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New Chelsea signing Tiemoue Bakayoko has revealed his first speech with manager Antonio Conte after his £40m move from AS Monaco.

“We spoke a lot about tactics, and training, – he said – He took the time to talk to me about my game and explain I must be serious-minded and work hard”. 

“I know that the Premier League is a very difficult championship, one of the most difficult in the world. It is very physical and I know you must be in fighting form to compete in this league”.

Bakayoko added: “I think I am an intelligent player who offers physicality and can also dribble and get by people”.

“I have got a great reception and I’m very much impressed by the facilities here. Everything is much bigger than I have known, and it seems like the perfect place to play football”.

“I haven’t been to Stamford Bridge yet but I can’t wait to see this big stadium” he ended.

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Olympique Marseille, Southampton and Everton are among the teams interested in signing Loic Remy from Chelsea this summer, according to reports in England.

The French forward scored twice as the Blues have beaten London side Fulham in a friendly at Cobham.

Also Besiktas are said to be plotting a summer move to land Remy to the Turkish First Division, but the player would reportedly prefer a move to the Premier League

 

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Chelsea have confirmed the signing of French midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko on a five-year deal from AS Monaco today.

The new Blues’ star, who will wear No.14 shirt, told the club’s official website: “I am very happy to be here and to join this great team. I have grown up watching Chelsea. Signing was the natural thing for me because it is a club I loved very much in my childhood”.

“I am now looking forward to evolving under this fantastic coach and alongside so many great team-mates”.

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Chelsea are set to announce the signing of Tiemoue Bakayoko from Monaco in the next few hours, anyway the French midfielder was already given a warm welcome by Willian and David Luiz on Thursday night.

The trio reportedly headed out for dinner in central London Jinjuu Mayfair, where they have been spotted.

Bakayoko also retweeted a message from Michy Batshuayi last night:

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Chelsea have announced on their official website 23-year-old Lucas Piazon has joined Championship side Fulham today.

The Brazilian midfielder has put the pen to paper on a new two-year deal with the Blues ahead of a season-long loan to the Cottagers.

Piazon already spent last season at Craven Cottage, scoring six goals in 33 appearances with Fulham, who lost the Championship play-off semi-finals following a productive campaign.

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Juventus are plotting a summer move to sign Chelsea star Nemanja Matic, who won’t take part of the club’s pre-season in China and Singapore next week.

The Serie A champions are reportedly keen to strengthen the squad following the departure of their star and former Chelsea target Leonardo Bonucci and seem reluctant to sell also Alex Sandro, despite Antonio Conte is a huge fan of the Brazilian wing-back.

Anyway, Chelsea are considering to add Nemanja Matic in a last effort to land the Juventus left-back to Stamford Bridge.

Reports from Italy suggested that Alex Sandro himself would be eager to join the Premier League champions next season.

Also Arsenal, Manchester United and Inter Milan emerged among the teams interested Matic, who is set to leave Stamford Bridge.

 

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Chelsea have given both Diego Costa and Nemanja Matic the permission to miss the pre-season tour, reports SkySports.

It is understood Diego Costa is closing in on a move to Spanish side Atletico Madrid, while the Serbian midfielder is reportedly on Juventus‘ radar following the departure of former Chelsea target Leonardo Bonucci, who joined AC Milan today.

Also Manchester United are said to be interested in Matic, but Chelsea are reportedly not willing to let him go to the Old Trafford.

 

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Watford have completed the signing of Nathaniel Chalobah from Chelsea. The Blues are set to receive an initial fee of £5m which could rise to £7m.

The midfielder will sign a five-year deal with the Hornets. Chalobah played for Watford in the 2012/13 campaign, after being loaned from Chelsea.

Chelsea are expected to announce the signing of Tiemoue Bakayoko from Monaco following the 22-year-old’s departure.

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Cesar Azpilicueta started Monday the pre-season training with his Chelsea team-mates.

The season has just begun, but the Spanish player knows the Blues have to fight with a lot of opponents if they want to confirm their Premier League title.

“Obviously it’s a big challenge for us, we know how difficult it is to win it as we’ve now won it two times in the past three years, but we are ready to fight”. – Azpilicueta told Chelsea official website – “Now every team will be fired up playing against the champions and we have to prepare well mentally to fight for it. This is a league where you compete against six or seven big teams. It’s very difficult to predict a champion before the start of the season. The biggest rivals will be the team you are playing against next and every team is difficult to play, so we have to perform in every game.”

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