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Chelsea winger Willian played his first game with the Blues since Maurizio Sarri‘s appointment in Community Shield defeat to Man City yesterday.

The 29-year-old, who played at the World Cup 2018 with La Seleçao, had a couple of extra-weeks to rest after the competition was over and came back in action just three days ago.

It is understood Chelsea have already rejected several bids from Barcelona, with also Real Madrid and Manchester United reportedly interested in the Brazilian star.

Speaking in the mixed zone after the game, Willian said: “I’m happy here, I’m happy at Chelsea to play here. I’m looking forward to playing well and to win titles. I feel good, I feel good after three days of training, of course I am not my best performance, my best condition”. 

“And we have to look forward because we have a great season to play and we’re going to try to win some titles. 

“We have to learn in every game, not only this game, of course we want to win but we didn’t so now we have to keep going. We have a new manager with a new philosophy, a new profile of football so I have to keep going and try to train hard every day”.

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Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri spoke following today’s 2-0 defeat to Man City at Wembley. Sergio El Kun Aguero scored a brace to secure Pep Guardiola the Community Shield 2018.

When asked about the uncertainty around Thibaut Courtois, Eden Hazard and Willian’s future at the club, Sarri said: “I talk to them two days ago so I know what they will say to me tomorrow. I’m ready. But I think more good than bad.”

On Courtois’ agent, who recently said the Belgian goalkeeper wants to live with his children in Madrid, he added: “I am not interested in the agent. I want to hear if Courtois will say the same to me. I only want players with a very high level of motivation.”

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Real Madrid are considering to place a £100m bid to land both Thibaut Courtois and Chelsea winger Willian to Spain this summer, according to exclusive reports in the Mail Online.

The La Liga giants have been recently linked also with a move for Eden Hazard, but their interest in the Belgian star has reportedly ended after Chelsea slapped a £200m price-tag on him, as Spain publication AS reported yesterday.

Moreover, Real Madrid head-coach Julen Lopetegui wants to give Isco a more prominent role at the club next season.

David Luiz, speaking after Chelsea’s friendly game against Perth Glory in Australia, when asked about Willian’s future told Sky Sports“Yes, I heard him almost every day. He loves playing for Chelsea. Will he stay? I won’t let him go. I think he’s going to stay. Seriously, i’m not joking. Chelsea have to keep their best players”.

It is understood Chelsea rejected three bids from Barcelona for Willian before the La Liga champions signed Malcom on a £38m move.

Chelsea refuse £55m for Willian and Barcelona place last-minute bid for Malcom

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Marcos Alonso told SkySports HQ he’s glad Chelsea quartet Eden Hazard, Thibaut Courtois, N’Golo Kante and Willian are having some rest following the World Cup 2018 in Russia.

He added: “They will hopefully come with batteries charged to have a good season with us. They are Chelsea players, I am not even thinking about that [them leaving]: I am looking forward to seeing them after holidays”.  

“They are top players, very important for us. Every season with Chelsea we have to fight for every competition and we will go for it”. 

It is understood Real Madrid are plotting a massive bid to land both Courtois and Hazard to Santiago Bernabeu after Cristiano Ronaldo’s departure earlier this summer.

Barcelona have reportedly given up in their pursuit of Chelsea winger Willian, while N’Golo Kante remains a target to revamp midfield.

Moreover, SSC Napoli‘s president Aurelio De Laurentiis is reportedly keeping tabs also on Olivier Giroud as Carlo Ancelotti wants to bring in a new striker.

 

 

 

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Barcelona hopes to land Chelsea winger Willian to Camp Nou this summer could be definitively faded as the Blues have reportedly refused also a third bid in excess of £55m, as SkySports HQ reported today.

And the La Liga giants have placed a last-minute bid for Bordeaux star Malcom, whose move to AS Roma had been already confirmed from both clubs earlier this evening with a medical scheduled for tomorrow in the morning.

Barcelona have reportedly offered a fee in the region of £38 for the highly-rated winger as they could have given up on trying to sign Willian from Chelsea.

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Chelsea's Brazilian midfielder Willian (L) celebrates with Chelsea's Belgian midfielder Eden Hazard (C) after scoring during the English Premier League football match between Huddersfield Town and Chelsea at the John Smith's stadium in Huddersfield, northern England on December 12,

Chelsea are considering to accept a third bid worth £65m from Barcelona for Willian, according to reports in England.

It is understood the Brazilian winger would be eager to join the La Liga giants, as well as Premier League rivals Manchester United who remain reportedly interested in the 29-year-old.

Chelsea would besides reinvest the fee to rebuild and bolster the squad with targets suggested by Maurizio Sarri ahead of next season.

With Daniele Rugani and Aleksandr Golovin set for a move to Stamford Bridge, Chelsea are expected to be planning also a bid for Gonzalo Higuain amid AC Milan links.

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Chelsea are confident their world-class winger and Brazil international Willian will remain at Stamford Bridge despite several rumors linked him with a move to Barcelona or Manchester United.

Newly-appointed manager Maurizio Sarri is said to be e huge admirer of the 29-year-old, while the La Liga giants had reportedly a bid in excess of £55m rejected by the Blues earlier this week.

Willian’s contract currently runs until June 2020.

It is understood also former Chelsea manager José Mourinho wants to reunite with Willian and Anthony Martial could be included in a massive deal to land the winger to Old Trafford this summer.

 

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Chelsea are considering to place a bid also for Juventus midfielder Miralem Pjanic, according to Italian newspaper Corriere dello Sport.

The Bosnia-Erzegovina international, who’s been targeted also from Barcelona, has recently signed up with Macedonian agent Fali Ramadani, who was involved in Sarri’s takeover at Chelsea too.

It is understood the Premier League giants are also closing in on a move for Juventus defender Daniele Rugani, while top-class striker Gonzalo Higuain could reportedly join Chelsea when Alvaro Morata‘s future is unveiled.

Roman Abramovic will do everything in his power to give Sarri the players he targeted following his appointment in order to bolster Chelsea squad, according to the Italian newspapaer.

If the final offer will be in the region of €200M, as Corriere dello Sport claimed this morning, that fee would mostly cover Juventus move for Cristiano Ronaldo.

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Aleksandr Golovin will complete his move to Chelsea next week, according to reports in Russia.

The CSKA Moscow star is reportedly set to join the Premier League side on a £25m move following his good performances at the World Cup with Russia.

Sky in Italy believes advanced talks are still ongoing between the two clubs amid Juventus and Monaco’s interest towards the 22-year-old. Also Barcelona have been recently linked with a move for Golovin.

Some reports in Russia also suggested the midfielder could undergo a medical in London today.

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STOKE ON TRENT, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 23: Eden Hazard of Chelsea in action during the Premier League match between Stoke City and Chelsea at Bet365 Stadium on September 23, 2017 in Stoke on Trent, England. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

Chelsea star Eden Hazard has revealed he could consider to leave the club this summer as Real Madrid are plotting a club-record £200m move to land the Belgium international to Santiago Bernabeu.

He has told Belgian journalist Kristof Terreur: “After six wonderful years at Chelsea it might be time to discover something different. 

“Certainly after this World Cup. I can decide if I want to stay or go, but Chelsea will make the final decision – if they want to let me go. You know my preferred destination.”

 “We all know that I have always felt good at Chelsea, so…. I have been linked with all the big clubs in the past. Barcelona? Next week it will be Bayern. No I’m joking. You all know what my preferred destination is”.

It is understood Chelsea are closing in on a £35m move for Juventus defender Daniele Rugani, with also Aleksandr Gloving interested in a move to Stamford Bridge under newly-appointed manager Maurizio Sarri.

The Italian man, who put the pen to paper on a deal with the Blues on Friday, is expected to have provided a full list of targets as the summer transfer window close for Premier League clubs at 5pm on Thursday August 9.

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