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Chelsea have targeted Valencia ace André Gomes and have entered talks with his agent Jorge Mendes, according to TodoMercatoWeb.es.

Mendes has already set a meeting with Juventus and Napoli but Blues are expected to make a move to try to persuade the 22-year-old Portugal International to sign.

It is understood Chelsea have accepted a deal with Roma for Radja Nainggolan and former Juventus man Arturo Vidal is reportedly Antonio Conte‘s second candidate to strengthen the midfield.

 

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Radamel Falcao told NBC’s ProSoccerTalk he would like to play in Major League Soccer after his Chelsea loan, even though his immediate future is in Europe.

The 30-year-old Colombia international striker said: “Some other Colombian players are playing in Major League Soccer and obviously the big stars like Andrea Pirlo, Kaka and Giovani dos Santos.”

“I never say no but in this moment I am thinking about Europe and my performances here, I think I have more years to fight in these leagues.”

Falcao added: “I follow the league. In England they are showing the games and I have some friends who play in there who I played with in River Plate or Porto like Higuain or Valeri.”

“Some other Colombian players are playing in Major League Soccer and obviously the big stars like Andrea Pirlo, Kaka or Giovani dos Santos. I think MLS could be bigger than now because they have everything they need to become an even stronger league and become even more competitive.”

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Juventus director Giuseppe Marotta has told any interested clubs to forget about bidding for the French star Paul Pogba.

He told Gazzetta dello Sport: “No Juventus player is on the market at the moment,”

“Last summer the club made an important decision about Pogba. For us he has been a key element of the team for some years. He’s happy with us, he’s improved, he’s become a champion – this is his natural habitat.”

“So from the club’s point of view, we don’t want to sell our best players, and there’s also the desire of the player to stay here to take into account.”

 

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The Daily Mail claimed Conte has Bayern Munich midfielder Arturo Vidal on top of his shopping list. It is understood he said: “I’d take Vidal too. He’s an amazing player, he has extraordinary physical and technical attributes, if I get to coach him a little more it’d be fantastic. I want him in all my teams.”

Anyway Vidal has admitted it would not be eager to leave Bayern Munich because he is ‘happy’ in Germany.

“I’m very happy here” he told BioBio.

“I’m winning important things and I have to think about my family too. But I’m very happy here and still have much of my contract left.”

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La Capital claims the European interest in Rosario Central teenager Giovani Lo Celso, a 19-year-old attacking midfielder.

Chelsea,  Manchester United and City have sent scouts to watch Lo Celso in action during recent weeks.

Also PSG have made their move already, opening talks with Lo Celso’s representatives about a transfer.

According to Ovacion, also AC Milan, Roma, Borussia Dortmund and Liverpool are keen on the Argentinian, whose value is estimated between 8.000.000€ to 15.000.000€.

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Chelsea are going to fight against Juventus for Belgium international midfielder Radja Nainggolan, according to The Daily Mirror

Antonio Conte wants the ASRoma star as one of his first recruits, with Jon Obi Mikel and Nemanja Matic ready to leave Stamford Bridge.

Nainggolan, who is valued at around £25million, mocked Bianconeri last summer saying: ‘I don’t think it’s necessary to go into a star-studded team to win a trophy. I am in a great side and I want to win with ASRoma. For me it’s better to win one trophy at Roma than 10 at Juventus.’

This could be an advantage for Blues.

 

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The Watford defender told the official KNVB: “It is important for a player of my age to get regular playing time. Things have been going pretty well this season. I am getting plenty of game time and I really feel like I am improving as a player.

Ake added: “Let’s see how the season ends with Watford and then we can start thinking about the future. Of course, I would like to return to Chelsea.”

He signed a long-term contract with Chelsea before leaving last summer on loan and manager Quique Flores is keen to bring him back to Vicarage Road, but the 21-year-old is showing his aim to return to Stamford Bridge when his loan comes to an end.

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CalcioMercato.com claim Chelsea are targeting Inter Milan’s Ivan Perisic, who scored six goals this season with Nerazzurri.

The versatile midfielder has previously played with Club Brugge, Borussia Dortmund and Wolfsburg and according to the Italian rumours he could be a potential signing by Antonio Conte, who is expected to be announced as the next Blues boss in a short while.

But Roberto Mancini remain reluctant to sell a player who they signed only last summer in a €16million transfer, then CalcioMercato.com claim Chelsea may have to pay as much as £30million.

Simone Zaza, who joined Juventus from Sassuolo last summer, has been called up by Antonio Conte for Italian international squad and the Chelsea’s potential new boss seems really keen on him.

For this reason, Tuttosport claim that the Italian manager would sign Zaza to revamp Blues’ attack, but they need to start negotiations as soon as possible, given that after this summer the value of the Italian striker could be highly increased.

 

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PSG are keen on two of the Chelsea top stars: according to the Daily Express the Paris club are ready to place a monster bid to sign both Eden Hazard and Thibaut Courtois from the Blues.

PSG ended the Blues’ hopes of Champions League beating them on Wednesday, but seems the Parisians are set to bid for both Belgium internationals, making an audacious offer to Roman Abramovich.

Hazard’s future in London seems uncertain; last year’s player of the year looks a shadow of himself, while for Courtois could be enough a massive bid.

Also Oscar and Diego Costa have both been linked with exits from the club, main goals for Juventus and Atletico Madrid. Moreover, Radamel FalcaoLoic RemyPedroNemanja Matic and Alexandre Pato could leave Stamford Bridge this summer.

 

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