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“You must ask the club about this” Chelsea manager Antonio Conte replied when asked about the departure of midfielder Nemanja Matic from Stamford Bridge.

It is understood the Italian manager is a great admirer of Matic, who made 40 appearances with Chelsea last season. Tiemoue Bakayoko will replace in midfield the Serbian star, who reportedly asked to leave as he wanted a reunion with former Chelsea manager José Mourinho.


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Watford and former Chelsea midfielder Nathaniel Chalobah has revealed why he decided to leave Stamford Bridge to join the Hornets this summer.

The 22-year-old told SkySports he didn’t want to go out on another loan, then he asked to leave the Blues.

“It’s not about proving anyone wrong. – Chalobah said – It’s about working myself and helping the team out and seeing what I can do,” he said. 

“Chelsea offered me a new contract but I wanted to come out and give myself a chance to play. I think being at Chelsea I would have signed a new contract and been sent back out on loan, so that was the choice I had to make. 

Then Chalobah added: “The conversation I had with the manager was positive but it was a decision I had to make after being on loan six times, coming back and forth, it felt like if I had signed a new deal I would have been loaned out again.”

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AC Milan are confident that Chelsea striker Diego Costa will decide to join the Serie A giants rather than Atletico Madrid this summer, as London Evening Standard reports.

It is understood the Spaniard wants La Liga return despite Los Colchoneros are not able to register new players until January 2017, anyway also AC Milan reportedly placed a £26m bid to land Diego Costa to Italy on a permanent basis.

His agent Jorge Mendes is pushing for a move to the Rossoneri, who also made an enquire over the availability of Bayern Munich midfielder Renato Sanches.

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Renato Sanches won’t leave Bayern Munich, according to Bundesliga giants’ manager Carlo Ancelotti.

The former Chelsea boss retracted Karl-Heinz Rummenigge’s words about the Portuguese star. Rummenigge himself said: “We can sell him on loan or on a permanent deal, I am not the manager but I believe Renato needs regular game time”.

Anyway, Ancelotti is confident that the 18-year-old will stay at Bayern Munich following his recent performances during the pre-season: “On Renato, there’s no news – Ancelotti claimed – He’s started the season with us and he’ll stay with us until the end of the transfer window, on August 31. He played well in our last game”.

It is understood AC Milan have an edge in the race to sign Renato Sanches, with also “at least 10 teams in Europe” interested in the former Benfica star. Chelsea are said to be in talks with Bayern Munich over a possible £40m move.

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SkySports in UK believes that Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has set sights on Leicester midfielder Danny Drinkwater as he’s looking for a replacement following Nemanja Matic‘s departure to Old Trafford.

Anyway, Leicester are reportedly reluctant to sell the England international, who recently signed a new four-year deal with the Foxes. With Mahrez as a possible signing for AS Roma, Drinkwater could ask to leave the club in order to join the Premier League champions this summer.

As confirmed by SkySports reporter Kaveh Solhekol, “Chelsea are interested in signing the Leicester City midfielder” despite admitting that “Drinkwater is not for sale”.

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Diego Pablo Simeone

Atletico Madrid manager Diego Pablo Simeone hinted at a possible signing of Diego Costa from Chelsea, despite confirming that “we can’t say anything about that yet”.

“Diego Costa? If he comes in January – Simeone said speaking at a press conference – We can’t say anything about that yet. I won’t speak about him now, he is a player of Chelsea”.

“We will talk about the boys who are here now, because we have a late start to the season – Simeone added – That is what is important.”

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Atletico Madrid are not closing in on a move to sign Chelsea striker Diego Costa, as Spanish outlet Marca confirmed tonight.

It is understood the striker wants a reunion with his former teammates at Atleti next season, but Diego Pablo Simeone is said to be in no rush to sign Diego Costa as they are not permitted to register new players until January.

The Chelsea striker has been linked also with a permanent move to AC Milan, with Atletico Madrid reportedly ready to wait until the transfer market Deadline Day.


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Nemanja Matic will play for Manchester United next season, both Chelsea and Red Devils have just confirmed the deal.

The Serbian star will reunite with former Blues’ manager José Mourinho and has put the pen to paper on a three-year-deal to stay at Old Trafford.

Matic, whose move is worth around £40m, will wear the n°31 shirt.


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