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All the moves of this summer transfer window that involved Chelsea.
PERMANENT DEALS  – IN

 

Player                            From                                         Role                 Nationality               Fee

 

- MICHY BATSHUAYI  Olympique Marseille ( FRA)             Forward                 Belgium              £ 33m

- N’GOLO KANTE         Leicester City ( ENG)                     Midfielder                France                £ 30m

- EDUARDO                Dinamo Zagreb ( CRO )               Goalkeeper              Portugal                 N/A

- MARCOS ALONSO      Fiorentina ( ITA)                         Full-back                Spain                  £ 23.5m

- DAVID LUIZ       Paris Saint Germain ( FRA)        Defender/ Midfielder         Brazil                  £ 32m

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PERMANENT DEALS – OUT 

Player                                   To                                       Role                 Nationality               Fee

- PAPY DJILOBODJI       Sunderland ( ENG)                        Defender                 Senegal               £ 8m

-  FALCAO                     Monaco ( FRA)                              Forward             Colombia               Loan End

- MARCO AMELIA         Free Agent                                 Goalkeeper                Italy               Free Agent

- MARKO MARIN         Olympiacos ( GRE)                Attacking Midfielder      Germany               £ 7m

- MOHAMED SALAH       Roma ( ITA)                               Forward                 Egypt                  £ 11m

– PATO                       Corinthians ( BRA)                         Forward                Brasil                 Loan End

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LOANS OUT

Player                                    To                                       Role                 Nationality               Fee

- LOIC REMY               Crystal Palace (ENG)                     Forward                 France                      0

- JUAN CUADRADO          Juventus ( ITA)                           Winger                Colombia                £ 4m

– KENEDY                         Watford ( ENG)                  Winger/ Full-back           Brazil                     0

- PATRICK BAMFORD         Burnley ( ENG)                         Forward               England                    0

- TAMMY ABRAHAM         Bristol City ( ENG)                      Forward               England                    0

- BERTRAND TRAORE           Ajax ( NED)                          Forward              Burkina Faso               0

- NATHAN AKE                  Bournemouth ( ENG)      Defender/ Midfielder     Netherlands                0

- A. CHRISTENSEN          Borussia Monchengladbach       Defender                Denmark                  0

- MARIO PASALIC                 AC Milan ( ITA)                    Midfielder                Croatia                    0

– BABA RAHMAN                 Schalke 04 ( GER)                 Full-Back                  Ghana                    0

- CHRISTIAN ATSU               Newcastle ( ENG)        Attacking Midfielder           Ghana                   0

- MATT MIAZGA                Vitesse Arnhem ( NED)            Defender                    USA                     0

- LEWIS BAKER               Vitesse Arnhem ( NED)             Forward                 England                   0

- NATHAN ALLAN              Vitesse Arnhem ( NED)             Forward                   Brazil                  0

- CHARLY MUSONDA JR.     Betis Seville ( SPA)      Attacking Midfielder       Belgium                   0

- KENNETH OMERUO           Alanyaspor ( TUR)          Defender                   Nigeria                    0

- MITCHEL BEENEY             Crawley Town ( ENG)          Goalkeeper               England               0

– JAMAL BLACKMAN        Wycombe Wanderers ( ENG)   Goalkeeper               England                 0

- JEREMIE BOGA                    Granada ( SPA)                Midfielder                France                   0

- VICTORIEN ANGBAN            Granada ( SPA)          Midfielder/ Winger       Ivory Coast              0

- CRISTIAN CUEVAS         Sint- Trudense ( BEL)        Full-back/ Winger          Chile                    0

- IZZY BROWN                         WBA ( ENG)             Forward/ Winger           England                 0

– TOMAS KALAS                     Fulham ( ENG)             Defender                Czech Republic           0

- LUCAS PIAZON                  Fulham ( ENG)          Forward/ Winger           Brazil                       0

- JAKE CLARKE-SALTER     Bristol Rovers ( ENG)        Defender                  England                    0

– CHARLIE COLKETT          Bristol Rovers ( ENG)       Midfielder                  England                  0

- ALEX DAVEY                   Crawley Town ( ENG)        Defender                   England                  0 

- MATEJ DELAC                  Royal Mouscron ( BEL)     Goalkeeper           Bosnia Erzegovina        0

- ISLAM FERUZ                 Royal Mouscron ( BEL)       Forward                  Scotland                  0

- MICHAEL HECTOR       Eintracht Frankfurt ( GER)    Defender                   Jamaica                  0

- JORDAN HOUGHTON   Doncaster Rovers ( ENG)      Forward                   England                   0

- DION CONROY            Aldershot Town ( ENG)       Defender                  England                  ‘Til 01/17

- NATHAN BAXTER   Metropolitan Police ( ENG)    Goalkeeper                England                   Til 01/17

- ALEX KIWOMYA         Crewe Alexandra ( ENG)   Forward/ Winger          England                   0

- KASEY PALMER       Huddersfield Town ( ENG)     Midfielder                  England                   0

WALLACE                         Gremio ( BRA)              Full-Back                    Brazil                     0

- J. RODRIGUEZ    Independiente Santa Fe ( COL)    Forward                   Colombia                 0

 

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Chelsea have made contact with Arsenal legend Marc Overmars to bring him to Stamford Bridge for a role in the academy.

Overmars is currently the director of football at Ajax but Sport, a source close with Overmars‘ former club Barcelona, claim that the 43-year-old is ready to leave Holland and is considering a move back to London to assist behind the scenes with Chelsea.

Overmars has made a name for himself in Holland, bringing youngsters through the ranks at a good level and Chelsea bosses are looking to link him with technical director Michael Emenalo.

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ST GEORGE PARK TRAINING CENTRE
St. George's Park Training Centre

Chelsea have announced the Under-21s and Under-18s pre-season friendly schedule (all kick-offs local times):

UNDER-21S

v FC Nuremburg: Sunday 10 July at 2pm – 1.FC Schwarzenfeld, D-92521 Schwarzenfeld, Nabburger Str. 50.

v Charlton: Friday 15 July at 2pm – Cobham

Loan group v Bergerac: Saturday 16 July at 3.30pm – Cobham

v RC Lens: Friday 22 July (kick-off TBC) – Centre technique et sportif, 33 rue Arthur Lamendin, CS 70023 – 62210 Avion

v Reims: Sunday 24 July at 12.30pm – 53 route de la neuvillette 51450 Bétheny

v Vitesse: Saturday 30 July at 11am – Vitesse

v West Ham United: Friday 5 August at 1pm – Cobham

UNDER-18S

v Bayern Munich: Sunday 10 July at 2pm – BSG Taufkirchen, D-84412 Taufkirchen/Vils, Hipolting 1

v QPR: Saturday 16 July at 11am – Cobham

v MK Dons: Saturday 23 July at 11am – Cobham

v Vitesse: Sunday 31 July at 10.30am – Vitesse

v Watford: Wednesday 3 August at 12noon – Cobham

v Derby County: Saturday 6 August at 11.30am – Away

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England U21 won Toulon Tournament against France, beating the host 2-0 in the final with goals by two Chelsea youngsters: Lewis Baker and Ruben Loftus-Cheek.

The duo impressed all over the entire competition: Baker was the top scorer with 4 goals while the midfielder was voted as the best player of the tournament.

Also Nathaniel Chalobah impressed and was included in the top 11 of the tournament.

A good news for next Chelsea boss Antonio Conte, that now knows he can count on these youngsters to build his next team.

Many future top players made an impact at Toulon all over the years: James Rodriguez,  Javier Mascherano, Thierry Henry, Rui Costa and Alan Shearer are among those.

Last England win in this tournament was in 1994, where the U21 national team was captained by Jamie Redknapp.

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We know that Chelsea interim manager Guus Hiddink love to give space to youngsters and he always stated that he will be an external advisor for the club in the next season to help them to develop some of the many talents that the Blues got in their academy.

Today the Dutch coach was asked if he was keen to let some of them debut against Leicester this Sunday, after Tammy Abraham played his first game with the first team against Liverpool on Wednesday night,  but he was cautious, stating the debut must be deserved:

“Youngsters must deserve the debut, it’s a huge step from the academy to the first team, they have to make a step, like Bertrand Traore did in the last months, he’s got a great mentality, he’s not afraid to come in, the other ones have to make the step as well.”

ChelseaNews24 asked to Hiddink which YOUNGSTERS he would advice to keep to develop with the FIRST TEAM and which ones to go on LOAN, he replied to us:

“I guess to make names is not fair because then you put pressure on them, but I guess that at the beginning of the season the new staff will select many of them to do the pre-season, and there you can see after a couple of weeks who deserves to stay and who have to go.

When academy players train with the first team, then they start to knock on the door, they must the experience to train as much as possible with the first team, and then it’s natural.”

 

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NEW SQUAD - “It’s up to the new management to do changes, yes or no”

JOHN TERRY- “Of course I spoke to the club about John’s situation, players and ex players are having a lot of influence in the culture of the club, I’m in favor of that, it’g good to have players in the club with big personality.

“I don’t if we can know more before this weekend match, but usually when things are clear, then they come out, the club will do it official as soon as it’s clear

“He’s been already 20-21 years in this club, it’s a huge period, you must cherish those legends for the future as well.”

DIEGO COSTA/ COURTOIS injured - “He will be out, hamstring, Courtois – that was ill for Anfield game- was again on the pitch, he was training, and I think he will be ok for the weekend

QUIQUE SANCHEZ FLORES – I was a little surprised [he was sacked by Watford] I worked a lot with him in Valencia and Madrid, when he was my player he was 23-24, he’s a good guy, a good professional, I don’t know why they took this decision

FRANK DE BOER - “I have known Frank for many years, he was my player in the national team at France 98, in the world cup in France, I like the job Philip Cocu did in PSV, they are champions, they started with youngsters, Cocu is similar to him, and I think they both have the ambition to step up to La Liga or Premier League

EURO 2016 - “A favourite? I don’t usually do predictions, but I might be a supporter of Belgium team now, I have also some English guys, so it’s difficult to pick, but I think Belgium might be a very good favorite.2

DIEGO COSTA INJURED/ EURO - “I think he can be available, he will have a good rest, but with a good traiming he can make it, I am not sure.

HIS FAREWELL ON SUNDAY - “It’s not a definitive farewell, but I will be back- as I said many times before- to help the club and advince them in the development of young players, so it’s not so dramatic.

HIS SECOND SPELL AT CHELSEA - “When they asked me, to be honest, I don’t know if say YES or NO, then I was very pleased to do it, and I am pleased of what I have done. The escape from relegation zone was good, I would have loved to go into the FA cup final, I would have loved to go at least two more rounds on in the UCL.”

DISAPPOINTING SEASON - “We must face the fact that for Chelsea standards this has been a season with disappointment, but we have to go on and be competitive in the next season.

“We were happy with the reaction when we were close to the relegation zone, then when we were mid table we had to set new targets, the Chelsea standard we put to it’s not achieved and we have to be critical of that.”

LEICESTER – “They were reacting very well, they didn’t implode, they could cope with the pressure and they deserved.”

NEXT PL SEASON - “There can be surprises, they can sign good players, there are no more 4-5 teams that compete every year for the title, and I think is good for football.”

YOUNGSTERS’ DEBUT – “Youngsters must deserve the debut, it’s a huge step from the academy to the first team, they have to make a step, like Traore did in the last months, he’s got a great mentality, he’s not afraid to come in, the other ones have to make the step as well

ChelseaNews24 asked to Hiddink which YOUNGSTERS he would advice to keep to develop with the FIRST TEAM and which ones to go on LOAN, he replied to us:

“I guess to make names is not fair because then you put pressure on them, but I guess that at the beginning of the season the new staff will select many of them to do the pre-season, and there you can see after a couople of weeks who deserves to stay and who have to go.

ACADEMY PLAYERS - When academy players train with the first team, then they start to knock on the door, they must the experience to train as much as possible with the first team, and then it’s natural

MIKEL DEFENDER - “Once we were out of the relegation zone we had to deal with injuries in the defense, so we had to reshuffle Mikel had a good half season, so he had to play as a defender, he wasn’t in favorite position, but he showed he could that as well.”

INJURIES – Ivanovic was on the pitch, but not fully fit, we have to see tomorrow

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Ruben Loftus-Cheek celebrates his first goal with Chesea first team © Francesca Ceciarini

Asking to comment Chelsea technical director, Michael Emenalo, words on the players that came out of Tottenham academy, Guus Hiddink explained that the process to make it into the first team, especially in a big club, is not so easy as external people can imagine.

The “final step” is always the most difficult, especially if you are in a top team, that one of the reasons why Chelsea, that got a really good academy, didn’t bring many players into the first team in the past years:

“I don’t know exactly what Emenalo said, but it’s difficult to comment,” Hiddink said.

“At Spurs they have started a process to grow their own players twelve-thirteen years ago and Harry Kane came out of that, of course. At Chelsea the demands to be first team player is very high, you must have a very good recruitment department but it’s not easy in big clubs, it’s difficult to make the last step. Of Course Chelsea got good youngsters, they won many trophies, also around Europe, and that means that the average quality is ok, but you must ask yourself if among them  you got 2-3 players that in a couple of years can make it in the first team.

“The youngsters, like Tammy Abraham, often train with us and you can see them how they grow in a short time, how they improve also their resistance, yesterday we had three-four players of the ones that won the youth League that participated to the training, among them Kasey Palmer, he is often with us. For me they learn much more when they train with the first team that playing with not so challenging teams.”

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