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Nemanja Matic in action © Francesca Ceciarini

Juventus are reportedly lining up a £17m bid for Chelsea midfielder Nemanja Matic, according to Sportitalia.

After several injuries during the season – Claudio Marchisio and Sami Khedira above all – the Old Lady has decided to strengthen the midfield in view of next season having already landed Miralem Pjanic from Roma.

It is understood Matic is Massimiliano Allegri‘s top target and Juventus sport director Giuseppe Marotta is working on a deal to sign the Serbia international, who is under contract with Chelsea until 2019.

 

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Chelsea have offered £40m for Valencia midfielder Andre Gomes but the bid has been rejected, according to the Daily Mirror.

His ownership is reportedly esteemed £50 and also Juventus have placed a bid, which was turned down a few weeks ago.

Gomes is expected to be leaving the Mestalla this summer and new Chelsea manager Antonio Conte is said to be a great admirer of the Portugal international, who is currently guiding his national team at Euro 2016.

Also Real Madrid and Barcelona have been heavily linked with a move for the 22-year-old.

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Chelsea 19-year-old midfielder Jeremie Boga is close to joining Granada on loan, according to the Daily Mail.

The Marseille-born youngster, who joined Chelsea in 2009, spent last season at Rennes featuring 31 times in the Ligue 1. He put the pen to paper on his first football professional contract in 2014.

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Chelsea youngster Kasey Palmer has been targeted by Huddersfield Town, who are lining up a move to sign him on loan, according to The Sun.

The talented 19-year-old midfielder has impressed in the Chelsea youth sides scoring in the UEFA Youth League final and was also picked up by Gareth Southgate in the England Under-21s squad for the first time.

He said about Chelsea: “I’m going to do some of my own stuff before I go back into Chelsea and hopefully I’ll be involved with the first team and if I’m not, I’ll attack it and give 100 per cent.”

 

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Chelsea could move for Napoli striker Gonzalo Higuain despite his £78.5m buyout clause, according to Spanish publication AS.

New Chelsea manager Antonio Conte is reportedly eager to land the Argentina international, who scored 36 times for Napoli last season.

Moreover, the incoming boss is keen also on Alvaro Morata despite having just signed Batshuayi for £33mAccording to the Daily Maila

The Blues have been heavily linked also with a move for Graziano Pelle, while Diego Costa is not expected to be leaving as he agreed to be a part of Chelsea plans in view of next season.

Chelsea has already released Radamel Falcao and Alexandre Pato from their squad before having officially signed Michy Batshuayi from OM.

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Former Chelsea interim boss Guus Hiddink has been targeted by FA as a candidate to replace Roy Hodgson, according to the Daily Express.

Also Arsene Wenger, Alan Pardew and Sam Allardyce are being considered for the vacant England after Hodgson who resigned last week.

The FA are reportedly ready to enter talks with the Dutchman over a possible appointment.

 

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Chelsea are in search of a central defender to strengthen the squad and have won the race to sign Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly this summer, according to the Daily Mirror.

The Bulues are reportedly on the verge of concluding a deal in order to bring the Senegalese defender to Stamford Bridge, in spite of well-known interest shown also by Arsenal.

 

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Chelsea have decided to set their sights on Southampton star Graziano Pellè and the Blues are said to be ready to make a formal bid by the end of the week, according to SkySports in Italy.

Also Everton and AC Milan have been heavily linked with a move for the 30-year-old, who has been offered a £12m-per-season deal from an undisclosed Chinese Super League side.

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Ac Milan goalkeeper Diego Lopez is closing in on a move to Chelsea, according to Gazzetta dello Sport.

It is understood the 34-year-old wants to leave the Serie A side after Donnarumma became the first choice and he would be eager to move to Stamford bridge despite he would have to face competition with Thibaut Courtois.

Anyway, Chelsea are looking to tempt the 34-year-old to Stamford Bridge as a possible replacement for Asmir Begovic, who looks set to leave this summer with a move to Everton in sight, according to the Daily Mail.

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