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Tiemoué Bakayoko just posted a picture from Cobham training ground in his Instagram story, confirming he’s undergoing a medical with Chelsea and that he will soon sign a contract with the Blues.

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Earlier this morning he posted another story from a place that seemed to be the hotel that Chelsea use to sleep before home games in London, where he was claiming: “Every morning you have two choices: continue to sleep with your dreams or wake up and chase them”.

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According to Sky Sport Italia Juventus rejected a first € 30m bid ( approximately £ 26.5m)  from AC Milan for Chelsea target Leonardo Bonucci.

The Bianconeri are demanding at least € 40m ( approximately £ 35m) for the 30-year-old, who seems keen to move to the Serie A rivals.

The Blues have been heavely linked to the Italian international in the past but the club preferred to sign Antonio Rudiger from AS Roma earlier this week to provide competition for the likes of Cesar Azpilicueta, David Luiz and Gary Cahill in the backline: the German defender, 24, costed £ 29.

Bonucci seems to have agreed personal terms with AC Milan, but now the two clubs have to agree a fee.

The Rossoneri are keen to include defenders Alessio Romagnoli, 22, and Mattia De Sciglio, 24, in the deal.

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English sources confirm Chelsea have entered the race to sign Borussia Dortmund star Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

The Gabon international was targeted also by Chinese Super League side Tianjin Quanjian ( the same club that approached Diego Costa back in January) but the striker would prefer to stay in Europe.

AC Milan are also interested in him, since the forward was also part of their academy and was sold in 2011 to St. Etienne, but Aubameyang is not so keen for a return to the Italian side, who didn’t believe in him when he was younger.

The French born forward is attracted by the super offer that Tianjin submitted to him but Chelsea are ready to splash £ 60m to sign the 28-year-old after missing the signing of Romelu Lukaku, who preferred a move to Manchester United.

Aubameyang started the pre-season with Borussia Dortmund one week ago, but today he posted an enigmatic picture on his Instagram account, a photo of him ready to board a private jet in a total blue outfit and the line ” mood of the day”: is he ready to move to Chelsea?

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Barcelona gave up on signing Arsenal defender Hector Bellerin after the Gunners rejected their offers for the Spanish player and now are targenting another Premier League star: Blues full-back Cesar Azpilicueta.

The Chelsea star has been in the Blaugrana radar for months and would be really glad to go back to his native country to join the Catalan giants.

Last spring the Spaniard admitted he was “flattered” by Barcelona interest and now the Spanish side are pushing to sign him in order to replace Sergi Roberto, who didn’t meet the expectations.

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After liking a tweet that was claiming that Chelsea rejected him ( knee problems?) Tiemoué Bakayoko is the protagonist of another ambiguous tweet on the social media.

A Twitter account called Nigerian Sports News was reporting that Alvaro Morata was going to join Chelsea, while Bakayoko was set for a move to Manchester United.

The AS Monaco star retweeted the news commenting “Oui ça” that is the French way to say “Oh Yeah”.

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The French midfielder, anyway, cancelled the tweet right after, but too late for screenshot catchers, who already saved the enigmatic activity.

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After James Rodriguez moved to Bayern Munich on loan today, Alvaro Morata‘s chances to leave Real Madrid decreased but the Spanish striker is pushing for a transfer to Chelsea.

The Spanish striker joined the European champions squad to start the pre-season today, but if he won’t have guarantees to be a starter since next season, he will push for a move to Stamford Bridge.

Manchester United and AC Milan are still interested in the ex Juventus forward, but Chelsea are ready to place a £ 62m offer to sign him: Morata is not keen for a Serie A return and he would prefer an experience in Premier League.

 

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Chelsea are desperately looking for a striker to replace Diego Costa, set to leave to join Atletico Madrid back after breaking up with manager Antonio Conte.

After missing to sign Romelu Lukaku, who moved to Manchester United instead, the Blues targeted Borussia Dortmund star Pierre-Emerick AubameyangSpanish sources claim it’s a done deal - Real Madrid forward Alvaro Morata and Torino top scorer Andrea “Il Gallo” Belotti.

Granata chairman Urbano Cairo insisted that the clubs aiming to sign the Italian striker need to pay the entire release clause:

“He has a €100m release clause. For now no-one has come in for him. I’m glad he’s with us and I hope he can stay.

I want to understand his intentions, I’m happy for him to stay, not least because we’ve given up interesting options which didn’t reach the €100m clause.

“They weren’t real offers, but there were contacts. I don’t want to imagine a Toro without Il Gallo.

“Tonight I’ll have a meal with [coach Sinisa] Mihajlovic and [sporting director Gianluca] Petrachi, we’ll talk about everything and you understand we also have to think about this possibility.

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Romelu Lukaku‘s signing for Manchester United is now official and former Chelsea boss José Mourinho commented this transfer with the Red Devils official website.

The current Man United manager aimed a dig to his former club claiming the Belgian striker has just signed for the “biggest club”:

“Romelu is a natural fit for Manchester United. He is a big personality and a big player. It is only natural that he wants to develop his career at the biggest club.

“He will be a great addition to the group and I know they will make him very welcome. I am really looking forward to working with him again.”

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Lukaku, who snubbed Chelsea prefering a move to Old Trafford, added:

“I would like to start by thanking Everton and the fans for the last four wonderful seasons, I have made some special friends and we have shared some amazing moments. However, when Manchester United and Jose Mourinho come knocking at the door it is an opportunity of a lifetime and one that I could not turn down.

“You could see the fight, determination and the spirit in this team during the Europa League final and I want to become a part of that. I cannot wait to run out at Old Trafford in front of 75,000 fans but before that pre-season is where the hard work starts and I am looking forward to that first training session.”

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Everton boss Ronald Koeman coached Romelu Lukaku in the past season and knows him really well, as he knows all the details of his move to Manchester United.

The former Toffees forward was set for a Chelsea return, but he eventually opted for a transfer to Old Trafford, leaving the Blues and their fans disappointed.

However, the Dutch manager reckons the new Red Devils star made the right choice.

“We know it was one of the challenges for Lukaku,” he said speaking in the start of this pre-season.

“He took the right decision and lets hope everything goes well for him because I like him. I like the player but now it’s about Everton.”

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Former Chelsea chief executive Ron Gourlay has been appointed by Reading in the same role.

The former Blues CEO – who replaced Peter Kenyon in 2009 and worked at Stamford Bridge until 2014- has a long experience in the football business, as he worked also for Manchester United and Umbro.

After signing his new contract for the Royals, he said:

“I look forward to working closely with all the staff who, through their dedication and commitment on a day-to-day basis, strive to make this club successful at every level.

“I am excited to be working alongside manager Jaap Stam and his coaching team, director of football Brian Tevreden and a very promising squad of players ahead of what I am sure will be another exhilarating campaign in the Sky Bet Championship.”

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