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Kurt Zouma to Everton claim
Chelsea defender Kurt Zouma will be unhappy to have not left the club for Everton in the summer, Danny Mills claims.
“Yeah, I think they had a settled way of playing last season,” he said to FootballInsider when asked if Zouma would feel disappointed to have not returned.
“Defensively they were looking good and it hasn’t quite worked out for them so far this season.
“It happens, players move on.
“Players go on loan and they don’t come back so you always have to adjust accordingly. Good players get snapped up and move on, bad players get thrown out the door and move on.
“Unless you’re at an exceptional club like Manchester City, Liverpool, Manchester United, where you stay for a long period of time, it’s those players in the middle, those reliable players, who tend to stay the longest.”
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer on Man Utd plans
Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has hinted at an impending move for Juventus star Mario Mandzukic.
“January is a difficult window, anyway,” the 46-year-old told Sky Sports when asked about United’s stance.
“But if there are players available and at the right price, I’m sure we will spend.
“There might be some experienced players who can come in and help the younger players – that might be worth the money.
“So it depends on who is available. I’m not going to go down the route of bringing players in on big contracts and big fees if they’re not the right ones for the whole group and for the future.”
Mesut Ozil on Arsenal future
Mesut Ozil insists he will not leave Arsenal until 2021 when his contract expires.
Ozil said: “I have a contract until the summer of 2021 and I will be staying until then.
“When I signed the new deal, I thought about it very carefully and said it was one of the most important decisions of my footballing career. I didn’t want to stay for just one or two more years, I wanted to commit my future to Arsenal and the club wanted me to do the same.
“You can go through difficult times, like this, but that is no reason to run away and I’m not going to. I’m here until at least 2021.”
Rhian Brewster exit blocked
Rhian Brewster says Jurgen Klopp stopped him from leaving Liverpool on loan this summer.
“You’ve just got to be patient and wait for your turn,” he told Sky Sports.
“Obviously the boss [Jurgen Klopp] has a plan for me and he knows what he’s doing, clearly.
“He’s been saying just be patient, you’re time will come and I’m just waiting and being patient.”
When asked whether he could have left on loan, Brewster replied: “He [Klopp] said no straight away which shows he has great faith in me and wants to push me towards the first-team.
“Obviously it’s hard to get game time because of the front three because they are all amazing players so it’s going to be difficult but I’ve just to keep going.”