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Juventus are still interested in Chelsea winger Juan Cuadrado, who spent last season on loan at the Serie A champions and would be eager to rejoin his former side on a season-long loan, according to La Gazzetta dello Sport.

Manager Antonio Conte is reportedly blocking the deal as he is a huge fan of the 28-year-old, but the Italian newspapaer claims he is delaying the deal until he can secure a replacement.

The Colombia international’s agent Alessandro Lucci is reportedly pushing for a deal before the transfer market deadline.

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Crystal Palace are interested in signing Santos star Lucas Lima, according to the Daily Star.

Alan Pardew wants to strengthen his side before the transfer market’s deadline and the Eagles are keen on signing him on a season-long loan with a £51.3m option to buy him netx summer, according to UOL Esporte.

Anyway, the 26-year-old has revealed he is not considering a move to Selhurst Park, but he would join another team in the Premier League: “I don’t want to leave for any club, I want to play for a big team from Europe – he told Globo Esporte – There are many such as Barcelona, Real Madrid, PSG, Chelsea.”

It is understood the Blues had a bid rejected from Santos for Lima’s teammate Thiago Maia but Antonio Conte is not expected to be really keen on the Brazilian star.

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Chelsea youngster Patrick Bamford is heading to newly-promoted Burnley on a season-long loan, according to The Guardian.

Also Aston VillaFulham and Queens Park Rangers are said to be interested in the striker.

The 22-year-old spent last season on loan with Crystal Palace and Norwich City but struggled to break into the starting XI in both sides and new Chelsea manager Antonio Conte is reportedly willing to let him join another team on loan to gain experience.

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A real estate company has revealed Real Madrid star James Rodriguez has decided to rent a villa in Turin, then the rumors linking him with a move to Juventus are growing up.

The Colombian star is expected to leave the Bernabeu this summer and he has been heavily linked also with a move to Chelsea earlier this week.

An official statement from Proto Group Ltd. read: “Representatives of James Rodriguez will this – Wednesday – afternoon be in Turin to confirm the renting of a villa in the city,”

“For several weeks, we have been commissioned by the player to find a suitable home in Turin, and today we will close the deal.”

Chelsea are ready to spend a fee in the region of €70m to sign him and he is considering their proposal, according to reports in Spanish and English press.

The 25-year-old played only a few minutes in Real Madrid‘s opener against Real Sociedad but manager Zinedine Zidane told medias: “He is well and happy. He worked and helped us to gain the three points,” 

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Chelsea star Ruben Loftus-Cheek spoke after the Blues’ win over Bristol Rovers in the EFL Cup second round at Stamford Bridge.

The 20-year-old played alongside Belgium international Michy Batshuayi as a striker and he spoke about his own performance during the game: “I think I did alright and in a position that is still a bit foreign to me, but I gave it my all and I am kind of satisfied with it,”

“We were 3-1 up but we made the game more complicated for ourselves. We wanted to come out and kill off the game but that didn’t happen so we had to dig in right to the end”.

“We said at the start that this was the game of Bristol Rovers’ lives and we have to match that in motivation, and we got to 3-1 up but a little lapse in concentration and they are back in the game so it is a lesson to be learned”.

“To win these games when you’re not playing too well on the ball you need to dig in and fight together and stick together. It shows the spirit of the team. Even though they have been tight games we are still winning and that is the sign of a good team. As a team we are really happy”.

Then, when asked about the season, he added: “There is no Champions League this season but we want to win trophies. We can concentrate on the Premier League and the cups as well. It is a minus not being in the Champions League but it is a plus in a way that we can focus on these two cups”.

About new manager Antonio Conte, Loftus-Cheek ended: “He is a very patient manager and he realises it is a new system and a new way he wants us to play, and he respects that it is not going to come overnight”.

“We are still getting used to it but we have done really well to win these three opening games, and we can only get better”.

 

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Transfer market expert Gianluca Di Marzio reports that Juventus are still very keen on signing Chelsea winger Juan Manuel Cuadrado, who spent last season on loan with the Bianconeri featuring 28 times and scoring 4 times.

Anyway, new manager Antonio Conte is said to be absolutely not eager to let the Colombia international leave since he is a great admirer of him.

The 28-year-old is reportedly willing to move back to Italy and his agent Alessandro Lucci is pushing for a deal before the transfer market deadline.

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Chelsea will face Leicester City away in the third round of the EFL Cup, the club’s official website has confirmed the fixture.

The game will be played in the week commencing 19th of September at the King Power Stadium, where latest Chelsea signing N’Golo Kanté is set to face his former teammates and his former manager Claudio Ranieri.

EFL Cup third round’s draw in full:

Nottingham Forest v Arsenal

Leeds United v Blackburn Rovers

Queens Park Rangers v Sunderland

West Ham United v Accrington Stanley

Southampton v Crystal Palace

Swansea City v Manchester City

Fulham v Bristol City

Bournemouth v Preston North End

Tottenham Hotspur v Gillingham

Everton v Norwich City

Derby County v Liverpool

Northampton v Manchester United

Brighton v Reading

Newcastle United v Wolverhampton Wanderers

Stoke City v Hull City

Leicester City v Chelsea

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West Ham have joined Crystal Palace in the race to sign Chelsea striker Loic Remy, according to SkySports.

French website Le 10 Sport reported this morning that the Eagles have reached an agreement with Chelsea for the loan of the French forward with a €12m option to sign him on a permanent move, but also West Ham seem to be keeping tabs on the 29-year-old.

The Hammers are said to be keen also on Juventus forward Simone Zaza and Manchester City star Wilfried Bony, but Slaven Bilic has reportedly made Remy a top target to revamp the attack despite Crystal Palace’s interest.

 

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AC Milan are lining up a loan move to land Chelsea midfielder Mario Pasalic to Serie A, according to Gianlucadimarzio.com.

The Rossoneri and the Blues have reportedly entered talks to discuss a deal, which won’t depend on Alessio Romagnoli‘s potential move to Chelsea.

The 21-year-old spent last season on loan with Ligue 1 side Monaco and new manager Antonio Conte would let him leave in order to get more game time and gain experience on a season-long loan.

The midfielder joined Chelsea in 2014 from Hajduk but didn’t play any official game wit the Blues and was loaned to Elche and Monaco before joining back the club this summer.

 

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Chelsea winger Victor Moses came off the bench in the games against West Ham and Watford helping the squad in their victories, while he scored against Bristol Rovers in the Blues’ EFL Cup second round at Stamford Bridge yesterday night.

The Nigeria international, speaking about his teammate and compatriot Mikel John Obi, who led his National Team to the bronze medal at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, told the club’s official website: “I was watching the games, Obi was the captain, the leader of the side and he did really well for them. It wasn’t easy for them to go out to Brazil and win a medal so I’m very proud”.

The 25-year-old added: “They did their best so to come home with a bronze medal is great and I hope the whole country are proud of them”.

Moses played 24 games with Nigeria scoring 7 goals since 2012.

 

 

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