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According to The Telegraph, Chelsea is ready to announce the transfer of Asmir Begovic within a few days. It is said that the Blues have launched a £8million bid for the Bosnian player on the same afternoon when Arsenal confirmed Petr Cech’s transfer.

Stoke ace Asmir Begovic has been linked with a move to Chelsea immediately after it turned out that Petr Cech is leaving the Blues. Although there is no official comment yet neither from Chelsea nor from Stoke City. The Telegraph reveals that Chelsea has won the race for the Bosnian goalkeeper. What is more, the newspaper claims that in exchange for Begovic, Chelsea will have to send out on loan one of the three youngsters Victor Moses, Patrick Bamford or Ruben Loftus Cheek.

It is said that Chelsea will announce transfer at the beginning of next week. Meanwhile, Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano has already announced on his Twitter, that Begovic’s deal is done.

So now we are waiting for official confirmation from Chelsea and Stoke City.
Begovic was also on Manchester’s United radar as David de Gea is set to leave Old Trafford. But according to the latest rumour, Luis van Gaal will agree to de Gea’s transfer only if he will get Sergio Ramos in exchange.

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Former Chelsea centre-back Michael Duberry is suprised that Asmir Begovic is seriously considering joining Chelsea. In his opinion the goalkeeper will spend the entire season on the bench.
After Petr Cech’s transfer to Arsenal, Chelsea is urgently looking for another keeper. The Blues would like to sign Stoke’s player Asmir Begovic as Petr Cech successor. And according to various rumours Chelsea is closing in on the Bosnian goalkeeper.
However former Chelsea centre-back is not convinced of the rightness of Begovic’s decision. In his opinion he will spend the entire season on the bench as even Petr Cech was unable to get a game in the first team.
Michael Duberry told talkSport:
“I think he’s the right man for Chelsea to have a great back-up in that respect,”

“For his own career, ambition and professionalism it’s not something I like because I want to play football, we all got into the game because we wanted to play football and there’s nothing worse then having nothing to look forward to on a Saturday.”

“Sitting on the bench on a Saturday is the worst feeling even when the team wins, when you’re cheering along you know in your heart that you didn’t have anything to do with it, you’re just a squad player.”

“When you see players just collecting money and not playing, in their head they may be thinking I could do but really? If Petr Cech can’t get a game in this team will he? It’s his own career but it’s not something I’d want to do.”

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Chelsea striker Diego Costa  took part in the Al-Roudan Tournament, a friendly futsal tournament held in Kuwait. He scored five goals in a match againts Nottingham Forest and wowed everyone with his dribbling.

Diego Costa was looking forward to play againts his idol Falcao ( futsal legendary player Falcao not the Colombian striker). But unfortunately the Brazilian player suffered an injury and he couldn’t participate in the match. However Chelsea striker managed to meet with his idol. After he told Globo Esporte:

”I have the honour of meeting an idol, not only of mine but of every Brazilian,”

”It was a pity, I came with a huge desire to play with the man, but it could not happen. He is recovering. It is a great pleasure.”

The tournament was also attended by former Chelsea player, Andriy Shevchenko.


Here we have also the video from the tournament :





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Antoinio Rudiger is interested in a move to Chelsea but has not decided upon a transfer anywhere, according to his agent Sahr Senesie.

Stuttgart’s  Rudiger is the subject of much interest from inside and outside of his native Germany, and Chelsea are adamant that he can be the long term replacement for John Terry. Chelsea’s main opponent for Rudiger’s services appear to be Bundesliga club Wolfsburg.

Speaking to the Stuttgarter Nachrichten, Senesie said:

“Antonio finds Wolfsburg very interesting, but that also applies to Chelsea. Nothing has been signed, though.”

Officials at Chelsea believe Rudiger could be the perfect centre-back partner for Kurt Zouma.

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Arda Turan will decide what his next club will be by the end of this weekend, according to reports in Turkey.

The Atletico Madrid midfielder will meet his agent this weekend in a bid to resolve the transfer saga. Turan decided some time ago that he will not remain in the Spanish capital, and has hinted that he wishes to join a club in the Premiership, prompting a struggle between Chelsea and Manchester United for his signature.

The current Premiership champions and 20 time English league winners have been joined by PSG and Barcelona in the race to sign the man who was one of Atletico’s most important players during the club’s ascension to the top of Spanish football, and close to the peak of the European game.

Chelsea are the bookmakers favourites to sign the Turk, and his future should become clearer over the next few days.

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Falcao joins Chelsea on loan from Monaco

Radamel Falcao will earn less than half what he was paid last season following his move to Chelsea yesterday, according to his reports in England and France. 

The Colombian has signed on a season long loan from Monaco after a poor campaign at Manchester United in which he struggled for form. Manchester United paid his Monaco salary in full throughout the campaign- believed to be £265,000 a week.

Chelsea have been able to negotiate a wage packet of only £130,000 a week for the former Atletico Madrid and Porto striker. The deal was apparently dependent upon how much Falcao’s salary the Premiership champions would pay, and that they have been able to agree upon such a relatively paltry amount is to the club’s credit.

Chelsea have become renowned in recent years for their use of the transfer market which has the team improve year-upon-year at the same time as making a profit for the club.

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Sky Sports pundit Jamie Redknapp commented latest Chelsea signing Radamel Falcao on the English network.

According to the former Liverpool player, Falcao will be a second choice in the squad:

He’s going to find himself on the bench an awful lot next year.

I watched Radamel Falcao in his Atletico Madrid days and he was one of the best centre forwards I think I’ve ever seen.

Now he’s gone to Chelsea and probably what Chelsea need is a striker that’s going to be happy not to play, and maybe have to fill in at times when there is an injury, because you look at the players he’s going to be contending with like Diego Costa, who is going to be first choice.

“I think every Chelsea fan knows that. Then they’ve got Loic Remy.

So what he (Falcao) is saying is ‘I’m happy to come and I’m happy to be part of the squad’.

“I find that a little frustrating, really. I think he’s a better player than that.

It just feels to me that it’s a good move for Chelsea because they’re going to get a striker that’s happy not to play and he might be able to come in and make the impact on the odd occasion, but he’s not going to be starting too many games there if Diego Costa is fit.


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Atletico Madrid attacking midfielder Arda Turan was linked to Chelsea in the past weeks, and the Turkish player admitted on his Twitter account that he’s dealing with 3-4 European top clubs.

Spanish media reported that a deal with Barça is closed but until official statements everything can happen, so his former team-mate Diego Costa spent words of appreciation for him, to try to push him to Chelsea:

“It’d be fantastic if [Arda] came to London.  Things are a lot easier with Arda on the pitch: Arda, Filipe and I were together at Atletico and it was a pleasure to play alongside them,” he said praising his Turkish friend.

“In addition, Arda is an incredible person.  He invited us to his house many times and we had a great time together.  I especially liked the Kebab he offered us.  He was a great host, the entire team would go to dinner at his house.

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Brentford have almost completed the signing of Chelsea midfielder Josh McEachran on a 4 year deal.

The 22 year old had a medical on Friday and then will complete the move in the next couple of days.

Dutch Head Coach, Marinus Dijkhuizen will be very familiar with the player after his time at Vitesse last year – where McEachran was on loan – since he was managing Eerste Divisie side S.B.V. Excelsior.


Chelsea manager Antonio Conte underlined the importance of striker Diego Costa, who is being heavily linked with a move to Chinese Super League side Jiangsu...