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Alvaro Morata could leave Chelsea at the end of this season after a £ 65m move from Real Madrid to Stamford Bridge that happened only last summer.

A return to Italy could be on the cards for the Spaniard, who is married with an Italian model that he met during his spell at Juventus: the couple would love to return to Morata’s wife country, with their twins expected to be born in the end of this spring.

The Spanish striker scored 27 goals in 93 games during a three-year spell in Turin before heading back to Real Madrid in 2016 and then on to the Blues a year later.

But after a mixed first year in west London, where Morata partially failed to reach expectations, Juventus have approached Chelsea about bringing back the striker to Serie A, according to Italian outlet Corriere dello Sport.

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Thibaut Courtois is a huge doubt for Chelsea ahead of the Premier League‘s game vs  Tottenham after his injury with Belgium during the international break.

The Belgian keeper, however, gave a good news to all the Blues supporters as he told Belgian new outlet Sporza he believes he will stay in London also next season: “I have one year left on my contract and I feel good at Chelsea, and at the end of the season we’ll sit down together and talk about the future.” Courtois said. “I feel at ease, knowing that I will still be at Chelsea next year. If I go to the World Cup with a clear idea, sign or wait another year, my mind will be clear at the World Cup. I am still proud to play for Chelsea and I want to achieve success”.

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It seems Real Madrid want to sign Chelsea defender Marcos Alonso during the next summer transfer window, but now according to reports by Don Balon and The Daily Star another Spanish big team is keen on the Blues player.

Barcelona star Gerard Pique, indeed, has told his club to sign Marcos Alonso: is this the start of a big challenge between the two Spanish giants?

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Chelsea rising star Ethan Ampadu is out for the rest of the season after fracturing his ankle in the Youth League clash against Real Madrid, the London Evening Standard reports.

The injury forced the 17-year-old to withdraw from Ryan Gigg‘s first Wales squad, with the Dragons due to face China and one of Uruguay or the Czech Republic before the end of the month.

Ampadu last represented Chelsea in the 4-0 win over Hull City in the FA Cup fifth round and has been given a number of first-team opportunities by Antonio Conte in all competitions this season.

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Chelsea will face Barcelona on Wednesday night in the Champions League last 16 second leg.

It will be a special game for every Blues player, but most of all for Marcos Alonso: “I played for Real Madrid many years and yet it is my first time in Nou Camp. Hopefully we will play our game. We have to score a goal and so we have to go for it. We know we have to play the perfect game.” Alonso told the Daily Mail. “I grew up with football in my house. After playing my father used to coach, we used to follow him around Spain. We used to travel with him to many cities. 24 hours a day football was a topic at home. I’ve always loved to play the game.”

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Spanish midfielder Isco is unhappy about his game time at Real Madrid despite scoring six goals and assisting six times in all competitions. Apparently Zidane can’t assure him more space and according to Spanish sport magazine Don Balón, the player has threatened to leave Real if his wish to play more won’t be satisfied. And Real Madrid face PSG at Parc des Princes tonight.

The Spanish publication also claims that different teams, especially English teams, are interested about his possible departure from the club: Manchester United and Tottenham, as well as Manchester City, are currently keeping tabs on the former Malaga star. According to rumors also Chelsea’s owner Roman Abramovich spurred by ex Real Madrid player Alvaro Morata seems interested too.

Real reportedly ask a fee in the region of £89m, which could be solved in a swoop deal including a transfer of Eden Hazard to LaLiga giants.

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According to Goal.com Real Madrid is not the only club to pursue Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois but Paris Saint Germain has also target the Belgian player.

Goal reports that Courtois’ dad, Thierry, met PSG officials in London last Monday in order to discuss a possible deal for the next summer transfer window.

The Paris side are in the market for a new goalkeeper as they target an upgrade on current No.1 Alphonse Areola and the 25-year-old Courtois has been earmarked as one of the top candidates.

The Belgium international’s existing deal with Chelsea is due to expire come June 2019 and he is currently negotiating a + £200,000-a-week in contract renewal with the Blues.

Courtois has yet to make a decision on his long-term future, though, as he has admitted more than once that he would like to return to Madrid since his two children live there with their mother, so to be closer to his family.

 

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Chelsea are in the UEFA Youth League quarter-finals as Joe Edwards’ Under-19 squad beat Feyenoord with a comfortable win tonight. Goals from Ampadu (6′), Redan (10′), St Clair (77′) and a couple of own goals secured the Blues a 5-2 win at the Recreation Ground in Aldershot.

Chelsea will face Real Madrid in Spain, where the first-leg “is scheduled for the week commencing 12 March”, as the Blues’ official website confirmed.

 

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Once again, after Chelsea‘s draw vs Barcelona in the first leg of the Champions League last 16, Thibaut Courtois spoke about his possible move to Real Madrid, claiming that, at least at the moment, everything is possible.

“I’m not clear about my future,” Courtois said. “What I said that my heart is in Madrid was misunderstood. I have two children in Spain, in Madrid, and that’s not easy. I have one year left [here] and I’m happy and talking to Chelsea. They have bet on me from the first moment and that is not forgotten. I do not think Florentino Perez calls me, he will call my agent and he will listen to him.”

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Speaking to Telefoot, Chelsea star Eden Hazard said he is happy in London at the moment, but also that anything in football could happen and, most of all, that he will change club only when he will decide to do so himself.

I still have two-and-a-half years left on my contract”. Hazard said. “I am very well there. The fans love me, my family enjoys life over here. We will see. In football anything can happen. But in football nothing can happen too. Every year they talk about Real or PSG. And when I want to change clubs, I will. But at the moment I’m good where I am.”

 

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