Udinese will look to build on a promising start to the season when they travel to Spezia Calcio on Sunday. I Bianconeri have taken four points from their opening two Serie A games and sit sixth in the table, while their hosts are 15th with one point. Match preview
Messi scored a hat-trick as Argentina beat Bolivia in a World Cup qualifier. Lionel Messi broke Pele’s record for most international goals by a South American footballer with a hat-trick in Argentina’s World Cup qualifier win over Bolivia on Thursday night. Messi scored all his country’s goals in the 3-0 defeat of Bolivia in Buenos Aires, giving him 79 for Argentina and taking him past Pele’s haul for Brazil of 77.
Saul Niguez does not believe it made sense for Atletico Madrid to send him on loan to Chelsea, also admitting his sadness for not being able to say goodbye to his former fans. Chelsea secured the services of Saul for the season when acquiring him on loan as their final summer transfer on deadline day.
On the contrary to their opponents, Argentina's squad has been boosted for the upcoming World Cup Qualifier against Brazil by their Premier League players being allowed to fly over to join the camp. That has seen first-choice goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez arrive alongside winger Emiliano Buendia from Aston Villa, while Tottenham Hotspur duo Cristian Romero and Giovani Lo Celso also join the squad.
Chelsea are still working on a deal to sign Saul Niguez before this evening's deadline and it appears Atletico Madrid are already planning for life without the Spain midfielder Chelsea are still working on a deal to sign Saul Niguez on loan before this evening's 11pm transfer deadline, football.london understands.
Transfer News: Chelsea move for Saul Niguez no longer possible According to transfer news from 90min (h/t Mirror), Saul Niguez is no longer heading to Chelsea as a deal has collapsed. Apparently, there were issues regarding the guarantees over playing time and now any deal will not be taking place.
Manchester United have pulled out of the race to sign Saul Niguez with the club ‘unlikely’ to sign a midfielder before the transfer window closes. Saul has been linked with a move to the Premier League after expressing a desire to leave Atletico Madrid this summer and has reportedly been offered to English clubs, though the Red Devils are unlikely to conduct further business following the signings of Jadon Sancho and Raphael Varane.
Whilst summer transfer business has not been quite as chaotic as in previous seasons with clubs feeling the financial squeeze of the ongoing pandemic, there have still been several notable names change allegiances during the close-season. Jadon Sancho’s move to Manchester United has been arguably the headline deal in the Premier League so far, with the winger’s arrival from Borussia Dortmund the most expensive acquisition across Europe’s major leagues.
Premier League rivals Manchester United and Liverpool have reportedly expressed their interest in signing Atletico Madrid midfielder Saul Niguez. The 26-year-old has fallen out of favour under head coach Diego Simeone, and following the arrival of Rodrigo De Paul from Udinese, the La Liga champions are now willing to let the Spaniard leave this summer.
The president of Atletico Madrid has denied any knowledge of a move from Liverpool to acquire the services of midfielder Saul Niguez. Saul is expected to leave Atletico this summer, seemingly against his will. The midfielder is under contract there until 2026, as part of a nine-year agreement he signed in four years ago.
Liverpool are showing the most interest in Atletico Madrid midfielder Saul Niguez, according to reports in Spain. Currently on the hunt for a replacement for Georginio Wijnaldum, Liverpool have identified Saul as a potential solution. The Spanish midfielder has fallen out of favour with Atletico, where he is still under contract until 2026.
Phil Hay has made a fresh claim on Leeds United’s search for a new central midfielder this summer as he appeared on the latest episode of The Phil Hay Show. Someone they have been linked with from Serie A following Rodrigo De Paul’s move to Atletico Madrid is Nahitan Nández from Cagliari, who has a market value of £19.8 million (according to Transfermarkt).
Leeds United’s reported links to Cagliari midfielder Nahitan Nandez are seemingly hitting a dead end with no progress being made whatsoever. Marquee signings are something every fan wants to see from their club heading into each transfer window, but it’s not always as clear-cut as signing a player for a position and being done with it.
Leeds United journalist Joe Mewis has recently talked about Rodrigo de Paul and his move to Atletico Madrid. De Paul recently sealed a move to La Liga champions Atletico, as Los Rojiblancos shelled out a fee of £30 million to rope the Argentine in. De Paul has signed a contract till the summer of 2026.
The Atletico Madrid midfielder continues to be linked with a move to Liverpool as well as Barcelona Liverpool continue to be linked with a move for Saul Niguez, and his latest comments may only add fuel to the fire. The Reds have been credited with an interest in the Atletico Madrid midfielder, whose future in the Spanish capital is up in the air.