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We reported yesterday that Chelsea could face only a quartet of the winners from their Champions League groups, as no side can play another from the same country in the Round of 16. Anyway, Liverpool joined Tottenham Hotspur, Manchester City and Manchester United in the 1st pot for the knockout stage after beating 7-0 Spartak Moscow last night, leaving Chelsea a two-out-of-three chance to play against either Paris Saint-Germain or Barcelona in the next round.

Also Besiktas are included in the possible trio, while La Liga giants Sevilla can’t face the Premier League champions as they are now left in Pot Two for Monday’s draw in Nyon. The Turkish side were stunning in winning their Group and get rid of their opponents Leipzig, Porto and last year’s semi-finalists Monaco, who remain crashed out of the Champions League after getting the 4th place.

Something has changed, all we know for sure is that Chelsea could face a terrific opponent so early in their Champions League return.

Chelsea could face PSG, Barcelona, Sevilla or Besiktas in Champions League

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Olympique Marseille, Southampton and Everton are among the teams interested in signing Loic Remy from Chelsea this summer, according to reports in England.

The French forward scored twice as the Blues have beaten London side Fulham in a friendly at Cobham.

Also Besiktas are said to be plotting a summer move to land Remy to the Turkish First Division, but the player would reportedly prefer a move to the Premier League


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Diego Costa is discussing his move back to Atletico Madrid but with the Spanish team which can’t complete new signings untile the end of 2017, a lot of other clubs are interested in the striker until he will sign for Atletico at the beginning of 2018 January transfer window.

Besiktas,  for example, are one of these teams: “Then there is Diego Costa, I want him but it will not be easy to pull off,” – Besikats manager Senol Gunes told reporters at Besiktas’ Nevzat Demir training ground. – “If Diego is open to coming I would not say no. I could not refuse such a striker”.

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Loic Remy is ready to leave Chelsea after agreeing a four-year deal to join Turkish Super league giants Besiktas.

The Blues reportedly accepted a £1.8m offer for the 30-year-old, who spent last season on loan at Crystal Palace picking up just 5 appearances with the Eagles.

It is understood Remy wants to leave Chelsea, who signed him in 2014 from Queen’s Park Rangers on a £12m move..

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Turkish side Besiktas have made Chelsea star John Mikel Obi a main target to revamp the squad in January, according to reports in A Spor.

The Nigeria international’s contract is due to expire in June 2017 and is yet to make his Chelsea debut under new manager Antonio Conte.

Also Serie A side Inter Milan are reportedly keeping tabs on the 29-year-old, while Manchester United boss José Mourinho is said to be a great admirer of his former player at Stamford Bridge.

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Turkish television station Lig TV reports that representatives from Besiktas will hold talks with Chelsea about the potential signing of Loic Remy.

The Blues striker has been linked with a move to Everton as part of a deal that would allow Chelsea to sign Romelu Lukaku back, but the Turkish club have been keen on Remy for a longer time.

The negotiations were stopped two weeks ago due to Turkey’s delicate political situation, but now Besiktas are trying to close the deal.

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Loic Remy‘s transfer to Besiktas was called off due to the Turkey delicate political situation in this moment.

Last Friday there was a coup attempt in the Southern Europe country and now the Turkish president Erdogan is taking advantage of this delicate situation to strength his power, putting at risk the Turkish democracy and safety and acting like a dictator.

24 among TV and radio stations were closed, 2700 judges or prosecutors were laid off or arrested, and thousands of educators, police officers or army people as well as politicians had the same destiny, with the only fault to be Erdogan’s opponents.

This unstable situation in the country is having, of course, repercussions on many people working and leaving in Turkey since thousand of them are leaving the country to feel safer.

This is the reason why many footballers playing in the Turkish Super League are looking for other teams and many deals of other players that had to transfer there were called off, including the one of Loic Remy.

Now Chelsea and the player will have to find another team ready to sign him.

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Chelsea’s centre-back Kenneth Omeruo is set to join the Turkish League champions Besiktas on a season long loan deal .

A source close to the player told Turkish-Football that Besiktas have struck a deal with Chelsea to sign Omeruo on a season-long loan deal. Besiktas have agreed a release clause in the contract and will have the option to sign the 22-year-old on a permanent basis. Besiktas are expected to cover his €1.1 million salary over the course of next season.

The Nigerian international is already familiar with Istanbul having played for city rivals Kasimpasa last season.

Besiktas won the league title last season and go into the 2016-17 campaign as one of the bookmakers favourites. Omeruo made 25 appearances in the Turkish Super League for Kasimpasa last season.

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Chelsea rejected a £ 5m offer from Celta Vigo for Nigerian defender Kenneth Omeruo, Today reports.

The Blues already reached an agreement to send the centre-back on loan to Besiktas and had to turn down the offer from the Spanish club.

Chelsea asked the same price to Kasimpasa, the club where Omeruo was loaned to last season, but the Turkish side was not able to meet their request.


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