Pochettino to Saudi, Branthwaite to Man Utd, Kompany to Bayern: FootballTransfers recap

Tom Weber
Tom Weber
  • Updated: 22 May 2024 22:41 BST
  • 6 min read
Mauricio Pochettino, Saudi Arabia, Chelsea, 2023/24

Wednesday delivered plenty of big storylines as Mauricio Pochettino may already know his next job.

Plus, Man Utd are closing in on Jarrad Branthwaite after Everton found a replacement and Vincent Kompany is on his way to Bayern Munich. There's plenty to cover, so let's jump right in.

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Exclusive: Pochettino wants Saudi

The Football Transfers Podcast can exclusively reveal that Mauricio Pochettino has a strong interest in moving to Saudi Arabia after his Chelsea exit.

But why did the Argentine leave Stamford Bridge in the first place?

His exit came as a surprise to many, including the players.

Indeed, some didn't take too kindly to the news.

Chelsea chief Todd Boehly unsurprisingly came under fire after ditching another coach.

Intriguingly, Pochettino has admirers at Man Utd.

Could he be replaced by Roberto de Zerbi in the Chelsea dugout? Fabrizio Romano is not so sure.

What about Thomas Frank? He's certainly open to possibility, as he has now revealed.

Thomas Frank
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Exclusive: Kompany to Bayern

The Football Transfers Podcast also understands that Vincent Kompany is on his way to Bayern Munich despite interest from Chelsea and Brighton.

Exclusive: Branthwaite replacement found

Finally, Football Transfers can reveal that Man Utd have moved closer to snapping up Jarrad Branthwaite as Everton have found a replacement in Ligue 1.

Leverkusen's streak ended

Bayer Leverkusen's historic unbeaten run of 51 games was finally snapped by Atalanta in the Europa League final.

Where does the Bundesliga champions' streak rank among the longest in history?

Despite the loss, several of their stars make our Europa League Team of the Season.

Kroos retirement

Toni Kroos shocked everyone by announcing his retirement and one of his teammates issued a hilariously blunt response to the news.

Real Madrid have drawn up a three-man shortlist of replacements for the German and one name will raise eyebrows.

Transfer news

Finally, let's finish up with some more transfer news from around the world. One of Man Utd's biggest legends could be on his way back to the club after 23 years.

One of Liverpool's Dutch stars is set to leave the club despite the arrival of Arne Slot.

The 'Dutch Zlatan Ibrahimovic,' meanwhile, has been told to join Arsenal.

That nickname is well-deserved and he's coming off a stunning campaign that saw him make our Serie A Team of the Season.

Marcus Rashford
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Could Marcus Rashford be on the move to Arsenal?

He needs a change of scenery after being snubbed by England. But which other Man Utd players didn't make the cut for Euro 2024?

Man Utd have been heavily scouting a wonderkid compared to Jack Grealish.

Federico Chiesa is a long-time Liverpool target. Could he finally move this summer?

Fabrizio Romano has provided an update on the futures of Pep Guardiola and Ederson.

One of Arsenal's stars is being eyed by both Fenerbahce and Galatasaray.

Barcelona are interested in a player with a €100 million release clause - can they afford him?

Lastly, Sir Jim Ratcliffe's Man Utd revolution has hit a major roadblock.

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