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Nathan Ake

Nathan Ake revealed why Chelsea boss Antonio Conte wanted to end his loan spell at Bournemouth, calling him back at Stamford Bridge:

“He’s happy for me to come back,” the Dutch midfielder told Chelsea TV after his move back to the Blues was confirmed.

“He wants to see me here, how I’ll do in this team and, yes, to learn different positions.

“I’m looking forward to training and learning a lot under this coach.”


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AS Roma made Chelsea’s Charly Musonda Jr. a top target to revamp the squad in January transfer market window, according to reports in Italy.

The 20-year-old was recalled from his season-long loan at Real Betis and is reportedly set to join another side, with the Giallorossi keeping tabs on him.

It is understood Roma manager Luciano Spalletti is also keen on West Ham flop Sofiane Feghouli.

Musonda is contracted at Stamford Bridge until June 2019 and the Serie A side have reportedly placed a loan bid with a £7m option to buy the Nigerian star next summer.

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Chelsea forward Lucas Piazon, on loan at Fulham since last August, has announced today he will stay at Craven Cottage also in the next months.

The Brazilian player, who is impressing at Whites lately after a difficult start, announced it on his Twitter account while answering to a fan who was asking about his contract extension.

Here is what Piazon said:

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Chelsea manager Antonio Conte recalled Nathan Ake from his season-long loan at Bournemouth and the Italian manager told journalists that the Dutchman was called back to feature with the first squad.

“I called him back because I think he’s showing that he’s ready to stay in the squad of Chelsea – Conte said – Chelsea is his home. In the last season he played with Watford, and this season he was with Bournemouth. He’s shown he deserves to stay at a great team like Chelsea. I’m pleased he’s come back”.

The former Feyenoord and ADO Den Haag youngster provides Chelsea more solutions on the pitch, as Conte himself confirmed.

“Ake gives me an important option because we are playing with three central defenders. He can play on the left and in the middle. It’s important to see in training sessions if he can also play wing-back”.

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Chelsea just confirmed a loan move for a 19-year-old forward: in fact, Blues forward Izzy Brown will spend the rest of the season at Huddersfield Town, where he will find another Chelsea academy boy, Kasey Palmer.

The striker, who ended his loan spell at Rotheram United after 20 appearances, will join the Yorkshire side until June.

Huddersfield boss David Wagner said: “Just like his teammate Kasey Palmer, Izzy is another big, big English talent and it is great that Chelsea was so keen to send him to us. Thanks to them for all their help in making this transfer happen so quickly.

“He is a very exciting attacking player who can make things happen for us in the attacking areas and we are very excited to have join our squad for the rest of the season.

“We have had a few injury problems in the wide positions, with Sean Scannell needing an operation and Joe Lolley only just returning from injury.

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Despite every signal leading to a loan move, Ruben Loftus Cheek may stay at Chelsea this season: the youngster was plenty of trust by Antonio Conte last summer during pre-season but then he failed to impress the Italian manager, collecting only 8 minutes of playing time in the Premier League.

Rumours, anyway, were claiming the English youngster might stay at Chelsea, while Stoke City are pressing for a loan deal until the end of the season.

Potters manager Mark Hughes commented like this the possible move:

“We are linked with lots of players and Chelsea have many out on loan already.

“I’m not saying yes or no but we’re looking if good players are available.”

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Italian journalist Gianluca Di Marzio reports via Sky Sport that Antonio Conte is keen on signing former Juventus forward Fernando Llorente from Swansea, while Michy Batshuayi could join another Premier League side on loan, with Crystal Palace also keen on the Belgian star.

Moreover it has been reported that Chelsea loanee Patrick Bamford could return to Stamford Bridge after failing to make an impact with Burnley, according to SkySports. 

Bamford has made six appearances for Sean Dyche’s side so far.

It is understood that Chelsea star Diego Costa needs a backup striker as Antonio Conte’s team will fight for the Premier League title until the end of season.

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PSV Eindhoven confirmed the return of Marco van Ginkel on loan from Chelsea.

This is the official statement the Dutch club just posted on their website:

Marco van Ginkel will spend the remainder of the 2016/17 campaign on loan from Chelsea with Eredivisie champions PSV. The midfielder will sign his contract on 2 January before joining Phillip Cocu’s squad for training.

Fully fit 
After a successful first loan spell in Eindhoven, PSV were hopeful of bringing the player back on another loan deal, but Van Ginkel revealed a persistent knee injury had dashed his hopes of returning to PSV. He remained at Chelsea to correct the problem with his knee that he had been nursing for several months. Meanwhile he has had some matches with Chelsea’s U23 side under his belt. “I am happy to have taken this road”, said Van Ginkel. “I needed rest and physiotherapy but I feel I am ready now to play football at the highest level again and I am grateful for PSV to have offered me this opportunity. I had a really good time in Eindhoven last season and winning the Dutch championship was amazing. I am fully fit again and hope to have more of the same in 2017.”

Adds experience to the squad
PSV’s director of football Marcel Brands thinks that Marco van Ginkel is a player who adds a wealth of experience to the squad. “We kept in touch with him the past few months because we looked for January reinforcements. We are happy Marco has returned to the Philips Stadion and are delighted to have bolstered the squad with his signing.”

Strong character
PSV head Phillip Cocu is also satisfied with the return of Marco van Ginkel and hailed his strong character. “He is a truly great box-to-box midfielder with stamina, tactical astuteness and defensive as well as attacking diligence. Moreover he is a clinical finisher. He showed his skills last season. I like his style of playing and I am happy he is back.” Last season, Van Ginkel scored eight goals in 13 league appearances as PSV won the Dutch title for a 23rd time.

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Chelsea boss Antonio Conte spoke to the media before the Premier League leaders clash against Stoke City today.

The Italian manager dismissed speculations about Thibaut Courtois moving to Real Madrid, that have been keen on the Belgian keeper for months:

“Thibaut for me is one of the best, if not the best goalkeeper in the world,” the Blues manager said.

“He is working very well and is a fantastic goalkeeper and he stays with us, this is the most important thing and the other situations are only speculation.”

Always speaking about transfer market, Conte talked about Oscar’s possible replacement:

“In January it is always very difficult to buy because every team thinks to keep their best players, not to sell but with the club we are thinking about the best way to face the rest of the season. For sure we are thinking about our situation and our squad.”

Conte also spoke about Oscar’s super deal:

“When you have a good group, a new player can arrive into the group in a simple way, and for sure we have sold Oscar and we have money to spend, but it is important to spend money in the right way. I prefer to buy players adapted to our system that can come into our team and pass, but I repeat, it is not easy in January to find these type of players but with the club, we are working on this aspect.”

The Italian coach also spoke about Chelsea youngsters, that are ready to perform in the first team in case of need:

“We have a lot of young players and I trust in them. Ola Aina, Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Nathaniel Chalobah, and also we have Zouma returned.”

Conte spoke also about two youngster who came back from their loan experience, and he explained why:

Kenedy and Charly Musonda came back from their loans at Watford and Real Betis because they didn’t play a lot and for this reason it is important for them to stay with us these weeks to evaluate the best situation for them and the team.

“It is important also to work with these type of young players to try find the right solutions at home, and if this is not possible, it is important to look around to find the solution.”




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