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After signing N’Golo Kante from Leicester City and Michy Batshuayi from Olympique de Marseille Chelsea are now ready to complete their third signing of this summer transfer window.

The Blues will confirm soon the transfer of Portuguese goalkeeper Eduardo that he is set to leave Dynamo Zagreb after claiming his next move is the ‘opportunity of lifetime’ that he could not turn down.

Also Sky Sports claim his transfer to Chelsea is a done deal.

It is unclear, however, what his fee, length of contract or wages will be.

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Chelsea boss Antonio Conte admitted he needs to sign a new defender and his last target is his former Juventus and Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini.

The proposal is believed to be worth £25m (around €28.9m) for the centre-back who turned 32 this month.

The deal is very difficult to be closed, being Chiellini of the most important player at Juventus, but with an offer like this the Italian club can be convinced.

 

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Speaking after the away win against Watford at Vicarage Road, Chelsea manager Antonio Conte highlighted the fact he has just five defenders in the squad, then he needs at least another signing to be well covered during the season.

Conte said: “If you look now at our squad, we have only five defenders – four that started today and an academy player Ola Aina”.

“Ola is very good – he has great potential – but with any young player you must work to put them in the first team. Sure, he has a good future”.

About injuries, he added: “If one defender is injured or banned, then we are in trouble, but the club and me we know this and we are talking every day to improve the squad”.

“We know that this market is very difficult. It’s crazy. I don’t want to buy only to buy. I want to buy the right profile for Chelsea, the right investment for the solution and for the future.”

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Chelsea legend Michael Ballack shared his opinion about Blues new signing N’Golo Kante: according to the ex German midfielder, the ex Leicester City star can be really important for Antonio Conte‘s side:

“Players were underperforming and I think that’s why Chelsea made the right decision to buy this player, because he was a key player at Leicester,” he told Omnisport.

“Also, when I saw him play for the French team, he reminds me a bit of [Claude] Makelele in his style of play.

“I think he could give that team a solid basis which is necessary for the right balance of the team in terms of offensive and defensive.

“He’s the right player, he seems the right player, he’s a good buy but still he has to deliver and he has to show that also adapt to a bigger club and bigger expectations which is not easy. But I think on paper it’s a good signing.”

 

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Chelsea captain John Terry revealed to have been impressed with the Blues‘ most important signing of this summer: N’Golo Kante.

The French midfielder joined his new team-mates only one week ago in Los Angeles but he already made an impact in the squad and last night made his Chelsea debut playing almost forty minutes in the 3-1 win against Milan, showing his usual stamina.

It is a great signing for us and he was incredible last year,”  Terry told Goal.com right after the final whistle.

“It is great to have him part of our squad and all the new boys we have got are looking good so I am delighted.

“Kante was very good tonight, he has looked very good in training but he has not been back too long.”

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New Blues signing N’Golo Kante joined his new team-mates and manager in Los Angeles yesterday and underwent his first training sessions with them at the UCLA, where Chelsea worked for their pre-season in the past days.

Now the team will transfer to Michigan, where tonight they will face Real Madrid in a friendly game, to continue their USA tour.

Here are some pictures of Kante during the training:

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Chelsea defender Kurt Zouma is really enthusiastic about his national team-mate N’Golo Kante to join the Blues.

The French defender is convinced the ex Leicester City star will make an impact at Stamford Bridge:

“Kante will bring a lot to the team,”the Frenchman told the club’s official website.

“We saw him in the Premier League last season with Leicester and he was unbelievable.
“He runs all over the pitch, makes lots of tackles and interceptions and he’s very effective with and without the ball.

“The midfield area, like the attack, is full of competition and that’s really good for the whole team.”

 

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According to the Daily Mirror new Chelsea manager Antonio Conte asked two or three more signings to his boss Roman Abramovich.

The Blues have already invested € 63m ( £ 55m) on the market to sign Michy Batshuayi and N’Golo Kante, but the Italian coach met Abramovich and technical director Michael Emenalo during the pre-season tour in Austria and spoke to them also about their strategy in this transfer window, the Mirror reports.

Conte would have asked at least another striker, to choose between Alvaro Morata and Romelu Lukaku, and another centre-back: Juventus’ Leornardo Bonucci, Roma’s Kostas Manolas and Napoli’s Kalidou Koulibaly are his favourites.

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