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Three European top clubs are in the race to sign Real Madrid wonderkid Borja Mayoral.

The 19-years-old burst on to the scene after Zinedine Zidane was appointed as a manager last January and Chelsea, Arsenal and Juventus have been scouting him throughout all this time.

He made 6 appearances under the French coach in these past months and some of the Real Madrid youth coaches compared him to the Merengues’ legend Raul.

Mayoral, anyway, just extended his deal with the Perez‘s team until 2021 and the current Champions of Europe are are unlikely to allow him to leave on a permanent basis.

 

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England U21 won Toulon Tournament against France, beating the host 2-0 in the final with goals by two Chelsea youngsters: Lewis Baker and Ruben Loftus-Cheek.

The duo impressed all over the entire competition: Baker was the top scorer with 4 goals while the midfielder was voted as the best player of the tournament.

Also Nathaniel Chalobah impressed and was included in the top 11 of the tournament.

A good news for next Chelsea boss Antonio Conte, that now knows he can count on these youngsters to build his next team.

Many future top players made an impact at Toulon all over the years: James Rodriguez,  Javier Mascherano, Thierry Henry, Rui Costa and Alan Shearer are among those.

Last England win in this tournament was in 1994, where the U21 national team was captained by Jamie Redknapp.

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Roma midfielder Radja Nainggolan has decided to snub a move to Chelsea since he prefers to join Manchester United, according to La Gazzetta dello Sport. 

The 28-year-old has reportedly rejected the chance to move to Stamford Bridge and is keen on joining the Red Devils, as Josè Mourinho is a great admirer of the Belgium international.

Incoming Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has made him a top transfer target and the Blues placed a £28million bid offering a five-year deal.

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Paris Saint-Germain are lining up an attempt to sign Everton striker Romelu Lukaku, according to the Daily Express.

The Belgium international has been recently linked with a move back to Chelsea, but the French champions are looking to replace Zlatan Ibrahimovic and the Express believes they have set sights on the 23-year-old.

Incoming Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has reportedly made Lukaku a top target to revamp the Blues’ attack.

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Chelsea are eager to sign Inter Milan Croatian international winger Ivan Perisic, according to La Gazzetta dello Sport.

It is understood incoming Chelsea manager Antonio Conte is a great admirer of the 27-year-old, who left Wolfsburg last summer and played 37 Serie A games last season.

Perisic recently claimed: “It is not the time to talk about it now but, hearing my name linked with a move to Chelsea does please me.”

 

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Chelsea and Manchester United are lining up a summer move for Milan young goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma, according to the Daily Mail.

Donnarumma made a surprise appearance in the Serie A when he was just 16-year-old, becoming Milan’s first-choice and their regular number-one, then the Rossoneri are determined to keep him.

His agent Mino Raiola recently opened up about a move to the Premier League, as Chelsea seem to be interested in signing the goalkeeper but Manchester United have also been linked with the A.C. Milan’s 17-year-old.

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Chelsea star Eden Hazard speaking ahead of today’s Belgium friendly match against Switzerland, reportedly said: “If I tell you I’m staying at Chelsea with 100 percent certainty, this is not the case,”

“For now, I’m 100 percent sure I’ll compete at the Euros. After, I will think of Chelsea. But I want to finish well at the club. So like Thibaut Courtois, I will be at Chelsea 99 percent next season”.

“We all know my season. I will not repeat, it was bad. But now it’s over and I’m focusing for the Euro”.

“So I took my time to get back to fitness. I will attack the challenge of the European Championship in full possession of my faculties”.

Then Hazard praised incoming Manchester United manager Josè Mourinho: “He is a fantastic manager. I wish him good luck. I would really want to play against his team.”

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Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois has confirmed he wants to stay at Stamford Bridge in spite of the interest from Real Madrid, according to SkySports.

Courtois told Sky Sports News HQ he has already had discussions with incoming Chelsea manager Antonio Conte: “Yes, I’ve spoken to him, we had a good chat.”

 “Of course there are rumours from the press always popping up. But I’m calm with it.”

“My season has not been the very best like last year, when when we won the Premier League. But still, I’m very confident in myself that I will have a good Euros and another good season at Chelsea.”

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Manchester United could offer Chelsea their former star Juan Mata plus £35 or £40m for Willian, as the funds might be used to strengthen the squad in other positions.

The Spain international was sold by Chelsea for £37.1 million as he failed to impress during his experience at Stamford Bridge under manager Josè Mourinho, who now could reportedly sell him again.

Willian was a positive model for Chelsea in spite of the disappointing season, scoring 11 goals, and his ownership is esteemed around £60.

He recently said about Mourinho’s new job: “Jose is one of the most successful coaches in the world and Manchester United will be stronger with him as manager,”

“I played some of my best football under Mourinho. He is a special coach and I have a great relationship with him.”

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Atletico Madrid manager Diego Pablo Simeone revealed that Chelsea striker Diego Costa didn’t send him a message yet before this final against Real Madrid, but he sent it before, showing his affection for the club he played with for years in La Liga, included a Champions League final in Lisbon 2016:

“He hasn’t send me a message yet for this game, but yes he did after the Spanish side went through the quarter finals with Barcelona and with Bayern Munich in the semifinal. I am sure that him and other guys that are not in this club anymore or that got good feelings for us will watch the game with our shirt on tomorrow.”

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