David Ornstein

David Ornstein

Football Correspondent, @TheAthleticUK

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🚨 Intensive talks over Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang from Barcelona to Chelsea continue today. Complicated by 33yo suffering broken jaw during home robbery - expected to be out for a number of weeks. Loan also being considered @TheAthleticUK  #CFC  #FCBarcelona 

🚨 Newcastle United have agreed a deal to sign striker Alexander Isak from Real Sociedad. 22yo Sweden int’l has been pursued by / linked with a host of clubs but is now on course for a move to St James’ Park - reports in Spain accurate @TheAthleticUK  #NUFC 

Sailed a bit close to the wind on that one 😅

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🚨 Justin Kluivert transfer from AS Roma to Fulham is off - 23yo Netherlands midfielder refused work permit. Despite featuring for #OGCNice  on loan last season, lack of recent appearances for #ASRoma  meant he failed to meet FA criteria & appeal was not allowed @TheAthleticUK  #FFC 

🚨 EXCLUSIVE: Wolverhampton Wanderers considering deal to sign Diego Costa following ACL injury for Sasa Kalajdzic. 33yo striker going to #WWFC  on Tuesday for a trial to assess fitness + suitability. Free agent after leaving Atletico Mineiro@TheAthleticUK 

⚽️ Clubs explore #UCL  games beyond Europe@AdamCrafton_  ⚽️ Ten Hag eyes Jan deals but #MUFC  summer @lauriewhitwell  ⚽️ Bowen’s next #ENG  cap earns Allams £1m @PJBuckingham  ⚽️ Bamba wants #CCFC  job but Hudson to get time ⚽️ #Boro  take #CPFC  scout @domfifield 


🚨 EXCL: Chelsea considering Cristiano Ronaldo move. Man Utd currently say not for sale but #CFC  monitoring & not ruling out. Mendes talks continue - Boehly/Eghbali intrigued by idea. Tuchel admires 37yo but unclear if he would approve @TheAthleticUK  #MUFC 

🚨 EXCL: Todd Boehly met Jorge Mendes in Portugal last week. Idea of Cristiano Ronaldo to Chelsea among subjects discussed. Unclear if #CFC  will pursue. Man Utd expect him to stay. 37yo loves #MUFC  but has concerns. With @dansheldonsport  for @TheAthleticUK 

🚨 EXCLUSIVE: Barcelona told Frenkie de Jong on July 15 they have evidence of criminality around contract given by old board + cause for legal action vs all involved. #FCBarcelona  asked him to annul deal & revert to previous terms @TheAthleticUK  #MUFC  #CFC 

🚨 EXCLUSIVE: Jurgen Klopp has today signed a contract extension to keep him at Liverpool until 2026. 54yo German manager + his closest staff were on deals to 2024 & have now prolonged them by 2 years. Official confirmation not far off @TheAthleticUK  #LFC 

🚨 EXCLUSIVE: Man Utd reach verbal agreement in principle with Erik Ten Hag to become next permanent manager. #MUFC  will need agreement with #Ajax  (who are aware) & to finalise contract (up to 4yrs). No announcement til after Dutch Cup final @TheAthleticUK