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Chelsea need to sign a striker to replace Diego Costa and they have some options in this summer transfer window, AubameyangBelotti and Morata among them.

According to pundit Steve Nicol the best of them will be Alvaro Morata:

“If I was Chelsea, I would take Morata,” Nicol said on ESPN FC – I think he’s the guy that fits the Costa mould more than any of the other two. He’s a guy who will score goals and he’s a guy who will hold it up and link the play.”

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Willian scored a hattrick in the friendly game Chelsea played vs Fulham at Cobham.

The Brazilian is happy for his debut and he reveals that his target for next season is to score more goals than he did last season with The Blues.

“I felt good”. – Willian told Chelsea official website – “It was a friendly training game, but we did our job well. It was a good start. I felt a little bit tired but it’s normal after the first week of pre-season, you always feel better after more time, and now I am ready to do more work. I say thank you to Michy who passed to me very well for the first two goals against Fulham. I felt in good touch and I hope more goals come for me this season. I will try to beat the number I scored last season”.

 

 

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Chelsea will face competition from AC Milan in their pursuit to sign Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata, according to reports in Italy.

The Spaniard has been heavily linked with a move to Stamford Bridge, but the Serie A giants are reportedly ready to place a massive bid in the region of £60m.

Morata were close to joining Manchester United earlier this summer, before the Red Devils decided to hijack Chelsea’s £75m Romelu Lukaku transfer.

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Chelsea are closing in on the signing of Real Madrid full-back Danilo, according to Standard Sport.

The 26-year-old is set to join the Blues on a fee esteemed around £30m.

It is understood Chelsea’s main target was Juventus star Alex Sandro, who is reportedly set to stay at the Serie A champions following the departure of Leonardo Bonucci.

Danilo, who made 55 appearances with the La Liga champions, can play in the same position of Chelsea right-back Victor Moses.

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According to Sky Sports Chelsea are interested in signing Sergio Aguero.

The Blues are looking for a striker who can replace Diego Costa and, after missing out on Romelu Lukaku, their attentions have been focused on Aubameyang, Morata, Belotti and now also Sergio Aguero.

Sky Sports report Chelsea have a “strong and serious interest” in Aguero, but also that Manchester City don’t want him to leave.

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After helping Chelsea development squad in their Fa Youth Cup campaign, which the Blues won for the fourth consecutive year, Ike Ugbo will play with Barnsley on loan next season.

The young striker and Chelsea have reached a deal with the Championship’s side and Ike Ugbo will play senior football for the first time in his career.

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Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger spoke out following his move to Stamford Bridge from AS Roma last week.

“We speak about Rome and Chelsea and Chelsea’s a big club, - Rudiger told the club’s official website – Roma’s a big club too in Italy but it’s a different level.

“For me the most [important] reason was the coach, Antonio Conte. He’s a fantastic coach because he improved a lot of players. Last season [Marcos] Alonso and [Victor] Moses played great.”

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Tiemoue Bakayoko was announced yesterday as new Chelsea signing from AS Monaco on a £40m move.

The Frenchman told the club’s official website: “I am very happy to be here. For me this is the biggest English club, and I hope to achieve great things here. I am very proud”.

“Chelsea is a great club with a great history, and they are the champions of England. My wish was to be at the best English club there is today”.

“I am very happy and proud for me, my family and the people who have been following me for a very long time. Now the work starts for all of us together to progress”.

Bakayoko pointed out the importance of pre-season as Chelsea are set to travel to China and Singapore.

“I have the ambition to play as many matches as possible - he said - To progress as much as I can with a great coach like Antonio Conte, and then I have the objective of taking part in the World Cup at the end of the season”. 

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