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For the second group fixture England were matched against the Netherlands. England found themselves a goal behind before Dominic Solanke levelled matters.

With the game delicately balanced it was left to Izzy Brown to secure the victory with a stoppage time winner.

England have one last group game to take care of, against Croatia this coming Monday, before contemplating taking part in the semi-finals.

Solanke has now scored in both group matches, here`s hoping he continues on his scoring run and that the Chelsea youngsters continue to prosper in the U19 England squad.

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According to AS, Chelsea forward Diego Costa is still wanting a move back to Atletico Madrid, the club he left for Chelsea 2014.

The report claims that Chelsea are fully aware of Costa‘s desire to leave Stamford Bridge but have rejected an offer from Atletico.

It is understood that Antonio Conte has tried to persuade Costa to remain in London, despite having high praise for new striker Michy Batsuayi.

Diego Costa still remains as Atletico‘s number one target and it is believed that the Spanish club will make another offer before the transfer window closes this summer.

 

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Antonio Conte‘s time at Chelsea finally got underway yesterday as he took part in his first press conference at Cobham.

The Italian covered many topics during the conference, as you can imagine. He was very fast to praise the club for signing Belgian international Michy Batshuayi.

Conte believes Batshuayi to be a great signing and the way he spoke about for the forward was obvious to everyone that he is a big fan of his and will look to utilise him during the Premier League campaign in the coming months.

“I think Michy can make an impact because he is a young player but very strong, with good technique.

“He uses two feet. He is a great talent. I am very happy that Batshuayi is with us and I know the club bought a great player for the present and the future.”

 

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Napoli have targeted Juventus midfielder Stefano Sturaro to revamp their midfield after failing to land Axel Witsel from Zenit, amid Chelsea and Southampton interest, according to reports in Itay.

The 23-year-old is under contract with the Serie A champions until June 2019 and his ownership is currently esteemed around £21m by the Bianconeri, who are expected to be facing competition from Chelsea and Southampton to sign the former Genoa midfielder.

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Roma defender Kostas Manolas would prefer a move to Chelsea rather than Arsenal, according to Calciomercato.

The Greece defender has been heavily linked with a move to Emirates Stadium and Stamford Bridge, but reports in Italy suggest the 25-year-old is eager to join the Blues as he is eyeing a move after refusal of a contract extension with the Serie A side.

Manolas is said to be keen on working with new Chelsea manager Antonio Conte, who is a great admirer of the Roma centre-back.

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Chelsea have reportedly agreed a deal with Leicester for France international star N’Golo Kante, according to reports in England.

Leicester manager Claudio Ranieri said: “We offered a new contract to him, he went away because he wanted to finish Euro 2016, and now there is so much speculation around him.”

“I don’t want to lose N’Golo but I can understand if he wants to go. I would like know to be sure who stays with me or not, because the friendly matches start now and I have to start to manage and change and try things.”

When asked about which club have shown interest in the 25-year-old, Ranieri added: “Maybe it is not Chelsea, maybe it is another team who made the Champions League.” 

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Inter Milan are closing in on a £29m move to sign Sporting CP star Joao Mario despite Chelsea and Manchester United interest, according to the Sun.The 23-year-old will reportedly earn around £29,000 a week and is set to put the pen to paper on a five-year deal with the Serie A side.It is understood that Chelsea have bid £38m for the Portugal star, who has been recently crowned champion of Europe with his national team, but it was rejected by Sporting.

The Chelsea target has attracted Antonio Conte‘s interest and also Manchester United have been heavily linked with a move, but Inter Milan are expected to be leading the race to sign him.

 

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Chelsea target Gonzalo Higuain and Juventus agreed personal terms over a £ 6m four-years-contract, according to Sky Sport.

Transfer market expert Gianluca Di Marzio also claims that the Bianconeri would be keen to pay the £79m buy-out clause that Napoli put on him if necessary but a negotiation with the Azzurri has not started yet and the deal is far to be closed.

Chelsea officials had reportedly entered talks with Napoli in the past weeks to discuss a deal, according to Squawka.

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Chelsea target Arda Turan is determined to stay despite a host of sides have been heavily linked with a move to sign the 29-year-old, according to the player’s agent.

Also Arsenal, Juventus and Borussia Dortmund were expected to be very keen on the Barcelona star, whose ownership is esteemed around £23m after he spent just one season with the La Liga champions.

His agent Ahmet Bulut told the Guardian:“The interest in Arda is normal but the rumours saying he is leaving   Barcelona are false, he is happy at the club”.

Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu is quoted to have said: “The coaching staff count on Arda Turan and we thank both him and Aleix Vidal for the patience they showed to go six months without being able to play”.

 

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