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Chelsea are still keeping tabs on AC Milan goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma as they looks set to offer him a huge contract in order to land the 17-year-old to the Premier League, according to Mediaset Premium.

Thibaut Courtois is currently impressing at Stamford Bridge but could reportedly move back to his former club Atletico Madrid.

It has been reported that Chelsea manager Antonio Conte wants to bring in the Italian star next summer.

 

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Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois, when asked about the best three managers he knew in career so far, claimed that his current boss Antonio Conte is better than Diego Simeone and Jose Mourinho as he pays more attention on tactical aspects.

“Conte first, Atletico Madrid’s Simeone second and Mourinho last” the Belgium international is quoted to have said.

Former Chelsea boss José Mourinho concentrated on his side’s intensity, while the Italian manager is working hard on tactics

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Chelsea are lining up an audacious move to land Napoli highly-rated midfielder Amadou Diawara, according to The Sun.

The 19-year-old starlet joined the Serie A giants on a £13m move three months ago and put the pen to paper on a five-year deal with the Azzurri.

It is understood boss Antonio Conte wants the Guinean teenager as N’Golo Kante needs a back-up.

Anyway it is understood also Tottenham Hotspur are keeping an eye on the former Bologna star.

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Eden Hazard‘s brother, Thorgan, has revealed he was sure that would have never impressed with the Chelsea first team, even when he signed for the club.
The Borussia Monchengladbach star Hazard, who left Chelsea in 2015, told Het Nieuwsblad: “I knew I would not stay at Chelsea when I signed for them. It was a great opportunity to join such a big club, but I knew I needed regular playing time to show what I could do”.
“Chelsea like to buy young players and then slowly get them ready. – Hazard added – All the young players like Kevin De Bruyne, Charly Musonda and Romelu Lukaku were shipped out on loan”.
“You need regular playing time at that age. “Maybe Chelsea now regret their decision not to give De Bruyne and Lukaku more chances, I don’t know.”

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Chelsea are set to face Bournemouth, Stoke City and Tottenham Hotspur between December 26th and January  3rd, anyway manager Antonio Conte admitted he is ‘curious’ about the new habit typical of the Premier League.

“This is the first time my team will play during the Christmas and New Year and I am very keen to discover about this – Conte told the club’s official website – This Christmas I will be in England with all my family, not only my wife and daughter, but also my father and mother and my brothers together. For sure it will be a new Christmas for us.”

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Chelsea manager Antonio Conte told the club’s official website he is pleased to be in charge at Stamford Bridge after joining the Blues last summer.

“This is a good challenge for me, and for my wife and my daughter, – the Italian manager said – because this is the first time for me working in a country with another language, with different habits and also a different method of work, but I am enthusiastic about this experience because I think I arrive in the right moment of my life”. 

“However, for me it is a bit difficult now to enjoy London as usually when you arrive in a new club it is important to put the job for me and my staff above all else in this first period. For this reason I am enjoying only a little of London. I hope in the future to explore London better, but for now I prefer to be concentrated on the work.”

“Sometimes if I go for a walk in Chelsea there are many Italian people here, but it is good and I have seen a lot of respect shown to the players and to me. I appreciate it a lot”.

Anyway, Conte revealed he prefers to spend time with his family: “For now they stay in Italy and every weekend they come here and stay with me. Always they come to games and when we play at home they sit behind me and I want this. I want to feel their support.”

About the food habits: “In England the meat is very good, great chicken and the red meat is fantastic, also the vegetables, and the strawberries in summer.”

 

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Chelsea are set to launch an audacious move as they want to sign Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Marco Verratti, according to Mediaset Premium.

The Blues are reportedly ready to place a £43m bid plus Cesc Fabregas, who is said to be in search of a loan move to find more playing time.

Also Juventus and Bayern Munich are reportedly keeping tabs on the 24-year-old.

 

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Newcastle United are not willing to let centre-back and captain Jamaal Lascelles leave the Championship side in January despite several rumors linked the 23-year-old highly-rated defender with a move to Chelsea in the last weeks.

In fact, according to the Northern Echo, the Magpies have no intention of letting him leave even if Antonio Conte‘s side were rumored to be ready to spend up to £18m for the English starlet.

Newcastle manager Rafa Benitez will reportedly try to make Chelsea loanee Christian Atsu‘s move permanent in a near future.

 

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Chelsea and Manchester United are still keeping tabs on Real Madrid star James Rodriguez as they look set to place a January bid to sign the Colombia international, according to several reports in Spain.

The 25-year-old is struggling with game time under manager Zinedine Zidane so far and Los Blancos could reportedly consider to let him leave on loan.

It is understood Chelsea already tried to land James to Stamford Bridge last summer and will reportedly try to persuade him again when the transfer market window reopens in January.

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Chelsea are set to offer striker Diego Costa a new and improved deal to stay put at Stamford Bridge, according to the Daily Mail.

The 28-year-old is impressing under new manager Antonio Conte and will reportedly be offered a bumper new contract.

It is understood Atletico Madrid tried to lure the Spaniard back to Spain before signing Kevin Gameiro from Seville.

Anyway, Chelsea are confident that Diego Costa will decide to commit his future to the Blues.

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