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Chelsea are ready to start new talks as they want to lure Juventus left-back Alex Sandro from Turin, according to the Telegraph.

Antonio Conte is said to be willing to sign the Brazilian star by paying him more than £100,000 a week, despite Juventus are not planning to sell him and Paris Saint-Germain recently placed a bid.

It is understood Alex Sandro would be eager to join a Premier League team following his successful spell at Juventus.

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Last week was rumoured that Robert Lewandowski was set to leave Bayern Munich after some misunderstandings with his manager, Carlo Ancelotti, and the club.

Lewandowski was also linked to Chelsea, that are looking for a forward with Diego Costa set to leave, but German side immediately claimed that no issues were present with the Polish striker, who was set to remain a Bayern player.

Explaining the situation, Ancelotti is quoted as having remarked about a lack of help with regards to winning the Bundesliga Golden Boot, coming from Lewandowski,

“Lewandowski has never complained to me, I finally congratulated him on his good season. I was satisfied with him and he was pleased with us.

“As always there are agents who talk too much, I do not know why. It is not the first time an agent has used the newspapers to say something wrong, that’s all. In a perfect world, agents do not talk.”

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Former Chelsea target Hakan Calhanoglu is set to join AC Milan soon.

The Bayer Leverkusen midfielder, linked to the Rossoneri in the past days, posted a photo on his Instagram story revealing he was “Off to Milan” to undergo a medical and close the deal with the Italian club.

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Calhanoglu was also targeted by Chelsea in the past months, but he eventually decided to join the Serie A side, that already completed other five signings before their pre-season kick off tomorrow: Kessie ( from Atalanta) Musacchio ( from Valencia) Borini ( from Sunderland) André Silva ( from Porto) and the Turkish playmaker.

 

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Willy Caballero has just signed his contract with Chelsea and he has told to Gianlucadimarzio.com his first words as a player of the London club.

“I’m happy to play for Chelsea, the Premier League last winner team. – Caballero said – I can’t wait to meet the players and help the group to reach its objectives next season”.

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Willy Caballero leaves Manchester City to join Chelsea on a free transfer, the club’s official website have just announced the deal.

Manager Antonio Conte wanted to sign a back-up goalkeeper following the departure of Asmir Begovic to Bournemouth.

The 35-year-old previously played for Boca Juniors, Elche, Malaga and Manchester City before joining Chelsea today.

 

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After signing Billy Gilmour from Rangers, Chelsea have just completed another important addition to their Academy.

The Blues have signed Welsh midfielder Ethan Ampadu from Exeter City. The 16-year old made 13 appearances with the League Two club last season and now he will join Chelsea academy.

According to reports the London club is also willing to sign Ajax talent Daishawn Redan.

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Speaking to Spanish radio Cadena Ser Chelsea striker Pedro admitted that, should the Blues lose Diego Costa in this transfer window, it will be a very big loss for the team.

“We will see what happens to Diego but we don’t know,” the ex Barcelona player said.

“He is obviously a very important player in attack for us. He has scored the majority of the goals for us this season.

“He is a player feared by defenders because he is fast. He scores with ease.

“Diego gives you an added strength and more so in this league, because he is strong, he scores and he has good physical condition.

“If eventually it is confirmed that he will not continue with us, it will be a very big loss for us.

“It’s early days but I hope as a player and friend that he can stay with us.”

Costa was reportedly involved in a training ground bust-up with Chelsea boss Antonio Conte in January and was subsequently linked with Chinese Super League club Tianjin Quanjian. However, Pedro believes too much was made of the incident, adding that Costa and Conte enjoy a “good” relationship.

“I don’t know what type of relationship they have but I think it’s a good one,” he said. “Diego has played everything, he has achieved all the goals that the coach set him. In the changing room and on the pitch, we haven’t seen anything strange between them.”

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Andreas Christensen‘s two-year-loan-spell at Borussia Monchengladbach is ending today.

The Danish defender impressed in these two years at the German side, where he improved a lot as a player.

Now he is set to join Chelsea first team squad for pre-season, but since Christensen is not sure about his future, he hinted to a return to Gladbach in his farewell message to the club on his social network account:

“The break is now almost over, and my time with @borussia has officially come to an end (for now anyway). 

“I wanna thank every one at the club for making my time there unforgettable, thank you to the fans for suporting the team trough thick and thin and a special thank you to my teammates for pushing me everyday. 

“It’s been an honor playing with you

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