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Chelsea star Eden Hazard speaking ahead of today’s Belgium friendly match against Switzerland, reportedly said: “If I tell you I’m staying at Chelsea with 100 percent certainty, this is not the case,”

“For now, I’m 100 percent sure I’ll compete at the Euros. After, I will think of Chelsea. But I want to finish well at the club. So like Thibaut Courtois, I will be at Chelsea 99 percent next season”.

“We all know my season. I will not repeat, it was bad. But now it’s over and I’m focusing for the Euro”.

“So I took my time to get back to fitness. I will attack the challenge of the European Championship in full possession of my faculties”.

Then Hazard praised incoming Manchester United manager Josè Mourinho: “He is a fantastic manager. I wish him good luck. I would really want to play against his team.”

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Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois has confirmed he wants to stay at Stamford Bridge in spite of the interest from Real Madrid, according to SkySports.

Courtois told Sky Sports News HQ he has already had discussions with incoming Chelsea manager Antonio Conte: “Yes, I’ve spoken to him, we had a good chat.”

 “Of course there are rumours from the press always popping up. But I’m calm with it.”

“My season has not been the very best like last year, when when we won the Premier League. But still, I’m very confident in myself that I will have a good Euros and another good season at Chelsea.”

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Manchester United could offer Chelsea their former star Juan Mata plus £35 or £40m for Willian, as the funds might be used to strengthen the squad in other positions.

The Spain international was sold by Chelsea for £37.1 million as he failed to impress during his experience at Stamford Bridge under manager Josè Mourinho, who now could reportedly sell him again.

Willian was a positive model for Chelsea in spite of the disappointing season, scoring 11 goals, and his ownership is esteemed around £60.

He recently said about Mourinho’s new job: “Jose is one of the most successful coaches in the world and Manchester United will be stronger with him as manager,”

“I played some of my best football under Mourinho. He is a special coach and I have a great relationship with him.”

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Former Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has been confirmed as the new manager of Manchester United, succeeding Louis Van Gaal.

The deal is a 3-year contract with the option to extend for another year when the time comes.

Mourinho described the job as an honour and said he is excited at being the new manager and can’t wait for the years to come.

“To become Manchester United manager is a special honour in the game. It is a club known and admired throughout the world. There is a mystique and a romance about it which no other club can match.

“I have always felt an affinity with Old Trafford; it has hosted some important memories for me in my career and I have always enjoyed a rapport with the United fans.

“I’m looking forward to being their manager and enjoying their magnificent support in the coming years.”

Manchester United‘s vice-president Ed Woodward is also excited by the signing.

“Jose is quite simply the best manager in the game today.

“He has won trophies and inspired players in countries across Europe and, of course, he knows the Premier League very well, having won three titles here.

“I’d like to take this opportunity to welcome him to Manchester United. His track record of success is ideal to take the club forward.”

 

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Roma are lining up a summer move for Chelsea defender Kurt Zouma, according to La Gazzetta dello Sport.

The Frenchman has been targeted as a replacement for Antonio Rudiger if the Germany international leaves Italy, since he is currently on loan from Bundesliga side Stuttgart.

Zouma has been out for around 6 months after injuring his knee against Manchester United and is expected to completely recover in July.

 

 

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Chelsea are ready to join Manchester United in the chase to sign Everton hitman Romelu Lukaku, according to the Daily Mirror.

Incoming Chelsea manager Antonio Conte reportedly wants him to revamp the Blues’ attack despite Paris Saint-Germain, Bayern Munich and Real Madrid are also thought to be interested in the Belgium international.

Lukaku left Chelsea in 2014 and the 23-year-old has recently claimed: “We have a new investor at Everton and out of courtesy I will listen to what he has to say. But I have my own ideas in mind. I want to win titles.” (Read more here)

 

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Jose Mourinho has reportedly spoken directly to Eden Hazard to persuade the Belgium international to move away from Chelsea, according to the Daily Express.

Paris Saint-Germain and Real Madrid have been heavily linked with a move for the 25 year-old after his disappointing season with Chelsea.

Then incoming Manchester United manager Mourinho could offer a bid between £65m and £75m to bring Hazard to Old Trafford when he takes charge.

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Everton forward and former Chelsea youngster Romelu Lukaku has told the Daily Star he has to make a good choice to further his career: “I’m at a point where I have to make a good career choice.”

“We have a new investor at Everton and out of courtesy I will listen to what he has to say. But I have my own ideas in mind. I want to win titles.”

Then Lukaku added: “I have had a very good season, but it is time for me to write myself a CV. That is why I play football. I got that trophy-winning mindset from Chelsea.”

“People in Belgium don’t see me playing for Everton, but I am respected by fans, managers and experts like Jamie Carragher, Graeme Souness and Thierry Henry.”

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Former Chelsea boss Josè Mourinho has been appointed as Manchester Unitetd new manager.

He has put the pen to paper on contract in a London hotel at 5pm and completed the deal.

Sky Sports News HQ pictured Mourinho coming back home with documents and a bottle of red wine, after his meeting with vice chairman Ed Woodward.

 

 

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Manchester United have entered talks with Kostas Manolas‘ entourage and seem ready to battle with Chelsea, according to the Daily Express.

Italian Sky Sport report the Red Devils want to pay £30m to meet their asking price and sign the Greece international.

Also Chelsea have been heavily linked with a move for the centre-back, as incoming manager Antonio Conte is a well-known admirer of the 24-year-old.

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