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Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho is reportedly trying to persuade Petr Cech to stay at Chelsea. 

Cech is supposed to desire a move away from Chelsea after falling behind Thibaut Courtois in the pecking order at Stamford Bridge, and reports claimed a deal with London rivals Arsenal was done “at 99%”.

The 33-year old said he wasn’t sure where he would be come next season, and manager Mourinho has said that, should he have his way, Cech would stay at the club. Regardless,

“He’s a legend of this club but he’s a legend at 32 years old which is a very young legend for a goalkeeper,” Mourinho said.

“One of our strengths this season was to have the two best goalkeepers in the Premier League.”

He added: “I don’t know if we could be champions if he hadn’t played these seven matches. His contribution was decisive.”

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Chelsea striker Diego Costa is to sit out Spain’s upcoming internationals against Costa Rica and Belarus.

Costa, who played a key part in Chelsea’s title-winning campaign, has been struggling with a recurring hamstring injury over recent months.

He was able to come on as a substitute in the Blues final match of the season against Sunderland last Sunday, but Spain manager Vicente del Bosque has decided not to risk the 26-year old for the games next month.

The former world champions take on Costa Rica on June 11th in a friendly in Leon, before facing Belarus three days later in a European Qualifier in Borisov.

Del Bosque said: “He has muscle troubles and these are two very difficult games, in which we have to be sure.

Let there be no doubt, we hold him [Costa] in high regard and, in the same way that [Paco] Alcacer hasn’t been called up, it’s the same with him.”

Raul Albiol, Thiago and Mario Suarez are also missing from the squad.

However, Chelsea’s Cesc Fabregas has been included after a brilliant season in midfield for the Blues.

Manchester United’s David de Gea, Arsenal’s Santi Carzorla and Manchester City’s David Silva have also been selected for the team.

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According to some reports Chelsea are interested in Antonio Rudiger, a German footballer who plays as a centre back for VfB Stuttgart in the Bundesliga.

The relatively young defender missed most of the current season due to an injury, but still managed to make a notable impression with 19 appearances collected in Bundesliga.

Some medium clubs such as West Ham and Monaco are interested in siging 22 year old footballer. And according to Stuttgarter Zeitung, Rudiger is keen to stop his stay at Stuttgart this summer.

Rudiger’s contract with Stuttgart expires in 2017, but it is understood that it contains a release clause worth about €10m.

As a consequence either West Ham or Chelsea could take advantage to sign Rudiger during this summer transfer window, in what seems another of the many voices surrounding Blues‘ transfer window.

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Cuadrado when he joined Chelsea...only seven months ago!

Apparently Chelsea fans feel that January arrival Juan Cuadrado was the club’s worst player of the season.

However, the move has not worked out for the Colombian 27-year-old: Cuadrado made 14 appearances for Jose Mourinho’s side, but just four were starts.

His poor form has therefore made voices arise about the possibility the Blues boss could axe the £26m signing after merely six months.

According to a poll of Chelsea supporters, they would be happy to see Mourinho doing that. In a survey about who was the worst player this season, 49 per cent of the Blues‘ fans voted for Cuadrado.

The fellow-new signing Filipe Luis was next up on 22 per cent, with Oscar third on 19 per cent.

On the other hand, Eden Hazard was overwhelming voted Player of the Season, with Cesc Fabregas voted as the best signing of the season.

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Gary Cahill adamantly admitted he never thought to be realistic to win every trophy this year.
Perhaps a bit nostalgic, Cahill said that although he hoped it would be possible, it wasn’t something he was imagining.”I never imagined it but I dreamt about it and hoped it would be possible. I don’t think you sit there as a young boy thinking you want a full set of medals, you just want to achieve something,” he said.

“In football you go from hurdle to hurdle, there’s always something to motivate you, always something you want to get. I’ve been here three-and-a-half years and to do it so quickly is amazing.”

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Higuain moved to Napoli for £34.5 million

Earlier today it was revealed that Napoli forward Gonzalo Higuain has expressed a desire to move from the Azzurri.

A number of team have expressed interest in the Argentine. ranging from Premier League combatants Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester United to European forces Juventus and Paris Saint Germain.

Although Arsenal have been reportedly in pole position to sign Higuain, Juventus stand as a big threat if the striker wishes to remain in Italy and have a higher chance of winning trophies, seeing as the Old Lady is on the way to a treble.

His father and agent Jorge Higuain previously stating that while a number of European teams show interest, he sees his son seeing out his contract at Napoli, however the 27-year old is reportedly available for around £29million.

With Drogba on his way out, Chelsea appear in need of another top striker to accompany Diego Costa and Loïc Remy in their aspirations towards Champions League glory. The Blues will hope that their dominant league performance will be able to convince a proven striker like Higuain to make the move to Stamford Bridge.

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Zola speaks highly of a number of players he worked with.

As the season ends with Chelsea claiming another league title, former Blues player Gianfranco Zola selected his top 11 players to play for the squad.

Petr Cech in goal was quite an obvious decision, given his consistency throughout the years: “He doesn’t make many mistakes – he has to be in the side,” Zola commented.

Zola picked Branislav Ivanovic over Albert Ferrer for the right back position, who he states “was very good” for Chelsea, although Ivanovic’s ability to score goals put him above.

The Italian then picked captain John Terry and Marcel Desailly for the centre back pairing, stating “John is more outspoken, but you could close your eyes and throw the captain’s armband at the pair of them and whoever it landed on is an incredible leader.”

Graeme Le Saux was picked over Ashley Cole for the left back position, who “gave [Zola] the cross which I backheeled into the goal against Norwich!”

Zola claimed that midfielder Dennis Wise is essential in a Chelsea XI: “He played for us not only for his leadership but for his ability, so he deserves to be here.”

Frank Lampard and Roberto Di Matteo were picked to be in front of Wise in the midfield, with “no explanation needed” for the highest goalscorer in a Chelsea shirt and Zola’s fellow Italian being picked over Gus Poyet.

PFA Player of the Year Eden Hazard was a predictable choice for the left wing position: “If he keeps going at the rate he is he will be talked about like some of the other players in this team,” Zola commented.

Arjen Robben, who spent notably less time at Chelsea compared to Zola’s other picks, was chosen for the opposing wing. Zola stated: “When he was fit, he was simply unstoppable. He was the equivalent of Eden Hazard now.”

Zola was also compelled to include Chelsea legend Didier Drogba in his XI: “I would have loved to have played with him. When he first arrived, he was perfect for the way Jose Mourinho was playing at the time,” he commented. “He could handle one or two defenders and still score. He also had real personality.”



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Chelsea legend and captain John Terry © Francesca Ceciarini

John Terry has revealed he may follow Frank Lampard and Steven Gerrard and finish his career in America.

Terry told Talksport: “I would love to finish my career at Chelsea and maybe there is a time when I look to go to play in America or whatever might be best for my family at the time.”

“Hopefully I have a couple of years left at least. I always thought I could get to age of 35 and still be playing and I am getting close to that now.”

The future of one of the symbols of Stamford Bridge’s recent success will be clear in the next few days. The transfer market hides surprises and gives many opportunities to the most iconic players.

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The bus parade, the celebration at Stamford Bridge, all the supporters, the teammates and all the club persons but the best part of a player life will always be the family.

That’s the reason why the Captain John Terry posted a picture on Facebook with his family together with the Barclays Premier League trophy saying:

“Double winning season and I couldn’t do it without the support of my beautiful wife @toni26terry [her Instagram account] and kids. I love you all so much Thank you. by johnterry.26″


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In recent years many stars decided to move in new growing leagues E.A.U., China, Japan and USA. This could be the case of the legendary Didier Drogba who is seems to be keen to try a new experience.

He declared: “There are some really fantastic teams in the Premier League but my love for this club, I can’t share it with another English team,” he told the Daily Telegraph.

“Since I put the news I am leaving Chelsea on social media, I was in the dressing-room and I was receiving some calls from teams which is really unusual. It showed that maybe I can still bring something to a team.”

The Major League Soccer so could be his new destination Drogba confirmed that MLS is certainly a possible destination for what is likely to be the final year of his career, given his age.

“Of course I’m interested in the USA. Now I’m going to have a few days and weeks to think about what is good for me next but all I want is to play.”

It’s reportedly that New York City FC is very interested, probably made already an offer, but also DC United and New York Red Bulls will try to persuade the Ivorian.


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