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Ex Chelsea boss José Mourinho will return to Stamford Bridge on Sunday, this time as Manchester United manager © Francesca Ceciarini

It’s well-known that for José Mourinho is hard to hide his feelings and real opinions, and the Portuguese couldn’t hold back his disappointment to play three important games in six days: Liverpool away on Monday night for the Premier League, Fenerbahce on Thursday night at home for the Europa League and then the massive return to his old home, Stamford Bridge, to play Chelsea next Sunday, always for Premier League.

We have a special, difficult week because Monday, Thursday and Sunday; Liverpool, Fenerbahce and Chelsea is a difficult week,” the former Blues boss claimed ahed of the Europa League match.

“Fenerbahce played Sunday at home, we played Monday night, Chelsea one week to work and two days off. We have to play tomorrow again, we have to play on Sunday; it’s a very difficult week for us, but that’s what we have. We have to be ready.”

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Former Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho © Francesca Ceciarini

Morgan Schneiderlin and Anthony Martial were both missing from Manchester United’s squad last night through injury.

The pair suffered physical issues over the past weekend and the extent of their injuries is still unknown.

Red Devils boss José Mourinho could be forced to drop them also for the clash against Fenerbahce in Europa League this Thursday and it’s uncertain if they can recover for the big match against Chelsea next weekend: it would be an important drop for ex Blues boss, since the two players could be key players for the game against his ex team.

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Chelsea defender Baba Rahman has been targeted by Fenerbahce, according to Fanatik.

The Turkish side are reportedly ready to place a bid to sign the 21-year-old as a replacement for Caner Erkin, who is set to join Inter Milan after playing the Euros.

Baba Rahman moved to Stamford Bridge for £14m from Augsburg last summer but struggled to break into the Blues’ starting XI and Chelsea are expected to be keen on a move for Juventus Ghanian Kwadwo Asamoah, who might replace him.

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Chelsea striker Loic Remy has been targeted by Turkish side Fenerbahce, according to the Mirror.

The Frenchman’s ownership is esteemed around £7m and also Lazio and Crystal Palace have been linked with a move for the 29-year-old.

Incoming Chelsea manager Antonio Conte is expected to be keen on revamping his squad when he takes charge at Stamford Bridge in order to join the Turkish Premier League this summer.

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Fenerbahce are looking to sign Chelsea left-back Baba Rahman, according to Turkish newspaper Fanatik.

Fenerbahce have failed to agree a new deal with current left-back Caner Erkin which opens the door for a deal for Rahman.

Rahman, 21, joined Chelsea from Augsburg for £14m and Fanatik suggests that the Turkish side will look to purchase the Ghanaian for less than Chelsea paid.

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The Turkish sports newspaper Fanatik  claims that Antonio Conte is really interested in the Denmark International Simon Kjaer and that the Blues could make an offer to manage to sign him .

Fenerbahce value Kjaer ownership around €15 million and would not even consider offers below his asking price.

The 27-year-old centre back joined the Turkish side on a four-year deal and is contracted until the end of June 2019.


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Raul Meireles will shortly become a free agent at the end of the season and Fenerbahce have yet to enter talks over extending his contract.

The 32-year-old currently earns 2.000.000€ per-season and made 18 appearances in all competitions for the Yellow Canaries despite being plagued with injury problems this season.

The former Chelsea midfielder won the Portuguese league title four times with Porto, and also won the Champions League with the Blues during his stay in Premier League.


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With Loic Remy on his way out from the club Chelsea are in search for a new attacking player with a good scoring rate.

The Blues are planning to try signing Dutch international striker Robin Van Persie (32) from Fenerbahçe.

His Turkish spell hasn’t been really positive so far, and  the former Arsenal and Manchester United star would be interested in joining back Premier League.

Linked to Barcelona FC as well and his current annual salary amounts to 5.2 million euros, about £3.5m.

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According to Calciomercato, Fenerbahce have made a move for Chelsea striker Radamel Falcao.

The Italian page claims that the Turkish club want to sign the Colombian player during the January transfer window.

Falcao who joined Chelsea on season-long deal from Monaco was able to play for only 197 minutes for the Blues. It is said, that because of it, the Colombia international may ask for transfer to another club.

According to the Italian sources, Fenerbahce have already contacted with the entourage of the player.

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Chelsea midfielder John Obi Mikel is reported to be the subject of a proposed €5 million bid from Besiktas.

According to Milliyet, the Black Eagles are ready to make a bid for Chelsea midfielder. The paper claims, that Mikel is considered an alternative to Liverpool midfielder Lucas Leiva.

While the Nigerian newspaper Punch recently reported that the Black Eagles offered Chelsea €5 million for Mikel.

It is said, that Galatasaray are interested in a loan transfer with a future buyout clause option for Chelsea midfielder.

The Nigerian international has also been linked Fenerbahçe and Al Ain. However, Obi Mikel still has  another two-years left on his contract at Stamford Bridge.


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