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Conte has declared several times his desire to leave the Blues’ helm at the end of the season and Chelsea’ board isn’t regret to lose Italian coach who doesn’t feel supported enough about his ambition.

Conte appears on wishes’ list of PSG to replace Unai Emery who probably will divorce with Parisian team, especially after latest failure in Champions League. The track Conte – PSG could be strengthened by today’s rumors from Paris.

According to L’Equipe Federico Pastorello, Conte’s agent, will meet PSG’ board next Tuesday before Champions’ match against Barcelona.

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According to Goal.com Real Madrid is not the only club to pursue Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois but Paris Saint Germain has also target the Belgian player.

Goal reports that Courtois’ dad, Thierry, met PSG officials in London last Monday in order to discuss a possible deal for the next summer transfer window.

The Paris side are in the market for a new goalkeeper as they target an upgrade on current No.1 Alphonse Areola and the 25-year-old Courtois has been earmarked as one of the top candidates.

The Belgium international’s existing deal with Chelsea is due to expire come June 2019 and he is currently negotiating a + £200,000-a-week in contract renewal with the Blues.

Courtois has yet to make a decision on his long-term future, though, as he has admitted more than once that he would like to return to Madrid since his two children live there with their mother, so to be closer to his family.


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AC Milan CEO Marco Fassone confirms Diego Costa is a Rossoneri target.

The Italian club, that have been active in this transfer window, are looking for an experienced and prolific striker to revamp their attack.

Yesterday they met powerful football agent Jorge Mendes in Sardinia and speaking about possible deals for his players – they have already signed forward André Silva from FC Porto – they included Diego Costa in their talks.

After the meeting with the Portuguese agent Fassone claimed:

“Diego Costa is a great player, but he is a Chelsea player and I would prefer to avoid talking about players from other teams.

“We went to see Jorge Mendes; there is a lot you can talk to him about. Costa is a great player but he is of Chelsea. That’s all.”

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According to Spanish journalist Fran Nicolás from RadioSet Chelsea star Eden Hazard already signed a pre-agreement with Real Madrid, a rumour confirmed also by Spanish newspaper Mundo Deportivo.

Nicolás claims that the Belgian player visited Valdebebas, the Merengues training ground, in February to meet Real Madrid chairman Florentino Perez, and then he signed a pre-contract with the current Champions of Europe.

If the rumour revealed by the Spanish journalist is true, Hazard did something not legal, as FIFA regulations clearly express that a player cannot negotiate with another team without the express authorization of his original club.

Eden Hazard revealed that he’s really settled in London, a city loved also by his family, and it’s a news from today that Chelsea are keen to give him a new £ 300,000-a-week-contract, a way to convince him to stay at Stamford Bridge and reject Real Madrid’s proposal.

The Blancos are ready to splash at least € 115m ( £99m) on the Belgian top player, but they’ll struggle with Chelsea’s will to keep him.


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Chelsea chairman Bruce Buck met some of the richest Chinese businessmen as many companies from the Asian country are ready to invest in a Premier League club.

As Sportsmail reveals “The HNA Group — a Fortune Global 500 company with annual revenue of more than £20billion — have sent representatives to Stamford Bridge as they continue to search for an avenue into English football.

Chelsea chairman Bruce Buck met several members of HNA’s mergers and acquisitions team on January 7, the day before Chelsea beat Peterborough United 4-1 in the FA Cup.

The group also attended the Peterborough match, sitting in the directors’ box and posing for pictures with a replica Premier League trophy in an executive bar at Stamford Bridge.

It was the second meeting between the Chinese group and Chelsea, with Buck believed to have travelled to Asia for talks.

A source confirmed HNA are ‘serious about buying a club’ and it is thought they have made formal representations to at least one other Premier League side in recent years.

The content of the conversations with Buck remains unclear but Chelsea have grand plans which could benefit from outside financial support — most notably the Stamford Bridge expansion project that was given the go-ahead last month. The regeneration of the stadium, taking capacity to 60,000, is expected to cost £500million.”

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During his interview with Gary Lineker on BBC Two “Premier League Show” Chelsea manager Antonio Conte admitted he initially struggled to make an impact on his team, claiming the players seemed to switch off in meetings dedicated to analysing games on video.

“Honestly, my players, they are not used to it.

“At the start we found a bit of difficulty because after five minutes, ten minutes… [They get bored? – to which Conte nods]

But then things improved and, with them, Chelsea’s results:

“Very difficult but then when we started to see in the right way. When we watch the game, not to find who is the fault because we conceded a goal, no. Only to improve.

“The most important thing for me is to be a team. Every single player must put their talent into the team.”


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Sky Sports journalist Dharmesh Sheth claims Diego Costa and Antonio Conte will meet tomorrow to decide over the Spanish striker’s future.

It’s understood that the Chelsea striker has been offered £600,000-a-week to join Chinese Super League side Jiangsu Suning, a different offer from the Tianjin Quanjian’s one of last week.

Another Blues legend, moved to Jiangsu Suning one year ago, when the Chinese club offered £ 25m to Chelsea for the Brazilian midifielder. The owners are the same that bought Inter Milan last summer and that aim to bring the former Mourinho‘s side to European glory.

“We are told he will be meeting head coach Antonio Conte tomorrow to discuss his future at the club,” Sheth told Sky Sports.

“It’s thought Costa is using a £30m offer from China as leverage to get a better contract at Chelsea.One source claims he’s after £300,000-a-week,” the Sky Sports journalist concluded.

Suning are also keen to offer £ 80m to Chelsea to close the deal and Costa’s agent Jorge Mendes is told be already in China to discuss the offer.

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Chelsea fan and tennis star Dominic Thiem was delighted after meeting his childhood idol José Mourinho at ATP Finals in London.

The Austrian tennis player is participating at the last ATP tournament of the year at O2 Arena, London, and he met Chelsea legend José Mourinho after his game against Novak Djokovic last Sunday, with the Manchester United manager watching his great performance from the VIP box courtside.

Thiem, a long-time Chelsea fan, lost 2-1 after winning a strong challengend first set against the ex Number 1 in ATP ranking, but Portuguese was full of praise with him and presented him with his VIP pass with a special dedication: “A star is born, a big hug”.

Thiem, number 10 in ATP ranking, revealed after his win against Gael Monfils today that became a Chelsea fan when he was 12, during Mourinho’s first spell at Chelsea and that the Portuguese was one of his childhood heroes. Meeting Jose was a dream coming true for him and the Austrian tennis player also revealed that the ex Blues boss nice words gave him a special motivation, in addition to relieving his disappointment for the defeat.

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Chelsea legend John Obi Mikel doesn’t fit in Antonio Conte‘s plans: the Nigerian midfielder spoke with the Italian manager about his future and they agreed that an exit could be the best solution for both parts.

According to OwnGoalNigeria.com, Mikel asked to leave the club in the next January transfer window.

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Antonio Conte wants to clear out Chelsea senators to have a better squad to work with, this is what emerges from a report by The Sun.

The Italian manager had lunch three times in the past three days with Blues owner Roman Abramovich at Cobham facilities, revealing him that he identified the problem of the squad, that are the senators.

Conte want to get rid of some of the key players of 2015 title, won under José Mourinho, that according to him are not good anymore for a team with the targets Chelsea got at the moment.

The ex Juventus and Italy’s coach was also a little disappointed with some Blues directors, that failed to sign some key players he wanted to add to the squad: only N’Golo Kante, whose fee was £ 25m, was a player targeted by the ex Juventus and Italy’s coach.

Michy Batshuayi, paid £ 33m, arrived to pacify sporting director Michael Emenalo, while David Luiz and Marcos Alonso ( that costed £ 55m both) were desperate dealine-day transfers in order to add useful players to the squad.

Conte want to renew the roster and asked Abramovich to offload players like Nemanja Matic, John Obi Mikel, Oscar, Branislav Ivanovic, Gary Cahill, Diego Costa and Cesc Fabregas, all protagonist in the league won two campaigns ago, while John Terry, now almost 36, won’t probably have his contract extended in the end of this season.

Most of these players represented Chelsea spine in these last years, but for Conte now is time to change to try to build another Chelsea ready to win.





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