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Massimiliano Allegri has confirmed that Juventus is still interested in signing Chelsea’s attacking midfielder Oscar. He considers the Brazilian as a footballing inventor, a player that fits perfectly to the team from Turin.

Juventus coach once again expressed his admiration for Oscar’s creativity while playing. Even if Jose Mourinho and player’s agent officially denied the information about his transfer, La Vecchia Signora is whole the time trying to sign the player.

Massimiliano Allegri is in the market for a new attacking midfielder and besides Chelsea star he is also interested in Real Madrid player, Isco. Due to the fact that Carlos Tevez is leaving for Boca Juniors and Andrea Pirlo is set to join New York City, Juventus is forced to find their successors as soon as possible.

Allegri told La Repubblica:

“Ego in moderate amounts is not harmful to a team’s health. I like Real Madrid’s Isco and Brazil’s Oscar, while among the young Italians there is much to admire in Berardi and Bernardeschi.

“I would like a footballing inventor – they are never boring,”

“A wildcard in the line-up can bring a different balance to the table.”

“The addition of a No.10 to the mix is both a tactical desire and a desire to add ego to my team.

“Without Carlos Tevez and Andrea Pirlo this coming season, Juve must change and experiment with new ways of working.”

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Monaco have told Chelsea they want three of the west London’s best young players on loan in exchange for Radamel Falcao, according to reports in France. 

Falcao has been heavily lined with a move to Stamford Bridge since last season finished and it appear as if an agreement to make him a Chelsea player, if only for one year on loan from Monaco, was close to being agreed.

Now the Ligue 1 club have demanded that in order to let one of their prized assets go on loan again, Falcao spent a frustrating and injury affected season at Manchester United last campaign, they would need three members of Chelsea’s impressive academy, including perhaps the most promising prospect of them all, Ruben Loftus-Cheek.

Along with the midfielder Monaco also want defenders Nathan Ake and Andreas Christensen. Should Chelsea agree to such a deal then they would have to pull Nathan Ake out of a deal to join Middlesbrough- ChelseaNews24 reported that the Dutch defender was joining the Championship club on loan next season.

This proposition will test Chelsea’s determination to bed-in the abundance of talent they have in their academy. The club has made bringing in a striker its priority this summer transfer window after the departure of Didier Drogba and the impending one of Loic Remy. At least two of the players Monaco want, of which one is Ruben Loftus-Cheek, have been earmarked as possibilities for first team football at Chelsea next season.

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CHARLY MUSONDA JR
Mourinho doesn't want to sell Musonda at Arsenal

After Petr Cech Arsenal are planning a move for another Chelsea [future] star.

In fact it seems that Arsene Wenger would like to sign Chelsea youngster Charly Musonda jr.

But this time the French manager won’t have any luck: José Mourinho was already reluctant in selling the goalkeeper to his London neighbours - Abramovich had to approve and authorize the deal- and won’t give them the chance to steal one of Chelsea best prospects.

Wenger is a huge fan of Musonda and offered Chelsea the sum of £8.5 million for the teenage Belgian midfielder but Chelsea are keen on sending him on loan to gain some playing time and do some more experience: a possible destination for him is Olympique Marseille, where manager Marcelo Bielsa is well known to improve young talents.

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Southampton boss Ronald Koeman believes that Swansea City manager Garry Monk should be named Premier League Manager of the Year instead of Jose Mourinho.

Ronald Koeman is convinced that Jose Mourinho won manager accolade only because Chelsea dominated the Premier League during the last season ( yes he said only). In his opinion Swansea City manager Garry Monk deserved this prize more.

Koeman told Voetbal International:

“I have massive respect for Garry Monk’s work at Swansea City. You can compare his club to Southampton. Similar stadium, resources and fans. In the winter they lost Wilfried Bony to Manchester City, but they kept getting brilliant results,”

“For me, Monk could have easily have been the winner, instead of Jose Mourinho, at the LMA Manager of the Year Awards. It would have been fully justified.”

It seems that in the opinion of the Southampton boss, winning the Premier League is not synonymous with a high level of the team manager. After five years time Chelsea won the Premier League trophy again and if the Blues do not owe that also to Jose Mourinho it means that Koeman he was watching a different league this season.

 

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Barcelona’s midfielder Javier Mascherano is sure that it’s only a matter of time when Falcao will return to his great striker form. However the Argentinian hopes that it will not happen immediately due to the fact that Argentina will face Colombia in the Copa America quarter-finals tonight.

Argentina midfielder has no doubts that Falcao’s return to great form is inevitable. Mascherano played with the Colombian striker at River Plate and knows his potential. He is sure that it’s just a matter of time and the player will return to full disposal after suffering the injuries.

Mascherano told the reporters:

“I have not only played against Radamel Falcao, but also in the same team as him with River Plate. I know him very well,”

“Obviously, he is a player with a a very important role. He is still missing some continuity after a very serious injury. He tried his best to be able to play the World Cup, but he could not.”

After this, the most important thing is to play a lot of minutes and, for different circumstances, he could not do that at his club even though Falcao has demonstrated that he is one of the best you can find at a worldwide level.”

“It is a matter of time. I have no doubt that at some point, the best Falcao will show. I hope that this won’t happen on Friday.”

Tonight Argentina will face Colombia in the Copa America quarter-finals. In the second quarter-final scheduled for Saturday, Brazil will face Paraguay. Two days ago we informed that Chelsea’s player Willian is really keen to play against Messi. Will Brazil face Argentina in Copa America semi-final ? We will find out soon.

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Barcelona will rival Chelsea for the signing of Atletico Madrid’s Arda Turan, according to reports in the English and Spanish media today.

Turan, 28, is one of Atletico’s most prized players and his ability in midfield has been vital in their recent success. Madrid’s second club have won a Copa Del Rey and a La Liga title since Turan joined from Turkish giants Galatasaray in 2011, as well as coming a few minutes from winning the Champions League against their city rivals Real in 2014.

ChelseaNews24 reported yesterday that Chelsea wish to buy Turan having given up on signing Paul Pogba from Juventus, and believe a deal could be reached that also saw Filipe Luis return to the Vicente Calderon.

Barcelona, who are barred by FIFA from making any signings until January, want to secure Turan’s signing prior to him officially joining the club when it can buy and sell again. It is highly likely that a similar agreement will be met with the signing Paul Pogba.

Turan has two years left on his contract, and his agent has confirmed recently that he will be leaving Atletico this summer, hinting that England is the Turk’s preferred destination.

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According to the rumour, Chelsea have made a bid for Augsburg left-back Baba Rahman. However his manager Stefan Reuter unexpectedly denied this information today.

20-year-old Ghana international Baba Rahman is on Chelsea radar since some weeks. Reports earlier today reveal that Jose Mourinho has made a bid of £10million for the player but according to the rumours Augsburg want at least £15m.

The Special One is keen on signing the left-back as a replacement for Filipe Luis who will probably return to Atletico Madrid. Also Rahman stated some days ago that he is looking forward to play in the Champions League, and joining the Blues would obviously give him this opportunity.

However his manager Stefan Reuter quite unexpectedly has denied this information. In order to his words, Chelsea did not make any bid for the player.

Augsburg coach, Stefan Reuter told Kicker:

“There is nothing concrete on our desk regarding Rahman Baba.”

“We are excited by his performances for our club and we can say that he has said he is happy to be here. The rumours are pure speculation at the moment.”

However, there is not the slightest doubt that Jose Mourinho will not give up on this transfer easily.

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Former Chelsea coach Ray Wilkins is convinced that Petr Cech will be a great addition to the Arsenal team. He believes that Chelsea owner made a mistake letting him go.

Petr Cech transfer is practically a foregone conclusion as the goalkeeper have already agreed personal terms with the Gunners. However he still needs to undergo the medical.

Everyone knows that Cech’s departure from Stamford Bridge was not accepted enthusiastically by Jose Mourinho as well as the rest of the team. Not to mention the reaction of the Blues fans. However, the decision of the owner of the club was final and conclusive – Petr Cech is free to leave.

Former Chelsea coach Ray Wilkins is convinced that Chelsea made a big mistake letting him go. However, he is confident that Petr Cech well find himself in a new team.

Wilkins told Sky Sport News :

“He’s very calm and his concentration levels are 100 per cent. The way Arsenal play, they keep the ball for long periods but when called upon the concentration levels have to be spot on, which they are with him.”

“He’s a magnificent character – as a bloke he’s first class and we know he’s a magnificent goalkeeper. Since the unfortunate injury he got he’s maybe dropped five per cent but he’s still world class.”

“I think Petr will give a great deal to Arsenal,it’s Chelsea’s loss. I’m pleased we’ll get to see him in the Premier League week in, week out now.”

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Douglas Costa
Douglas Costa has been a key man for Shaktar this season

Bayern Munich have agreed to pay £25 million for Shakthar Donestk midfielder Douglas Costa, according to reports in Germany. 

Costa had been strongly linked with Chelsea and he had spoken of his desire to play, not only in England, but for Jose Mourinho’s side. ChelseaNews24 reported earlier this month that Costa was closing in on a move to Chelsea, but it appears that the club has lost out to the German champions in the race to sign the highly rated attacking midfielder. Chelsea have reportedly begun to focus on singing Antoine Griezmann from Atletico Madrid.

The 24-year old is expected to sign a four year contract by next week.

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Chelsea have been lined to yet another Atletico Madrid player, this time in the shape of Arda Turan as the Premiership champions seek to replace Filipe Luis. 

The two clubs have done a lot of business together in the past two seasons with Diego Costa and Filipe Luis swapping the Spanish captital for the English one; goalkeeper Thibaus Courtois also spent three seasons on loan at the Vicente Calderon between 2011 and 2014. Koke and Miranda have been linked with moves to Stamford Bridge in recent years, and Chelsea are currently pursuing Atletico’s French winger Antoine Griezmann.

Arda Turan is the latest feature of Atletico’s successful side to be spoken of in the context of moving to west London with Spanish newspaper AS saying that Chelsea will use Luis, who Atletico wish to buy back, as part of a deal to buy the Turkey international.

Turan’s agent said yesterday that his client wants a new challenge and wishes to move to England. Diego Simeone, the Atletico manager, did not mention Turan when he listed his “untouchables”, players who were not for sale at any cost. Only Koke and Diego Godin have such a status.

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