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Diego Costa was left out of squad by Antonio Conte after the pair fell out in the end of the past season: the Brazilian-born striker is AWOL despite being included in the Blues Premier League squad, and always claimed his only wish is to return to Atletico Madrid.

But the Spanish side have to respect FIFA transfer market ban until the end of 2017 and Diego can join them back only in January 2018.

Next year all major national teams will have to challenge in Russia 2018 World Cup and the Spanish forward needs to play during the season to be selected in the Spain squad.

This is the reason why Fenerbahce presented an offer to Diego last Monday: ChelseaNews24 exclusive sources in Costa’s entourage revealed the Turkish side proposed a £ 7m deal to the player that accepted the offer and free loan to Chelsea, who wanted a fee. 

The two clubs agreed a £ 5m fee for a season-long loan, but then the Spanish forward changed his mind, claiming he just wanted to be loaned to the Turkish only for the next three months, asking a £ 4+2m add ons in wages for until the end of 2017, so to join Atletico in January 2018: in this case the loan would be free of charge.

Always according to our exclusive sources Costa rejected a £ 24m per year contract Tianjin Quanjin last January, when the winter transfer window was opened and Chelsea could still replaced him, and then accepted a £ 26m on February from the same side, but the Blues had no chance to substitute him anymore so they didn’t let him go: it was in this period that his relationship with Conte started to fall out.

The deal can be closed today or tomorrow, as the transfer market window in Turkey is still open until tomorrow night.

 

 

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According to reports in England Chelsea have started to clear out Diego Costa’s locker after he refused to return to west London, being AWOL at the moment.

They add that the Blues have also moved Costa’s car from the first-team car park and dumped it in one of the youth team bays.

This is another sign the club and the striker are every hour further, as exclusive sources told ChelseaNews24 that Costa is negotiating a loan move to Fenerbahce until January 2018, when he will be able to return to Atletico Madrid when their transfer ban will end in the December.

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Speaking before returning to the pitch with Chelsea, after he was back with Belgium in this international break, Blues star Eden Hazard hails Real Madrid and doesn’t rule out a move to the Spanish giants before his career ends:

“At the moment I’m good in England…I play in one of the best teams, but yes, the Spanish League is special,” he said in an interview with Spanish outlet Marca.

“Why not one day? Of course, for the moment I’m here.

“I think now, at this moment, Real Madrid is the best team in the world.

“They have won everything and have good players, a great coach. He has won everything both player and coach.

“He’s a special type. Everyone knows him as a player. To think of football is to think of Zidane,” the Belgian said about his childhood idol

“As a player and as a coach, he has won everything and he is special, what he has achieved on and off the pitch has been magical and I’m so happy to see him succeed again.”

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Yesterday we reported you the reason why, according to former Premier League player Joey Barton, Ross Barkley didn’t join Chelsea on transfer window deadline day in the past week: the ex midfielder claimed that Antonio Conte switched his phone off and Barkley couldn’t speak to him before completing the move to Stamford Bridge.

Today The Times reveals that it was Chelsea itself to leave the Italian manager out of negotiation, after he failed to convince Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain a few days before, as the winger eventually joined Liverpool after the Blues already agreed a fee with Arsenal.

This is what one of the main English newspapers writes about that:

“The Times has learnt that Chelsea decided to keep the head coach away from transfer negotiations after his unsuccessful talks with Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain the same week, which ended with the Arsenal midfielder opting to join Liverpool.”

This could mean the club has lost his confidence and trust in Conte, who doesn’t feel trust in him despite an improvement of his deal during the summer.

 

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Joey Barton claims he knows the real reason why Everton midfielder Ross Barkley didn’t join Chelsea on transfer window deadline day.

According to the former midfielder the Toffees star wasn’t able to complete a move to Stamford Bridge for Antonio Conte: the Italian manager switched his mobile phone off and Barkley couldn’t get in contact with him, an episode that demotivated him.

“I heard a really interesting thing about what happened with the Ross Barkley transfer. Conte turned his phone off and Barkley’s representatives were trying to contact him,” Barton revealed.

“He wanted to say: ‘Look, where am I going to play’, and Conte turned his phone off. That is why Barkley got cold feet and never signed.

“He thought: ‘Well, if the manager isn’t answering the phone to me he clearly doesn’t want me’, and that is why he went back to Everton.”

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According to Mirror Sports Chelsea are furious to Liverpool for hijacking Alex Oxlade-Chamberlian move to Stamford Bridge.

The Blues agreed a £40 million fee with Arsenal to close the deal last Tuesday, but the English midfielder rejected the transfer to West London.

Chelsea feel “to be played” by  Liverpool to try and force the Gunners to sell The Ox to them, this is what happened, according to what Mirror Sports report:

It was Arsenal’s preference to sell to Chelsea rather than Liverpool as they believed Klopp’s side were more of a direct rival in the Premier League.

And after the north Londoners decided to sell him and agreed a fee with Chelsea for the player, Liverpool made sure he rejected the deal by promising to play him in midfield. It left Arsenal with nowhere to go as they couldn’t keep a player that they had told could leave.

Oxlade-Chamberlain is set to complete his move to Anfield today for a fee believed to be in the region of £ 50m

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Danny Drinkwater is trying to force a move to Chelsea on this deadline day, after handing a formal transfer request to Leicester City in the past days.

Chelsea have so far failed to meet Leicester’s valuation of the English midfielder: a fee of around £25m is all that has been discussed until now, but the Foxes are demanding a fee in the region of £ 35m-40m to let him go.

However, Drinkwater is desperate for a move to Stamford Bridge and he will try to force his way to West London before 11 pm BST today, when this transfer window will shut down.

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After Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain snubbed Chelsea, Blues boss Antonio Conte wants the club to break the Kenedy loan agreement with Newcastle.

The Brazilian winger was set to move to the Benitez’s side on this deadline day, but after failing to sign the Arsenal player ( who is now set to join Liverpool) Conte believes Kenedy must stay at Stamford Bridge.

The Italian manager was keen to add another left-back to his squad to challenged and give rest to Marcos Alonso – who moved to West London last year – but Chelsea missed the signings of Alex Sandro, Danilo and Oxlade-Chamberlain during this transfer window, that is why Kenedy is set to stay.

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Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is on the brink to move to Liverpool after rejecting a Chelsea move yesterday.

The 24-year-old refused to sign for the Stamford Bridge side after a £ 40m fee with Arsenal was agreed on Tuesday.

The Reds are believed to have already agreed personal terms with the player but they still have to pact a fee with the Gunners.

The midfielder has made 198 appearances for Arsenal since joining them from Southampton in August 2011.

Liverpool have been pursuing Monaco‘s £75m-rated winger Thomas Lemar, but it is unlikely they would sign both players.

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