Chinese Super League transfer window makes Simeone ‘uncomfortable’

Diego Simeone acknowledged the threat of financially powerful Chinese Super League clubs buying his players has made him feel “uncomfortable”, as Yannick Carrasco nears a move to Dalian Yifang. Carrasco joined Atletico in 2015 and looked promising in his first two seasons, but the Belgium international has been more of a peripheral figure this term.

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Barca director has arrived in Brazil to sign Arthur

The sporting director of Barcelona, Robert Fernandez, arrives in Porto Allegre to participate in final negotiations over Gremio’s midfielder Arthur. The club wants a deal similar to Yerry Mina one: mandatory option to buy at a fixed cost with an option of bringing him early. Arthur is expected to arrive in Barcelona in 2019.