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After failing to secure John Stones from Everton last summer, Jose Mourinho the then Chelsea boss signed Senegalese international Papy Djilobodji from Nantes to add depth to his team.

The deal was between £3m and £4m and contracted the player to Stamford Bridge for 4 years. Since signing for Chelsea, the 27-year-old has appeared for just 62 seconds as a late substitute. The centre back is still unclear why he was given such little opportunity to prove himself.

“Really, I don’t know. I gave everything.” He told German newspaper gild.

“But the coaches have decided it. For me, it is also incentive for me to work hard.”

Djilobodji is currently on loan with Werder Bremen and it is believed the German side are trying to sign the player on a more permanent basis.

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Mark Hughes has emerged as a new candidate for the job of Chelsea manager.

Despite Guus Hiddink’s results as interim manager, Chelsea do not see him as a long term option and will certainly be looking to replace him.

Among 3 other managers, Mark Hughes is being considered for the role. He currently has a contract at Stoke City but his performance there during the current campaign has sparked interest from the Chelsea bosses.

 

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Chelsea have told Newcastle United that they must pay £12 million in order to sign striker Loic Remy. 

Several Premier League clubs have registered their interest in the Frenchman, including Aston Villa, Crystal Palace and Leicester.

However, Newcastle are said to be very keen on Remy, who scored 14 goals in 26 games for the Magpies in a loan spell at St. James Park in 2014.

Remy has made just one start for Chelsea this season, with club owner Roman Abramovich reportedly keen on letting the former QPR striker go.

He has struggled to pin down a first team place since his £8.5 million move across London in 2014, and apparently wants first team football as he is well down the pecking order at Stamford Bridge.

 

 

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BERTRAND TRAORE

Chelsea could be hit with a transfer embargo after a report in the London Evening Standard claims that the Blues broke FIFA regulations over the signing of Bertrand Traore. 

Traore, who is now 20, played in an Under-18 friendly against Arsenal in 2011, when he was aged just 16.

However, FIFA rules prevent the international transfer of any player who is under 18 years of age, with Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid and Barcelona all hit with hefty transfer bans and fines in recent years for committing the same offence.

However, Chelsea have tried to present the validity of Traore’s transfer. In a statement, the club said:

“Bertrand Traore was registered by Chelsea FC in January 2014 in compliance with FA and Premier League Rules.

“Prior to that date, he was party to an option agreement which enabled the club to acquire his registration in January 2014.

“The option agreement was registered with, and approved by, both The FA and the Premier League.”

The club have also said that they believe that the Burkina Faso midfielder had an option agreement in his contract, allowing him to play in friendlies.

International transfers are only permitted for players over the age of 18 – unless the player in question meets one of three qualifying criteria.

Minors can move to a club in a different country if their parents move there for non-footballing reasons, if they are from another nation within the European Union or European Economic Area and aged between 16 and 18, or if they live within 100km of the club.

Traore is yet to make an official appearance for the Blues first team, but impressed on a loan spell at Dutch side Vitesse Arnhem last season.

It is unclear on what punishment Chelsea will receive if found guilty of breaking regulations, with FIFA stating:

“We are not in a position to comment on any investigations that are ongoing so as not to compromise the process, nor do we provide any comments as to whether or not any investigations are under way.”

 

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Chelsea Ladies will begin their title defence of the FA Women’s Super League 1 with a trip to newly-promoted Doncaster Rovers Belles.

Emma Hayes’ side won the league and cup double last season – the club’s first ever pieces of silverware – and have made several signings over the close season including Birmingham and England striker Karen Carney and Doncaster striker Bethany England.

The 2016/2017 season starts on Thursday 24th March in Yorkshire before a home game four days later against Liverpool Ladies, with the Reds facing Birmingham City in their first game.

The season ends away to Notts County Ladies on Sunday 6 November.

Chelsea Ladies’ first 5 league fixtures

Doncaster Rovers Belles (A)

Liverpool Ladies (H)

Arsenal Ladies (A)

Manchester City Women (H)

Sunderland AFC Ladies (H)

 

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alex texeira

Liverpool and Chelsea target Alex Texeira claims it would be “an honour” to play for Reds.

The Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder revealed to Anfield HQ:

The team received one official offer from Liverpool. It was rejected. I don’t know why.

“It was a great offer. It is frustrating. But the president and manager decided against it. So now I’m just waiting, trying to be patient.

“Yes, it is a huge club. So many great players have passed through there. It would be an honour to defend the Liverpool shirt.”

Teixeira believes his agent will do “everything possible” to help him get a move to Merseyside.

As we reported last week Liverpool chief executive, Ian Ayre, has flown to Florida, where Shakhtar are currently training in pre-season, to try and reach an agreement with the Ukrainian club.

It is believed that Reds’ offer to Shakhtar was around £25m.

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van persie

With Loic Remy on his way out from the club Chelsea are in search for a new attacking player with a good scoring rate.

The Blues are planning to try signing Dutch international striker Robin Van Persie (32) from Fenerbahçe.

His Turkish spell hasn’t been really positive so far, and  the former Arsenal and Manchester United star would be interested in joining back Premier League.

Linked to Barcelona FC as well and his current annual salary amounts to 5.2 million euros, about £3.5m.

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Chelsea legend Ashley Cole has today completed his move to MLS side LA Galaxy.

Cole, 35, has been out of favour at Roma since joining in the summer of 2014, making only 11 appearances for the Serie A side. Cole went on to terminate his contract which had one year remaining.

The former Blues full-back made over 200 appearances for the Premier League side, winning the Champions League, FA Cup, Europa League and Premier League in an eight year spell.

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Today Brazialian star Ramires left Chelsea to move to Chinese side Jiangsu Suning.

The midfielder joined the Blues in 2010 and scored very important goals in his career in the West London side: surely the one that Chelsea fans will bring in their hearts forever is the 2-1 goal against Barcelona at Camp Nou in 2012, a goal that allowed Chelsea to go to Munich Champions League final, before El Niño Torres secured it with another goal at the last minute.

 

But he also scored a wonderful goal in the 2010-2011 2-0 win against Manchester City at Stamford Bridge, that was later voted at the Goal of the Season:

 

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Alexandre Pato has just arrived to London and Sky Sports cameras caught him at the airport.

The Brazilian striker claimed: “I am very anxious, I want to know my new mates, my friends in the team, I really want to play for Chelsea

The closing of the deal is expected for the evening, after all the contracts will be signed.

Pato will join Chelsea on loan from Brazilian side Corinthians until the end of the season.

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