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According to Spanish newspaper Marca Real Madrid just rejected a € 60m (£ 51m) offer from Chelsea for Alvaro Morata.

The Champions of Europe signed back the Spanish striker for € 30m ( £ 25.5m) after he had a significant improvement in his playing style in two seasons at Juventus and now want to re-sell him for at least € 75m ( £ 64m) so Antonio Conte and the Blues will have to raise their bid to secure the ex Bianconeri forward services.

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Chelsea have targeted Santos youngster Gabriel Barbosa, who has snubbed a move to Stamford Bridge, according to reports in Brazil.

The young Brazilian striker is reportedly set to turn down a move to the Blues and sign a new deal with his current club, despite a host of sides have been repeatedly linked with a move for the 19-year-old. Actually Barbosa is expected to be willing to join Real Madrid, but the move could be completed next summer.

Anyway, Chelsea are said to be still keeping tabs on the star, who might change his mind after the upcoming season.

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Chelsea could move for Napoli striker Gonzalo Higuain despite his £78.5m buyout clause, according to Spanish publication AS.

New Chelsea manager Antonio Conte is reportedly eager to land the Argentina international, who scored 36 times for Napoli last season.

Moreover, the incoming boss is keen also on Alvaro Morata despite having just signed Batshuayi for £33mAccording to the Daily Maila

The Blues have been heavily linked also with a move for Graziano Pelle, while Diego Costa is not expected to be leaving as he agreed to be a part of Chelsea plans in view of next season.

Chelsea has already released Radamel Falcao and Alexandre Pato from their squad before having officially signed Michy Batshuayi from OM.

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Chelsea’s have announced who and where they will be playing before next year’s Premier League football season begins.

16th July – Rapid Vienna vs Chelsea (5pm BST)

Who: Rapid Vienna

Where: Allianz Stadion (28,000), Vienna, Austria.

The Blues first match under new boss Antonio Conte. Some of the first-team squad won’t be in action due to their participation in the Copa America and Euro 2016 but will join the squad later in July.

 

20th July – RZ Pellets vs Chelsea (7pm BST)

Who: RZ Pellets

Where: Worthersee Stadion (32,000), Klagenfurt, Austria.

The two sides met two years ago when an outstanding solo effort from Chelsea youngster Jeremie Boga earned a 1-1 draw back in 2014.

 

27th July (28th July UK) – Chelsea vs Liverpool (International Champions Cup, 8:35pm PDT, 4:35am BST)

Who: Liverpool

Where: Rose Bowl stadium (92,000), Pasadena, California, USA.

 

The first stop on Chelsea’s tour of America which sees the Blues against Premier League rivals Liverpool. It’s a revisit to the Rose Bowl stadium where Carlo Ancelotti’s Chelsea met Jose Mourinho’s Inter Milan back in 2009. The Blues came out on top then with a 2-0 victory. It’s one of the most iconic sporting venues in the US having hosted the 1994 World Cup final between Brazil and Italy so it’s a fitting venue for two of England’s powerhouses to do battle.

 

30th July – Chelsea vs Real Madrid (International Champions Cup, 3:05pm EDT, 8:05pm GMT)

Who: Real Madrid

Where: Michigan Stadium (107,601), Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA.

Antonio Conte and his side next travel to America’s largest stadium to take on the European champions Real Madrid. The last time the two clubs met was back in 2013 in Miami where Real Madrid won 3-1. Chelsea’s last competitive fixture against the Spanish giants was 18 years ago when Chelsea claimed a 1-0 win to win the European Super Cup.

 

3rd August (4th August UK) – AC Milan vs Chelsea (International Champions Cup, 8:30pm CDT, 2:30am BST)

Who: AC Milan

Where: US Bank Stadium (73,000)

The last leg of the US summer tour sees the squad travel to Minneapolis to play AC Milan. The match will be played in the brand-new 73,000 seater US Bank Stadium. The new home the Minnesota Vikings in the NFL.

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Chelsea could seal the deal to bring Real Madrid forward Alvaro Morata to Stamford Bridge. However, he could come at a costly price.

Real Madrid have shown great interest in the Blues winger Eden Hazard and Zinedine Zidane has made his admiration public for the Belgian international.

According to the Daily Mail, the Spanish side will offer Chelsea a deal which includes £35m and Morata to ensure they get Hazard this summer.

The 25-year-old didn’t have a great season for Chelsea last year and to cash in on him while they can could be appealing to the London club.

Although, it is believed that incoming Chelsea manager Antonio Conte is ready to give Hazard a chance next season to prove himself and to regain the form he had in the previous campaign.

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Thibaut Courtois plans to move from Chelsea soon.

The Belgian goalkeeper revealed he has no intention to close his career at Stamfor Bridge:

“I don’t think I will close my career at Chelsea. I didn’t have a favourite club while growing up. In Spain I was following Real Madrid and Barcelona; in Germany Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund; in England Arsenal, Manchester United and Chelsea; in Italy Juventus and Milan. There wasn’t a favourite club among these, but I’ve always wanted to play in those clubs.

“It’s not necessary to play in one of those clubs, I am already in a grea team, Chelsea, that I’ve always admired, but we have to see what future brings,” he claimed in an interview to Sporza.

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Speaking to Italian media Juventus’ chief executive Giuseppe Marotta confirmed that Real Madrid will buy back Alvaro Morata:

Real Madrid have informed us of their intention to exercise the right to buy back, we are just waiting for the documents next week”.

The Champions of Europe are not really keen to keep the Spanish striker in their squad: their intention is to buy him back for € 22m ( £ 18m) and then re-sell him in England, when he’s got a lot of clubs that targeted him.

Manchester United and Chelsea are the the two sides leading the race, with Mourinho hoping to sign him since he was the first coach who trusted Morata when he was in charge at Real Madrid and made him debut in the first team, giving him also a good playing time for a youngster.

But, as we already reported, Blues boss Antonio Conte is huge fan of the Spain international and has been holding talks with him in the last month almost every day to try to convince him to land to Stamford Bridge.

Real Madrid would probably ask a price around £ 60m to secure Morata’s services.

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Paul Pogba is one of the hottest star on the football market this summer.

The Juventus midfielder has been targeted by several top clubs around Europe, including Barcelona, Manchester United, Manchester City and Chelsea.

But in this moment, another team seems in pole position: in fact, Pogba’s agent Mino Raiola admitted they are in an ealry negotiaton with the Champions of Europe:

“We are in an early negotiation with Real Madrid: he likes the club and he likes the manager, Zinedine Zidane.”

This could be, anyway, also a way to provoke a reaction in the other sides interested in Pogba, so to trigger an “auction” to sign the player, that is valued € 120m, around £ 100m.

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According to sources coming from Italy next Chelsea boss Antonio Conte is really keen to bring Juventus striker Alvaro Morata to Chelsea.

The Italian coach is a huge fan of the Spanish striker: he brought him to the Bianconeri in summer 2014 but left the club right after.

Morata is currently a Juventus player but got a “strange” situation: when he moved to the Italian side a couple of years ago for € 20m Real Madrid fixed a buy-back clause to € 22m ( £ 18m) after two years and they need to use it before the end of June to exert their priority on the forward, that meanwhile improved a lot in Italy.

Juventus would like to keep him, but the current Champions of Europe aim to sign him back to then sell him to some Premier League club, where the Spanish international got a lot of market: Chelsea are one of the clubs in pole position to sign him, along with Arsenal and Manchester United. 

It’s understood that, to make the deal easier, Conte is speaking to Morata every day by phone, trying to convince him to move to Stamford Bridge despite the absence of Blues in the European competitions next season.

Yesterday his agent, Juanma Lopez, had a meeting with Real Madrid director to discuss about the future of his player and according to other sources he already spoke to Chelsea and Arsenal about the contract his client would like to have should he move to Premier League: his salary request is £ 5m.

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Reports from Spain, Mundo Deportivo, are suggesting that Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas could leave this summer to join Real Madrid.

The report also states that incoming Chelsea boss Antonio Conte would be willing to give the 29-year-old an opportunity to move back to Spain amid interest from Real Madrid.

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