Modric about to leave Europe? Luka Modric extended his contract with Real Madrid until next summer, but the veteran’s playing minutes decreased a lot compared to last season. According to Spanish media, Modric’s representative Borja Couce is currently in Saudi Arabia and opened the door to the Middle East to play for his client. Al-Ahli and Al-Ittihad approached Modric. Moving to the Middle East to play football is a beautiful move to end the glorious career of the Croatian player.
Osimhen’s push comes to Chelsea. According to Evening Standard, Napoli star Victor Osimhen really wants to join Chelsea in 2024, despite being sought after by many other clubs. Napoli spent around £70 million in 2020 to get Osimhen, now they will demand more than £100 million for any team that wants to recruit him in 2024. Chelsea improved under Mauricio Pochettino this season, but lacking a true assassin. Therefore, they considered Osimhen a prime target.
Arsenal gave up on Douglas Luiz. Arsenal’s interest in Luiz emerged more than a year ago. Arsenal tried to bring him to Emirates Stadium in the summer of 2022, but Aston Villa did not sell. Arsenal was also no longer interested in this signature in January, because of related financial issues. Instead, the Gunners could look for a moderate deal to strengthen their squad for the rest of the season.
Progress of the Arsenal – Ruben Neves deal. Newcastle United is targeting Neves as the top target to strengthen the midfield. However, Neves is also said to be in Arsenal’s sights. In fact, it would not be too surprising if Arsenal strengthens the midfield with a quality midfielder in the winter transfer window, in the context that Thomas Partey continues to be tormented by injury. A move to borrow Neves is clearly reasonable.
Man Utd sets the selling price for Jadon Sancho. At this time, Sancho received interest from Arab clubs as well as Juventus. Meanwhile, Man Utd is also ready to part with this name to add more funds to the transfer budget. Accordingly, the Old Trafford team can accept the offer to loan Sancho in January, but the partner will have to agree to a buyout clause worth about 50 million pounds. Man Utd once recruited Sancho for 72 million pounds and will now have to accept selling at a loss.
Man Utd hardly has a chance with Rodrygo. Accordingly, Rodrygo is almost not interested in playing football in the Premier League. He shared: “I did not receive any offers from the Saudi League. I am not interested in rumors about going to the Premier League. Honestly, I only think about playing for Real Madrid, nothing else. I love Real Madrid. Everything here is perfect.”
Tieu Lam | 17:15 November 16, 2023