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Mark Chapman and The Athletic's David Ornstein break open the week's biggest stories and take you deep into the inner workings of the football machine

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Mark Chapman and The Athletic's David Ornstein break open the week's biggest stories and take you deep into the inner workings of the football machine

    City target named & Sancho pursuit at impasse

    City target named & Sancho pursuit at impasse

    David Ornstein tells  Mark Chapman why Manchester United’s transfer strategy will not be changing in reaction to defeat on the opening day of the season.
    The Athletic's Charlie Eccleshare joins us to explain how Spurs brought Gareth Bale back to and he shares what he knows about the future of Dele Alli at the club.
    Raphael Honigstein joins us to talk about his exclusive interview with Chelsea’s Timo Werner and  gives the German perspective on Jadon Sancho's future.
    And our Manchester City writer Sam Lee names the centre back Pep Guardiola is hopes will be a City player by the end of the week.
    To read all the articles we discuss on today’s podcast in full simply head to www.theathletic.com/ornsteinandchapman to sign up for just £1 a month 
    And subscribers to The Athletic can submit questions to David in the comments section of his  weekly column by using the  hashtag #AskOrnstein and he’ll pick his  favourites for  his YouTube show.
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    • 44 min
    Rodriguez to Everton explained & West Ham's transfer battles

    Rodriguez to Everton explained & West Ham's transfer battles

    Host Mark Chapman & The Athletic's David Ornstein discuss West Ham’s determination to keep hold of Declan Rice and the new faces they are chasing in the transfer market. David also reveals how Spurs snubbed full-back Danny Rose.
     Everton writer Greg O’Keefe explains how James Rodriguez ended up in the Premier League and shares what he knows about other possible Carlo Ancelotti signings. 
    And The Athletic’s Sarah Shephard assess the possible impact of some of the biggest names in the game joining Women’s Super League clubs including US superstar Alex Morgan.
    To read all the articles we discuss on today’s podcast in full simply head to www.theathletic.com/ornsteinandchapman to sign up for just £1 a month 
    And subscribers to The Athletic can submit questions to David in the comments section of his  weekly column by using the  hashtag #AskOrnstein and he’ll pick his  favourites for  his YouTube show.
    Make sure to subscribe to the Tifo Podcast YouTube channel
     

    • 39 min
    Exclusive Bellerin interview, Newcastle power shift, Messi’s U-turn explained

    Exclusive Bellerin interview, Newcastle power shift, Messi’s U-turn explained

    The Athletic's David Ornstein speaks to Arsenal's Hector Bellerin about investing in the environment and becoming a shareholder at Forest Green Rovers. Hector discusses his plans to use his platform to push for change and tells David how young players at Arsenal are asking him about getting involved.
    David and host Mark Chapman go on to discuss the future of Bellerin as a player and where Arsenal are looking to strengthen.
    We also get a transfer update at West Ham and Newcastle with The Athletic’s Roshane Thomas & George Caulkin.
    And we cross to Spain to speak to our Spanish writer Dermot Corrigan to explain why Lionel Messi is staying at Barcelona, why it all happened and what could happen next.
    Right now The  Athletic is free for 30 days, bringing you the very best football writing around just go to www.theathletic.com/ornsteinandchapman to sign up!

    • 55 min
    The Messi-Cast: Messi stays - but for how long?

    The Messi-Cast: Messi stays - but for how long?

    The Athletic's Ed Malyon and Sam Lee bring you immediate reaction to the news that Lionel Messi will stay at Barcelona.
    How does this u-turn affect Manchester City? Could they still make a move for Messi in January or next summer? What does it mean for Barcelona? And what does it mean for Messi's legacy?

    • 24 min
    The Messi-Cast Episode 3: Navigating the legal minefield

    The Messi-Cast Episode 3: Navigating the legal minefield

    You can read all of The Athletic's great articles on the Lionel Messi transfer story without paying a penny.
    Sign up for a 30 Day Free Trial right now by going to www.theathletic.com/ornsteinandchapman

    • 16 min
    Inside Leeds United's transfer strategy & is English football serious about taking a knee?

    Inside Leeds United's transfer strategy & is English football serious about taking a knee?

     Mark Chapman is joined by The Athletic's Leeds United writer, Phil Hay who brings  exclusive insight on how the newly promoted side sealed their record-breaking deal for Rodrigo and how Marcelo Bielsa is getting his team ready for the Premier League.
    Our Spurs writer Jack Pitt-Brooke tells us all about going to Eric Dier’s house and his cameo role in the new Amazon documentary  All Or Nothing Tottenham Hotspur.
    And Mark  speaks to Ryan Conway about his piece on The Athletic that asks if players taking a knee before Premier League games was just a gesture.
    Right now The  Athletic is free for 30 days, bringing you the very best football writing around, including David’s Ozil exclusive - just go to www.theathletic.com/ornsteinandchapman to sign up! 

    • 40 min

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