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In the last few weeks, Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas has been linked with a move in the January transfer window as Ac Milan have showed interest in signing the Spaniard.

Now, Fabregas himself confirms he can soon leave Stamford Bridge or, at least reach a deal with another club:

We have a good squad with a lot of valuable players. I’m at Stamford Bridge and I’m happy, but it’s clear that every player wants to play more”. Fabregas told Football Italia. “I haven’t talked to anyone, but it’s obvious that if I haven’t signed a renewal then I can do a deal with someone from January and will probably attract a lot of clubs. Will I stay until the end of the season? For now I can say yes.”

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Ross Barkley had a crucial role in Chelsea‘s draw vs Manchester United at Stamford Bridge, scoring the 2-2’s goal in injury time.

Speaking to the club’s official webisite, the midfielder now admits he is improving as a player during his experience in London:

I believe I’m a better player now. ‘I’ve matured and I understand the game more, which is natural growing up, I’m 24 now,” Barkley said. “I’m at a big club with a lot of expectation and fantastic players around me, and my performances are showing that.”

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Chelsea are currently fighting for the top spot in the Premier League table, but Blues’ midfielder Cesc Fabregas believes Maurizio Sarri‘s team could still improve, especially in their “killer instinct” when it comes to score goals.

I believe a lot in this team. As long as we are winning, the confidence of the team will be higher and higher. It’s impossible to be perfect but be as close to perfection as possible” Fabregas said. “Sometimes one nil, two nil, it’s not enough. If we want to be a top team, sometimes we need to go for the kill.”

The Spanish midfielder also said once more what it is his favourite way of playing: “Sometimes you need to take risks. You have to fight for your team-mates and for the club”. Fabregas went on. “My type of football has always been to play with the ball, to have the ball, to create chances, have a forward mentality. Having movement with or without the ball”.

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Chelsea's Ruben Loftus-Cheek reacts

Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri has confirmed midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek will continue working at Cobham after being left out of Gareth Southgate’s latest England squad.

The Italian boss, speaking after Chelsea’s narrow win in their second Europa League clash against FC Vidi, told journalists: “It’s better to stay in Cobham. At the moment for him, it’s very important to have a lot of training. In the last three, four weeks, he hasn’t been training a lot”.

“Now it’s better for him to stay to work. I have seen he is a great player from the technical point of view, from the physical point of view. He has to improve from a tactical point of view”.

Ruben Loftus-Cheek was given game time again after coming off the bench in the second half against both Bournemouth and Huddersfield Town.

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Speaking to Tribal FootballChelsea star Eden Hazard has praised his team-mate N’golo Kante.

“We are lucky to have Kanté here on our team. He is intelligent off the field and on the field. We could see this in the first match”. Hazard said.

The French midfielder scored Chelsea’s first goal of the 2018-2019 Premier League campaign and Eden Hazard is now willing to teach him how to score more goals this season.  “He had not played in that position yet but after twenty minutes, he scored”. the Belgian star went on. “If he wants, I’m always there to show him even if I’m not a great finisher either but I think I’m a little better than him anyway.”

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Chelsea have just confirmed the signing of Mateo Kovacic from Real Madrid as a part of the deal which landed goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois to Santiago Bernabeu today.

The former Inter Milan midfielder joins Chelsea on a season-long loan.

The Croatia international told the club’s official website: “I am really happy and excited to be here at Chelsea. It is an amazing feeling. I will try to do my best for this club. It is a new league for me, the beginning is always tough but I am sure the coach and my new team-mates will help me and I am looking forward to a great season”.


Chelsea are set to complete the signing of Real Madrid midfielder Mateo Kovacic on loan until the end of 2018/19 season, according to reports in Spanish publication Marca.

The Blues will reportedly have an option to make the move permanent on a £55m basis.

The former Inter Milan star is reportedly training alone as a move to Chelsea is edging closer.

Meanwhile, Chelsea target Bernard is said to be on the verge of joining Everton on a permanent move and is expected to undergo his medical at Finch Farm in the next few hours.



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Massive blow for Chelsea as Russian midfielder Aleksandr Golovin has today joined AS Monaco on a permanent move from CSKA Moscow.

An official statement on the club’s website read: “AS Monaco is very pleased to announce the signing of Aleksandr Golovin from CSKA Moscow for 5 years, until June 2023”.

Golovin said: “I am very happy to sign at AS Monaco. This is a new adventure for me that I approach with a lot of ambitions. I am now very much looking forward to meeting the staff and my new teammates and to get going.”

It is understood Chelsea were keeping tabs on the 22-year-old, who refused a move to Stamford Bridge to begin a new experience in the Ligue 1.

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In the last few weeks Russian midfielder Aleksandr Golovin has been linked with a move to Chelsea.

Now, however, according to reports from Sky Spots the player seems very close to a move to French side As Monaco. Golovin will sign a five-year contract.

Monaco and CSKA this afternoon finally agreed on the transfer of Golovin”. As Monaco vice president Vadim Vasilyev told Russia publication Sport Express.They really were complicated. Honestly, until the last moment I was not sure that I would be able to coordinate this transfer. Our main competitor was Chelsea. I believe Monaco offered more favourable conditions for the club and a more understandable project for Golovin.”

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Aleksandr Golovin is back from holiday and has joined CSKA Moscow training centre yesterday, as the club confirmed on their official website.

The Russian star, who’s said to be closing in on a move to Chelsea, has been also linked with a move to AS Monaco as the Ligue 1 giants will need a replacement in midfield if Joao Moutinho joins Wolverhampton this summer on a £5m move.

The 22-year-old has received CSKA Fans’ Player of the Year award this evening amid transfer market rumors.

Sergej Chepchugov, Golovin’s former teammate at CSKA and new Enisej goalkeeper, posted a picture on Instagram revealing the Russian midfielder is heading to Stamford Bridge. This is the message, which was liked by Golovin himself:

“When you came to the main team, CSKA, I told you right away: “You’ll train as well in two years you’ll hit the top European team”. Today a lot of tips and attention! I wish you to feel my heart at Chelsea. Good luck to you, big career!”



Speaking during his press conference ahead of tomorrow's Carabao Cup's quarter final vs Bournemouth, Sarri's assistant coach Gianfranco Zola explained he is not sure Gary Cahill will leave Chelsea during the January transfer window. "It is difficult...