsea correspondent Kinsella of the London Evening Standard suggests that Chelsea could add youngster Colville to the Cucurella deal, with the former valued at around £20m.
Official: Former Arsenal, Juve midfielder Ramsey joins Nice on free transfer
It’s official, Welsh midfielder Aaron Ramsey has joined Ligue 1 club Nice on a free transfer.
Ramsey becomes Nice’s fifth signing of the summer, shortly after his contract with Juventus was recently completed.
During his time at Arsenal and Juve, Ramsey has won three English FA Cups, two English Community Shields, one Serie A title, one Italian Cup and one Italian Super Cup. He also won the Scottish Cup once during his loan spell at Rangers last season with Juve.
Cristiano Ronaldo has been accused of setting a bad example after leaving Old Trafford before the end of Sunday’s friendly with Rayo Vallecano, according to a Manchester United insider.
Barcelona president Joan Laporta has left the door open for a move for Manchester City ace Bernardo Silva later this month, after they sold 25 per cent of their TV studios to crytpocurrency firm Socios.com for £85m to help register new signings.
Eric Bailly is set to snub a reunion with Jose Mourinho at Roma in favour of Sevilla.
Tammy Abraham says he is settled at Roma and in no rush to go back to Chelsea.
Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal cull is gathering pace as he looks to offload 11 players who were part of last week’s pre-season tour of America – including former first team regulars Hector Bellerin, Nicolas Pepe, Pablo Mari, Lucas Torreira, Ainsley Maitland-Niles and Reiss Nelson.
The new Prime Minister will try to bring the Women’s World Cup to the UK following England’s European Championship triumph.
The Hundred will use extra stewards and additional cameras to clamp down on antisocial behaviour at matches.
Manchester United are looking to ship six of their out-of-favour defenders before the transfer window closes in one month as new boss Erik ten Hag continues rebuilding his squad, with Sevilla interested in Alex Telles and Phil Jones in talks with DC United.
Premier League stars want to stop taking the knee before every game following a meeting of the 20 club captains last Thursday, amid rising concerns that the gesture has lost its gravitas.
Fulham need a new centre-back, and they’re scouting Premier League rivals – namely Chelsea’s Malang Sarr, West Ham’s Issa Diop and Leicester’s Jannik Vestergaard.
Kasper Schmeichel is closing on his move to Nice and is expected to undergo a medical over the next 48 hours after getting the blessing of manager Brendan Rodgers to seek a new challenge
Manchester United risk upsetting Cristiano Ronaldo further with plans to replace him with Frenkie de Jong as the club’s highest earning player this season.
Arsenal are close to selling Lucas Torreira to Galatasaray and complete his long-awaited departure from the club, finally drawing to a close an error-strewn £129m spending spree.