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John Terry goes on holiday with his wife Toni after the draw against Liverpool last Sunday at Stamford Bridge.

He posted some pictures on social media – as all football players do – of his vacation, and in one of those he added a capture saying: ” chilling with @tony26terry [his wife’s account] by the pool. Reading a book called RELENTLESS by Tim Grover, only half through, but a great read.”

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From his official Instagram

Written by Tim Grover, who was basketball legend Michael Jordan’s personal trainer, the book breaks down what it takes not just to succeed, but to be the absolute best – to be unstoppable.

JT showed his capability to lead and his great mental toughness through his long Blues career, he not only earned plaudits for his undoubted defensive skills but also after his opener during the 1-1 draw with Liverpool last Sunday he became the top-scoring Premier League defender ever.

He might need some more suggestions but basically he is already an unstoppable man.

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Spanish newspaper Mundo Deportivo have reported that Elche midfielder Mario Pašalić will be back to Chelsea at the end of the season.

Pašalić joined Chelsea in July 2014 but he immediately went to Elche FC for a season-long loan deal. On 12 April 2015, the 20-year-old scored his first goal, netting the last in a 2–0 win at Cordoba.

Jose Mourinho was very fond of Pašalić after they bought the youngster from Hajduk Split in the last summer transfer window. Chelsea at the moment are reluctant to sell him – according to the rumours – and they may even believe the Croatian midfielder could challenge for a place in the squad during the next season.

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Next season will be a crucial one for Chelsea side. Ambitious aims and new top players but those features will give also a fundamental chance to new young stars.

Mourinho said: “Next season, Ruben [Loftus-Cheek] will not be a kid in the development process. He will be a first-team player, absolutely ready to play and compete. And we will do the same with two or three or four players. From that team that won the UEFA Youth League, four belong to my squad. Four are my players, first-team players who train with the first-team every day and develop with the first-team.”

Loftus-Cheek already showed some of his great skills last Sunday against Liverpool but obviously the best is yet to come. Isaiah Brown 18 years old and Dominic Solanke 17 are two other players expected to be involved in next first team season.

Ruben Loftus-Cheek said about Sunday: “It was amazing to be playing at Stamford Bridge with the stadium full. I have only experienced that for a few minutes when I came on as a substitute against Sporting Lisbon earlier this season.” He knows that it won’t be hard “playing with some of the best players in the world, you’re going to get better every day. It’s important for me to work hard and give 100  per cent in training to try to improve. I think I have a good chance, if I work hard.”

 

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The website footballfan.zone has posted two pictures of the new Chelsea jersey for the 2015-2016 campaign. Since the Blues swapped from Samsung to Yokohama as their main sponsor, and it’s going to be easily visible from the logo on the jersey.

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Yokohama looks good and is clearly visible.

It’s not official yet but it seems that this would be the jersey with which Mourinho’s squad will try to dominate the Premier League and the Champions League.

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There are continuous rumours about Athletic Madrid player Antoine Griezmann and Chelsea, but nothing seems predicted. The French footballer has impressed during his first season in Spain, attracting José Mourinho staff.

The obstacle to negotiation is the 60 million clause, with no gentlemen agreements. Griezmann is considered one of the best interpreter of his role, but the future says still has Madrid as destination.

One of the Chelsea targets is going to vanish, but Abramovich’s club has plenty of time at this moment of the transfer market window.

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Manchester City, Chelsea and Arsenal are on alert after Jordon Ibe has reportedly rejected Liverpool’s latest contract offer.

According to reports, the 19-year-old is refusing to sign a new deal. Despite Brendan Rodgers’ confidence in a magic future – “he’s got a bright footballing brain”  – the winger is ready to make a different choice.

The Sun claim Ibe has been offered a £25,000-a-week long-term contract at Anfield, more than tripling his current £7,000-a-week wage.

Ibe made his debut for the England U18 team in October 2012 against Italy. In this 2014-15 season he played 24 matches during a loan spell at Championship side Derby County, scoring 5 goals.

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According to reports by Italian journalist Alfredo Pedulla, Chelsea are interested in signing Aston Villa striker Christian Benteke in the upcoming summer transfer window.

The 24-year old Belgian has helped Villa with his 14 goals in thirty appearances. He joined the club in the 2012-13 season, realising the dream to play in the Premier League. Italian side Roma are also interested in him, but his idea is to continue the English experience.

He was nominated as Premier League player of the month last April and his value is around £7 million.

Surely this is a great opportunity for Chelsea future team, and for Benteke’s career.

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Chelsea club owner Roman Abramovich needs one more thing: the ground.

As a matter of fact, the Russian owner wants to convert Stamford Bridge into a 60,000-seater super stadium and it seems that something is going to happen about it.

It is not the first time that the increasing capacity of Stamford Bridge has been discussed. It was initially expected to report back last September, but it was a disaster to convince Blues supporters that changes were necessary.

This time big moves are likely afoot, maybe even by the end of 2015.

In this case, 2015-2016 Chelsea’s season would be the last one at Stamford Bridge with a seating capacity of 41.837.

However, Chelsea club has already spent over a year meeting residents, businesses, influential bodies and community groups, in order to get a proposal that suits everyone.

The rebuilding could include landscaped public walkways and cycleways, while also reducing pedestrian traffic on Fulham Road and nearby streets on matchdays.

It will also assess the feasibility of an expansion of the stadium within the existing historic site boundaries, potentially to enlarge its capacity, enhance its facilities and improve the movement of people and vehicles on match and non-matchdays.

This is a full demolition and rebuilding job.

But much consultation has been conducted and these are exciting times for Blues.

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The Blues set to sign €25-m rated Real Madrid defender

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho wants to make a deal with top class defender Raphaël Varane.

The French footballer plays for Spanish club Real Madrid and the French national team, as a central defender.

Before moving to Spain, he played for French club Lens and, ahead of the 2010–11 season, began training with the senior team and appeared on the bench in different league matches.

The top London club are preparing to make a €53 million bid for the 22-year-old defender and according to rumours Chelsea will submit a first offer in the following weeks.

However, Real Madrid president Florentino Perez and his club do not want to lose the defender, even though an offer of around £35.8 million should be enough to let Varane move to other top clubs.

On 7 November 2010, Varane made his professional debut in a league match against Montpellier.

In January 2014, the French international was named by The Guardian as one of the ten most promising young players in Europe.

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Norwich keeper John Ruddy emerges on Chelsea radar

According to Daily Star, if the veteran Petr Cech is set to leave Stamford Bridge this summer, the Norwich goalkeeper John Ruddy will be on the radars of the Blues club.

Cech is being linked with several clubs including Arsenal, Paris Saint-Germain, Inter Milan and Besiktas.

Consequently, Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho could make a play for 28-year old Ruddy who would act as back-up to Thibaut Courtois.

The Portoguese manager went after Ruddy in the summer of 2013 when he returned to Chelsea, but Norwich rejected the £5million proposal on that occasion.

Norwich are currently in a promotion battle with Ipswich Town in the Championship semi-finals. The Canaries number one held his team to a 1-1 draw on the weekend ahead of Saturday’s return bout at Carrow Road.

However, Chelsea are also interested in the QPR keeper Rob Green.

The west London club has just been relegated to the Championship, but Blues have been linked with a possible move for the goalkeeper.

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