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Chelsea will launch a bid for CSKA Moscow midfielder Aleksandr Golovin this summer.

Russian outlet Sport24 reports that Chelsea will rival Arsenal for the youngster, who impressed against the Wenger side in the Europa League this season.

Since making his league debut in 2015, the 21-year-old has made an impact in his native Russia, enough to earn a regular place in the national team.

Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich is said to be ‘personally interested’ in signing the midfielder, whose contract with CSKA runs until 2021.

It is believed that should Golovin move to Stamford Bridge, he will be sent to Dutch outfit Vitesse Arnhem on loan. The Eredivisie side is managed by former Russia coach and close friend of Abramovich, Leonid Slutsky.

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Antonio Conte and Chelsea ways are likely to part in the end of this season after the Italian manager has reportedly fell out with the Blues board over transfer market issues.

Speaking about who could replace Conte next season, it is understood that Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich to be a big admirer of current Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri and favours him above other names who have been linked such as Thomas Tuchel, Maurizio Sarri and Luis Enrique.

While initial contact with Allegri’s entourage has been reported, it is unclear at this time whether or not the former AC Milan manager would consider departing Turin at the end of this season.

Allegri still has two years left to run at Juventus on a deal which is worth over €11 million.

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With Antonio Conte‘s future which seems far from Stamford BridgeChelsea are making different approaches to find their new manager.

According to Yahoo Sports, Roman Abramovich‘s club has made his move to sign Leonardo Jardim, the current As Monaco‘s coach.

On the other hand, some reports suggest the name of Massimiliano Allegri as the principal candidate to replace Conte.

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Chelsea are reportedly considering Fulham manager Slavisa Jokanovic as a potential candidate to replace current boss Antonio Conte, who looks increasingly likely to leave the club at the end of this season.

The 49-year-old, who guided Watford to promotion to the Premier League in 2015 and is trying to do the same for Fulham, was formerly a Chelsea player, where he spent two yearsafter signing from Deportivo La Coruna in 2000.

The newspaper notes that the former Serbian midfielder is seen as ‘someone commanding in the changing room and a coach who prioritizes playing attacking football’.

That is likely to appeal to Chelsea, despite a lack of Premier League experience.

Blues owner Roman Abramovich is no stranger to hiring coaches who have never worked in England before, but Jokanovic at least has a record of success in the Championship and has won titles elsewhere.

He also took Maccabi Tel Aviv to the Champions League group stage in 2015/16, where he actually faced Chelsea.

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Chelsea legend Marcel Desailly is not concerned about a potential Eden Hazard move out of the West London club.

With Real Madrid keeping to track the Belgian star and ready to place an unbelievable bid to sign him, Desailly reckons Chelsea would be prepared to face his departure:

“Even when Drogba left, one of the great players, the spirit of the club continued,” the former Blues captain told Goal.com.

“They continued to win. We will be sad if Hazard has to go but I am sure that Roman Abramovich is still passionate about the club. He will bring in another player that can allow the club to be at the same level again.”

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Rafa Benitez guided Chelsea for six months and he won the Europa League with the Blues. Tomorrow the Spanish manager will be back for the first team as an opponent at Stamford Bridge and, despite some fans don’t like him for his connections with Liverpool, he expects a good reception from the majority of the public.

“I think the fans will be fine,” – Benitez said –  “The normal fans who you can find on the streets were ok with me. But the rivalry between Chelsea and Liverpool changed things and the perceptions of some people. The majority realised I was doing a professional job. Roman Abramovich wanted to qualify for the Champions League and we finished third. We did that and we won the Europa League in the mean time. I think the fans will be happy with that. It was really positive. I have a lot of friends there, the staff was really good and the fans were fine. I tried to take the positives out of things and those are that they realised we did our job until the end and more and we achieved what they wanted which is fine.”

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Nine managers in the last ten years: Chelsea boss Roman Abramovich has not many problems when it comes to firing a Blues coach who isn’t getting good results.

A lot of people don’t like this attitude by the Russian oligarch, but now Chelsea legend Didier Drogba now defends his former boss.

Everyone says Chelsea isn’t very stable. But in modern-day football, there is no coach who lasts more than three or four years at a club,” Drogba told RMC. – “I asked Abramovich: ‘We have had how many managers in how many seasons?’ He replied: ‘But Didier, each time I have done it, we have got results.’ When the managers come in they have carte blanche at the club. They do what they want. Having said that, I don’t see the relationship with the chairman on a daily basis. But you can’t get into a conflict with your boss. If that’s the case, it’s that you want to leave.”

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Carlo Ancelotti could be back to Chelsea, this is what Italian outlet Corriere dello Sport reports today.

According to the Rome sport newspaper the ex Milan, PSG, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich boss is pleased with the idea of a Stamford Bridge return.

The Italian has also been linked with the Croatia job, although the daily newspaper state that is only a ‘hypothesis’ for now rather than a concrete link.

While Antonio Conte seems determined to stay at Stamford Bridge, we’ll have to wait and see how the current campaign will end, as Chelsea have struggled to replicate last season’s form, currently nine points behind leaders Manchester City after just Premier League 11 games.

Anything outside of a top four finish will undoubtedly be heavily punished by the Blues owner Roman Abramovich, and the longer Chelsea remain in their current position, the tougher it will be to ignore the stories surrounding their manager’s future.

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Michael Emenalo has resigned as Chelsea technical director, this is the breaking news The Indipendent reported exclusively.

While speculation has been raging over the future of head coach Antonio Conte, Emenalo has decided to bring his 10-year association with the club to an end.

The move may be viewed in some quarters as a victory for Conte, but Emenalo has remained supportive of the Italian who he helped to appoint last year.

Emenalo’s decision is a huge blow to Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich, who counted the 52-year-old among the few people he trusts and takes advice from.

We read in the exclusive report by Matt Law, that continues:

“With his help, Chelsea have won the Premier League title three times, the FA Cup, the League Cup, the Europa League and the Champions League while Emenalo has been at the club.

Conte is the 10th manager Emenalo has worked with and the former Notts County player has been a vital element of the Abramovich era.

Abramovich visited Chelsea’s Cobham training ground last week, when it is likely Emenalo will have discussed the matter with the Russian.”

The sudden decision comes just one day after the important win Chelsea obtained against Manchester United last Sunday, a success that gave Conte and the team more confidence and trust.

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Another breaking news coming to confirm this afternoon exclusive ChelseaNews24 report about Blues next signing Alex Sandro.

According to transfer market expert Tancredi Palmeri the Brazilian full-back already agreed personal terms with Chelsea but there is a last hurdle, that is Juventus: the Italian side is not keen to get rid off one of his stars, but Conte desperately wants Alex Sandro and Alex Sandro wants Chelsea.

The Bianconeri already rejected an offer from Roman Abramovich, thought to be in the region of £ 50m, but they will probably sudderender if the West London side will increase their offer soon.


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