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Former player Sergej Semak has put the pen to paper on a two-year-deal with Zenit St.Petersburg, the Russian Premier League giants have announced the deal.

It is understood Zenit entered talks also with Chelsea target Maurizio Sarri, who is reportedly getting closer to become manager at Stamford Bridge if current manager Antonio Conte leaves the club.

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Olivier Giroud and Nabil Fekir sealed a 2-0 home win against Republic of Ireland in Paris tonight.

The Frenchman and Chelsea striker, who joined the Blues from Arsenal in January transfer window, has now scored as many goals for France (31) as Zinedine Zidane did.

Giro’s compatriot and Chelsea teammate N’Golo Kante, who did not feature against ROI at Stade de France, told the club’s official website: “You have to think like a team. We cannot be happy about it because we didn’t reach all our targets, but we finished in the best way by winning the FA Cup final. That means a lot. It was a beautiful moment, and a team effort. We suffered together.”

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Former Chelsea target Fabinho has today joined Liverpool on a £17.3m move from Ligue 1 side AS Monaco, the Reds’ official website have announced the deal.

The move will become official from 1st July 2018 upon completion of a medical, as the club confirmed.

Also Chelsea have been previously linked with a move for the Brazilian midfielder, who spent 5 seasons in France.

 

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Maurizio Sarri has yet to be officialy appointed as the new Chelsea manager, but Manchester City‘s coach Pep Guardiola is already waiting for the chance to face the Italian during the next Premier League.

I”f he arrives in the Premier League, it will be a pleasure to play against his side.” – Guardiola told RMC.

Manchester City defeated SS Napoli two times this season in the Champions League, but Guardiola himself was impressed by the quality shown by Sarri’s squad.  “He is one of the best ever.” Guardiola explained. “We judge people for what they have won, but the football played by Napoli this season was like a toast to the sun. He did very well to make sure Napoli put on a show”.

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Former Chelsea captain and club’s legend John Terry wants to sign a new deal with Aston Villa despite failing to get promotion to Premier League after 1-0 loss against Fulham in play-off final at Wembley.

It is understood 37-year-old would have extended his contract automatically if the Villains reached a promotion.

Terry, who’s been pictured in tears after failing to get a well-deserved promotion, featured 20 times this season scoring once against Middlesbrough earlier in October.

 

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An early goal from Tomas Cairney sealed a crucial win for Fulham, who are back in Premier League having suffered a relegation to the Sky Bet Championship in 2014.

Manager Slavisa Jokanovic was able to reduce the gap climbing up the table following a slow start to the season, with Cottagers struggling in 15th place after 4 months of campaign.

Fulham join Chelsea, Arsenal, Watford, Crystal Palace, West Ham and Tottenham Hotspur as Premier League teams based in London.

Aston Villa’s captain John Terry was pictured in tears after the 1-0 loss at Wembley. The Chelsea legend is expected to be set for a contract extension with the Villains despite missing to reach their main target for 2017/18 season.

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Real Madrid won their 13rd UEFA Champions League after beating Reds in Kiev last night. Loris Karius‘ gift to Karim Benzema (1-0) could have costed Liverpool the final, but Sadio Mané reached an equalizer in the 54th minute. Gareth Bale put ahead Los Blancos again with a superb finish before Karius’ failed to keep hold of another shot from the Wales international.

Former Chelsea winger Mohamed Salah limped off the pitch with a shoulder injury suffered earlier in the firs half, following a clash with Sergio Ramos.

Zinedine Zidane managed to lift the trophy for a 3rd time in a row after beating rivals Atletico Madrid and Juventus respectively in 2016 and 2017.

 

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According to reports by Italian newspaper La Gazzetta dello Sport, Belgian star Eden Hazard is pushing for Chelsea to sign Maurizio Sarri as their new manager, replacing Antonio Conte.

It is claimed, SS Napoli‘s player and Hazard’s team-mate in Belgium national team Dries Mertens, praised Sarri with Hazard himself and now the Blues’ star wants the former Napoli’s coach to sit on the London club’s bench as soon as possible.

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After a difficult first part of the season at Chelsea, Michy Batshuayi‘s performances were impressive during his loan at Borussia Dortmund.

The striker scored 10 goals and now he wants to earn a place in Belgium‘s squad before making his choice for next season between the two clubs:

I don’t have a preference; they’re two beautiful clubs. My focus is on the World Cup right now and I don’t want to think about what happens afterwards.” Batshuayi said.

What is for sure is that the Belgian striker during his loan in Bundesliga regained confidence in his skills:

Dortmund was a great experience for me,” Batshuayi explained. “They welcomed me very warmly. I was in a good environment and you could see that on the pitch. It was a while since I had played so much. I can’t remember being allowed to play two games in a row at Chelsea. It was good to gain confidence”.

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