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AC Milan are lining up a loan move to land Chelsea midfielder Mario Pasalic to Serie A, according to Gianlucadimarzio.com.

The Rossoneri and the Blues have reportedly entered talks to discuss a deal, which won’t depend on Alessio Romagnoli‘s potential move to Chelsea.

The 21-year-old spent last season on loan with Ligue 1 side Monaco and new manager Antonio Conte would let him leave in order to get more game time and gain experience on a season-long loan.

The midfielder joined Chelsea in 2014 from Hajduk but didn’t play any official game wit the Blues and was loaned to Elche and Monaco before joining back the club this summer.


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Former Chelsea defender Ricardo Carvalho attended the Monday night’s clash against West Ham returning to the Stamford Bridge after playing for the Blues from 2004 to 2010.

The 38-year-old, who has been just released from French side Monaco, told Chelsea TV: “After the Euros I am taking my time to think about my career. I am so happy with what I did and the teams I played for, so you have to think about the right moment to finish and I am thinking about it,”

“Maybe in one week I will decide, I will take one more week, and of course I have to listen to my body. It’s a difficult one because I want to play, I want to train, but you have to be prepared.”

The recently crowned European Champion with Portugal won 3 Premier League titles with Chelsea during his great experience under Josè MourinhoAvraham GrantFelipe Scolari and Carlo Ancelotti.


“I left the club already six years ago, and they still remember me. I am so proud I played here for Chelsea. There are great memories I got from those years, and for my family too. They will always be special for me.”

About the home win, he ended: “I think it was a difficult one, the first one also, and it’s always important to win it, to start well and overall I think we deserved to win it,”

“We had more chances to score, they scored from a corner – in the Premier League small details like that make a big difference, and of course to win it you need a bit of luck and Diego had a little bit in the end, but more than that he believed he could win the game.”

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Monaco won’t offer ex-Chelsea centre-back Ricardo Carvalho a new contract, the French side have confirmed on their official website.

The 38-year-old has been recently crowned Champion of Europe with Portugal and played with the Blues from 2004 to 2010 collecting 135 appearances at the Stamford Bridge.

He won 3 Premier League titles with Chelsea during his great experience under Josè Mourinho, Avraham Grant, Felipe Scolari and Carlo Ancelotti.

An official statement read: “Out of contract since June 30, Ricardo Carvalho will not continue this season in the Monaco shirt.”

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Chelsea have released some first-team players this week after opting not to renew their contracts.

Radamel Falcao, Alexandre Pato and goalkeeper Marco Amelia had contracts up until the 30th June and the Blues have decided that they have no use for the players and have allowed them to leave the club.

Colombian international Falcao joined on a season long loan last year from Monaco. He scored just one goal in 12 games for Chelsea but he spent most of the season sidelined due to injury.

Brazlilan forward Pato joined in January on an emergency 3-month loan from Corinthians when the London club were in desperate need for a striker. He managed just one goal during his time and that came against relegated Aston Villa when he scored from the penalty spot.

Marco Amelia, the 34-year-old goalkeeper never made it to the first team after he joined in 2015 on a free transfer.

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Former Chelsea striker Radamel Falcao is set to come back to his former club Monaco, the player has confirmed via social platforms.

The Colombian star played just 36 games in his two spells at Manchester United and Chelsea, scoring just five goals, 4 at Old Trafford and just one at Stamford Bridge.

Falcao has been heavily linked with a move to Middlesbrough, but he has confirmed he is coming back ‘home’ to Monaco with this Instagram post:


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Manchester United and Chelsea flop Radamel Falcao was linked with Middlesbrough.

Falcao, 30, made just 10 Premier League appearances last season and scored only one goal, spending most of the season to recover from muscular injuries.

His parent club is still Monaco, who signed him from Atletico Madrid in a €40m deal in 2013.

He was then loaned to the two Premier League top clubs but failed to make an impact after his performances worsened after his cruciate ligament injury in early 2014.

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James Rodriguez looks ready to leave Real Madrid after an unhappy and frustrating second season in Spain.

James has only appeared 19-times in top flight football for Real Madrid and a fall-out with French boss Zinedine Zidane is seemingly the reason for his exile.

The Colombian international moved from Monaco in 2014 for £60m after some very promising performances and has been linked with the Premier League in recent months, Chelsea have shown great interest in signing the 24-year-old.

A promise of regular football could be the key to securing the services of James Rodriguez.

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River Plate are reportedly ready to bid to take Chelsea man Radamel Falcao back at his former club.

Argentine president Rodolfo D’Onofrio reportedly wants to re-sign the Colombian International but all depends on Falcao’s will.

He told Marca: “Six months ago I contacted Falcao via some friends that we have in common, to see if he was eager to return to River. At the time, he told me that he wanted to continue in Europe, something which is understandable, as he is at a big club (Chelsea) and earning astronomical figures,”

“He is the one who must decide if he intends to return to River, as D’Alessandro and Cavenaghi did at the time. Everything depends on his decision. If Falcao has made the decision to return to River, the doors are open. It would be really nice to have him at the club again.”

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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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AS Monaco’s Vice President Vadim Vasilyev has said that there were plans for striker Radamel Falcao to return to France before his injury recurred.

The Colombian has scored just once for Chelsea since joining from the French side in the summer, with a recurring thigh injury meaning Falcao hasn’t started a game for the Blues since the end of October.

However Vasilyev has now revealed that the 29-year old was due to return halfway through this season, and possibly then sold in an attempt to recoup some of the reported £60 million paid for him in 2013.

But, after Falcao returned to Monaco for an assessment on his injury, the idea was abandoned:

“It’s true that we had a lot of exchanges, several times, with Falcao,” Vasilyev told RMC. “The first idea was that he might return to Monaco to play the second half of the season.

“He came here, he was assessed by the doctors. Unfortunately, yes, he’s injured.

“I don’t want to get into the medical situation but in the end we took the decision that it’s better, for the moment, that he stays with Chelsea.”

Falcao has struggled to recreate the form he showed before a serious cruciate ligament injury in 2012, and Chelsea boss Guus Hiddink has previously hinted that he could leave the club, despite the Blues having only one fit striker.


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