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Belgian midfielder Eden Hazard has committed his immediate future to Chelsea and promised only to leave Stamford Bridge on a high.

The 25-year-old has been regularly linked with Ligue 1 champions Paris Saint-Germain and Champions League winners Real Madrid following a tough season with Chelsea.

He also expressed a desire to depart “like a boss, like I did in Lille,” a reference to him scoring a hat trick in his final game for the Ligue 1 side, notching 20 goals in 38 league games that season and becoming only the second player in history to retain the division’s Player of the Year award.

Speaking to Telefoot, he said: “I have a contract until 2020. I don’t want to finish like this. If I have to leave, I must do it like a boss! Like I did in Lille. PSG are not among my projects right now.”

Hazard went on to explain his form this year: “Everything was complicated, it was difficult. Honestly, for five or six years I’d always been at my best and this was the first season where it was more difficult. But everyone knows that in a career there are highs and lows.”

“For the time being, touch wood, I’ve only experienced the highs — except for this season, when it wasn’t quite as good. But it was meant to happen this season. I hope it doesn’t happen again next season.”

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Chelsea are keeping tabs on Sevilla midfielder Steven N’Zonzi, according to the Sun on Sunday.

The former Stoke City player has a £21m buyout clause in his contract and also Leicester have been heavily linked with a move for the 27-year-old, who has impressed during his experience with the Europa League Champions.

Nemanja Matic and John Obi Mikel have failed to impress in this disappointing season and incoming Chelsea manager Antonio Conte is expected to want the Frenchman to strengthen defensive midfield.

 

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Newcastle United are lining up a move to sign Chelsea loanee Patrick Bamford, as they need a striker to play in the Championship next season.

The Magpies will try to achieve an instant promotion, then they have reportedly targeted Bamford, who has two years remaining on his contract with Chelsea and whose ownership is esteemed around £10m by the Blues.

The England Under-21 international has struggled and failed to impress with Crystal Palace and Norwich this season.

 

 

 

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Chelsea have entered negotiations with Leicester City over France international midfielder N’Golo Kante, who would be eager to move to Stamford Bridge this summer, according to beINSPORTS.

It is understood the 25-year-old has decided to delay transfer talks with the Blues after the Euros, as soon as the competition ends in July.

Kante has insisted he has not taken a decision yet: “For now, I have not taken a decision even if I have been made offers.”

“It will be great to play in the Champions League. I will decide my future after the Euros.”

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Chelsea loanee forward Alexandre Pato has been heavily linked with a move away from Stamford Bridge following the disappointing season for the Blues. Pato is currently on loan from Corinthians and San Paolo are reportedly keen on placing a bid for the 26-year-old.

Anyway the Brazilian side have dismissed reports they are willing to sign the Brazil international, as director Luiz Cunha confirmed: “It is obvious with current values and our financial situation that it is very difficult for us to sign him,” 

“But, as with every great player, we will monitor what happens.”

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Chelsea are interested in Lazio winger Antonio Candreva, according to Il Tempo. 

New Chelsea manager Antonio Conte is a great admirer of the 29-year-old and has also selected him in the 23-men squad to face Euro 2016.

Candreva’s ownership is esteemed around £18m and also Atletico Madrid have been heavily linked with a move to sign the Italy international.

 

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Juventus midfielder Kwadwo Asamoah is eager to move to Chelsea this summer, according to Bleacher Report.

Incoming Chelsea manager Antonio Conte is a well-known admirer of the Ghana international, who spent last season out due to an injury.

The 27-year-old is expected to consider a move to Chelsea as a viable option since he seems in search of playing time at Stamford Bridge

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Chelsea have shown interest in FC Dordrecht superkid Lateef Omidiji Jr, who has been also heavily linked with a move to Real Madrid and Premier League rivals Arsenal.

The 12-year-old has been scouted by the current Champions League winners and also coaches from Ajax, PSV and R.S.C. Anderlecht are reportedly interested in the Nigerian wonderkid.

The Nigeria National U-13 Team’s coach, Danladi Nasidi, told Goal.com: “He has speed, focus, the technique is so good, the tactical approach is fine and he has the physical ability. These things combine to make a good footballer,” 

“He’s a small boy and if he comes to play for Nigeria, it will be good for Nigeria,” 

“Many countries are interested in him, but since I’m monitoring his activities, I want to make sure we get hold of him before any other country,” Nasidi said.

Then, Lateef Jr., said: “Although I have received interest from USA Football, my heart lies with my fatherland and I’m hopeful of a call up from the coach Nasidi-led U13s/U15s this year.”

 

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Former Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti, when asked about a possible comeback to Stamford in the near future, told FourFourTwo: “Did they ask me to return to the club last year? No, no. But I would have no problem going back to Chelsea. My experience with the club and in English football, was fantastic.”

Then the incoming Bayern Munich manager spoke well of his compatriot Antonio Conte: “He is a hard worker: really serious, really professional and always focused on his job. Chelsea are getting a top manager who will look at all the little details.”

“Coming to England from Italy, he will find a different world: less pressure, no violence, a great atmosphere, full stadiums — just totally different from Italy at this moment. He can definitely be a success at Chelsea.”

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Barcelona have joined Chelsea and Manchester United in the race to sign Marquinhos, according to Sport.

The Blaugrana are expected to be ready to place a £31m bid for the Paris Saint-Germain centre-back and also the Blues have been heavily linked with a move for the Brazil international.

If Marquinhos put the pen to paper on a deal with Barcelona, he’ll likely play alongside Gerard Pique as Javier Mascherano is reportedly ready to move to Juventus, while both Marc Bartra and Thomas Vermaelen are expected to leave the club this summer.

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