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According to the Daily Mirror Liverpool and Chelsea will fight for Porto star Ruben Neves, with Valencia ready to join the race to the 19-year-old.

Reports in Italy say Juventus are also interested after Neves impressed several European top clubs with his performances since breaking into the Porto first-team.

The Portuguese midifelder is rated at around £35m – and the Mirror report that Chelsea are ready to make their move for the midfielder in January.

Jurgen Klopp has been credited with an interest in Neves in the past, with the Portuguese starlet said to be a target for the German in his early days at Anfield.

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Chelsea midfielder Nemanja Matic was spotted in Milan with his agent in the past days.

This increases the speculations of a next move to Italy: the Blues player was often linked to Juventus in the last transfer window and this trip to Italy can mean the parts could have had a meeting.

The Bianconeri are still looking for a midfielder to replace Paul Pogba, that moved to Manchester United last summer and the Serbian could perfectly fit in their plans.

Matic was spotted in some Milan fashion boutiques while shopping with his agent, Giuseppe Riso, and was caught by some fans that took a photo of him.


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Thiago Silva against Chelsea in Champions League, 2015 © Francesca Ceciarini

Thiago Silva agent Paulo Tonietto admitted his client and him are not in talks with PSG for a contract extension and, even if there is no negotiation yet, the Brazilian defender’s next destination can be a big London club:

Chelsea are a big club. And the English league is the best in the world,” Tonietto told Sport Witness.

 “We’re not negotiating a new contract, let’s see what happens before December.

“Thiago’s deal ends on June 30th 2017 if PSG don’t qualify for the Champions League. Everything is possible in football,” he concluded.

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Chelsea got an option to buy him back before the end of this calendar year, but Borussia Monchengladbach attacking midfielder Thorgan Hazard has not intention at the moment to join his bigger brother Eden at Stamford Bridge.

The Blues are keen to exert this option after the Belgian impressed in the beginning of this season, but this is what Hazard said about this possible move back Chelsea while speaking to Belgian newspaper HLN:

“Chelsea? I’m not thinking about a move. I’m happy in Germany. But I don’t know my limits at all.

Eden jokingly says sometimes: ‘Calm down, bro. The people might start to think you’re better than me’.”

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According to rumours coming from Spain Chelsea targeted Barcelona full back Sergi Roberto to replace Branislav Ivanovic.

The Spanish player, that grew up in Barça’s famous academy, has been a regular started in the right full-back for a year, where he impressed with his performances.

Sergi Roberto was also targeted by ex Blaugrana manager Pep Guardiola, that would like to bring him to Manchester City.

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Ex Chelsea defender Papy Djilobodji completed a £ 8m move to Sunderland last summer and insists that he wasn’t given a good chance at the Blues:

“I always said I wanted to play for a great club, make a nice career, and Chelsea is a great club There, I was doing all I could – I worked in training, I showed that I was an option. But I never got my chance, the coach never let me play.

“I want a little revenge, because at Chelsea, I never got my chance. I worked in training, and all went well. After that it depends on whether the coach likes you or dislikes you.”

“I always dreamed of playing in the Premier League but for me, now, the Chelsea page is turned, and I’m concentrating on Sunderland.”

Djilobodji has made five starts for the Black Cats since the club paid Chelsea £8m for his signature.


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Chelsea star Nemanja Matic admits he could leave the Blues to join Manchester United with his former manager and Stamford Bridge legend José Mourinho:

I spoke with the club and we both decided that it was best for the club and for me to stay,” Matic said.

“I’m very happy because I’m now here with this team and this club. I will give my best and all my quality to help the team to challenge for the title. I want to improve my game and I’m sure Conte is the right coach to do that,” he added.

Matic also spoke about his new team-mate and midfield partner N’Golo Kante:

Many people say that he is the new Makelele, but I don’t think so. Makelele was a great player and we all respect him, me especially because I know that position and how it is difficult to play.”


On this day 20 years ago Chelsea legend Gianfranco Zola scored his first goal with the Blues. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p8xxDKvgCvA "I remember the goal well, I would say it...