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Former Chelsea interim manager Guus Hiddink attended training session in Cobham before having a cordial meeting with head coach Antonio Conte earlier this morning.

The Dutchman left Stamford Bridge at the end of last season when Conte was appointed as new manager, anyway he still has good relationships with former players and staff.

Hiddink was pictured with the Italian manager just after the training session.

Conte Hiddink

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Roma defender Antonio Rudiger ruled out rumours linking him with a move to Chelsea in the next transfer window.

Also Manchester United are reportedly lining-up a January move to lure the 23-year-old to Old Trafford, according to reports in England

Anyway, Rudiger said: “There’s a lot of talk about changes in the squad, but I’m really happy to play for Roma. I’m not bothered about transfer rumours,” 

“In the end, I’m happy to be healthy again. It wasn’t easy but now I can play again. I’m ready to play [on Thursday]. I hope for the best, but it’s the coach’s decision in the end.”

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Newcastle are set to ask Chelsea two players to swoop in the move for defender Jamaal Lascelles, according to reports.

The centre-back’s ownership is currently esteemed around £18m and it is understood the Magpies will try to make Chelsea loanee Christian Atsu‘s move permanent.

Anyway, in addition to that, manager Rafa Benitez is reportedly keeping tabs on Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Branislav Ivanovic and Nathan Ake.

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Ajax manager Peter Bosz had his say on Chelsea loanee Bertrand Traore, who is struggling to make an impact at the Amsterdam ArenA so far.

Anyway Burkina Faso’s attitude is not the problem but the shape could have blocked the 21-year-old’s development, according to his head coach: “There is nothing wrong with his attitude, - Bosz said – but the shape is not good”.

“I know he can do much better – that he has shown at Ajax in his early days. But since the last international break, he has never got to the level of before”. 

“It is important that he gets back to form as soon as possible.” he ended.

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Monaco manager Leonardo Jardim had his say on Radamel Falcao‘s decision to leave France as he joined Premier League two seasons ago.

“Falcao’s problem wasn’t only his knee injury but also that he left to go and play elsewhere for two seasons, in Manchester and then at Chelsea, – Jardim said – He tried to continue playing at a high level when normally when you have an injury like that, you stay at your club to try and get back quickly.”

Also the former Chelsea striker spoke after his side’s home 3-0 win to CSKA Moscow last night.

The Colombia international scored a brace and the Ligue 1 giants are now top of the group table.

“I had the opportunity to play in the Premier League, and I did it - he told journalists - I have kept the positive things of that experience as I developed as a player but also as a man.”

“Now I’m back at Monaco. I try to enjoy it as much as possible, to string games together to get back to my best,”

“I have always been able to overcome difficulties during my career. It’ll be the same now.”

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Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas has accepted to be sent on loan on one condition, according to Squawka.

The Spaniard is reportedly eager to get more playing time but would be open to switch only for an European top team.

The Blues‘ star has a £220,000-a-week wages but is struggling with first team football as he faces competition from N’Golo Kante and Nemanja Matic in midfieldThe former Barcelona star is being heavily linked with a move to AC Milan, with West Ham and Seville reportedly keeping tabs on the 29-year-old.

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Santos midfielder Thiago Maia has revealed that he would prefer to join Paris Saint-Germain instead of Barcelona or Real Madrid.

It is understood also Chelsea targeted 2016 Olympic gold medallist Maia, who told ESPN Brasil: “A lot of players say they want to play for Real Madrid or Barcelona but I identify myself with PSG”.

“Contact? Not yet but I hope it happens one day. As I said, I identify myself with PSG and I have friends there”.

The 19-year-old added: “Marquinhos has told me what the club is like. It is clear he is happy there”.

“If I go there one day, I will be very happy. I am leaving my future in the hands of my mother and my manager though.”

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Chinese Super League giants Guangzhou Evergrande are set to offer Chelsea captain John Terry a huge contract offer in a near future, according to reports in BBC and the Daily Mail.

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The 35-year-old will reportedly be offered £8m a year to play in China, where he is an ambassador for the Chinese club managed by Luiz Felipe Scolari.

Terry’s contract runs until next summer and some reports suggested a possible retirement from football at the end of his 22nd season at Stamford Bridge.

 

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Former Chelsea star Kevin De Bruyne told FourFourTwo that he do not regret any of his choices, not even his decision to join the Blues from from Genk in 2012.

The Belgium international revealed: “I wanted to start a new chapter – not be loaned out and come back to the exact same situation,”

“It was a really smart move on my part. But of all the choices I have made in my career, - De Bruyne added - I don’t regret one of them – even going to Chelsea. It didn’t work out. I wanted to play football; I didn’t; so I left.”

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MARCO VAN GINKEL

Chelsea midfielder Marco Van Ginkel has revealed that he is still unsure over the possibility to come back to Eredivisie for another loan spell after spending six months on loan at PSV Eindhoven last season.

He told VI: “Whether that’s on the agenda, I don’t know.

Then he added: “PSV have quite a lot of midfielders at the moment and at the moment I am not thinking about the winter window. I first want to be completely fit again”.

“Of course I would be lying that I have forgotten about it; it was a great half-a-season for me and PSV.”

Van Ginkel scored 8 goals in 16 appearances with the Dutch side.

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