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Fabrizio Romano’s exclusive update on Zubimendi

Fabrizio Romano's exclusive update on Zubimendi

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Martin Zubimendi is still super happy at Real Sociedad. He loves the club, the city, the fans. No issues.

Of course, if any club will trigger his release clause it will be up to the player to decide on the next move, but he’s surely on the list at Arsenal and Bayern (I never said Bayern were unlikely, just that he was a top target in case Alonso joined and it now will depend on the new coach).

So, let’s wait and see on the movements in the summer, but Zubimendi is not pushing to leave, however, in case of proposals, he will consider his future.

Honestly guys, I’ve no concrete update yet on the Ivan Toney situation, despite new reports that West Ham have become surprise favourites in the race for the England international.

I’m not aware of concrete negotiations at the moment with any club, just some interest of course for a very good player like Toney, but it’s still early for the strikers domino effect.

We heard many things about Toney in the recent months but he was not close to leaving in January. They will try to sort his future before the Euros, but it’s not something guaranteed at this stage.

I don’t have anything on Reece James really either, the situation is really quiet.

I’m sure Chelsea will try to make a profit with some players, as it’s something needed because of FFP, but Reece has always been considered an important part of the project so all quiet on this one, full focus on recovery and total commitment on the player side.

I expect Chelsea to be busy again in the transfer market, that’s for sure. It won’t be similar to January.

It’s also a possibility for Newcastle to sell one big star this summer too.

It will depend on the final verdict about Financial Fair Play but it’s a possibility, from what I’m told.

Newcastle would love to keep all their stars but some of them, like Bruno Guimaraes, have a release clause, so it’s gonna be time to follow those ones in the summer.

I’m sure they want to add also some players to their squad in different positions, so it’s not only about the outgoings.

The news that Barça are leaving the race for Estevao Willian aka Messinho isn’t about the club withdrawing.

The player has a release clause for €60m…

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