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Former Manchester City and Inter manager Roberto Mancini has been linked with England job after the FA invited him to Wembley to watch the World Cup qualifier against Malta tonight.

The Italian manager was sacked by Inter two months ago, on August 8, after misunderstanding with the directors and the new owners, the Chinese industry giant Suning, and a poor pre-season and was then replaced by ex Ajax coach Frank de Boer, so now he’s looking for a new job and he always stated that he would be honoured to be England coach, since he loves English football philosophy.

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Chelsea manager Antonio Conte is a great admirer of new Torino goalkeeper Joe Hart, according to the Daily Star.

Also Goal.com hinted at the possibility of a further move for the England internaional star, who is on a season-long loan from Manchester City.

With Thibaut Courtois reportedly willing to join back his former side Atletico Madrid in a near future, Hart could be a potential replacement for  the Belgian star.

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Former Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard has confirmed that Chelsea changed his life as he picked up almost 650 appearances for the club over 13 years.

Speaking about the most important teams in his career: “I guess the obvious is Chelsea - he said – The second one might be slightly obvious, it’s Man City. I never envisaged playing for Manchester City at that point in my career, but I have to say the fans, players, staff…took me in so well in that year I was there.”

“One outsider would be Swansea City which is a club where I went on loan to for two months at 17 years of age” Lampard admitted.

“They were in the old second division at that point, and they’ve come a long way since. And I’ve been delighted to see them come that way.”

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According to rumours coming from Spain Chelsea targeted Barcelona full back Sergi Roberto to replace Branislav Ivanovic.

The Spanish player, that grew up in Barça’s famous academy, has been a regular started in the right full-back for a year, where he impressed with his performances.

Sergi Roberto was also targeted by ex Blaugrana manager Pep Guardiola, that would like to bring him to Manchester City.

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Speaking to ESPN Kostas Manolas agent Yannis Evangelopoulos spoke about the contract extension with Roma.

The contract extension with Roma? It’s possible, but we have to speak to the club to understand their intentions,” the Greek defender agent said.

Chelsea, Manchester United and Manchester City were really keen on him last summer and  I am sure these clubs won’t give up on signing him.”

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Chelsea boss Antonio Conte targeted both Middlesbrough’s Ben Gibson and Burnley star Michael Keane as potential replacements given that captain John Terry nears the end of career, according to The Daily Mail.

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Gibson was called up in the England U21 23-man squad to play the U21 Euros in 2015, while Keane has been heavily linked with a move to Premier League champions Leicester City this summer.

The Foxes reportedly placed a £17m bid to seal his signature, but Burnley are comparing his fee to that of new Manchester City signing John Stones.

 

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Eden Hazard‘s sensational return to form hasn’t gone unnoticed, as his performances have helped chelsea to a 100 percent start to the season and joint table-toppers with Manchester United and Manchester City,with 2 goals and a series of outstanding performances,it’s a reminiscent of his 2014/2015 performances that won him the PFA player of the year award, for that he has landed the August’s Player of the Month award.

Hazard saw off competition from Hull City’s captain Curtis Davies, Manchester City’s Raheem Sterling and Manchester United’s Antonio Valencia. Hazard edged Valencia who was in second place with 41% to 34% respectively.

The Chelsea man endured a torrid 2015/2016 campaign and it seems he’s up to make amends after him and his teammates capitulated just after winning the Premier League.
Antonio Conte will be hoping Hazard continues his good form at the Liberty stadium when Chelsea battles Swansea in the weekend.

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Spanish website Sport.es released the table of the ten most paid managers in the world.

Manchester leads, with City boss Pep Guardiola being on the top of this special league with € 19m/£ 15.8 per year.

United‘s new manager José Mourinho is second with € 16.5m/ £ 13.8m per year, while Bayern Munich new head coach Carlo Ancelotti earns € 10.5m/ £ 8.7m per year.

On the fourth place Arsenal‘s long time boss Arsene Wenger with € 10m/ £ 8.3m, then Real Madrid’s Zinedine Zidane with € 9.5m/ £ 8m.

Liverpool‘s Jurgen Klopp is sixth with € 8,3m/ £ 7m, Chelsea‘s Antonio Conte follows with € 7,8m/ £ 6.5m.

The last three of this special rich table are Barcelona boss Luis Enrique with € 7m/ £ 5.8m, SpursMauricio Pochettino that earns € 6,5m / £ 5.5m and Newcastle‘s Rafa Benitez with € 5.,1m/ £ 4.3m.

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Chelsea star Eden Hazard is challenging for the Premier League Player of the Month for August 2016.

The other players in the race for the award are Manchester City forward Raheem Sterling, Hull City defender Curtis Davies and Manchester United winger and full-back Antonio Valencia.

The four players were chosen for their impressive displays in these first three league fixtures.

The fans can vote on official Premier League Twitter account and website, the poll deadline is in three days.

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Chelsea striker Diego Costa doesn’t accept criticism from Spanish media and he wanted to stress this last night, after he played with his national team won 2-0 over Belgium: he entered in the second half to replace injured Alvaro Morata and served the assist for the first of two goals that Manchester City’s David Silva scored against Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois:

“They criticise me a lot and if I played for Real Madrid or Barca and was a natural Spaniard they’d say I had a good game, possibly my best for the team,” said Costa.

“I didn’t score but I can be useful to the team. I participated a lot in the game and I leave here happy, unlike in other games.”

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