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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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Brazilian star Gabriel Barbosa has been heavily linked with a move to Arsenal, but the 19-year-old is said to be eager to join Chelsea instead of the Gunners, according to reports in England. 

New Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has made the Santos star a top target in view of next season and his ownership is currently esteemed around £12.75m.

After Radamel Falcao and Alexandre Pato have both headed back to their clubs, the Italian manager is expected to be keen on revamping his attack this summer.

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The future of Chelsea defender John Terry was under a lot of speculation at the end of last season. He was looking towards the exit door after the Blues refused to offer him a contract extension.

It wasn’t until Antonio Conte came in as boss that he was offered another year to stay with the club, which Terry welcomed with open arms.

During his first press conference, Conte told reporters of his excitement to have Terry in the team because he knows so much about the club. He also insisted that the former England international will remain as the club captain.

“Yes, John Terry is the captain of Chelsea… when he plays, when he doesn’t play. John Terry signed a contract as a player. He is a captain of this team, a great player with a great personality. 

“I like to speak with him because he knows the club, the right spirit to play in this club and for me, he’s an important player for me, for the club, for the fans. He signed in May but the decision was taken together, with the club. 

“Of course I am very pleased John Tery has signed a new contract with Chelsea. I have spoken with him at different times. It is important for that John, when he signed, was very, very happy.”

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There has been a lot of interest shown in Chelsea defensive midfielder Nemanja Matic, particularly from Manchester United and Juventus.

However, incoming Chelsea boss Antonio Conte will not be looking to off-load the Serbian international this summer because he wishes to keep him in the squad for next season.

The Blues are in the market to sign Leicester City star and French international N’Golo Kante. He plays the same position as Matic, which would open up rumours for his exit but it is understood that Conte will try to find a place for both players in his team.

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Reading FC have completed the signing of young midfielder John Swift .

The 21-year-old free agent, whose contract with Chelsea came to an end this summer, has penned a three-year contract with Royals.He has a one-year option to extend his contract too.

The midfielder leaves Chelsea after nine years at the club.

Reading boss Jaap Stam said: “John is a very talented player. I’ve seen him play and I think he could be very important in the way we want to play.”


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