Exclusive: Club chief was “frustrated” by major sale in the summer and it could impact Chelsea

West Ham’s summer signing of Lucas Paqueta has left Lyon owner Jon Textor ‘frustrated’ as he seeks to change the club’s mentality. That’s what Ben Jacobs said in his weekly CaughtOffside column, the journalist said Chelsea are working to sign Maro Gusto from Lyon in January but are facing a tough challenge due to a … Read more

Exclusive: Latest on Chelsea transfer links with Fernandez, Caicedo and more – Fabrizio Romano

Hello and welcome to Daily Briefing. My exclusive column related to CaughtOffside. If you liked this post, click here to subscribe and have it delivered to your inbox 5 mornings a week, completely ad-free! AC Milan have approached Roma for Nicolo Zaniolo. Negotiations are made for loans with an obligation to purchase a clause. Milan … Read more

Exclusive: Fabrizio Romano on Chelsea’s transfer pursuit of Fernandez, Caicedo, and other midfielders

Chelsea are nearing the end of the January transfer window with Enzo Fernandes, Moises Caicedo and other midfielders on their list, Fabrizio Romano told his CaughtOffside column. Despite claims elsewhere, the Blues have yet to make direct contact with Benfica over Fernandes. Chelsea would do well if they could sign top young midfielders like Fernandes … Read more

Exclusive: Fabrizio Romano praises Mikel Arteta’s “crucial” Arsenal transfer decision during the summer

Fabrizio Romano praised Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta for playing a key role in the club’s acquisition of Eddie Nketiah this summer during his catch-offside daily briefing. England’s U-21 international was nearing the end of his contract at the Emirates Stadium and eventually signed a new contract despite never establishing himself as a regular in Arsenal’s … Read more

Exclusive: Chelsea at final stages of clinching Joao Felix deal and could complete another forward transfer

Chelsea are in the final stages of completing the loan move of Atletico Madrid forward Joao Felix, Fabrizio Romano told Substack’s CaughtOffside column. The Blues are closing in on the Portugal squad. Romano explained that recent results and poor performances have prompted the club’s board of directors to help persuade manager Graham Potter to sign … Read more