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Bid for João Pedro rejected, links to Ramos continue, Under-23s beaten by Stoke

by Matt · Published Mon 15 Aug 2022, 21:51
Bid for João Pedro rejected, links to Ramos continue, Under-23s beaten by Stoke

MONDAY: SOLVED


João Pedro bid revealed

  • Sky Sports' Dharmesh Sheth broke the story on Monday evening
  • Keith Downie reports that bid was approximately £17million
  • Fabrizio Romano states that offer was more in the region of £20million, with £3million-worth of add-ons
  • Craig Hope believes United are considering second bid
  • Position from Watford is allegedly that the player is not for sale
  • Pedro is a 20-year-old Brazilian striker who has featured for Watford 77 times, scoring 14 goals
  • 74% of his appearances for Watford have been as a centre-forward, but he has also featured on the left-wing
  • According to statistics website FBREF, the former Fluminense man rates extremely highly in defensive statistics, with impressive stats for pressures, interceptions and blocks
  • Pedro scored the equaliser when the Hornets visited Newcastle in January 2022
  • Highlights reel:


Gonçalo Ramos links continue

  • Portuguese newspaper O Jogo reports that Newcastle are ready to meet Benfica's asking price for the forward
  • According to Pedro Almeida, the required fee is around £33.7million
  • The newspaper revealed that Benfica will not be fully open for business until their Champions League fate is sealed
  • The Eagles face two legs against Ukrainians Dynamo Kiev, with the tie to be concluded by Wednesday 23rd August


Chelsea links

  • The Athletic claims that Christian Pulisic "is also a possible loan target," in addition to previous links to Conor Gallagher, Callum Hudson-Odoi and Arnamdo Broja
  • The Shields Gazette have also picked up the story
  • Owners Amanda Staveley and Mehrdad Ghodoussi set hares racing yesterday when photographed alongside Chelsea's CEO before their 2-2 draw with Spurs
  • According to Keith Downie, Gallagher is only said to be available should Chelsea manage to sign another midfielder, with Frenkie De Jong named
  • Broja, meanwhile, is understood to have opened contract negotiations with the Blues
  • Hudson-Odoi did not feature for their Under-23 team this evening, amid rumours he may be leaving on loan


Yet more Chelsea links

  • This evening, Newcastle's majority owners PIF announced a $900million investment alongside Chelsea owner Todd Boehly's Cain International in ultra-luxury hotels


Under-23s beaten at home to Stoke

  • The second-string fell 1-0 at home to The Potters' stiffs this evening, with Michael Ndewini and Matty Bondswell both seeing red in the second half


Wolves (a) sold out

  • The club has confirmed that tickets for the Molineux fixture on Sunday 28th August have sold out
  • The match will be broadcast live on Sky Sports from 2pm


Sorry, Rio

  • Some Schadenfreude from the Chronicle, as they lap up Rio Ferdinand's Man Utd's misery. Delicious.
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