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After his foolishness on social networks compromised his China tour with Chelsea and, probably, also his future at the West London club, Brazilian young winger Kenedy is set for a loan move to Newcastle.

It seems that the loan will not be authorised by Antonio Conte just yet, as the boss is concerned about losing yet another member of his squad, which is already paper-thin.

The Kenedy deal will probably be completed once Chelsea will secure another couple of players in this transfer window.


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Chelsea legend Frank Lampard considers Nemanja Matic to Manchester United “strange”.

The former Blues midfielder was surprised to see the Serbian midfielder moving to Manchester United, with Chelsea providing a key player to a rival.

Lampard commented this move speaking to BT Sport:

It’s a strange one.

“I think he was such a huge part of Chelsea’s play last year. Kante and Matic were the base of the midfield and let the wing-backs fly on.

“Obviously Fabregas was a big player for them too and [with] Bakayoko, it remains to be seen if he can be that positional player Matic was.

“One of the frustrations is that, and I think Conte will want to bring in someone else in midfield.”


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Gary Neville reckons Nemanja Matic‘s move from Chelsea to Manchester United is strange: according to the former Red Devils defender the Blues don’t have a valid substitute yet.

“It’s a strange one for Chelsea to let him go because I thought he was good for them with Kante and I think they need to strengthen,” said Neville speaking to Sky Sports.

“So I’m not quite sure why they’re letting him go but they must have replacements lined up.

“United need a holding midfield player. Schneiderlin was let go, Schweinsteiger didn’t get a game and so they need a replacement in there and Matic fits the bill.

Michael Carrick can’t play every single week so they need a player that can come in and do the same job as Carrick and Matic can do that.”

The move reunites Matic with his former Chelsea manager José Mourinho, under whom he won a Premier League title in 2015. The Portuguese himself was the man who brought Matic back to Stamford Bridge, after the Serbian midfielder moved to Benfica in January 2011 in David Luiz‘s deal.

“Nemanja is a Manchester United player and a Jose Mourinho player. He represents everything we want in a footballer; loyalty, consistency, ambition, team player,” the former Chelsea boss told MUTV after the signing was official.

 “I would like to thank him for his desire to join us because without that, it would be impossible to have him here. I am sure our players and supporters will love him. A big welcome to our new number 31.”

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Nemanja Matic will finally move to Manchester United in the next days.

The Serbian midfielder didn’t even take part to Chelsea Asian tour because his transfer to Old Trafford seemed imminent, but the deal was delayed because the two parts still have to agree the bonus payments.

Matic is believed to have agreed personal terms with the Red Devils for at least one month and also the transfer fee, £35, have been agreed for a while but the move won’t be completed until the two clubs can iron out every last detail of his transfer.

The Serbia international will reunite with former boss José Mourinho, who was the man that signed him back at Stamford Bridge in January 2014 for £ 25m, after Matic moved to Benfica in 2011 in the David Luiz’s deal.

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Real Madrid confirmed Alvaro Morata‘s move to Chelsea with an official note on their website.

The Champions of Europe wrote:

Real Madrid C.F. and Chelsea FC agreed the transfer of the player Alvaro Morata, subject to medical passing.

The club wants to show his gratitude for these years of dedication and professionalism and for his exemplary behaviour since his years in our academy until his experience with the first team.

Schermata 07-2457954 alle 19.56.46



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Now it’s official: Chelsea and Real Madrid have agreed terms for Alvaro Morata transfer today.

The transfer fee is believed to be in the region of € 80m ( £ 70m).

This is the note the London club posted on their official website:

Chelsea Football Club and Real Madrid have agreed terms for the transfer of Alvaro Morata to Stamford Bridge.

The move is now subject to him agreeing personal terms and passing a medical.

Morata, 24, is a Spanish international forward, and helped Real to lift a second successive Champions League last season.

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After considering to leave Real Madrid in the past two months Alvaro Morata joined the Champions of Europe again for their pre-season tour in the USA and now the striker he is not convinced to make a move out anymore.

Apparentely, the Merengues boss Zinedine Zidane told Morata he will have more chances as a starter in the upcoming season and now the Spanish forward – who almost completed a move to Manchester United, that eventually signed Romelu Lukaku – doesn’t seem so keen to consider a transfer to Chelsea, who approached him in the attempt to replace Diego Costa, set to leave the club to return to Atletico Madrid after breaking up with the manager Antonio Conte.

Now for Chelsea there are just two big names left to revamp their attack: Torino talent Andrea Belotti and Borussia Dortmund star Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

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English sources confirm Chelsea have entered the race to sign Borussia Dortmund star Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

The Gabon international was targeted also by Chinese Super League side Tianjin Quanjian ( the same club that approached Diego Costa back in January) but the striker would prefer to stay in Europe.

AC Milan are also interested in him, since the forward was also part of their academy and was sold in 2011 to St. Etienne, but Aubameyang is not so keen for a return to the Italian side, who didn’t believe in him when he was younger.

The French born forward is attracted by the super offer that Tianjin submitted to him but Chelsea are ready to splash £ 60m to sign the 28-year-old after missing the signing of Romelu Lukaku, who preferred a move to Manchester United.

Aubameyang started the pre-season with Borussia Dortmund one week ago, but today he posted an enigmatic picture on his Instagram account, a photo of him ready to board a private jet in a total blue outfit and the line ” mood of the day”: is he ready to move to Chelsea?


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After James Rodriguez moved to Bayern Munich on loan today, Alvaro Morata‘s chances to leave Real Madrid decreased but the Spanish striker is pushing for a transfer to Chelsea.

The Spanish striker joined the European champions squad to start the pre-season today, but if he won’t have guarantees to be a starter since next season, he will push for a move to Stamford Bridge.

Manchester United and AC Milan are still interested in the ex Juventus forward, but Chelsea are ready to place a £ 62m offer to sign him: Morata is not keen for a Serie A return and he would prefer an experience in Premier League.


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Daily Mail chief sports reporter Matt Lawton reveals that, despite what Everton claimed today to Sky Sports UK, Romelu Lukaku have signed for Manchester United.

In fact, according to the British journalist his “senior sources” at the Red Devils have confirmed the deal for the Everton star.


Now, it’s possible that the Toffees dismissed the news that was leaked this morning to wait for a Chelsea last minute bid, as the player was known to have agreed personal terms with the Blues, but it seems United are certain to have closed the signing of the Belgian striker for £ 75m, as it was reported in the British media this morning.


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