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Shocking announcement from a Chelsea rival, Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola.

Speaking to the NBC the ex Barcelona coach announced he is close to end his manager career:

“I will be in Manchester for at least other three years, but I feel the process to end my career has already started.

“I won’t coach until I will be 60-65 years old, I am sure I am getting close to my manager’s career end.”

Will Manchester City and Premier League be the last team coached by the Spanish manager or Pep will change his mind in the next three years?

 

 

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According to rumours coming from France Chelsea manager Antonio Conte wants to bring PSG star Marco Verratti to Stamford Bridge.

The Italian international doesn’t get along really well with new Paris Saint Germain coach Unai Emery and already expressed his desire to leave the French side.

Anyway, Chelsea wouldn’t be the only team interested in Verratti, as the Italian midfielder is followed also by Juventus, Inter and Bayern Munich.

Ex Blues boss Carlo Ancelotti, anyway, dismissed the rumours about an immediate deal:

“Juve or Bayern for Verratti? I wouldn’t know. Agents are always playing little games to raise the prices,” the Italian coach said to ESPN.

“We are not planning the future yet, there will be time for that. Getting players from a top club like PSG is hard, as you saw with how it went with [Blaise] Matuidi. Juventus have [Miralem] Pjanic anyway so I don’t think they need Verratti. They are different, but I think they can fill the same roles.”

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Everton are keen to be protagonist in this transfer window after appointing Ronald Koeman as their manager.

The Toffees promised a £ 100m investment to the Dutch coach in the market and now are ready to sign a couple of top players, that’s why they are in the race for several of them with other European top clubs.

The Liverpool side are trying to challenge Arsenal, Chelsea and Bayern Munich for Napoli centre-back Kalidou Koulibaly.

The Azzurri already rejected a £ 30m offer from the Blues in the past weeks.

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Thibaut Courtois plans to move from Chelsea soon.

The Belgian goalkeeper revealed he has no intention to close his career at Stamfor Bridge:

“I don’t think I will close my career at Chelsea. I didn’t have a favourite club while growing up. In Spain I was following Real Madrid and Barcelona; in Germany Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund; in England Arsenal, Manchester United and Chelsea; in Italy Juventus and Milan. There wasn’t a favourite club among these, but I’ve always wanted to play in those clubs.

“It’s not necessary to play in one of those clubs, I am already in a grea team, Chelsea, that I’ve always admired, but we have to see what future brings,” he claimed in an interview to Sporza.

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Former manager and now agent Rob Groener believes his ex client Marko Arnautovic should move to Chelsea if the opportunity presents itself.

Arnautovic, 27, joined Stoke City in 2013 and impressed last season, scoring 13 goals and providing 6 assists.

“I’d rather see him go to Chelsea. There he could count on more support,” Groener said.

“The problem was in my eyes that he had the wrong managers. He needs a father figure; someone who works him but also accepts him. Potentially he is a player for Chelsea or Bayern Munich.

The forward is currently participating at EURO 2016 with Austria but his debut was not good: they lost 2-0 to Hungary and Arnautovic wasn’t able to make an impact on the game.

 

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Atletico Madrid manager Diego Pablo Simeone revealed that Chelsea striker Diego Costa didn’t send him a message yet before this final against Real Madrid, but he sent it before, showing his affection for the club he played with for years in La Liga, included a Champions League final in Lisbon 2016:

“He hasn’t send me a message yet for this game, but yes he did after the Spanish side went through the quarter finals with Barcelona and with Bayern Munich in the semifinal. I am sure that him and other guys that are not in this club anymore or that got good feelings for us will watch the game with our shirt on tomorrow.”

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According to Italian newspaper La Gazzetta dello Sport, Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly is one of the top targets for the incoming Chelsea’s manager Antonio Conte.

Conte has put French defender on top of his shopping list and Ambramovic’s staff would offer at least €40m (£30m) for the defender.

Koulibaly was also followed by Manchester United and Bayern Munich.

The Italian newspaper Corriere dello Sport claimed that Red Devils had a €20m (£15.5m) offer turned down in January, as Napoli would only negotiate him for at least €30m.

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Chelsea alongside ArsenalManchester United are all reportedly interested in Bayern Munich centre-back Medhi Benatia, according to RMC Sport.

It is understood the Morocco international is Arsene Wenger’s top target to strengthen Arsenal’s defence and also Chelsea are expected to be keeping tabs on him as they tried to sign the former Roma star before he joined the Bavarians.

He joined the Bundesliga champions for £22m, but he made just 29 appearances.

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On this day in 2012 Chelsea became Champions of Europe.

Roberto Di Matteo’s team won Champions League final against Bayern Munich at Allianz Arena.

Didier Drogba scored the decisive penalty at penalty shoot-outs after the game ended 1-1 after extra-time (83′ Muller, 88′ Drogba); at in extra-time Peter Cech saved a decisive penalty to Arjen Robben.

Chelsea won 4-3 on penalties and it was a night to remember for every Blues fan around the world.

These were officials line ups:

BAYERN MUNICH (4-2-3-1): Neuer; Lahm, Boateng, Tymoshchuk, Contento; Schweinsteiger, Kroos; Robben, Muller, Ribery; Gomez.

Coach Heynckes
CHELSEA (4-2-3-1) Cech; Bosingwa, David Luiz,Cahill, Cole; Mikel, Lampard; Kalou, Mata, Bertrand; Drogba.

 Coach Di Matteo

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