What the papers say
Following the closure of the summer transfer period, the Daily Mail cites Dutch publication De Telegraaf as reporting that Ajax blocked Chelsea from signing 24-year-old midfielder Edson Alvarez because the Eredivisie giants did not want to lose any more players in the window. Alvarez was reportedly made furious by the dismissal of the Blues’ £43million offer.
Another of Chelsea’s attempted signings, PSV Eindhoven midfielder Ibrahim Sangare, was rejected close to the deadline, according to Metro. The paper says that it was reported in the Netherlands that the Premier League club indicated they were willing to pay up to £38.9m for the 24-year-old.
Social media round-up
Official, confirmed. Marcos Alonso leaves Chelsea by terminating the contract on mutual consent, as expected. 🚨🔵 #CFC
He will be unveiled as new Barça player in the morning. 🔵🔴 #FCB pic.twitter.com/U5MEWHdlaI
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) September 2, 2022
— Guardian sport (@guardian_sport) September 2, 2022
Players to watch
Ben Brereton Diaz: Blackburn will consider pre-contract offers for the 23-year-old striker in January after rejecting bids from Fulham and Everton, according to The Telegraph.