De Jong bombshell, Chelsea's Mudryk solution, Arsenal's Neto alternative: FootballTransfers recap

Tom Weber
Tom Weber
  • Updated: 9 Feb 2024 22:28 GMT
  • 5 min read
Frenkie de Jong, Barcelona

Friday delivered plenty of big news as Frenkie de Jong reportedly made it clear that he wants to leave Barcelona.

Plus, Chelsea may have an in-house solution to their Mykhailo Mudryk problem and Arsenal are lining up an alternative to Pedro Neto. There's plenty to cover, so let's jump right in.

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De Jong bombshell

Frenkie de Jong reportedly wants to leave Barcelona.

The Dutchman has thus reignited his Man Utd transfer saga.

But would he actually be better for Arsenal? There's certainly an argument to be made.

Another club potentially keen are Chelsea, who would be ready to shell out €100m on the Dutchman.

Barcelona could reinvest that money into Enzo Fernandez, who is 'seduced' by the Catalans.

Enzo Fernandez
© IMAGO - Enzo Fernandez

Chelsea's Mudryk solution

Chelsea youngster Tyrique George has done enough to be given a chance over Mykhailo Mudryk.

But he isn't the only Cobham wonderkid making a name for himself.

Arsenal's Neto alternative

Arsenal are looking for a right-winger, but should they try to sign Pedro Neto over LaLiga star Nico Williams?

Transfer value update

Man Utd flop Antony has completely annihilated his own transfer value over the past 12 months.

Darwin Nunez on the other hand has put forth a good argument that the criticism of him has been over the top.

Transfer news

Finally, let's finish up with some more transfer news from around the world. Arsenal played a blinder by selling Folarin Balogun for big money.

Julian Nagelsmann has made himself available for the soon-to-be-vacant Liverpool and Barca jobs.

Julian Nagelsmann
© IMAGO - Julian Nagelsmann

If the Reds have their way, Nagelsmann could be reunited with a former player at Anfield.

Mo Salah, meanwhile, has made a shock U-turn on a potential Saudi move.

Man Utd continue to push for a defender valued at €100m.

The man in question is not Jean-Clair Todibo, but the Frenchman could also be on his way to Old Trafford if his latest comments are anything to go by.

Erik ten Hag could be snubbed by Adrien Rabiot for a third time as a new challenger has joined the race.

Juventus are keen to sign a top-class midfielder in the summer and could offload a Man Utd target to raise funds.

Chelsea have set their sights on a breakout AFCON star.

An Argentine wonderkid is set to snub the likes of Liverpool and Man Utd to join up with Messi in Miami.

Lastly, Man Utd are tracking a wonderkid hoping to follow in Cristiano Ronaldo's footsteps.

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