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Former Manchester United and Manchester City forward Carlos Tevez has revealed that both Napoli and Chelsea want to sign him this summer.

However,  the Argentinian international said during a press conference that he won’t be moving away from Boca Juniors, he will finish out his career at his boyhood club.

“I’m happy at Boca.

“My plan is to finish my career here as a player at this wonderful club. Yes, it’s true, Napoli and Chelsea wanted me, but I’ll repeat what I said before: my desire is to stay at Boca and I won’t leave.”

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Juventus are lining up a summer move to land Chelsea midfielder Nemanja Matic to Serie A to replace Paul Pogba, according to The Sun.

The France international is set to join Manchester United on a record £105m move and Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri has made the Serbia international his top target despite his ownership is currently esteemed around £25m.

New Chelsea manager Antonio Conte is said to be willing to keep Matic this summer but he could reportedly consider to let him go after the arrival of N’Golo Kante at Stamford Bridge.


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New Chelsea signing Michy Batshuayi told Chelsea: “It’s a magnificent feeling.  Just being at the training ground for one day I can see it’s very big and you feel you’ve joined a club that really want to win. Everything is new and that is exciting.”

“It was fantastic, it would have been wonderful to go further in the competition but unfortunately we lost against Wales. But it was a pleasure to be involved and obviously for me it was the first time I’d had the opportunity to play at a major tournament.”

The new striker also expresses his excitement at working under Antonio Conte: ‘It’s a great opportunity. He is a manager who works very hard and likes people to work hard for him as well. I am very pleased to come and play for him here at Chelsea.”


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Atletico Madrid are still keen on signing Chelsea striker Diego Costa this summer, according to the Daily Mirror.

The report claims the 27-year-old would be eager to join back Diego Simeone’s side side despite he’s not willing to push for a move away from Stamford Bridge. Atletico are still refusing to give up on the striker, who joined Chelsea on a £32m move two years ago.

It is understood Antonio Conte wants to keep the Spaniard in his squad, but could consider to let him go should Real Madrid star Alvaro Morata join the Blues.



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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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