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Chelsea manager Antonio Conte made West Ham centre-back Angelo Ogbonna a top target after failing to land Kalidou Koulibaly to Stamford Bridge, according to Sky Calciomercato in Italy.

The 28-year-old joined the Hammers last season on a £11m move plus £1.5m in add-ons from Serie A champions Juventus.

Sky Sport journalist Gianluca Di Marzio has confirmed the Blues are also lining up an audacious move to resign David Luiz from Paris Saint-Germain.

 

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Burnley have just confirmed the signing of Patrick Bamford from Chelsea on a season-long loan.

After three loan spells to MiddlesbroughCrystal Palace and Norwich (the first one very successful, the last two really not) the 22-year-old forward is set to join his fourth club as a loanee in three years.

New manager Antonio Conte is reportedly willing to let him join another team on loan to gain experience

Also the Blues have announced the move.

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Crystal Palace manager Alan Pardew is keen on signing Chelsea forward Loic Remy following the record-signing of Christian Benteke from Liverpool, according to the Daily Star.

French website Le 10 Sport reported on Wednesday that the Eagles have reached an agreement with the Blues for the loan of the French striker with a £12.5m option to sign him on a permanent move.

Remy played under Pardew at Newcastle, where he spent two seasons on loan from QPR before joining Chelsea on a permanent move in 2014.

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Chelsea are edging closer to signing Fiorentina full-back Marcos Alonso before the transfer market deadline, according to Spanish publication Marca.

It is understood the Blues are ready to pay a fee esteemed around £24m to land the former Bolton youngster, who could reportedly consider a move back to the Premier League, to Stamford Bridge.

Anyway, the Serie A side have not accepted any bid for the 25-year-old, despite the Blues and the Viola are said to be already in advanced talks and the deal is expected to be done.

 

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Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic has praised his teammate Eden Hazard, who scored the opener in the Blues’ home win against Burnley.

The Serbia international told the club’s official website: “Eden is one of the best players in the world, when you have him performing like this he is amazing and one of the most important players for our team”.

“He is the player who can decide the league, he can decide every game”.

Ivanovic featured in every Chelsea’s game this season, helping the team to reach three wins in three Premier League games as well as the EFL Cup second round against Bristol Rovers.

 

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Juventus are still keen on bringing Chelsea winger Juan Cuadrado back to Italy after the successfull loan spell with the Serie A side last season, according to Tuttomercatoweb.com.

His agent Alessandro Lucci has reportedly travelled to London to enter talks with Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia in order to persuade the Blues to let the 28-year-old joining Juventus on loan again.

It is understood Cuadrado would love to rejoin his former side despite Chelsea manager Antonio Conte is a great fan of him.

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The Daily Mirror revealed that Chelsea tried to sign Real Madrid star James Rodriguez on loan as well as Juventus, but the La Liga giants want around £60m to sell him on a permanent deal.

It is understood the Blues had an audacious bid for the Colombian star rejected by the Zinedine Zidane‘s club earlier this summer.

Anyway, Chelsea manager Antonio Conte tried to land James Rodriguez to the Stamford Bridge on a season-long loan amid Juventus interest.

In addition to this, a real estate company has revealed Real Madrid star James Rodriguez has decided to rent a villa in Turin, then the rumors linking him with a loan move to Juventus are growing up despite the Bianconeri are said to be in search of a defensive-midfielder in spite of an attacking-midfielder.

The 25-year-old played only a few minutes in Real Madrid‘s opener against Real Sociedad but manager Zinedine Zidane told medias: “He is well and happy. He worked and helped us to gain the three points,” 

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Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic has claimed he is confident in view of the rest of the season, after seeing the Blues winning in the Premier League opening fixtures.

“Everything at the moment is about confidence – he told Chelsea’s official website – and the games coming up will show us where we are”.

“If we want to put this team where it deserves to be, we go day by day and game by game”.

The Serbia international captain added: “We are playing like a team and we have to be really focused and stay on the ground with both feet”.

“There a lot of details that we can improve still and we have to think about that”.

Speaking about the home win against Burnley, Ivanovic said: “We’re happy about this and the result. Of course, this is just three games but we improve and we have confidence”.

“It was a very hard game for us. We opened very well and when we scored the second goal we were focused on our defence”.

 

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Chelsea have placed an audacious £24m bid to land Fiorentina full-back Marcos Alonso, according to SkySports.

It is understood the Blues are in advanced talks with the Serie A side and are keen on reaching an agreement before the transfer market deadline.

The former Bolton youngster could reportedly consider a move back to the Premier League, where he spent three seasons featuring 35 times and scoring 5 goals.

Also Sky Sports HQ pundit Bryan Swanson has confirmed the rumor:

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Chelsea have turned their attention to Lazio centre-back Stefan de Vrij after failing to land Alessio Romagnoli to the Stamford Bridge earlier this week, according to reports in Italy.

The Dutch defender would reportedly consider a move to the Premier League despite he’s under contract with the Biancocelesti until June 2018.

Manager Antonio Conte is said to be a great admirer of de Vrij, who missed last season due to a knee injury but has started regularly the season with the Serie A side. His ownership is currently esteemed by Lazio’s president Claudio Lotito around £34m.

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