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Several reports in England suggest Chelsea are closing in on a £60m move for Juventus star Alex Sandro.

The 26-year-old, who would strengthen the squad, is said to be Antonio Conte’s main target alongside with Tiemoue Bakayoko and Romelu Lukaku.

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SkySports believes Chelsea’s offer to be in the region of £50m.

Juventus general director Giuseppe Marotta recently claimed the Bianconeri “won’t keep Alex Sandro against his will”.

Even a picture of the future announcement was leaked, despite seems to be a fake news.

In fact, Juventus have received offers also from Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain for Alex Sandro, although the Brazilian wing-back has already set personal terms with Chelsea.

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Chelsea and Manchester United have both been linked with a summer move for Bayern Munich star Robert Lewandowski

Also Spanish journalist Guillem Balague confirmed last week that the Blues are in talks with the Poland international as they want to place a massive bid to lure Lewandowski from Allianz Arena.

Anyway, his manager recently said: “I don’t want to say anything more on this subject, because everything I say here is translated into German and every word is analysed by the media. However, I’ve got used to always being the one to blame when it concerns Lewandowski”.

When asked about transfer market speculations, he added: “I’ve always said, though, and I’m still of the same opinion, that Bayern Munich are the best club for the development of his career. And my opinion hasn’t changed, not today nor yesterday.”

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John Terry is set to accept offer from Aston Villa when his contract with Chelsea expires on 30th June.

It is understood their manager Steve Bruce wants to sign the centre-back as the Villans are confident to get the promotion to the Premier League in next campaign.

Also Birmingham City are rumored to be interested in John Terry, but their rivals are reportedly closing in on a move for the 36-year-old

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Chelsea are considering to place a £35m bid for Seville star Vitolo, according to reports in English press.

Antonio Conte has reportedly opened to offer either Michy Batshuayi or Kurt Zouma as the La Liga side are interested in the Chelsea duo.

It is understood the 27-year-old has a £35m buy-out clause in his contract, which runs until June 2020.

Zouma recently claimed he’s eager to stay at Chelsea after recovering from a knee injury last season, while Batshuayi has been heavily linked with a move away from Stamford Bridge.

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Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri believes Leonardo Bonucci won’t leave the Serie A side this summer, despite both Chelsea and Manchester City are rumored to be interested in the Italian defender.

“He’s an important player, an extraordinary player – Allegri said today – And above all he has to understand that he’ll be the future leader of the Juventus dressing room”.

It is understood Chelsea had a summer bid rejected by Juventus, but manager Antonio Conte is reportedly willing to land Bonucci to Stamford Bridge.


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Olympique Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas has confirmed that Chelsea will earn 15 per cent from any profit if the Ligue 1 side sell Bertrand Traore in the future.

Traore himself, who joined Lyon on a £8.8m move tonight, told OLTV: “I am very happy to be here, to be Lyonnais.

“Lyon has always been an impressive club, with big players and a great history. It is an honour for me to play here.

“When I came here with Ajax a few months ago, I was attracted by the philosophy of the club, with several young players from the academy, and the magnificent Parc OL.

“With Ajax, we had a bit of a similar style of play and that enticed me to come here.”

The Burkina Faso international has put the pen to paper on a five-year-deal.

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Nathan Ake in action with Chelsea last season © Francesca Ceciarini

Bournemouth are still confident they can land Chelsea defender Nathan Ake this summer, according to SkySports.

The 22-year-old’s ownership, who spent last campaign on loan with the Cherries, is currently esteemed around £20m.

Bournemouth have already signed goalkeeper Asmir Begovic from Chelsea a few weeks ago.

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Nathaniel Chalobah made an impact since he joined Chelsea‘s first team last season following a Serie A spell with Napoli.

“I’ve learned every day, – he said – From [N’Golo] Kante, his work rate and ­defensive quality – he just got better on the ball as the season went on – [Nemanja] Matic, for his composure and ­passing, and Cesc’s passing and ability to pick up passes”.

“It’s a very high standard at Chelsea, the club has an amazing academy and produces really top players. It’s just there’s that barrier of getting in there – and then staying in there.”

The England Under-21 star, who will face Germany in the U-21 European Cup semi-final added: “You’re playing for one of the best teams in Europe – they’re now back in the Champions League – and the demand is high on winning”. 

“We won the league and I have competition from European Cup winners, World Cup winners and full internationals. The manager Antonio Conte’s tactical awareness, his passion and desire to win all rub off on everyone.”

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Nemanja Matic has already set personal terms ahead of a move to Manchester United, The Sun claimed yesterday.

Antonio Conte became the manager of the year after finding out the best possible starting XI for the Blues: “Chelsea FC holds the record for the highest percentage of minutes played by the 11 most employed footballers: 85.5%” an official statement from CIES Football Observatory read. That’s why:

Matic and Kante were both key players in Conte’s idea of football, which means that Chelsea would have to replace the Serbian star as best as they can. Will Tiemoue Bakayoko fit into the system?

What Chelsea need is stability, solidity, the same balance that Matic showed every game. He’s not a ‘magician’ like Cesc Fabregas, but if Conte preferred to play him alongside Kante it’s for a reason.

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We are aware that José Mourinho is a huge fan of the Serbian star, as he wanted him back from Benfica in January 2014. He was named “all-round midfielder” by the Special One, who hopes for a nice and warm reunion at Manchester United now as then.

Chelsea’s board should ponder on a squad without their tallest midfielder, before realizing Nemanja Matic’s slowness was more important than you expected.

Kante, who became everyone’s favourite player following an outstanding season, is the king of midfield. Fabregas is magic, but Matic is Matic.

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Mohamed Salah joined Liverpool from AS Roma on a £35m move on Thursday, which means that Chelsea will receive £2.3m.

The Blues inserted a sell-on clause when the Egyptian winger left Stamford Bridge heading to Serie A in 2015.

Salah made 11 appearances during his first season with Chelsea, before being loaned to Fiorentina and then sold to AS Roma on a permanent move in June 2015.


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