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

Chelsea attacking-midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek spoke about the incoming Premier League season and praised new manager Antonio Conte, who led the squad during the pre-season campaign: “The whole squad have been working really hard – he told the club’s official website – we all put in the work and we’re ready to go on Monday. We look good and we look sharp, we’re working tactically on our shape and we’re really excited”. 

Then the 20-year-old added: “The manager has been great; he’s a really nice man. During training, one thing I’ve really noticed is that he’s always trying to help you and coach you individually”.

“It doesn’t matter whether you’ve come over from the Academy or if you’re a top player like John Terry, he’s always trying to make you better which is something I admire about him”.

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Schurrle had an 18 month spell at Stamford Bridge

Ex Chelsea star Andre Schurrle joins Borussia Dortmund after an eighteen months experience at Wolsburg.

The Germany international left Chelsea for Wolfsburg in January 2015 in £ 20m deal but never met the expectations at the Volkswagen club.

Today Borussia released a statement to announce his signing, the Dortmund side paid £ 25m to secure his services for the next seasons.

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Palermo attacking midfielder Franco Vazquez has revealed that the Italian side have already rejected a bid for him: “I just received an offer from West Brom that was rejected by Palermo.” he told Gazzetta Giallorossa.

“I do not know if my next team will be Tottenham or Chelsea.”

Chelsea have been linked with a move for the 27-year-old and also Tottenham are reportedly interested in him, anyway West Bromwich have made the first attempt in order to sign the Italy international, according to the Birmingham Mail.

His ownership is esteemed around £19m and incoming Chelsea manager Antonio Conte is a great admirer of Vazquez, who tried to sign during his experience at Juventus.

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Incoming boss Antonio Conte wants Miralem Pjanic at Chelsea for upcoming season.

 

However, Roma sporting director Walter Sabatini has spoken at Football Italia stating that the Bosnia-Herzegovina International will not move from Rome unless that clubs does not pay release clause of €38m.

He said: “We mustn’t do anything, we can’t even answer the phone because it’s a deal we don’t want to do. Pjanic might go but only if someone pays the clause.

“It’s something that concerns us daily, but it doesn’t affect our behaviour. We’re doing nothing, we’re a passive witness.

“I haven’t spoken with him. He talked to the Coach Luciano Spalletti and he reaffirmed his desire to stay at Roma.

“I don’t have to talk to the player, he’s not for sale. If someone wants him they’ll have to pay the clause.”

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Chelsea are really close to sign Ajax young talent Juan Familia Castillo, beating Manchester United in the race for the Dutch wonderkid.

Familia Castillo, 16, is an attacking midfielder and was previously linked with the Red Devils but now appears set for a switch to Stamford Bridge, as reported by the Daily Mail.

He played for the Netherlands at Under 17 level and is seen as one of his country’s brightest prospects for the future.

 

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alex texeira

Shaktar Donetsk midfielder Alex Texeira revealed to Brazilian media Lance! that his dream is to play in Chelsea under José Mourinho:

What I saw and what my manager said was that Chelsea, Juventus and PSG made ​​proposals.

“I’m glad to have received the proposal of Chelsea as they are a big club in Europe, but my manager will sort that.

“It’s my dream, I have spoken to many people who have the desire to play in the Premier League, because I think it’s the best World Championship, most competitive.

“For January, I believe it is very difficult because it is in the middle of the championship. Shakhtar has said they will not release me in January, only at the end of the season. But I’m with a clear head.

He concluded on Mourinho:

“I hope he does not leave Chelsea now. I want to work with him and have great success at his side.”

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KEVIN DE BRUYNE
De Bruyne was unable to break into Chelsea's first team.

Ex Chelsea talent Kevin De Bruyne is very close to join Manchester City.

The Belgian player is set to sign for the Citizens in the next hours and he will return to Premier League for a monster fee: in fact, Pellegrini’s side are ready to pay £50m to add him to their first team squad.

De Bruyne joined Chelsea in 2012 and after two loan spells to Genk and Werder Bremen joined back his parental club in summer 2013 just after José Mourinho‘s return to the Blues.

He started well but then had some problems handling the pressure and didn’t feel comfortable not being a regular starter, like Mourinho revealed about one month ago during an interview, so he was sold in January 2014 to Wolfsburg for around £18m.

He made an impact last season in the German side with 13 goals and 22 assists in 51 appearances and was one of the hot names in this transfer window for the European top clubs.

Now he will have the chance to impress in the Premier League again, making Chelsea regret to let him go too soon.

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Back talking about Stones Chelsea cannot have one more Midfielder in the team, as the number will increase too much.

Even Stones is considered the best back midfielder on England Mourinho discard the possibility of his arrival in the team.

The Daily Star reported Mourinho words this morning: “At this moment we have Nemanja Matic, Ramires, Cesc Fàbregas, [John Obi] Mikel, Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Oscar. Six midfield players. I have no space for midfield players. So if somebody talks about midfield players, it’s not true.But there is always a risk that somebody comes for one of our players, or one of our players shows an interest in leaving and we must be ready to answer”.

Some of them are young and Mourinho usually don’t let inexperienced midfielders play as starters so they will begin from the bench, Oscar is more an advanced midfielder, while Fabregas is certain key in the field.

So for now there should be no discussion about Stones, until Mourinhno “gives” the order, maybe.

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ARDA TURAN

Arda Turan’s agent Ahmet Bulut hints an arrival of his player to the Premier League, where Chelsea and Manchester United are challenging to sign him:

He intends to leave Spain this summer. It is his will to go out to play in the Premiership, that is where he would like to continue his career at this time,” Bulut said to the Spanish paper AS.

Meanwhile,  Barcelona presidential candidate Josep Maria Bartomeu sparked off speculation that Turan could be joining the La Liga champions over the transfer window.

“He’s [Arda Turan] a good player, with great quality and perfectly matches what Luis Enrique is wanting this coming season, which is why I, as a pre-candidate, urge the interim committee to take the necessary steps to sign the player. When all parties are in agreement, and above all the manager, that the player is the one we need, the thing to do is to bring him in under the best conditions possible,” he was quoted as saying by Marca.

Also Barcelona player Andres Iniesta was quoted by Marca, stating about Turan: ““A really great player, sensationally talented. If he ends up coming, he’ll be welcome. He’ll add to the squad. It’s always important to improve the team”.

Barcelona got a FIFA market ban for the whole 2015, that means that Arda Turan or any other player “signed” in this session will be able to play only from January 2016.

A reason why Chelsea and Manchester  United got an advantage over them in the race to the Turkish star. Who will win?

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