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Brazil were already sure of being part of 2018 World Cup in Russia, but last night they defeated 3-0 Chile.

Chelsea midfielder Willian played only the final minutes of the game, but then he expresses all his satisfaction on his social media accounts.

An important step has completed successfully! Congratulations to the squad and thanks fans!” – Willian wrote on Twitter in Portuguese – “Continue to work, as we should, and we can evolve.”

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Brazilian attacking midfielder Oscar admits he would like to return to Premier League and, in particular, to Chelsea.

The first eight games I played very well, then I had a League Cup game that I left, the team lost and it changed, Then Conte changed the team’s way of playing in a 3-4-3 and I didn’t play anymore, I didn’t have a position to play, because I’m a more offensive midfielder and then it changed a lot. So I decided to leave too, but I left the doors open”. – Oscar told Premier League Brazil – “I would go back! I’m still young, I’m still 26 years old. Who knows in two, three years I would return to the Premier League. I would be very happy. And preferably for Chelsea, who opened the doors for me, to return”.

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The battle between Chelsea and Diego Costa continues: while the club want the Spanish striker back in London to train with the rest of the team, Costa himself his still in Brazil.

Now, according to reports by talkSPORT the player has decided to call the removal men and to empty his Surrey mansion.

The signal that a move from London is, finally, imminent for Costa?

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Chelsea are set to take legal action against striker Diego Costa after his refusal to head back to England to start training with the club this summer.

The Blues gave the Spanish international an extended break after boss Antonio Conte told him that he was not part of his plans this season.

But the Brazilian-born striker has no intention to go back to London, as he claimed in a statement released by GloboEsporte this morning.

The Spanish striker wants to return to Atletico Madrid but he is still under contract with Chelsea, who Costa expects to set him free.

According to The Telegraph, Chelsea bosses cannot stand this situation anymore and having already fined the player £300,000 for his absence, they may now decide to put the matter into the hands of their legal team.

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Chelsea are close to agree a deal for Juventus star Alex Sandro, but the Brazilian is not the only full-back the Blues have targeted and the Stamford Bridge outfit is set to challenge the Bianconeri to sign Real Madrid full-back Danilo.

Juventus eyed the Champions of Europe player as the ideal replacement for Sandro, who is set to join Chelsea when he will be back from his holidays, but Antonio Conte wants more men on the flanks as the Blues will be involved also in Champions League next year, so he has targeted Danilo as well.

Danilo is contracted with Real Madrid but the Merengues have already told the player’s entourage that the Brazilian – who was signed from Porto for € 40m in 2015 and din’t have much playing time at the Spanish side-  can leave for an offer close to € 30 million.

According to Italian newspaper La Repubblica Chelsea are ready to make an opening € 27/28 million bid to sign the 25-year-old.

​Juventus have already begun transfer talks with Real Madrid but the Spanish champions have rejected the Bianconeri loan offer with € 23 million option to buy.

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Coutinho, Neymar and Marcelo scored as Brazil qualified for the 2018 World Cup following a 3-0 against Paraguay last night.

Willian came off the bench late on as a substitute for Liverpool star Coutinho before also Firmino was replaced by Recife 31-year-old midfielder Souza.

Tite’s men are now top of the table with 33 points, 9 points clear of Colombia which are in 2nd place.
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David Luiz is having a sensational season at Chelsea and he has been one of the best player for Antonio Conte‘s team so far.

However, this is not enough for him to be selected for the Brazil squad which will play World Cup qualifiers vs Uruguay and Paraguay in the next few days.

“I am disappointed to not be in the Brazil squad, but I respect the decision” – David Luiz told the Evening Standard.  -“I’m playing regularly and trying to do my best to come back into the squad. Have I been told why I wasn’t picked? No.”

 

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Fulham has announced to have extended Lucas Piazon’s loan deal from Chelsea.

An official statement from the West London club read:

“The club is delighted to confirm that Lucas Piazon’s loan deal from Chelsea has been extended until the end of the season.

His initial deal had expired following Saturday’s win against Barnsley.”

The 22-year-old Brazilian player has scored 4 goals in 17 appearances for the Cottagers in the first half of this season, becoming a key player for Slavisa Jokanovic side.

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Despite Antonio Conte dismissing speculations on an a possible Diego Costa’s move to China many English football pundits think there is something true behind what happened in the last days between Chelsea and the Spanish striker.

For instance, former Premier League footballer Danny Mills believes it’s natural that Diego Costa’s head will be turned by a rumoured transfer to Chinese Super League side Tianjin Quanjian:

“Suddenly there’s rumours of a bid that, you know, China want to offer him thirty million pounds a year, is it? Of course his head is going to be turned.

“You know, why wouldn’t it? Who wouldn’t have their head turned at that? Who wouldn’t want to go?

“People talk about loyalty – there’s no loyalty from clubs, you know, that’s non-existent in this day and age and you have to remember Costa’s Brazilian.

“You know, he’s already defected his country and gone and played for Spain, he has no affinity to his own country let alone to an English Premier League side, he’s not particularly… I’m sure he likes London but he’s got no real affinity to London. Brazilians move around all the time, it’s what they do.”

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