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Morgan Schneiderlin

Former France head coach Raymond Domenech spoke about Southampton talent Morgan Schneiderlin who is set to join Manchester United in this transfer window.

According to Domenech, a move to Chelsea would have been better for his career:

“For him, [United] is a good move: if he wants to be with the French national team, then he has to be in this Champions League – but if he stays at Southampton, no luck.”

United are better than Southampton, sure, but it’s not [Manchester] City, it’s not Chelsea. For him, the first thing is to leave Southampton.

“After, if he gets a team just behind the three big teams, it’s good.

“Maybe after, he’ll come through. He is good enough for the Champions League.

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Arda Turan’s agent Ahmet Bulut hints an arrival of his player to the Premier League, where Chelsea and Manchester United are challenging to sign him:

He intends to leave Spain this summer. It is his will to go out to play in the Premiership, that is where he would like to continue his career at this time,” Bulut said to the Spanish paper AS.

Meanwhile,  Barcelona presidential candidate Josep Maria Bartomeu sparked off speculation that Turan could be joining the La Liga champions over the transfer window.

“He’s [Arda Turan] a good player, with great quality and perfectly matches what Luis Enrique is wanting this coming season, which is why I, as a pre-candidate, urge the interim committee to take the necessary steps to sign the player. When all parties are in agreement, and above all the manager, that the player is the one we need, the thing to do is to bring him in under the best conditions possible,” he was quoted as saying by Marca.

Also Barcelona player Andres Iniesta was quoted by Marca, stating about Turan: ““A really great player, sensationally talented. If he ends up coming, he’ll be welcome. He’ll add to the squad. It’s always important to improve the team”.

Barcelona got a FIFA market ban for the whole 2015, that means that Arda Turan or any other player “signed” in this session will be able to play only from January 2016.

A reason why Chelsea and Manchester  United got an advantage over them in the race to the Turkish star. Who will win?

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Sky Sports pundit Jamie Redknapp commented latest Chelsea signing Radamel Falcao on the English network.

According to the former Liverpool player, Falcao will be a second choice in the squad:

He’s going to find himself on the bench an awful lot next year.

I watched Radamel Falcao in his Atletico Madrid days and he was one of the best centre forwards I think I’ve ever seen.

Now he’s gone to Chelsea and probably what Chelsea need is a striker that’s going to be happy not to play, and maybe have to fill in at times when there is an injury, because you look at the players he’s going to be contending with like Diego Costa, who is going to be first choice.

“I think every Chelsea fan knows that. Then they’ve got Loic Remy.

So what he (Falcao) is saying is ‘I’m happy to come and I’m happy to be part of the squad’.

“I find that a little frustrating, really. I think he’s a better player than that.

It just feels to me that it’s a good move for Chelsea because they’re going to get a striker that’s happy not to play and he might be able to come in and make the impact on the odd occasion, but he’s not going to be starting too many games there if Diego Costa is fit.


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Atletico Madrid attacking midfielder Arda Turan was linked to Chelsea in the past weeks, and the Turkish player admitted on his Twitter account that he’s dealing with 3-4 European top clubs.

Spanish media reported that a deal with Barça is closed but until official statements everything can happen, so his former team-mate Diego Costa spent words of appreciation for him, to try to push him to Chelsea:

“It’d be fantastic if [Arda] came to London.  Things are a lot easier with Arda on the pitch: Arda, Filipe and I were together at Atletico and it was a pleasure to play alongside them,” he said praising his Turkish friend.

“In addition, Arda is an incredible person.  He invited us to his house many times and we had a great time together.  I especially liked the Kebab he offered us.  He was a great host, the entire team would go to dinner at his house.

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Brentford have almost completed the signing of Chelsea midfielder Josh McEachran on a 4 year deal.

The 22 year old had a medical on Friday and then will complete the move in the next couple of days.

Dutch Head Coach, Marinus Dijkhuizen will be very familiar with the player after his time at Vitesse last year – where McEachran was on loan – since he was managing Eerste Divisie side S.B.V. Excelsior.

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According to Spanish media, Chelsea target Arda Turan chose Barcelona as his next team.

The deal is not closed yet but the Turkish attacking midfielder is set to join the Champions of Europe for a fee around £24m ( €35m).

The agreement was found after a meeting between Barcelona president Josep Bartomeu and Atletico chief executive Miguel Angel Marin.

Turan won’t be able to play for the Blaugrana until January 2016 because the market ban FIFA gave them for some youngsters transfers irregularities, and until that date he will just train with the first team squad, being able to play friendly matches ( including the one against Chelsea in Washington on July 29) and the game with his national team, Turkey.



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Former Manchester United and Chelsea target, João Miranda, joins Inter.

The Brazilian defender underwent his medical yesterday in Milan and today was announced as a new Nerazzurri’s player.

Mirada was one of the Blues targest to revamp the defense but Inter was able to sign him on loan for two year for a £2m fee, with a £8m buyout clause at the end of the deal.

His first words after signing his new contract where: “I’m happy. Inter are a big club and this is what I wanted.”

His arrival follows that of Geoffrey Kondongbia and Jeison Murillo as manager Roberto Mancini looks to lead Inter back into the Champions League.

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Chelsea seem to have found the replacement for Petr Cech: the Blues are really close to sign Stoke City goalkeeper Asmir Begovic.

Begovic is also a Manchester United target but the London side now seem to take the advantage on them.

According to the Italian transfer market expert Gianluca Di Marzio Chelsea have offered the player a four-year deal worth £3.5m-a-season.

The Blues have not reach an agreement with Stoke yet, since their initial £6m offer was turned down by the Potters.

The request is about £10m for the Bosnian keeper but may have to compromise with his contract expiring in 12 months time.

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Chelsea are reported to have signed Brazilian young star Kenedy from Fluminense.

Reports from Brazil states that the deal between Chelsea and the Brazilian club was closed, beating the competition of Barcelona and several other European top clubs.

Kenedy will complete his move to West London once his rights have been sold to an investment company, which will see the economic value of the player shared between his current club, agent and bank. Fluminense are expected to receive around 55% of the eventual transfer fee.



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According to Sky Sports betting markets PSG have overtaken Manchester United and Chelsea to become the bookmakers favourites to sign Atletico Madrid star Arda Turan.

The French side are priced at 1.8 to land the Turkish international with Manchester United second with odds of 4.00 and Chelsea at 4.50.

Arda Turan pricetag is around £25m-30m and the three European giants are ready to challenge to sign him in this transfer window.


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