Transfer Deadline Day exclusive: Fabrizio Romano on Jorginho Arsenal, Fernandez Chelsea + more

Transfer Deadline Day is finally over, so here’s my round-up of yesterday’s biggest stories in case you missed anything. Thanks for reading, and if you like this post please SUBSCRIBE to get this in your inbox five mornings a week!

AC Milan official statement following rumours of new deal talks collapsed with Rafael Leao: “Stories on negotiations collapsed with Leao are fake — also damaging image of both club and player. AC Milan keep negotiating with Leao in professional way.”

Arteta: “Jorginho is a midfield player with intelligence, deep leadership skills and a huge amount of Premier League and international experience.”

Jorginho: “All I can promise is that I’m going to give my all to represent this club.”

There were no further talks over signing Moises Caicedo on Deadline Day – Brighton never changed their stance, so a deal could not be done. There was no intention to let Caicedo go, with £60m and £70m offers rejected.

I think Arsenal will be back on the market for midfielders in the summer, now it’s too early to say who they’re going to try to sign. It won’t be decided now.

Jorginho is excellent deal for both clubs: Chelsea make money – my understanding is it’s around £12m – with a player nearly out of contract, and Arsenal sign an experienced midfielder really appreciated by Arteta.

Matt Doherty has officially joined Atletico Madrid on a free transfer after terminating his contract with Tottenham. It initially looked like it would be a loan, but Spurs cancelled the player’s deal to allow him the move.

Caglar Soyuncu could not join Atletico Madrid this January due to Financial Fair Play issues, but is expected to join the club on a free transfer in July.

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