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Mount CFC contract, Chilwell Man City

Liverpool looking to rival Manchester United in the race to sign Barcelona star

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AC Milan coach Pioli on Brahim Diaz and his loan from Real Madrid expiring in June: “He’s a complete player, I’m happy to work with Brahim and I feel he’s happy here at Milan. We will see.”

Arsenal were hugely impressive again yesterday, and Leandro Trossard in particular with three assists in the first half against Fulham – a new Premier League record.

In my opinion, it’s such a smart, good signing by Arsenal. I didn’t have any doubt to be honest. He’s a serious player, Premier League proven, wanted by Edu and Arteta in the most difficult moment after missing out on Mykhaylo Mudryk. Arsenal have been fast and smart, this makes the difference on the market.

Folarin Balogun continues to have a superb season on loan at Reims: 16 goals, 21 years old and top numbers. Arsenal picked Reims as the best loan option with player’s agents — a decision on his future will be made at the end of the season.

Premier League is completely quiet for Sofyan Amrabat now, it was one of the possibilities in January. Now I’m told the focus is on possible La Liga move – but Barcelona moves depend on the Financial Fair Play so it’s too early to say.

Xavi: “Frenkie de Jong is one of the best midfielders in the world right now. He’s at spectacular level, he’s playing at incredible level — he gives us a lot, I’m so happy with Frenkie.”

Frenkie de Jong in action for Barcelona

Bayern director Hasan Salihamidžić: “Cancelo, sensational player. He’s trained very well over the past week and found that desire again. There’s hardly any other player in Europe that good in tight spaces.”

I’m aware of some rumours that Mason Mount is not injured and is out of the Chelsea squad for other reasons. I have no confirmation on the speculation, but for sure the contract situation isn’t helping Mount right now. It’s not an easy negotiation for the new contract. I’m aware of Liverpool interest, but it’s too early to say where Mason will end up.

Man City interest in Ben Chilwell was there already last year, but I’m told Chelsea have not made any decision on fullbacks at this stage and also Chilwell is doing very well, so he’s 100% focused on Chelsea…

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