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Chinese Super League newly promoted side Tianjin Quanjian are confident that they can land Chelsea striker Diego Costa in this transfer market window.

Meanwhile, president Shu Yuhui confirmed interest also in other European top class strikers besides Costa, after completing the signing of Axel Witsel from Zenit St Petersburg a few weeks ago.

Shu told Tianjin Sports Channel: “I made an appointment with agent Jorge Mendes and he came to my hometown to visit me. At that time, we were interested in signing Costa,”  

“PSG have told us Cavani would only be allowed to leave in June, even though the player himself was willing to join us. The same can be said for Costa because Chelsea also only let him leave in June. However, the new season of CSL will almost reach the halfway stage in June, we can’t wait so long”.

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“Our club had a massive investment plan for the new season but it was tightened up by the new rules”.

“We need an out-and-out striker so we made a bid for Benzema. We also made an attempt for Falcao”.

“As a matter of fact, the club had even prepared the contracts for Falcao and Raul Jimenez. We had already reached agreement with them on wages and bonus”.

“The pair were expected to sign the contracts, but the new rules forced us to give up on them.”

It is understood the Chinese side are keeping tabs also on Fiorentina star Nikola Kalinic.

 

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Monaco vice-president Vadim Vasilyev has claimed both Chelsea and Manchester United failed to ‘relaunch’ the Colombia international in the last seasons.

“Both clubs in England failed to relaunch him – Vasilyev said – I don’t know whether Manchester United and Chelsea did not have the patience or the desire to do that but I am quite sure this year we will see Falcao at his previous best”.

“He is the same Falcao as he ever. We’ve seen that in pre-season. He scores goals, he’s there and he is motivated, we are motivated and I think this will be his year”.

Falcao scored just one goal against Crystal Palace at Stamford Bridge during his spell at Chelsea.

“You have to be patient but the big clubs have other topics on their agenda. If you sign a player of this magnitude after a big injury it takes time and games to get him back into shape”.

“This is what we will do and what Manchester United and Chelsea didn’t do, failed to do or didn’t want to do.”

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Former Chelsea striker Radamel Falcao is set to come back to his former club Monaco, the player has confirmed via social platforms.

The Colombian star played just 36 games in his two spells at Manchester United and Chelsea, scoring just five goals, 4 at Old Trafford and just one at Stamford Bridge.

Falcao has been heavily linked with a move to Middlesbrough, but he has confirmed he is coming back ‘home’ to Monaco with this Instagram post:

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River Plate are reportedly ready to bid to take Chelsea man Radamel Falcao back at his former club.

Argentine president Rodolfo D’Onofrio reportedly wants to re-sign the Colombian International but all depends on Falcao’s will.

He told Marca: “Six months ago I contacted Falcao via some friends that we have in common, to see if he was eager to return to River. At the time, he told me that he wanted to continue in Europe, something which is understandable, as he is at a big club (Chelsea) and earning astronomical figures,”

“He is the one who must decide if he intends to return to River, as D’Alessandro and Cavenaghi did at the time. Everything depends on his decision. If Falcao has made the decision to return to River, the doors are open. It would be really nice to have him at the club again.”

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Radamel Falcao told NBC’s ProSoccerTalk he would like to play in Major League Soccer after his Chelsea loan, even though his immediate future is in Europe.

The 30-year-old Colombia international striker said: “Some other Colombian players are playing in Major League Soccer and obviously the big stars like Andrea Pirlo, Kaka and Giovani dos Santos.”

“I never say no but in this moment I am thinking about Europe and my performances here, I think I have more years to fight in these leagues.”

Falcao added: “I follow the league. In England they are showing the games and I have some friends who play in there who I played with in River Plate or Porto like Higuain or Valeri.”

“Some other Colombian players are playing in Major League Soccer and obviously the big stars like Andrea Pirlo, Kaka or Giovani dos Santos. I think MLS could be bigger than now because they have everything they need to become an even stronger league and become even more competitive.”

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On Monday afternoon Chelsea Under-19s became the first team to successfully retain their UEFA Youth League title after a 2-1 victory over Paris Saint Germain.

Goals from Kasey Palmer and Fikayo Tomori ensured the Blues victory, but where will the youngsters go after retaining their European crown?

This time last year Chelsea first won the UEFA Youth League title, beating Shakhatar Donesk in the final. Twelve months on and only one player has played a significant role in the first team- Ruben Loftus-Cheek. The Blues handed first team debuts to members of that team such as Izzy Brown, Dominic Solanke as well as Jake Clarke-Salter this season.

Will these players be given a proper chance in the first team? Both Izzy Brown and Dominic Solanke have since been shifted on loan to Vitesse Arnham all season along with former FA Youth Cup winner Lewis Baker. While players terrible transfers such as Falcao and Pato have come in on loan.

Yes, it may benefit some of this young squad to go out on loan and receive first team football in the Championship or lower divisions. Just as Patrick Bamford did last year, going on to become Championship Player of the Year. But the development of these players needs to continue. Look at Bamford now, six months wasted at Crystal Palace and is struggling to get a look in at lowly Norwich.

Not all of the players in this UEFA Youth League squad will go on to be good enough for the first team. But some definitely will, and it’s now to recognise that and not let them slip through, like Kevin De Bruyne and Romelu Lukaku. Yes these two didn’t come through the Chelsea academy, but the Blues let them go far to early, with no chance of regular first team football, and look what they have gone on to accomplish for Everton and Manchester City.

These youngsters need to play, Tammy Abraham, Kasey Palmer, Ola Aina could well be the next stars of the football club in the future. They need to be given a chance at the top and not sent out on countless loan spells. Since being involved with the first team Ruben Loftus-Cheek has developed well. Chelsea fans would have hoped to see a lot more of him up until this point, but it wasn’t to be but the 20 year-old is a bright hope for the future.

Next season, with the arrival of Antonio Conte, it will be more difficult to attract the big names due to no Champions League football. But those returning from loan spells and the youngsters coming through, as well as the quality in the first team already, should really be enough to secure first team football. The likes of Nathan Ake, Andreas Christiensen and Juan Cuadrado have all excelled away from Stamford Bridge.

It is key to the development of the young Chelsea players, that they play consistently either out on loan or in a chance with the first team. The youngsters are in action next Wednesday as they take on Manchester City in a bid to retain their FA Youth Cup title.

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The Sun claims that Antonio Conte has put Romelu Lukaku on the top of Chelsea’s wishlist.

It’s rumoured that the Italian national team manager will move to Chelsea this summer and he’ll need to revamp Blues attack given that Falcao and Pato are going to leave Stamford Bridge at the end of the season.

Belgian striker Lukaku was sold by Chelsea in 2014 to Everton after a seaosn on loan at the Merseyside club. Chelsea fell in love with him again, but Lukaku’s current value has highly increased, estimated around £35m.

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The Colombian has been in intensive training over the last 10 days, trying to recover from a string of niggling injury after the 3-1 home defeat by Liverpool in October, and he could return to the Chelsea squad after the international break, as Guus Hiddink said today.

Anyway, Radamel Falcao will not be fit in time for the visit of West Ham this Saturday but Hiddink believes in him for the match against Aston Villa on the 2nd of April.

The Blues boss said: “He has recovered physically from the injury and now he has to regain his physical fitness. I will see after the break whether he is fully competitive. We have to wait how he reacts on the more intensive training he is now undergoing.”

 

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Chelsea on loan striker Rademal Falcao has opened up on his torrid time at Manchester United.

The Colombian spoke to El Tiempo “It was complicated in Manchester. Everyone saw how there were situations which created instability, since I played on some days, not on others.”

“It was 60 minutes today, then 45, then 20 – that generates instability and sometimes you don’t know where you stand or what the footballing preferences of the coach are.

“It’s been difficult. I had been used to playing regularly. After the knee surgery [at Monaco] I went to Manchester United, who were starting a new process after 25 years with the same coach, with a lot of new players and I did not have the opportunity I expected.”

Falcao scored just four goals for Manchester United last season. While this season he has scored only one goal for Chelsea. He’s been out injured since October.

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Guus Hiddink press conference ahead of Southampton clash in the Premier League:

CONTE – “You are more aware than I of the situation, my job is not to follow rumours as you.

Chelsea are looking for experienced managers and there are many.”

CLUB MANAGER vs INTERNATIONAL MANAGER – “As club manager you have a lot of influence on daily basis, national team manager is difficult because you have not many days to work as you wish and this influence is concentrated in the three/four days you got for a game or when you have international tournaments and you got three weeks to do work.”

COACHING IN FOREIGN COUNTRIES – “It’s always very exciting to coach in different countries, you have to go asap into the language and the culture, also football language, to go asap into football culture of the club and the country.”

TERRY – “He won’t be fit for Southampton, he was in treatment, he’s doing exercises in gym and pitch but we have to be careful with this kind of injury, because sometimes it seems you are ok and then you are not, so better to wait two-three days more, it’s not good to go into a setback situation. We will see if he can be fit for Stoke next weekend.”

FALCAO – “He’s still injured, he was on the pitch in the last days, doing job with the physios. The season is long so we’ll see if we can play him.”

PATO – “He’s getting the sharpness to be competitive with the other strikers, Diego [Costa] is doing his job very well, I’m satisfied with Traore and his performances when he comes in.”

KOEMAN – “It’s easy to say now but I have never had doubts about him becoming a manager because he’s got a great personality.

“As a manager during the game you have not much power, but as I’ve always said a team need a spine to work on, and he was in this spine of my PSV Eindhoven team ( Champions of Europe in 1986/87) and he was one of the leaders.

“He’s doing a terrific job, this year, they had a setback, but then they recover.

“He’s been around in Holland or southern Europe, he’s showing to be a very good and stable manager. He’s showing stability.”

TOP 10 – “If we win tomorrow Chelsea will be in the top 10 table for the first time since August? That would be nice, but we will have a very difficult game in St. Mary’s.”

FIFA – “I’ve not a lot of interest in the FIFA president elections, there is always a lot of politics, but I hope that whoever will be elected will have a huge transparency”.

SOUTHAMPTON- “They are very dangerous and they have mix of young players and players that know how to manage a game.”

TOP PLAYERS becoming MANAGERS – “Some big players think they can be good managers because they got big playing experience, but after a few months they realize there are many other things to deal with, and if they are able to make the next step they can become good managers.

“They have to get out of their star status and get into the one of leaders and they have to support the team, getting the best out of the players.

“I guess Ivanovic and Terry can become good managers among the ones I have in this squad at Chelsea, because they are real leaders and got a huge personality.”

EUROPE – “Since Premier League got huge attention, it’s always good for the English teams to get good results in Europe.”

BABA RAHMAN- “He’s got quality but we’re working to get him more competitive in his position. When John Terry is back we’ll see if he will go back to the bench.”

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