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Now it’s official: after including him in the Champions League playoff squad-list, Manchester City announced the signing of John Stones from Everton.

The centre-back signs until 2022: the fee of the transfer is still undisclosed, but it was rumoured that the Toffees wanted £ 60m for their ex player.

Chelsea tried to sign him last summer but Everton rejected three bids by the Blues: the last one believed to be £40m, causing frustration in manager José Mourinho that was already undergoing hard times in the beginning of the last season.

The Stamford Bridge outfit made another attempt so sign Stones this summer, but the Toffees raised his fee again, until Manchester City offered what they have been expecting for two years.

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For the whole summer Chelsea have been looking to bring Everton forward Romelu Lukaku back to Stamford Bridge to add strength in depth their front line.

Everton are doing everything they can to hold onto the Belgian international, they have even offered him a new deal to improve his weekly wage.

With the Toffees holding strong it seems that Chelsea have turned their attention to Inter Milan striker Mauro Icardi.

Arsenal are also interested and are reportedly willing to offer Olivier Giroud to sweeten the deal. Italian club Napoli are keen on the striker as well, as they look to replace Gonzalo Higuain after they sold him for £75m last week.

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Everton are set to meet up with Mino Raiola to discuss a potential contract extension for their striker Romelu Lukaku despite Chelsea have already offered a cash-plus-players bid for the 23-year-old, according to the Daily Express.

The report suggests the Toffees have told the Blues they are not willing to sell the Belgium international especially should John Stones join Manchester City, then are said to be ready to offer Lukaku a new contract in spite of his well-known desire to rejoin Chelsea.

The Daily Mail claimed last week that Chelsea remain confident they will take their former player back to Stamford Bridge with an offer of £65million plus Loic Remy, while Everton say they have yet to receive any kind of contact.

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Turkish television station Lig TV reports that representatives from Besiktas will hold talks with Chelsea about the potential signing of Loic Remy.

The Blues striker has been linked with a move to Everton as part of a deal that would allow Chelsea to sign Romelu Lukaku back, but the Turkish club have been keen on Remy for a longer time.

The negotiations were stopped two weeks ago due to Turkey’s delicate political situation, but now Besiktas are trying to close the deal.

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Everton are upset at Chelsea for their attempt to unsettle Romelu Lukaku and bring him back to Stamford Bridge.

This is what the Daily Mail reports.

According to the British newspapers, Ronald Koeman is unhappy with Chelsea’s behaviour, and this will lead to a refuse to sell, like they did one year ago with John Stones, for whom they rejected three offers from the the Blues ( the latter one was £ 37m).

The Mail claims that  Chelsea remain confident they will take their former player back to Stamford Bridge with an offer of £65million plus Loic Remy, Everton say they have yet to receive any kind of contact — nor do they intend to encourage it.

Lukaku himself often spoke about a will to leave Everton this summer, but the Liverpool side are keen to keep him.


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Chelsea have been linked with a move for Everton forward Romelu Lukaku, who is said to be desperate to return to his former club where he claims he has unfinished business, according to the LondonEvening Standard.

The Belgian international is reportedly ready to hand in a transfer request to force the move to Stamford Bridge this summer.

Anyway Chelsea are reportedly keen on offering Everton a cash-plus-player final bid to sign the 23-year-old and seem set to propose Loic Remy plus around £60m.


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Senegalese international centre-back Kalidou Koulibaly is close to signing a new deal to stay at Napoli despite Chelsea and Everton have been heavily linked with a move for the 25-year-old.

The Serie A side have raised his wage up to £1.7m per year after scoring a brace against Nice last night.

Chelsea reportedly have a £38m bid rejected by Napoli’s chairman Aurelio De Laurentiis, who has decided to offer Koulibaly a new contract offer as he plays a pivotal role in the defense.

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Recently, Chelsea have been linked with a move for Everton forward Romelu Lukaku.

Lukaku is desperate to return to his former club where he claims he has unfinished business and the London Evening Standard reports that the Belgian international is ready to hand in a transfer request to force the move to Stamford Bridge this summer.

The Blues have had an offer rejected by Everton and even though they say they want nothing less than £75m, Antonio Conte is hoping that £67m will help persuade them to part ways with the 23-year-old.

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Chelsea are looking for a centre-back on the market and the new name for the Blues is Valencia defender Shkordan Mustafi.

The German international impressed in Spain and Arsenal, who are desperately looking for a player to replace Per Mertesacker after his serious injury, were keen on him but now Chelsea are ready to hijack the move.

According to sources coming from Spain, Antonio Conte wants to sign the ex Everton defender and Chelsea are ready to bid € 30m  ( £ 25m) to bring him to Stamford Bridge.

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With the future of main Chelsea striker Diego Costa uncertain, the Blues are still in the market to sign Everton front-man Romelu Lukaku.

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte seems desperate to land the Belgian after the Daily Mail reported he is ready to make an improved offer in the coming days.

The Toffees rejected an offer of £57m and are said to be holding out for £75m.

However, Conte is hoping that a bid of £60m will persuade Everton to let the 23-year-old leave.


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