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Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool are ready to offer Wolfsburg winger André Schürrle a return to the Premier League, according to German reports.

Former Chelsea winger is currently under contract with the German side, but their poor Bundesliga season added fuel to the fire.

During his first Premier League’s experience the German International and World Cup winner struggled to play regularly at Chelsea, now Reds and Spurs are reportedly keen to give him a second chance.

Kicker reveals that Jurgen Klopp has targeted Schurrle, who has recently said: “Right now is not a topic for me to discuss as we have important games to go.”

“But after that we have to talk about the future and of course there might be changes”.

It is understood Schurrle is unhappy with Wolfsburg coach Dieter Hecking and his Canadian wife also loves England.

 

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Juventus are desperately trying to keep Chelsea loanee Juan Cuadrado on a permanent deal but next Blues boss Antonio Conte is really keen to bring him back to London.

According to La Gazzetta dello Sport the Italian club nearly resigned to the chance to sign him.

Cuadrado failed to make an impact in his first four months spell at Chelsea and was loaned to Juventus last summer: he came back to impress with the Bianconeri, finding again the confidence and the pace he needed.

For these reasons Conte, that always had a soft spot for the Colombian winger, wants Cuadrado in his next Chelsea squad and is not open to negotiate a permanent deal with his ex club, Juventus.

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Romelu Lukaku wants to solve his “unfinished business” with Chelsea, that’s what The Sun reports today about the Belgian star future.

According to the British paper Lukaku would like to come back to Stamford Bridge, that he left a couple of years ago having really few chances to prove his talent: he made just 10 appearances with the the Blues, spending most of his time on loan, first to West Bromwich Albion and then to Everton, that he joined on a permanent deal in summer 2014 for a £28m fee.

Now the Belgian striker thinks the moment to become a real Chelsea star has come.

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Diego Costa © Francesca Ceciarini

Atletico Madrid chairman Enrique Cerezo spoke to Spanish radio Onda Cero about Chelsea striker Diego Costa.

In fact, it’s no mystery the Spanish side would like to bring back the forward to the Vicente Calderón in next summer transfer window but Chelsea are really keen to keep him, as well as their new manager Antonio Conte:

He’s got a contract with Chelsea and we must respect this,” Cerezo said.

“To negotiate with Chelsea will be really hard, almost impossible.

“We don’t have to forget he is one of the Blues stars. 

“If Falcao was close to come back last January? He was injured and we didn’t know really well the injury’s extent.”

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Former Chelsea doctor Eva Carneiro will return to work today in a private clinic in her native country, Gibraltar, called SMC.

Gibraltarian Sports Physician Doctor, Eva Carneiro (formerly of Chelsea Football Club, Olympic Medical Institute, and England’s Women Football) will be working at the Specialist Medical Clinic on Thursday 31st March,” read a press release on the SMC Facebook page.

“As sports medicine and exercise medicine consultant Doctor Eva specialises in the treatment of athletes and other physically active individuals.

“Sports and exercise medicine physicians have extensive education in musculoskeletal medicine. She is able to treat injuries such as muscle, ligament, tendon and bone problems, but may also treat chronic illnesses that can affect physical performance, such as asthma and diabetes.

“Dr Carneiro will also advise on managing and preventing injuries, Sports and exercise nutrition, supplementation and performance enhancement.”

The Specialist Medical Clinic was contacted yesterday to have more information but they were unable to give any more information as to whether Carneiro would be working there only today or on a more regular basis.

Carneiro is in a legal battle with Chelsea claiming constructive dismissal against the club and has also a separate personal legal action against former Blues manager José Mourinho, who left the club in December, for alleged victimisation and discrimination.

 

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As we reported today from Bild Chelsea were keen to call back defender Andreas Christensen from his loan to Borussia Mönchendgladbach.

But the Blues might be disappointed by the young Danish talent: in fact, rumours from Germany says that he would like to finish his two years loan spell at the Bundesliga side, that means to stay there for another season.

Chelsea are ready to offer Dutch midfielder Nathan Ake – now on loan at Watford- to Gladbach but with no break clause at their disposal, it would need the agreement of Chelsea, Monchengladbach and Christensen to cut the loan deal short and the player is happy to spend another season in Germany.

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The Bild report that Chelsea want to bring Andreas Christensen back to Stamford Bridge.

The Danish defender spent two successful seasons on loan to Borussia Mönchengladbach and now the Blues, that need to revamp their squad after this disappointing campaign, think he’s ready to fit in the first team squad.

Christensen got a deal with Chelsea that will expire in 2020.

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After his high profile loan move from Corinthians, we have yet to hear a thing of Alexandre Pato. So when will he be introduced?

The Brazilian League finished on December 6th, meaning when Pato signed for the Blues he had 6 weeks with no football. It has been nearly three weeks since he moved to Chelsea but since his move he has been the forgotten man and is yet to be involved in a match day squad.

The Blues are unlikely to include him in such a big game against Manchester City this weekend. But he could be involved in next weeks Premier League clash against Southampton.

 

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With Loic Remy on his way out from the club Chelsea are in search for a new attacking player with a good scoring rate.

The Blues are planning to try signing Dutch international striker Robin Van Persie (32) from Fenerbahçe.

His Turkish spell hasn’t been really positive so far, and  the former Arsenal and Manchester United star would be interested in joining back Premier League.

Linked to Barcelona FC as well and his current annual salary amounts to 5.2 million euros, about £3.5m.

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Guus Hiddink in the stands with Blues legend Didier Drogba during Sunderland game © Francesca Ceciarini

Didier Drogba has confirmed he is travelling to Qatar to prepare for pre-season training with Montreal Impact following reports he could leave the MLS club for a return to Chelsea.

The Blues legend uploaded a picture to his Instagram profile this afternoon saying:

“On way to Qatar to do some preparation work for pre-season”

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An official statement released on Impact’s official website on Sunday read:

“Forward Didier Drogba will not be present for the opening of the camp, but he will be doing preparation work in view of the upcoming season.

“He will join the team for the second part of training camp, which will take place from Feb. 15 to 28 in St. Petersburg, Florida.”

Speculations in the last month were claiming that Drogba could return to Chelsea to join Hiddink‘s staff, but at the moment the player still hasn’t found a way to resolve his contract with the Canadian side, that will expire next summer.

 

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