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Bayern Munich midfielder Renato Sanches has been targeted by Chelsea, according to Bundesliga giants’ CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge.

Bayern have confirmed that Chelsea manager Antonio Conte made an enquire to ponder a summer move for the highly-rated 19-year-old.

“There are at least 10 teams after Sanches, - Rummenigge told Gazzetta dello Sport – Conte asked for some information about him after Tuesday’s match because he knows he can make the difference in the middle of the pitch.

“The lad wants to play regularly but Ancelotti was pleased with his performance against Chelsea” he added.

“We’ll make our evaluations later but if he does leave then he almost certainly will go on loan. We’re still counting on him.”

It is understood AC Milan are interested in the Portuguese starlet, who joined Bayern Munich from Benfica last summer on a potential €80m move.

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Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has confirmed that latest signing Tiemoue Bakayoko needs to improve under his management as “he still doesn’t know anything about my idea of football”.

“For sure – Conte told London Evening Standard journalist Simon Johnson – He needs a bit of time to adapt and to understand”.

“When you buy a player you need a bit of time to bring the player into your idea. It is the same now for Alvaro Morata and Antonio Rudiger. For sure if the player arrives as soon as possible, it’s easier for me.”

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Chelsea manager Antonio Conte is keeping tabs on both Everton star Ross Barkley and Arsenal midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain as he wants to land the duo to Stamford Bridge this summer, according to reports in SkySports.

The Blues are reportedly set to place a £50m bid to lure the pair from their Premier League teams, as Chelsea boss Conte “speak every day about the way to strengthen this team and the squad”.

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Chelsea have extended the deal of goalkeeper Jamal Blackman until June 2021 before sending him on loan at Sheffield United.

“Our signing of Willy Caballero increased our number of experienced first-team goalkeepers to three, allowing Blackman the opportunity to further his experience in the Championship” we read on the Blues’ official website.

The 23-year-old spent last season on loan with Wycombe Wanderers, picking up 52 appearances and was named the Young Player of the Year for the team.

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Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois spoke after the Blues’ defeat to Bayern Munich in Singapore yesterday.

Both Marcos Alonso and Michy Batshuayi both scored but it was not enough as Carlo Ancelotti’s men were able to secure a 3-2 win thanks to Rafinha and Thomas Muller, who scored a brace in the 1st half.

Courtois told Chelsea’s official website: “We didn’t start so well, I think that the first five minutes were okay but after that, they took over the game and had a lot space to do what they wanted and we couldn’t find a solution for that”.

“After conceding those three goals, we recovered and defended better in the second half and they didn’t have the chances like the ones they created in the first half”.

“I think our second half was better and we have to keep that level for our next game and improve against Inter Milan and finish our pre-season well”.

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Chelsea winger Kenedy was sent back home following the offensive comments made on social media about China during the Blues’ pre-season tour.

Moreover, we understand the FA wrote to both Kenedy and Chelsea as they are ready to open an investigation into his comments. The FA have requested an explanation from the 21-year-old about the two pictures with the caption: “F*** China” and “Wake up China, you idiot” posted on Instagram.

Antonio Conte said yesterday: “Unfortunately, it happened this situation, because we all know it is a pity. The player was sorry about this situation. It is a difficult situation, also for the club”.

“For this reason we make this decision for the player. The player understood his mistake, he is sorry for what happened. Now he must go home.”​

 

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Chelsea are preparing a summer bid to land Everton midfielder Tom Davies to Stamford Bridge, according to the Daily Star.

Antonio Conte is said to be a huge fan of the 19-year-old, who made 24 appearances last season under Ronald Koeman.

His ownership is currently esteemed a fee around £10m.

 

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Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas has confirmed he’s ready to face competition from new teammate Tiemoue Bakayoko as the Frenchman joined the Blues last week from AS Monaco on a £40m move.

“I think the manager has said himself that it’s a long season ahead with lots of games and we will need all of the players to be ready for when he needs us, - Fabregas explained - I’ve been competing for 15 seasons. That will not put me down after what happened last season and how I stood up for it. I’m ready for anybody”.

!I feel great, I understand the philosophy of the manager very well and I know what he wants from me. I know what I need to do to help the team”.

 

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Chelsea are set to face Bayern Munich at Singapore’s National Stadium tomorrow, and manager Antonio Conte spoke out ahead of his game against former Blues’ boss Carlo Ancelotti.

The Italian manager is confident ahead of the clash as he confirmed that new signing Alvaro Morata will feature: “My plan is to give him the possibility to play part of the game, - Conte said - But not from the start because he only arrived yesterday and started to work with us”,

“Morata is a young player who has a lot of experience in his career because he played with two big teams in Real Madrid and Juventus. He has also played a lot of games in the Champions League and won it last season”.

Then Conte added: “He can have a big impact in the Premier League. It’s different if you compare it to leagues in other countries because it’s very tough and physically it’s strong, but Morata is ready to have a big impact”.

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Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has confirmed that winger Pedro has suffered multiple fractures following the clash between him and Arsenal goalkeeper David Ospina in China.

The Spaniard will wear a protective mask, as Conte claimed: “The situation was more serious. I hoped it would be only concussion. He had multiple fractures but I think with a mask in 10 days he could come back to work with us.”

When asked about Arsenal goalkeeper Ospina, Conte added: “I was a player and I know these type of accidents can happen. Ospina tried to take the ball”.

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