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After Michael Appleton‘s departure, League One side Oxford United is looking for a new manager and Chelsea legend Frank Lampard has become a contender for this role.

Sky Bet have priced the former Blues player 9/4 for the jon and Lampard is the second favourite to manage Oxford United only behind Chris Powell.

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Chelsea target Radja Nainggolan admits he’s thinking about his next step.

His future, anyway, is not set to be at Stamford Bridge but at Old Trafford instead.

Italian newspaper Il Tempo, based in Rome, claimed this week that United have offered the Roma midfielder a £130,000-a-week contract as José Mourinho looks to bolster his midfield with two new signings.

It is believed that the Portuguese manager personally told Nainggolan of his desire to sign the 29-year-old and offered to double his current wages, Roma have only offered to add an extra £17k to his weekly package.

The Belgian international is thinking about the Red Devils offer, as he suggested with a post on his Instagram personal account:

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Posting on the social media website while on holiday on Monday afternoon, he wrote: ‘”Thinking about what to do??’”followed by some very suggestive emojis.

Naninggolan has already commented reports linking him with Man United some weeks ago, saying:

“It can be true, it can be not true, that’s something that you have to know.

“When you play football you have to make choices and last season my choice was to stay [at Roma]. We’ll see [what will happen this summer]. I’m going to go on vacation and then we will talk about it.”




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Ex Barcelona full-back Dani Alves is going to reject higher wages at Chelsea to join his former boss Pep Guardiola at Manchester City, according to reports from Brazil.

Goal.com Brazil reports that the 34-year-old right-back has received a €7m-per-year offer from the Blues but will reject it in favour of a €5m-per-year deal with Citizens, so that he can team up with his former coach at Blaugrana, Pep Guardiola.

Dani Alves played in Juventus in the past season but decided to leave the Italian side after losing the Champions League final in Cardiff against Real Madrid, claiming he wanted to play in the Premier League before the end of his career and that before that he needed to play in Serie A to improve his tactical skills.

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King Antonio Conte celebrating last season title at Stamford Bridge © Francesca Ceciarini

According to Chelsea legend Frank Lampard to extend Antonio Conte‘s deal this summer will be the best signing for the Blues in this transfer window.

Speaking to ESPN, Super Frank said:

“Antonio would be their most important signing. For me, he was their man of the season. You talk about player of the year, I’m all for giving the players credit but because it was such a dramatic uplift from the year before I think you have to give him huge credit.

“You saw the system change and how he made them play in that formation, it worked well. I think he’s a huge signing for them. I have no doubts, I don’t know but I’m pretty confident he’ll be there and they’ll bring in players to play in the system he wants to play.’’

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A sad day for José Mourinho and his family: the Chelsea boss is mourning the death of his father, José Manuel Mourinho Felix, who died today after fighting for two years following a brain hemorrhage in 2015.

Mourinho Sr, who was 79, was a player and a football coach as well: he played as a goalkeeper in Vitoria de Setúbal and Belenenses, gaining also some caps in the Portuguese national teams, and managed several Portuguese teams after he retired from played football.

His son José started to learn about football coaching doing opponent analysis for his father as a kid and their bond was special: Mourinho travelled a lot to Portugal to visit his ill father through-out these two years, especially in summer 2015 when he still was Chelsea manager.

Mourinho himself posted a photo of him as a child with his father on his Ïnstagram account, a message that preceded the news of José Mourinho Sr. death.

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Our condolences to him and his family.

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Another breaking news coming to confirm this afternoon exclusive ChelseaNews24 report about Blues next signing Alex Sandro.

According to transfer market expert Tancredi Palmeri the Brazilian full-back already agreed personal terms with Chelsea but there is a last hurdle, that is Juventus: the Italian side is not keen to get rid off one of his stars, but Conte desperately wants Alex Sandro and Alex Sandro wants Chelsea.

The Bianconeri already rejected an offer from Roman Abramovich, thought to be in the region of £ 50m, but they will probably sudderender if the West London side will increase their offer soon.

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Juventus full-back Alex Sandro is soon set to sign for Chelsea, according to our exclusive sources.

Bianconeri CEO Beppe Marotta revealed that the Italian side rejected an offer believed to be in the region of £ 50m for the Brazilian player from Chelsea, but our source told us Blues boss Antonio Conte wants to sign him no matter what and that sooner or later he will sign for the Stamford Bridge side.

Marotta also claimed that Juventus are not intentioned to sell their best players, but this is probably a way to ask Chelsea to increase their offer for Conte’s first target to revamp his squad to chase Champions League, Alex Sandro.

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Speculations this morning claimed Robert Lewandowski wanted to leave Bayern Munich after breaking up with ex Blues manager Carlo Ancelotti, now in charge at the German side,

The Polish striker immediately became a target for many European top clubs, including Chelsea and Manchester United, but this afternoon the Bundesliga Champions stated that Lewandowksi has no intention to leave them, dismissing rumours on his imminent exit.

Lewandowski does not want to leave Bayern. There are no talks with other clubs and there won’t be any.

“Lewandowski does not want to leave Bayern. There are no talks with other clubs and there won’t be any.
“Lewandowski’s contract expires in 2021. He signed it not long ago. If other clubs negotiate with long-term contracted players they risk a FIFA penalty.”
Anyway, the ex Borussia Dortmund forward is not really happy at Bayern Munich at the moment, as he stated earlier this month: the reason is that he was “disappointed” over a perceived lack of support from Bayern in his hunt for the Bundesliga’s golden boot award:
“I was not really happy with how my team helped me. I was annoyed and disappointed with the team’s attitude,” he told the Polish Super-Express newspaper

And his agent Maik Barthel told German football magazine Kicker:

“He was disappointed as I have ever seen him before.

“Robert told me that he got no support and that the coach, Carlo Ancelotti, gave no call to help him win the top-scorer title in the last game.”


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According to Mirror Sports Chelsea are planning to hijack Alvaro Morata’s move to Manchester United.

Diego Costa is set to leave after breaking up with Blues boss Antonio Conte and the Italian manager sees Morata as the Brazilian born striker ideal replacement in west London.

Roman Abramovich is said to have placed a £70m bid for the Real Madrid star while Manchester United have already had a £52.4m offer rejected by the Champions of Europe.

Red Devils boss José Mourinho was the man who let Morata debut in Real Madrid first team during his time in the Spanish capital and knows the forward really well, furthermore the pair has got a lot of mutual respect and are looking forward to get reunited, with the Spanish striker that has already set- apparently- a personal agreement with Manchester United: these are the main reasons why it won’t be easy for Chelsea to hijack this transfer, but the Blues want to try as Conte believes Morata is the perfect striker to replace Diego Costa.

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Manchester United legend Eric Cantona criticized Chelsea boss Antonio Conte for the way he broke up with Blues star Diego Costa.

The former striker has been left bemused by the whole situation at Stamford Bridge, with an odd form of management being adopted by the Chelsea manager.

Angry texting…it’s not a good idea. And breaking up with a text…it’s even worse,“the Frenchman told Eurosport in his role as the self-appointed Commissioner of Football.

“Mix the two together and you have Antonio Conte’s now infamous ‘Good luck for next year but you are not part of my plan’.

“Every single letter of that sentence addressed to Diego Costa could cost Chelsea about a million euro! Don’t run a team with your thumbs!”


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