Author: Akshat Mehrish

Akshat Mehrish is a football expert who has a keen interest in tactics and player recruitment aspects of the sport.

The Gunners still consider Gabriel Jesus their top target despite missing out on Champions League football next season, reports The Athletic. However, the club are also eyeing alternatives in Italy. Rumours broke of the Gunners’ interest in the Manchester City striker last month while they were still hunting for a UEFA Champions League spot for the subsequent season. Mikel Arteta’s side have failed to hit that mark but, nevertheless, plans to move forward with their interest in the Brazilian.  Переглянути цей допис в Instagram Допис, поширений Gabriel Jesus (@dejesusoficial) As per the report, Arsenal are hoping to bring City to the negotiations…

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Real Madrid are in pole position to sign AS Monaco midfielder Aurelien Tchouameni, reports 90MIN. That comes as a blow for Paris Saint-Germain, Liverpool and Chelsea all of whom were linked with the French talent in recent weeks. Reports suggest that the other interested parties have been informed of Tchouameni’s decision to join Los Blancos with terms agreed between the player’s representatives and the club.  https://twitter.com/OptaJean/status/1529389054931963904 The 22-year-old, who who made 95 appearances for the Monegasques since joining from Bordeaux in January 2020, will follow in the footsteps of compatriot Eduardo Camavinga, who left Rennes last summer for Real Madrid despite interest from Premier League. However, as per…

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Pending the completion of the Todd Boehly/Clearlake Capital takeover, Chelsea FC are set to receive a mammoth 200 million pounds war-chest to spend on summer signing. The UK government approved the sale of Chelsea to the Boehly-led consortium on the morning of May 25. With the American businessman set to become the club’s new controlling owner – and Clearlake the majority stakeholder – the Blues can proceed with their transfer plans for the upcoming transfer window. Several key players will depart, with some already confirming their departures, leaving the 2020/21 Champions League winners in a vulnerable position. However, as per…

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Despite watching his team fail after coming agonizingly close to lifting the title, Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp will have something to take home from the campaign. The German was named Premier League’s Manager of the Season for 2021/22 ahead of league winner Josep Guardiola. Apart from Pep, Klopp beat fellow nominees Thomas Frank (Brentford), Patrick Vieira (Crystal Palace), and Eddie Howe (Newcastle United). The German was named the recipient of the award at the annual League Managers Association Awards dinner on May 24.  https://twitter.com/premierleague/status/1529207041885077504 Klopp thanked his coaching staff in his acceptance speech but lamented that his side Liverpool lost…

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Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich have completed their first signing of the summer transfer window. Ajax right-back Noussair Mazraoui joins the club on a free transfer on a contract until the end of the 2025/26 season. The Moroccan has signed a four-year contract with the Bavarians after choosing not to renew his deal with his boyhood club AFC Ajax. 24-year-old Mazraoui was the subject of interest from several top European clubs, but Bayern led the race following the turn of the year and have now confirmed what was expected for months. Upon signing for the German giants, Mazraoui spoke about his delight…

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Tottenham Hotspur will turn Cristian Romero’s loan move from Atalanta into a permanent one, Fabrizio Romano confirms. Spurs secured an initial obligation to buy agreement while signing the centre-back last summer; the 40 million euros clause will be triggered in the coming days, prolonging the Argentine’s stay at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium until 2026. Injuries hampered an otherwise brilliant individual season for the 24-year-old central defender, who shone towards the end under Antonio Conte with his team desperate to make it to the Champions League places. Overall, Romero made 30 appearances for the club in his first season and scored one goal.  https://twitter.com/Squawka/status/1524796796563644416 Romano…

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In a bid to sway free agent Paulo Dybala toward joining AS Roma, club legend Francesco Totti says he will offer the number 10 jersey to the Argentine. Meanwhile, Inter Milan are reportedly evaluating the possibility of signing the attacker, who was released by Juventus this summer. Totti’s number 10 shirt hasn’t been assigned a successor since the Italian’s retirement in 2017. In the five years since the club icon hung up his boots, the iconic number has remained vacant, despite the presence of several big-name stars within the walls of Rome. However, the Italian would have no qualms were Dybala…

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Paris Saint-Germain striker Kylian Mbappe has revealed that Real Madrid weren’t the only club he was in conversation with before signing an extension with the Parisians. The player was in negotiations with Liverpool, too. Mbappe penned a historic extension with the Ligue 1 champions last week, putting an end to the rumours of a move to Real Madrid in the summer. Los Blancos were in direct contact with the Frenchman’s camp for long, but an offer from PSG of mammoth proportions and significant importance blew them out of the water. However, in an interview with the Telegraph, the 23-year-old revealed that…

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Borussia Dortmund have completed the signing of Turkish central midfielder Salih Ozcan. The midfielder joins the club from FC Koln and becomes their fourth signing of the summer already. The 24-year-old had a year left on his current deal, which, in turn, allowed Dortmund to sign him for a small fee. As per Kicker, the Bundesliga giants paid just 5 million euros to free Ozcan from his contract. Speaking to the BVB website, Ozcan claimed to be delighted at the prospect of continuing his development at Dortmund, which, he says, is one of the few clubs he would’ve left his…

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Aston Villa have completed their second signing of the summer, the club confirmed on May 23. Midfielder Boubacar Kamara joins the club on a free transfer from Olympique Marseille, despite strong interest from 2020/21 LaLiga champions Atletico Madrid. The Frenchman has signed a five-year deal with the Villans to become their second signing of the summer; days earlier, Villa confirmed the capture of Philippe Coutinho on a permanent deal following a short, successful loan spell from FC Barcelona. The 22-year-old had attracted interest from some of Europe’s top sides, but none more so than Atletico. The 2020/21 Spanish champions led the race to…

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