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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!”


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Chelsea midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko is willing to join La Liga giants Seville on a season-long loan with a possible option to make the deal permanent, according to Estadio Deportivo.

The Spanish publication reports Seville are set to pay the Frenchman 2.5m€ in wages per-year tops.

Bakayoko, who joined Chelsea from AS Monaco last summer on a five-year contract, has reportedly asked to leave the club on loan to get more game time next season.

Tiemoue Bakayoko struggled to make an impact at Stamford Bridge last season after joining the Blues from AS Monaco on a £35m move in July.

The 23-year-old told Chelsea’s official website: “During the summer I worked a lot because last season I didn’t have a pre-season, and I feel good for preparing for this season”.

“I don’t have pain in my knee, I am feeling very fit, and I hope to keep going like this and do a better season than the last one”.

Bakayoko added: “I am happy to be here, to be in the best club for me in the world.”

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Chelsea have completed the signing of Jorginho from Serie A side SSC Napoli, the club have just  confirmed  via their official website.

The Italian midfielder joins the club on a five-year deal on a move in the region of £50m plus add-ons.

An official statement reads: “Jorginho has followed Maurizio Sarri from Napoli to Chelsea and in doing so becomes our first signing of the summer. He has signed a five-year contract and will wear the no.5 shirt”.

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Marco van Ginkel will miss at least eight months of the current season after undergoing “a procedure relating to the revision reconstruction of his anterior cruciate ligament and treatment of chondral damage in his knee”, Chelsea‘s official website confirmed.

The Dutch midfielder, who spent last three campaigns on loan with AC Milan, Stoke City and PSV Eindhoven, enjoyed a successful spell at the Eredivisie giants. Van Ginkel led the Boeren back to the title, which is the 24th in their history.



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