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Tiemoue Bakayoko was announced yesterday as new Chelsea signing from AS Monaco on a £40m move.

The Frenchman told the club’s official website: “I am very happy to be here. For me this is the biggest English club, and I hope to achieve great things here. I am very proud”.

“Chelsea is a great club with a great history, and they are the champions of England. My wish was to be at the best English club there is today”.

“I am very happy and proud for me, my family and the people who have been following me for a very long time. Now the work starts for all of us together to progress”.

Bakayoko pointed out the importance of pre-season as Chelsea are set to travel to China and Singapore.

“I have the ambition to play as many matches as possible – he said – To progress as much as I can with a great coach like Antonio Conte, and then I have the objective of taking part in the World Cup at the end of the season”. 

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Dutch giants PSV Eindhoven have confirmed the agreement with Chelsea midfielder Marko van Ginkel.

The 24-year-old is set to leave Stamford Bridge on a season-long loan after an unfruitful spell with AC Milan last season.

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Chelsea striker Diego Costa is set to leave the club following the recent argument with manager Antonio Conte.

Former Blues’ winger Paul Canoville ‘it is a worrying situation because Chelsea need a striker in place’.

Canoville, interviewed by SkySports, claimed: “Everyone knows that in the Premier League you need a standout striker. You need someone who’s capable of holding the ball up and can finish”.

“Chelsea have been linked to [Dortmund’s Pierre-Emerick] Aubameyang and Morata but foreign teams are asking English clubs for a lot of money for these players and there is no certainty that they can do it in the Premier League”.

“Morata has also not been getting regular games at Real so he’s bound to be a little rusty. Chelsea need a player that is suited to the system and can build up his fitness during pre-season and can fit in right away.”

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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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