Monday done deals and transfer updates as well as other news for Chelsea and other clubs across Europe.
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Arteta Laporta’s candidate for Barcelona job
Mikel Arteta has been lined up as a replacement for Ronald Koeman at Barca, according to RAC1.
Presidential favourite Joan Laporta has publicly stated he backs Koeman at Camp Nou, but should the Dutchman leave the current Arsenal boss would be one of the prime candidates to succeed him.
Maldini wants Fikayo Tomori
AC Milan technical director Paolo Maldini wants to hold talks with Chelsea over Fikayo Tomori’s permanent option clause.
Maldini says he is pleased with Tomori’s performances since joining on loan in January but believes the roughly £26m option is “very high”.
It will be difficult for Haaland to turn down City.
Manchester City are favourites over Chelsea to sign Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland, according to the Daily Telegraph’s Matt Law.
Werner admits he is on his worst form of his career.
Chelsea’s Timo Werner admitted his recent goal drought was the worst time of his career, but says he is feeling the flow again under Thomas Tuchel.
Werner scored just one goal and provided three assists for Chelsea in 19 appearances in all competitions – his only strike coming against Morecambe in the FA Cup – with Chelsea’s own drop in form resulting in the sacking of Frank Lampard in January.
Abraham absence scrutinised
Tammy Abraham was a notable absentee for Chelsea’s goalless draw against Manchester United, with Thomas Tuchel stating after the match that it was a selection decision.
It was speculated that Abraham was not at 100% fitness but the fact Tuchel didn’t state that was the case is perhaps telling.
Manchester United will have to pay Edinson Cavani £1.75million if they do not extend his contract.
United signed the veteran striker on a one-year deal in October after he was released by Paris Saint-Germain.
They have the option to trigger an extension for 12 months and The Times says, if they do not take that up, Cavani will be due €2million (£1.75m) in compensation.
Thomas Tuchel has hailed Bruno Fernandes for the ‘unbelievable’ impact he has had on Manchester United – and revealed how he tried to sign him for Paris Saint-Germain.
Fernandes has established himself as one of the outstanding talents in the game since moving to Old Trafford from Sporting Lisbon in January 2020.
The German said: “During my first year in Paris, not sure if it was the first transfer period or second or third, I am not sure. It was just when we arrived in the summer.
“I got aware of him more in detail because of my sporting director that knew him very well, so we watched more and more games about him and followed him and tried to be in touch with him to make it happen.
Ndombele reveals Pogba chat about playing under Mourinho
Tottenham midfielder Tanguy Ndombele says he spoke to Manchester United star Paul Pogba about his experience with Jose Mourinho when the coach arrived at the London side
Leyton Orient Sacks head coach
Leyton Orient have sacked head coach Ross Embleton after a run of seven League Two games without a win.
The O’s were beaten 3-1 at home by promotion-chasing Tranmere on Saturday – a result that left them 14th in the table, nine points off the play-off spots.