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Chelsea loanee Baba Abdul-Rahman suffered a knee injury playing with Ghana at the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations on Tuesday.

An official statement from Ghana Football Association read: “The defender will travel to Germany today to undergo further tests and possible surgery over a knee injury”.

Baba is currently playing on loan at German side Schalke 04, where he picked up 21 appearances in six months.

Ghana medical team claimed: “Baba suffered a rupture of the meniscus and a particular tear of the anterior cruciate ligament with fluid collection in the left knee.”

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Chelsea and Everton are still interested in Atalanta youngster Franck Kessie, according to Goal.com.

It has been reported that Antonio Conte‘s side have a £22m bid rejected by the Italian side, while Ronald Koeman wants him to strengthen the midfield.

Anyway, still no agreement on price has been reached, with Atalanta reportedly asking around £30m for the Ivory Coast star.

Also Manchester United are keeping tabs on Kessie, but Chelsea are said to be leading the race following the departure of John Mikel Obi, who joined Chinese Super League side Tianjin TEDA last week.

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Chelsea U18 qualified for FA Youth Cup fifth round after beating Birmingham City 5-0 tonight.

The goals were scored by Mason Mount ( 37′, 45+1, 62′) Cole Dasilva (55′) Reece James (85′).

They will now host Sheffield Wednesday in the last-16 this Monday 23 January at Aldershot Town at 7.05 pm.

BIRMINGHAM CITY  U18-  Adam Siviter, Louis Yuill (Keiron Dawes 82), Matthew Timms, Olly Mulders (c), Cameron Ebbutt, Geraldo Bajrami, Tai-Reece Chisholm, Charlie Lakin, Ronan Hale (Tyrell Hamilton h/t), Odin Bailey, Leo Brown (Jordan Clarke 15).

Unused Subs: Max Beardmore, Jack Cancannon

CHELSEA U18 - Jamie Cumming; Marc Guehi, Richard Nartey, Trevoh Chalobah; Dujon Sterling, Mason Mount (c) (Reece James 66), Jacob Maddox, Cole Dasilva; George McEachran (Martell Taylor-Crossdale 61), Callum Hudson-Odoi (Harvey St Clair 74), Ike Ugbo.

Unused Subs: Jared Thompson, Josh Grant

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Manchester United left-back Luke Shaw won’t leave Old Trafford to join Chelsea, his agent Jonathan Barnett said.

Some reports suggested that Blues’ manager Antonio Conte would be interested in the 21-year-old.

Barnett told IBTimes UK: “I am angry with these reports suggesting Luke Shaw will leave Manchester United in the summer, I am angry at the irresponsible journalism”

He added: ‘Luke Shaw is happy at Manchester United and also, Manchester United are happy with him.’.

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Diego Costa shows his passion celebrating the winner against WBA © Francesca Ceciarini

Chelsea striker Diego Costa is in the middle of a transfer market saga after receiving a couple of stunning offers from China even if, officially, he was dropped for Leicester clash and trained alone for a week because of back pain.

The Spanish forward came back to train with the rest of the squad today and posted this picture on his Instagram profile to share his joy:

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Chelsea legend and current Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech still hopes his current side can challenge the Blues in the title race.

The Czech keeper admits he was really impressed by his ex team form:

“They just had a tricky game in the last game after their first defeat after that long run without dropping points and they managed to win it.

“So their confidence is very high and they obviously have an advantage as well in terms of points.

“But there’s still a long way to go in football and everything can go pretty fast if you are ready to take it.”

 

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Bamford has piqued the interest of a number of clubs after his loan spell at Middlesbrough.

Middlesbrough have just announced the permanent signing of Patrick Bamford from Chelsea.

The 23-year-old already played at Boro two seasons ago in the Championship, where he impressed scoring 19 goals and helping the team to reach the Playoffs finals, being also named Sky Bet Championship Player of the Year.

The official statement read:

Middlesbrough have secured the signing of striker Patrick Bamford from Chelsea for an undisclosed fee.
The 23-year-old has penned a four-and-a-half-year deal to return to Teesside to further strengthen Aitor Karanka’s squad.

 

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According to reports coming from Spain Thibaut Courtois is desperate for a move to Real Madrid.

Ok Diario reports that the Belgian goalkeeper is “crazy” to go back to La Liga, a championship where he has already played three years when he was on loan to Atletico Madrid from Chelsea,

The Champions of Europe have been looking for a top-keeper after failing to sign David De Gea on summer 2015 transfer window deadline day and have been keen on the Belgian player for a while.

Should Courtois move to the Florentino Perez’s club, Chelsea would ask Colombian winger James Rodrigues in part exchange.

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Blues legend Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink shared his opinion about Diego Costa‘s future at Chelsea:

“I think only Costa can keep Costa happy, I don’t think Chelsea are going to keep him happy,” the ex forward told Sky Sports.

“He’s playing the best football of his career, of course he’s going to get other clubs interested, it’s just the nature of the game, and Chelsea will have to deal with that.

“It’s how he takes it further. He might want to leave, but if he keeps on doing the business on Saturday there’s no problem there.

“The team is the most important thing, and Chelsea need to do the right thing for Chelsea.

“The boy is under contract and we all know Costa is a very important player in the Chelsea set-up, especially in counter-attacking, bullying and leading the front line.”

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