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Paul Pogba is one of the hottest star on the football market this summer.

The Juventus midfielder has been targeted by several top clubs around Europe, including Barcelona, Manchester United, Manchester City and Chelsea.

But in this moment, another team seems in pole position: in fact, Pogba’s agent Mino Raiola admitted they are in an ealry negotiaton with the Champions of Europe:

“We are in an early negotiation with Real Madrid: he likes the club and he likes the manager, Zinedine Zidane.”

This could be, anyway, also a way to provoke a reaction in the other sides interested in Pogba, so to trigger an “auction” to sign the player, that is valued € 120m, around £ 100m.

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Chelsea international Cesar Azpilicueta spoke ahead of Spain next game against Croatia.

Azpilicueta said: “At the World Cup in Brazil and at the Confederations Cup I was playing as a right-back,”

“My natural position is right-back, although this season I’ve played on the other side and as a central defender. I feel comfortable in any position and I’m happy to be part of this group.”

“We’re a strong team defensively. We have to continue on the same path.”

 

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Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas spoke ahead of Spain clash against Croatia: “We got off to a good start with two wins, we’re doing things well,”

“Tuesday’s game against Croatia is a key game for us. It’s the chance for us to top the table.”

“We’ve been playing with a certain freedom and fluency and we have been defending very well. That allows us to be fresher going forward.”

Then Fabregas ended: “This next game is very important. It’s crucial for us to be first in the group. It will be a determinant for the rest of the tournament.”

 

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Chelsea have targeted Lille winger Sofiane Boufal, who is ready to leave the Ligue 1 side this summer, according to reports in France.

His representatives have already entered talks with Barcelona, but incoming Chelsea manager Antonio Conte is also said to be keen on signing the the 22-year-old.

Also Atletico Madrid and Arsenal have been heavily linked with a move for the youngster

His agent Yvan Le Mée told Le 10 Sport: “We did have a meeting with the leadership of Barcelona in the last few weeks. There is interest,” 

“Now the reflection is whether Sofiane Boufal will go to Barcelona to compete with MSN or should he go to a club where is going to start matches and express his exceptional talent.”

“We have also initiated discussions with three other clubs that interest us, but they either have or will change their coach or the coach is in charge of the national team at the Euros.”

“In England, there is interest, but the English market is just beginning. A transfer of €20million and €25m is not resolved in two weeks of course.”

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Since the sale of Brazilian Ramires, Chelsea have struggled to replace him with a box-to-box midfielder with the same power that he possessed.

Recently,  the Blues have been linked with Newcastle United and French international midfielder Moussa Sissoko.

The 26-year-old had a good spell at Newcastle with proof his strength and driving force from midfield.

He could be just what Antonio Conte is looking for to add depth to his London side.

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Chelsea forward Diego Costa is looking to force through a transfer back to Atletico Madrid, according to AS English.

Costa joined Chelsea in 2014 for a fee of £32m. The Spanish international scored 20 goals in 26 appearances during his first season at Stamford Bridge. However, he struggled last year under Jose Mourinho and interim boss Guus Hiddink.

Recently, there has been a lot of speculation and rumour over his future with the Blues and reports suggest that he wants a move back to Madrid.

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Incoming Manchester United boss José Mourinho wants to sgn Chelsea full-back Cesar Azpilicueta, according to AS.

Also Paris Saint-Germain and Athletic Bilbao have been heavily linked with a move for the Spain international, who is currently playing the Euros with Spain national team.

Azpilicueta’s ownership is esteemed around £12m and former Chelsea boss Mourinho is a huge fan of the 26-year-old, whom he would like to bring at Old Trafford this summer.

 

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Juventus are keeping tabs on a Belgian trio to strengthen their attack, should Alvaro Morata leave the Serie A champions this summer, according to La Gazzetta dello Sport.

Romelu LukakuChristian Benteke or Michy Batshuayi would replace the Spain international if he joined Real Madrid. They all have been linked with a move to Stamford Bridge, as incoming Chelsea manager Antonio Conte is expected to be keen on revamping the Blues’ attack with at least two strikers.

Anyway Chelsea are also lining up a huge move to sign Juventus striker Alvaro Morata and it is understood that Conte is speaking to the Spain international every day by phone, trying to convince him to move to Stamford Bridge despite the absence of Blues in the European competitions next season.

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Incoming Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho is willing to bring Nemanja Matic to Old Trafford Matteo Darmian could be the krey man to close a deal between the two clubs, according to the Sunday People.

The 26-year-old full-back, who joined the Red Devils on a £12m move from Torino last summer, is very important for new Chelsea boss Antonio Conte.

Mourinho has reportedly put the Serbia international on top of his shopping list and Darmian might rejoin his current head coach during the Euros with Italy national team.

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Chelsea’s Thibaut Courtois and Eden Hazard helped Belgium in the 3-0 victory against Republic of Ireland today.

Former Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku scored a brace, one assisted by De Bruyne and the other by Eden Hazard.

Belgium are now closer to go through the next stage, but they have to face Sweden on Wednesday to be sure of the knockout round. They will need a positive result against Manchester United target Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

Also Gary Cahill helped England in the 2-1 win against Wales on Thursday, while Cesc Fabregas and Cesar Azpilicueta won 3-0 with Spain against Turkey on Friday.

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