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According to Sky Sport Italia Fiorentina accepted Chelsea‘s € 27m ( with add-ons included) for their full-back Marcos Alonso.

The Spanish defender, 25, grew up in Real Madrid academy and already played in England, having worn the shirt of Bolton between 2010 and 2013 and of Sunderland, on loan from Fiorentina, in 2014.

This signing would allow Cesar Azpilicueta to play again on the right lane, while Branislav Ivanovic could move at the centre of the defence, so to solve the lack of centre-back in the squad.

 

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Burnley have just confirmed the signing of Patrick Bamford from Chelsea on a season-long loan.

After three loan spells to MiddlesbroughCrystal Palace and Norwich (the first one very successful, the last two really not) the 22-year-old forward is set to join his fourth club as a loanee in three years.

New manager Antonio Conte is reportedly willing to let him join another team on loan to gain experience

Also the Blues have announced the move.

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Crystal Palace manager Alan Pardew is keen on signing Chelsea forward Loic Remy following the record-signing of Christian Benteke from Liverpool, according to the Daily Star.

French website Le 10 Sport reported on Wednesday that the Eagles have reached an agreement with the Blues for the loan of the French striker with a £12.5m option to sign him on a permanent move.

Remy played under Pardew at Newcastle, where he spent two seasons on loan from QPR before joining Chelsea on a permanent move in 2014.

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Chelsea are edging closer to signing Fiorentina full-back Marcos Alonso before the transfer market deadline, according to Spanish publication Marca.

It is understood the Blues are ready to pay a fee esteemed around £24m to land the former Bolton youngster, who could reportedly consider a move back to the Premier League, to Stamford Bridge.

Anyway, the Serie A side have not accepted any bid for the 25-year-old, despite the Blues and the Viola are said to be already in advanced talks and the deal is expected to be done.

 

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Antonio Conte analysed the start of the season with Chelsea FC official website and, of course, he is satisfied about how the season began, but there are some important concepts he wants to stress:

“I’m pleased to score the goals, it’s always important to score one more goal than your opponent, but to keep a clean sheet is also important for the confidence of the whole team.

‘When you keep a clean sheet, the whole team works very well, not only the defenders. When we concede a goal, all of the team concedes a goal.

‘If I am able to choose our way to defend it is to go forward and not behind. When you stay too much behind, there is the long ball and anything can happen. We are improving this aspect.”

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No worst way to start a loan and a season: Chelsea defender Hector, on loan to Eintracht Frankfurt, hoped to gain more playing time during his experience in the Bundesliga side, but now the situation is more complicated, after he took two red cards in the first games of the season: the Jamaica international was dismissed in the German Cup fixture against Magdeburg after receiving two yellow cards and was then sent off against Schalke 04 in the Bundesliga this weekend.

Hector joined Chelsea last summer in a surprise deadline day move but he remained back on loan at Reading last season: after joining the squad for the pre-seasons tours, new boss Antonio Conte decided to send him on loan to Germany to improve his playing style.

 

 

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To be top of the league with Manchester United and Manchester City after three games, with three wins in a row, is surely the perfect way to start a new adventure and new season and, of course, new Chelsea manager Antonio Conte is happy about this but he doesn’t want his team to lose the concentration after this good start:

“It’s important to keep the last season in our mind,” the Italian coach told the club’s official website.

“When there is a difficult situation it is important to look behind to find new strength to go forward.

“We have started the season in the right way. I think we must go step by step, to face every game with the right intensity, the right concentration and the right focus.”

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Eden Hazard has already found a nickname for his new team-mate N’Golo Kanté: the French international was labelled as The Rat, as the Belgian attacking midfielder revealed to Chelsea TV.

When informed about this the former Leicester City star said:

“I don’t understand very well what it means.

But after the Chelsea TV presenter explained the nickname recognises his ‘mouse-like’ qualities on the pitch, Kante added:

“I try to give my best for the team. If I have done well I am happy. I hope to keep going this way and hope the team keep winning.”

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According to Sky Sport Italia Juventus offered € 15m to Zenit St. Petersburg for Axel Witsel

The Bianconeri need to sign a midfielder to replace Paul Pogba, that moved to Manchester United, and the Belgian international would already have agreed on the move.

 Chelsea midfield during this transfer window, but now the player seems on his way to Italy.

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Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic has praised his teammate Eden Hazard, who scored the opener in the Blues’ home win against Burnley.

The Serbia international told the club’s official website: “Eden is one of the best players in the world, when you have him performing like this he is amazing and one of the most important players for our team”.

“He is the player who can decide the league, he can decide every game”.

Ivanovic featured in every Chelsea’s game this season, helping the team to reach three wins in three Premier League games as well as the EFL Cup second round against Bristol Rovers.

 

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