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Chelsea target Miralem Pjanic won’t join the Blues after reaching an agreement with Juventus, according to several reports in Italy.

The Serie A Champions are getting even closer to sign the Roma midfielder as they have reportedly triggered Pjanic’s buyout clause for an amount of €32m.

The 26-year-old Bosnia international is reportedly eager to join the Bianconeri, despite he spent 5 seasons with the Giallorossi.

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Former Chelsea and Barcelona midfielder Deco has announced he will play in the Futsal League 2016 in India.

Each side will have one marquee footballer, three international futsal players and one Indian futsaller.

Deco, 38-year-old, said: “I’m really looking forward to playing in the inaugural season of Premier Futsal. I was born in Brazil and grew up playing Futsal on the streets,”

“It’s where I picked up the skills that laid the foundation for my success on the international stage and served me well throughout my career. So in a sense I’m returning to my roots.”

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Juventus striker Alvaro Morata would prefer a move to Manchester United over Chelsea if Zlatan Ibrahimovic didn’t join the Red Devils, according to reports on Onda Cero.

The Spaniard reportedly favours a move to Manchester United ahead of the likes of Chelsea, Arsenal, Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain.

Morata has been heavily linked with a comeback to his former team Real Madrid who might activate the buyout clause in his contract, then the 23-year-old could be sold again for around £40m this summer.

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Chelsea are reportedly ready to place a bid for Juventus midfielder Stefano Sturaro, according to Tuttomercatoweb.com.

Incoming Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has selected him in the 23-man-squad to face Euro 2016 despite the Italy international struggled to find playing time, then he is a well-known admirer of the 23-year-old.

The Bianconeri have reportedly already rejected a £15m bid from Southampton and Chelsea are expected to be ready to offer around £20m for him.

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According to the Daily Telegraph, Barcelona are looking to replace Dani Alves with Chelsea full-back Cesar Azpilicueta.

After Dani Alves chose to join Juventus, Luis Enrique is in the market for a right-back. Barcelona first made attempts to purchase Arsenal‘s Hector Bellerin, however, they have since turned their attention to Azpilicueta.

The 26-year-old still has 3-years left running on his contract with the Blues but lack of Champions League football and a move back to Spain could persuade the Spaniard into a move away from Stamford Bridge.

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Napoli centre-back Kalidou Koulibaly has confirmed interest shown by Chelsea is a possible solution for his future.

He told L’Equipe: “I’ll make a choice that is most favourable to me, not only financially but also on pitch,”

“Big clubs want to sign me and there is no sign of a renewal with Napoli.”

“The negotiation for a contract extension is stalled. They never wanted to talk with us.”

When asked about a move to Chelsea, Koulibaly said: “I have not talked to Conte but that may change soon. If nothing happens at Napoli, I will start to have contact with other clubs.”

“The game in England could be suitable for me but I like Italy. I’m not pressing for a transfer but I hope to sign a renewal with Napoli or we will proceed to other solutions. Napoli also wants to make money.”

 

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Chelsea are lining up a summer move to sign FC Porto star Yacine Brahimi, according to O Jogo.

The 26-year-old attacking midfielder spent last two seasons in Portugal scoring 21 goals in 85 appearances, and also AC Milan, Wolfsburg and Liverpool have been heavily linked with a move for the Algeria international.

It is understood incoming Chelsea manager Antonio Conte wants to revamp the attack in view of next season, then the Blues are expected to be ready to offer £23m to persuade Brahimi, who is part-owned by Doyen Sport.

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Chelsea are lining up a £31m move to sign Marseille hitman Michy Batshuayi, according to the Daily Mirror.

The Belgium international scored 24 goals in all competitions this season and several european sides are reportedly interested in him.

The 22-year-old has been heavily linked with a move to West Ham, while Tottenham have also reportedly been interested.

Incoming Chelsea manager is a well-known admirer of Romelu Lukaku, anyway Batshuayi would be an alternative if Lukaku joined Paris Saint Germain, according to reports in England.

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It is no secret the interest that Chelsea have for AS Roma midfielder Radja Nainggolan.

A rugged, no-nonsense midfielder is what Chelsea seemed to be missing in a poor campaign last season and Antonio Conte is looking to add strength in that department with the acquisition of Nainggolan.

However, Roma are doing their very best to hold onto one of their prize assets after rejecting a bid worth around €32 million.

Antonio Conte and Chelsea must up their efforts if they are to lure the Belgian away from Roma and bring him to Stamford Bridge.

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Incoming Chelsea boss Antonio Conte wants to sign Spanish forward Alvaro Morata as he might be a key player at Stamford Bridge.

Real Madrid can buy the Spaniard back from Juventus for £23m and sell immediately to get a huge profit, but also the Serie A champions are reportedly eager to persuade him to stay.

Chelsea are thought to be interested in offering £40m to the European Champions in order to sign the 23-year-old (Real Madrid would get a £17m profit).

We already reported that Morata was at the top of Arsenal‘s list of players to buy this summer, but given that the Gunners are focusing totally on the potential signing of Leicester City forward Jamie Vardy, it leaves the door open for Chelsea to pursue Morata.

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