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Fulham has announced to have extended Lucas Piazon’s loan deal from Chelsea.

An official statement from the West London club read:

“The club is delighted to confirm that Lucas Piazon’s loan deal from Chelsea has been extended until the end of the season.

His initial deal had expired following Saturday’s win against Barnsley.”

The 22-year-old Brazilian player has scored 4 goals in 17 appearances for the Cottagers in the first half of this season, becoming a key player for Slavisa Jokanovic side.

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Chelsea striker Patrick Bamford returned to London after ending his loan spell at Burnley.

The Clarets announced it with a tweet:

“Patrick Bamford has ended his loan spell with Burnley after being recalled by parent club Chelsea”.

The 23-year-old failed to break into Sean Dyche‘s first team plans during his time at Turf Moor founding himself behind Sam Vokes and Andre Gray in the pecking order.

The Blues are likely to attempt to find a new club for the English forward, with Middlesbrough a possible destination.

Bamford was already loaned out to the Teesside club in the 2014-2015 season during which time he scored 17 goals but in his following loan spells he always failed to reach expectations.

 

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Nathan Ake revealed why Chelsea boss Antonio Conte wanted to end his loan spell at Bournemouth, calling him back at Stamford Bridge:

“He’s happy for me to come back,” the Dutch midfielder told Chelsea TV after his move back to the Blues was confirmed.

“He wants to see me here, how I’ll do in this team and, yes, to learn different positions.

“I’m looking forward to training and learning a lot under this coach.”

 

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He joined Fiorentina in summer 2013 after a not very positive experience at Bolton and moving back to England after three years, he found himself heavily improved: new Chelsea signing Marcos Alonso claims that his Italian spell at the Tuscan side made him a better defender, like he attended a university master in defence:

“Italy is a very competitive league, where most of the teams wait for you,” the Spanish full-back claimed.

“It’s like after uni when you go to do a master’s. Italy is like that for defenders.

“Defend, get into position and they are perfect tactically. They also work a lot on the physical aspect, so I think it’s great for defenders to play in Italy.”

“I have learned a little bit in every country, which is an advantage because you become a more complete player.”

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