Rice AGREES terms, Messi STOPS negotiations and Pochettino's first signing: FootballTransfers recap

Tom Weber
Tom Weber
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Declan Rice, West Ham, 2022/23
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Monday gave us plenty of FootballTransfers exclusives.

Plus, Messi made a huge intervention in the negotiations with Al-Hilal and the first signing of the Mauricio Pochettino era at Chelsea was confirmed. There's plenty to cover, so let's jump right in!

Exclusive: Rice agrees terms with multiple clubs

Declan Rice hasn't just agreed personal terms with Arsenal, the West Ham midfielder has given the nod over a potential transfer to several clubs, FootballTransfers can exclusively reveal.

Exclusive: Moyes set for West Ham stay

Furthermore, we were told that David Moyes is set to stay on board as West Ham boss following the Hammers' successful end to the season - and he is already working on some signings.

David Moyes
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Celtic shortlist revealed

Finally, we were able to reveal that Graham Potter and Brendan Rodgers are among the names considered to replace Spurs-bound Ange Postecoglou at Celtic.

Messi stops talks

According to Spanish media, Lionel Messi has demanded to suspend negotiations with Saudi giants Al-Hilal until 2024 following his father's (and agent's) meeting with Barcelona president Joan Laporta.

His wife Antonela may have also played a role in this decision.

Poch's first signing

The first signing of the Mauricio Pochettino era at Chelsea has been confirmed, though the Blues had been working on a deal way before the Argentine entered the picture.

Mauricio Pochettino
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Mac Allister to Liverpool

Alexis Mac Allister's move to Liverpool is edging closer and it has been revealed that the Reds have an absolute bargain on their hands.

But there's more: his signing could be transformative and could turn Jurgen Klopp's men into title challengers again.

Mount to United

Though the two clubs are still wrangling over a transfer fee, Mason Mount's move from Chelsea to Manchester United is inching closer.

But how would the midfielder fit into Ten Hag's system? We have the answer.

Mason Mount
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Transfer news

Finally, let's finish up with some more transfer news from around the world. Barcelona legends Jordi Alba and Sergio Busquets could be heading to Saudi Arabia.

And they may be joined there by another Barcelona player in what would be a truly shocking move.

In order for the Blaugrana to afford Messi, some sacrifices may have to be made.

Sergio Busquets
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At Manchester United, a transfer battle over a talented youngster has broken out.

Moreover, Manchester United and Chelsea have been forced to rethink their pursuit of a Serie A star due to injury.

Staying with Chelsea, their Manuel Ugarte deal has now officially collapsed.

This may, however, be something of a blessing in disguise as a successful deal would have further nourished the monster Todd Boehly has created at Chelsea.