And so without further ado, let’s begin!
#5 The garden of Eden
The Chelsea forward once again spoke about the possibility of going to Real Madrid, which is just days after openly admitting that playing for the Galacticos is a dream he had since childhood.
When asked about what his wife thinks about a potential move to Madrid, he assured that his other half would follow him wherever he goes.
“Natacha doesn’t worry about that either, she just goes where I go,” he said.
“It’s okay, I’m going to stop it, let me put it this way: if I ever play for Real Madrid, I’ll be very happy, and if I will never play for Real Madrid, it’s because it may not be, and then I’ll be happy with Chelsea, Voilà.”
The Belgium captain also spoke about Jose Mourinho and his desire to once again work with the Portuguese. The pair worked together at Chelsea and Hazard admitted that the last season of the former Real Madrid manager’s second stint wasn’t ideal – but he claimed that he would love to work under the Portuguese again.
“The last season under Mourinho was not pleasant anymore. We didn’t win, we got into a sort of routine, training-training without having fun, it was better for all parties that the collaboration came to an end,” he said.
“If I’m now asked one coach with whom I want to work again, then I say: Mourinho.”
Unai Emery’s Arsenal seem to have found their feet quite quickly in the Premier League. After an initial hiccup of losing their first two games of the Premier League season, his team have gone on to win six games in a row since then.
This hasn’t stopped the Spaniard for seeking new talent. According to Mundo Deportivo (via Sports Witness), Arsenal have intensified their chase to sign Nicolas Pepe from Lille. The player also has interest from Bayern Munich and Barcelona.
Meanwhile, Jermain Defoe has made contact with West Ham to discuss about a potential return to the club in the January transfer window, according to this report from Football Insider.
As a result, there is a chance that the former Arsenal and Barcelona midfielder could be on his way back to Spain. According to a report from Mirror, Atletico Madrid are eying a potential move for Fabregas as he will be available on a free transfer in the summer.
“Without that clause he probably would have gone to Chelsea this summer,” said Mario Giuffredi, Hysaj’s agent.
Our best guess is that the arrival of Jorginho might have stopped Chelsea from signing another player from Napoli.
#2 Tottenham talks and Sarri
First off, let’s talk about Spurs. This is a club that didn’t sign a single player in the summer transfer window. And now, they are actually being linked with a €100 million move for a Barcelona star Arthur Melo by Don Balon.
Meanwhile, Maurizio Sarri spoke about his former player Gonzalo Higuain. He was asked about reports of the Argentine moving to Chelsea in the summer. However, he gave a very calculative response before lauding the former Real Madrid striker as someone who would keep scoring till he keeps breathing.
‘Whatever response I give will be considered wrong and put words into my mouth,’ Sarri said.
‘All I can say is that I feel Gonzalo left Napoli too soon. If he had stayed for another season, I think we could’ve been in a condition to win.