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Todd Boehly vexed with Abramovich over Tchouameni, Nice target Pochettino



Todd Boehly watched his first game as new owner of Chelsea

Chelsea owner and interim sporting director Todd Boehly is “angry and perplexed” that the previous regime did not move for Aurelien Tchouameni before the midfielder joined Real Madrid. (Sport – in Spanish)

Chelsea and United States winger Christian Pulisic, 24, has said he was “dumfounded” by former manager Thomas Tuchel’s decision to not start him in the Champions League semi-final second leg against Real Madrid in 2021. (ESPN)

Everton and Brazil midfielder Allan, 31, has opened talks to join United Arab Emirates club Al-Wahda in the next fortnight. (Football Insider)

Former Everton boss Rafael Benitez says he could not manage the Goodison Park club like he wanted to because of his ties with their Merseyside rivals Liverpool, where he won the Champions League as manager. (Sky Sports)

Aurelien Tchouameni has agreed a deal with Liverpool

Aurelien Tchouameni signed a six-deal at Real Madrid

Nice are hoping they can convince former Paris St-Germain and Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino to replace Lucien Favre as manager of the Ligue 1 club. (ESPN)

Belgium midfielder Youri Tielemans, 25, says he does not regret staying at Leicester City this summer despite being linked with a move to Arsenal. (Sky Sports)

AC Milan and Portugal forward Rafael Leao, 23, wants to sign a new contract with the Serie A side despite attracting interest from Chelsea. (La Gazzetta Dello Sport, via Teamtalk)

Barcelona’s list of possible replacements for Spain midfielder Sergio Busquets, 34, includes Wolves and Portugal international Ruben Neves, 25, and Spain midfielder Martin Zubimendi, 23, of Real Sociedad. (Marca)

Wales and Nice midfielder Aaron Ramsey, 31, says he moved to Juventus from Arsenal in 2019 after a contract he had agreed to with the Gunners “was no longer there”. (Times – subscription required)

Manchester United defender Lisandro Martinez, 24, and Tottenham centre-back Cristian Romero, 24, have been left stranded from the Argentina squad before two friendlies because of visa issues. (Mirror)


Leeds United’s English midfielder Jamie Shackleton is expected to leave Elland Road next summer, with Millwall having an option to buy the 22-year-old when his loan with the club expires. (Athletic – subscription required)

Juventus’ board of directors will hold a meeting on Friday to discuss the future of manager Massimiliano Allegri, with the Italian giants eighth in the Serie A table with just two wins from seven games. (Calciomercato – in Italian)

Chelsea are targeting RB Leipzig chief executive Oliver Mintzlaff to take up the role of technical director at Stamford Bridge. (Athletic – subscription required)

Chelsea could turn to Bayer Leverkusen sporting director Tim Steidten as their next target after Red Bull Salzburg’s Christoph Freund rejected the chance to join them. (Times – subscription required)


Tottenham are in advanced talks with recruitment expert Jeff Vetere to head their under-21s recruitment. (Football Insider)

Former Manchester City and Ivory Coast midfielder Yaya Toure is helping England Under-21s prepare for games against Italy and Germany as he attempts to complete his coaching badges. (Mail)

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