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Shocking news from SkySports UK, as “Ross Barkley’s move to Chelsea for £30m was all on the table” before the Everton midfielder began his medical and suddenly changed mind.

And journalist Paul Merson gave his thoughts on the rumor: “I’m lost for words. You’re going to the champions, he’s going to play with Hazard, Willian, and he’s going to play! They haven’t got the biggest squad. I’d like to hear the full story, but I’m shocked”.

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Former Juventus and Athletic Bilbao striker Fernando Llorente has joined Tottenham Hotspur on a permanent move from Swansea, despite Chelsea’s interest in the Spaniard.

His brother, who’s also the agent of Llorente posted this picture on Facebook with the following caption: “After some very difficult days, very happy with the decision made”

It is understood Antonio Conte wanted to sign Llorente from Swansea, but the deal reportedly fell through this morning.

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Chelsea are on the verge of completing the signing of Davide Zappacosta from Torino.

The 25-year-old wing-back has left Rome’s airport of Ciampino as he’s expected in London to undergo a medical ahead of a £25m move.

Chelsea will announce the deal until 11pm BST and the Italy international will put the pen to paper on a reported four-year deal.


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Chelsea are growing ever more confident of signing Riyad Mahrez from Leicester City until the end of transfer market deadline, according to reports in England.

The Blues have a £45m bid accepted by Leicester City for the Algerian star, with also Barcelona interested in the player.

And given that Spanish transfer window will be closing tomorrow, the La Liga giants would have two days remaining to sign Mahrez if a move to Chelsea failed tonight.



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Chelsea have offered a fee in the region of £45m to Leicester City as they hope to land Riyad Mahrez to Stamford Bridge until the end of Deadline Day.

Also Leicester Mercury and beIN Sports believe the Algeria international, who has been allowed to set personal terms with another side earlier this morning, will join Chelsea in the next few hours if Leicester agree the fee offered by Blues.

Anyway, some reports in Algeria and Spain believes the winger would prefer a move to Barcelona instead of Chelsea. Mahrez, who has been linked with a move to Stamford Bridge also last summer, has more time to finalize a move to the La Liga giants, since their transfer market deadline is set for tomorrow September 1st.

Chelsea are said to be confident that they can sign both Mahrez and Drinkwater today, despite Leicester are reluctant to sell their duo in one shot.

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Chelsea are on the verge of signing right-back Davide Zappacosta from Torino.

Also reports from Italy confirmed the rumor regarding the Italian international, who would be a perfect back-up for Victor Moses in both defense and midfield.

It is understood Antonio Conte was looking for some players to sign on Deadline Day, and Zappacosta would be the first name on his wishlist.

The 25-year-old would join Chelsea on the last day of transfer market window as happened with Marcos Alonso, another wing-back, last summer.

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Liverpool have just announced the signing of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain from Arsenal on a £40m move.

Chelsea had a bid accepted from the Gunners for the 24-year-old, who preferred a move to Anfield over Stamford Bridge as he always dreamt to play for the Reds.

“I’m currently away with England, so I’m at St George’s Park. – Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain said – Firstly, I’m delighted to have signed for Liverpool and a big thank-you to everyone here at the FA that has made this possible, using the facilities. It has been a massive help”.

The England international refused to talk about the failure of a move to Chelsea“I’m not going to say too much today; I’m here with England and we’ve got two big games coming up, so I want to focus on them. But I can’t wait to get to Melwood and you’ll hear first from me on LFCTV.”

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Tottenham Hotspur are leading the race to sign Swansea striker Fernando Llorente after a fee in the region of £25m has been agreed from Swansea, according to SkySports

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte wants to strengthen his squad and has made the Spanish striker his main target, but the deal could surprisingly fail as well as happened for Oxlade-Chamberlain‘s move.

But Chelsea remain keen on the former Juventus striker, who will reportedly leave Swansea on Deadline Day.

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After Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain snubbed Chelsea, Blues boss Antonio Conte wants the club to break the Kenedy loan agreement with Newcastle.

The Brazilian winger was set to move to the Benitez’s side on this deadline day, but after failing to sign the Arsenal player ( who is now set to join Liverpool) Conte believes Kenedy must stay at Stamford Bridge.

The Italian manager was keen to add another left-back to his squad to challenged and give rest to Marcos Alonso – who moved to West London last year – but Chelsea missed the signings of Alex Sandro, Danilo and Oxlade-Chamberlain during this transfer window, that is why Kenedy is set to stay.

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Liverpool will beat Chelsea in the race for Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain as the England-international midfielder prefers a move to Anfield instead of joining the Premier League champions.

It is understood Chelsea had a £35m bid accepted from Arsenal for the 24-year-old, but Liverpool made a last ditch effort with a £40m bid.

The player is set to undergo a medical ahead of a move to Liverpool, according to SkySports UK.

Oxlade-Chamberlain reportedly wants to play in midfield under Jurgen Klopp,  while Antonio Conte would have used him in a 3-4-3 system as a winger.


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