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Podcast – Analysis: Tuchel Leaves Chelsea, Boehly & Potter

Host Carl Lewis chats with coach, analyst and Chelsea fan Grant de Smidt after Thomas Tuchel was relieved of his role as manager of Chelsea Football Club. They also discuss owner Todd Boehly and potential new manager, Graham Potter.

Host Carl Lewis chats to Zach Lowy about their favourite transfers this window and the pair touch on some of the biggest deadline day transfers in the Premier League.


Manchester United have completed the signing of Antony from Ajax in a deal initially worth €95m (£82m), the Brazilian said it was an “incredible moment” after signing a five-year contract.

Wesley Fofana and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

Fofana signed a lengthy seven-year contract and the 21-year-old is the third player to join Chelsea this summer for £50m or more, after Raheem Sterling and Marc Cucurella. 

Chelsea’s summer spending could reach close to £350m as they pursue deadline-day deals for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Josko Gvardiol. The figure in the first window under the new owner Todd Boehly went past £250m on Wednesday with the £75m signing of Wesley Fofana from Leicester.

Alexander Isak

Eddie Howe believes Alexander Isak possesses the “X factor” to flourish at Newcastle United and says the £59m Sweden striker is perfectly fit for the rigours English game. The 22-year-old’s club record move from Real Sociedad on a six-year contract.

Marc Cucurella

Marc Cucurella’s move from Brighton to Chelsea has been confirmed in a deal that could reach £62m. Chelsea are paying a guaranteed £55m for the left-back and up to another £7m in add-ons.

Matheus Nunes

Wolves are set to sign the highly-rated Portugal midfielder Matheus Nunes after agreeing a deal worth €45m (£38m) plus €5m in add ons with Sporting Lisbon of Portugal for the 23-year-old.

Lucas Paquetá 

West Ham have announced the signing of the Brazil midfielder Lucas Paquetá from Lyon in a club-record €60m (£51.3m) deal.

The 25-year-old becomes the eighth new recruit for the Hammers this summer, signing a deal until 2027 with an option to extend his contract by an additional year.

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