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Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic could miss the Premier League opening game against West Ham, due to a dislocated shoulder.

The 32-year-old suffered an injury during the friendly against RZ Pellets WAC on Wednesday and was replaced by Baba Rahman during the game.

Anyway, new Chelsea manager Antonio Conte could be compelled to make some changes after Ivanovic’s injury.

The Daily Express claimed the Blues are keen on Benfica star Victor Linedolf, while Lazio’s Stefan de Vrij has been heavily linked with a move to Stamford Bridge this morning.

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New Chelsea manager Antonio Conte in keen on signing Edinson Cavani from Paris Saint-Germain, according to Italian publication La Gazzetta dello Sport.

The Blues’ manager wants at least two or three more signings for Chelsea, according to the Mirror, and the 29-year-old could reportedly consider a move to the Premier League despite he would not play the Champions League at Stamford Bridge this season.

Conte would have asked at least another striker, to choose between the Uruguay international, Alvaro Morata and Romelu Lukaku.

Also his former team Napoli are said to be lining up an audacious bid to bring Edinson Cavani back should Higuain join their rivals Juventus.

 

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Chelsea are lining up a summer move to sign Lazio defender Stefan de Vrij after failing to land Napoli‘s Kalidou Koulibaly to Stamford Bridge, according to the Sunday People.

The 24-year-old’s ownership is esteemed around £15m and new Chelsea manager Antonio Conte is said to be a great admirer of the Dutch International, who missed last season due to a knee injury but has started regularly the pre-season with Lazio this summer.

He is under contract with the Biancocelesti until June 2018.

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Chelsea and Antonio Conte managed to sign Belgian forward Michy Batshuayi this summer for £33m from Ligue 1 side Marseille.

Batshuayi cut his holiday break short in order to join his new team mates in Austria for a week of training and friendlies. He came off the bench and netted a brace for the Blues and he impressed Chelsea‘s Brazilian midfielder Oscar with his performance.

Oscar told Mail Sport that he did well and will also be a good performer next season in the Premier League.

“He did nicely. He will be a bit more compact and play for the team. This is what the team needs this season.”

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Inter Milan are lining up a €20m (£16m) bid plus add-ons to sign Lazio winger and Chelsea target Antonio Candreva, according to QS-Sport.

The Mancini‘s side already found an agreement with the Italian international, now they have just to agree the fee with Lazio chairman Claudio Lotito.

Lazio sporting director Ighli Tare has confirmed the 29-year-old asked to leave the club this summer: “With regards to Candreva, he has asked to leave and we’ve already secured a replacement if he does go” he said a few weeks ago.

Apart from Inter Milan, Candreva has been heavily linked also with move to Chelsea and Napoli, but the player would reportedly prefer a move to the Nerazzurri.

 

 

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New Chelsea signing Michy Batshuayi told the club’s official website: “I have a perfect relationship with the coach,”

“I already feel like I am progressing a lot under him. I am still young, 22, and I am happy to have a great coach who will make me improve.”

Belgium international Batshuayi added: “Training has been very tactical and very physical, it’s been on another level. It’s been different to what I experienced before because you have to be 100 per cent concentrated in every session.”

“It’s been really, really good. Everyone in the group has made me feel at home, and everyone has helped me so much, the players and the backroom staff, too. There is a great atmosphere here.”

 

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Borussia Monchengladbach are lining up a club-record bid to sign Chelsea youngster Andreas Christensen, according to sporting director Max Erbei.

He is quoted to have said: “The Chelsea contact is very, very close. There is definitely a chance. How high the price will be, is something which will now need to be discussed”

The 20-year old is reportedly in search of first-team play after impressing during the two seasons spent with the Bundesliga side, who had a £15m bid rejected by Chelsea last week.

Anyway, Christensen himself told Kicker: “I don’t see that I necessarily need to go to England to move forward in my career.”

 

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Barcelona have confirmed the signing of Chelsea and Manchester United target Andre Gomes from Valencia, despite La Liga giants Real Madrid were keeping tabs on the 22-year-old, according to reports in Spain.

Also Chelsea, Juventus and Manchester United had shown interest in the former Valencia ace, but the La Liga champions have just confirmed the deal.

It is understood Chelsea had a €40m (£33m) bid rejected by Valencia for the midfielder earlier this summer, whilst Barcelona are said to have to pay around €54.5m  (£46m) for the Portugal international.

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Chelsea youngster Andreas Christensen is looking forward to rejoining the Blues but wants to play more than before under new manager Antonio Conte.

The 20-year-old spent last two season on loan with Borussia Monchengladbach, who have reportedly had a £14.25m bid rejected by Chelsea.

Christensen told Goal: “The main thing is, to play. That’s the main thing that I want for my future, it is all about playing football and that’s it. Playing at Chelsea? That is an ambition of mine, to play over there in the first team but right now I am not thinking about the future.”

“I am not thinking about Chelsea and what they are doing and what I am doing. I am focusing on what Borussia is doing. I am just really looking forward to playing games and hopefully qualifying for the group stages of the Champions League.”

“I am thinking about what I am doing this season because I really need to push after the first good one. So now I am just really looking forward to push for the second season and try to develop as a footballer even more.”

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Michy Batshuayi scored twice in Chelsea 8-0 win over Atus Ferlach during a friendly match behind closed doors in Velden yesterday.

First half team: Blackman, Azpilicueta, Miazga, Hector, Baba Rahman, Kenedy, Mikel, Chalobah, Atsu, Loftus-Cheek, Remy 

Second half team: Blackman, Cuevas, Cahill, Miazga (Chalobah), Baba, Cuadrado, Fabregas, Mikel, Pedro, Loftus-Cheek (Remy ), Batshuayi

Goals: Remy (11, 41, 81), Mikel (35), Batshuayi (49, 67), Pedro (56, 76)

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