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Football News Across the World (11 Nov 2020)

  • Juventusus are hoping to agree a swap deal with Paris Saint-Germain that would see Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar go in the opposite direction next season. TuttoMercatoWeb claim such a deal is on the cards with both players on similar contracts and renewals at their current clubs unlikely. is contracted to Juventus until 2022 and the Turin giants want to cash in before he could leave for free.
  • Arsenal are in talks to sign Red Bull Salzburg midfielder Dominik Szoboszlai. The Gunners have opened negotiations with the 20-year-old’s agent with a view to triggering the £23 million release clause in his contract and Napoli have also been linked with Szoboszlai, but Arsenal are in pole position to win the race for his signature.
  • Bayern do not want to sell David Alaba in the winter transfer window. The German giants are struggling to tie the Austrian defender down to a new contract, with his existing deal set to expire next summer. He has been linked with a move to the Premier League in January, but Bayern won’t sanction his departure mid-way through the season.
  • 🗣Former #Arsenal player Kevin Campbell on Martinelli: “I think Martinelli is the one, I really do. Martinelli was sensational when he came in last season. “He is a real handful – strong, direct and reminds me of the Brazilian Ronaldo. “The way that he picks up the ball and runs at goal is phenomenal.“I am not saying that he is Ronaldo but he reminds me of him, especially with that goal he scored at Chelsea. “[He’s got a] big future but I do not want to put too much pressure on him because he suffered that injury and he needs time to come back and get his feet under the table again, get comfortable and play games. “Players tend to get long-term injuries and then come back and pick a niggle up somewhere else. “He will need time to get back into the swing of things.”
  • 🗣 Nicholas Pepe: “My goal is to play more. Have a little more playing time,” “A player who plays is happy. For me, I would like to play a little more to find a smile again. “He [Arteta] wants me to be 100 per cent focused during the 90 minutes of the match. Afterwards, I see during training that I will be a substitute the following weekend. “But the coach speaks to me, he also has assistants who are there for that. But it is frustrating for any player to be on the bench.” “The coach makes his choices. It’s up to me to show him that I don’t have that role.”
  • 🗣 Tony Adams: “I’ve always said if Arsenal want to win the league again they’ve got to get the best goalkeeper. For me Leno is maybe not the best goalkeeper. I question Martinez being let go, that’s a mistake for me. I think he’s come of age, he performed excellently last season. Why would you, a club that’s wanting to win the league, let go one of the best goalkeepers in the country”
  • Arsenal are keen on a deal for Sao Paulo forward Brenner, according to reports in Italy🇮🇹 The 20 year old has fast become one of the hottest attacking prospects in South America. He has scored 15 goals and 3 assists from 25 appearances so far this year. And that form has drawn interest from Italian clubs Juventus, AC Milan & Lazio.

However, Calciomercato believes Arsenal head the race, & we have an advantage in the form of technical director Edu. The Brazilian remains very well connected in his homeland and helped broker a deal for Gabriel Martinelli in 2019. Now it’s believed Brenner is next in his sights. The Brazilian has a €50m exit clause in his contract. However, Calciomercato believes his exit can be secured for a fee ‘significantly lower’ next summer.

  • ‘I’m no teacher’s pet!’: Chelsea and England star Mason Mount insists he pays no attention to online scrutiny and won’t allow it to affect his form.
  • Junior Firpo has NO intentions of leaving Barça as of now. He wants to convince Ronald Koeman that he deserves playing time. Despite all the rumors, he continues to train and is preparing to play when his time comes.-victor_nahe
  • Dortmund youngster Jude Bellingham has been called up to the England squad, replacing James Ward Prowse who has withdrawn from the squad due to a hamstring injury.
  • Portugal coach Fernando Santos has confirmed Cristiano Ronaldo has trained and is available for their upcoming games, despite picking up a knock over the weekend 💪