Marco silva has urged Fulham to “act faster” in the transfer market ahead of the club’s return to the Premier League.
On Monday, Manor Solomon became the third senior signing of the summer at Craven Cottage after joining on loan from Shakhtar Donetsk, after the earlier additions of Andreas Pereira and Joao Palhinha.
The club are also in negotiations with Arsenal over a potential deal for Bernd Leno and are expected to complete a move for Kevin Mbabu as they attempt to retain their top-flight status for the first time since the 2012/13.
Still, Silva spoke of the need to continue adding to the squad in order to avoid relegation while conducting an interview with Portuguese outlet Record.
“We need to act faster, the market has been difficult for us, but we have to act faster, even so the pre-season has been very positive, the players have been giving their all, which is always important, and it’s good to integrate the new players,” he said.
Club director leaves door open to Chelsea transfer in January
Dynamo Moscow director Dmitry Gafin has admitted young midfielder Arsen Zakharyan could seal his move to Chelsea in January.
The Blues attempted to sign the 19-year-old during the summer transfer window but complexities involved in dealing with a Russian club left them unable to complete a deal for Zakharyan before the window closed.
Since then, sources have informed 90min that Chelsea have not given up on Zakharyan, who comes with a release clause of around £12.6m, and have remained in contact with all relevant authorities in an attempt to conclude a transfer.
Talks have been held between Chelsea and FIFA, UEFA and the Premier League to try and find a way to work within the current rules regarding dealing with Russian clubs, with Blues co-owner Todd Boehly still very keen to get a deal done.
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In Moscow, club director Gafin has conceded that talks with Chelsea could reignite in January.
“We cannot rule out the resumption of history with Chelsea in winter, I cannot comment on the information that appears and will appear,” he told TASS.
Gafin was, however, quick to question claims that Zakharyan has already agreed personal terms with Chelsea, insisting Dynamo Moscow have not given the club permission to speak with the Russia international just yet.
“Regarding his alleged contract with Chelsea, we don’t know anything about this, we did not give permission for such contacts,” he said. “I think this is from the rumour mill.”
Fred reveals ‘talks’ with agent Gilberto Silva on how to win the World Cup
Brazil and Manchester United midfielder Fred has discussed his relationship with agent Gilberto Silva, revealing he discusses how to win the World Cup frequently with him.
Fred came off the bench in Brazil’s impressive 2-0 win over Serbia in their opening game of the 2022 tournament as the Selecao looked every bit of the side who were one of the favourites prior to the World Cup.
The midfielder’s agent is Gilberto Silva, someone who knows what it takes to win the FIFA World Cup having done so in 2002, and speaking to the press Fred revealed what he’s been learning from Silva about how to win the tournament.
He said: “I remember 2002. I remember something of ’98 but just a little flash, I don’t remember a lot. But, in 2002, I remember I watched every game in Japan.
“In Brazil, the matches were at five o’clock in the morning so I remember I talked to my father to wake me up to watch every game. So that’s my first memory. Yeah, [it was] the best memory because we won the World Cup, so good.
“Today, I work with Gilberto Silva. He’s my agent and one guy who won the World Cup, so I talk a lot with him to know, because if you win the World Cup, you know about this.
“So I talk a lot with him, but I remember, of course, Ronaldo scored in the final. I remember it. Ronaldinho, Rivaldo, there were a lot of players so, Roberto Carlos, Cafu. So I have a lot of heroes from that World Cup.”
Ronaldo’s huge Saudi offer; Shakhtar drop Mudryk demands
90min rounds up the latest transfer news, rumours and gossip circulating around the world…
Cristiano Ronaldo has been offered a three-year contract by Saudi Arabian side Al Nassr worth £186m. (CBS)
Shakhtar Donetsk have lowered their demands for exciting winger and Arsenal target Mykhaylo Mudryk to around £40m plus potential add-ons. (The Mirror)
Manchester United are ready to challenge Barcelona for Real Sociedad midfielder Martin Zubimendi, who recently signed a new contract which includes a €60m release clause. (Mundo Deportivo)
Tottenham are still keen on Juventus and USA star Weston McKennie, though he would set the north Londoners back around €30m. (Calciomercato)
West Ham and Everton are both chasing teenager Colombia international Jhon Duran, who has made an impressive start to life in Major League Soccer with Chicago Fire. (The Sun)
Man Utd are closer in on a deal which will see former Liverpool transfer guru Michael Edwards arrive at Old Trafford in the summer. (Football Insider)
Leicester are leading the race for Etienne Camara, who is rated at £10m by Huddersfield and has just signed a new contract, but face competition from Brighton and Nottingham Forest. (The Sun)
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Inter value Dutch defender Denzel Dumfries at €60m and would use any proceeds from the sale to fund a move for Atalanta‘s Giorgio Scalvini. (Gazzetta Dello Sport)
Chelsea have an option in Callum Hudson-Odoi‘s loan deal with Bayer Leverkusen which would see the versatile winger return to Stamford Bridge midway through the season. (Kicker)
Napoli will consider a move for Adama Traore when the Spaniard becomes a free agent in the summer. The current Serie A leaders could do with another right winger should Hirving Lozano leave in the imminent future. (Gazzetta Dello Sport)
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