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Christian Pulisic gave his first thoughts after Borussia Dortmund and Chelsea confirmed an agreement has been reached for the permanent move of the USA international to the Premier League giants in the 2019/2020 season.

The 20-year-old, who will spend six months on loan at the Bundesliga side, told Chelsea’s official website: “In summer I move on to Chelsea and to a new competition, the English Premier League.

It’s a privilege to have signed for such a legendary club and I look forward to working hard towards being a contributor to their team of world class players”.

In a letter to BVB fans published on his Instagram, Facebook and Twitter accounts, he added: “I would also like to thank Mr. Watzke and Mr Zorc. It was very important to me that I handled my situation in as fair and professional manner as possible towards the club. So I thank them for finding a solution that was a win-win for everyone.

“In summer of 2019, I move on to Chelsea and to and to a new competition, the English Premier League. It’s a privilege to have signed for such a legendary club and I look forward to working hard towards being a contributor to their team of world class players. Looking forward to working with Maurizio Sarri and his technical team.

“But for the next six months, it’s all BVB! Please do not doubt my passion, determination and my 100% commitment to the team right until the last ball is kicked this season. We all feel that this is ‘our year’ and we are determined to achieve the best possible results in a ll competitions”.

Borussia Dortmund had previously released a statement regarding Pulisic, confirming the Blues will pay a fee in the region of £57m for the USA international star.

On the other hand, an official statement from Chelsea read: “Chelsea Football Club and Borussia Dortmund have today agreed terms for the permanent transfer of Christian Pulisic. Pulisic will spend the rest of the campaign on loan with Dortmund before linking up with the Blues ahead of the 2019/20 season”.

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Chelsea have released a statement regarding Christian Pulisic, confirming the 20-year-old will join the club next season after spending six months on loan with his former club Borussia Dortmund. The Blues will pay a fee in the region of £57m for the USA international star.

The statement read: “Chelsea Football Club and Borussia Dortmund have today agreed terms for the permanent transfer of Christian Pulisic. 

Pulisic will spend the rest of the campaign on loan with Dortmund before linking up with the Blues ahead of the 2019/20 season”.

An official statement from Borussia Dortmund read:Borussia Dortmund has agreed a fee from Chelsea for the transfer of Christian Pulisic with immediate effect. The British side will loan the player until the end of the current season to Borussia.

Pulisic’s transfer will be completed until the 2019/2020 season. The transfer fee to be paid by Chelsea for Pulisic, whose BVB contract would have expired at the end of next season, is 64 million euros”.

BREAKING – Borussia Dortmund confirms Pulisic will join Chelsea next summer

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Borussia Dortmund has just announced Christian Pulisic will join Chelsea next summer, in a £57.6m move from the Bundesliga giants.

The 20-year-old will be loaned back to the German club for the remainder of the 2018-19 season.

An official statement read:Borussia Dortmund has agreed a fee from Chelsea for the transfer of Christian Pulisic with immediate effect.

The British side will loan the player until the end of the current season to Borussia. Pulisic’s transfer will be completed until the 2019/2020 season. The transfer fee to be paid by Chelsea for Pulisic, whose BVB contract would have expired at the end of next season, is 64 million euros”.

Borussia Dortmund’s sporting director Michael Zorc said: “It was always Christian’s dream to play in the Premier League. That certainly has to do with his American background, and as a result we were unable to extend his contract, “

“Against this background, we have decided to accept an extremely lucrative bid by Chelsea, given the low contract maturity.”

“Christian Pulisic, is a perfect player. I am sure that in the coming months he will do everything in his power to bring his high quality to the team and to achieve his sporting goals with his Borussia Dortmund teammates. “

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A minor section of the 1,273 Chelsea supporters who attended the Europa League game against MOL Vidi FC in Budapest on Thursday night, began chanting anti-Semitic words which has been condemned ‘loud and clear’ from the club.

An official statement was released after the clash as a spokesman from the club said: “Anti-semitism and any other kind of race-related or religious hatred is abhorrent to this club and the overwhelming majority of our fans. It has no place at Chelsea or in any of our communities”. 

“We have stated this loud and clear on many occasions from the owner, the board, coaches and players. Any individuals that can’t summon the brain-power to comprehend this simple message and are found to have shamed the club by used using anti-Semitism or racist words or actions will face the strongest possible action from the club.”

Chelsea, according to reports in the London Evening Standard, face a partial closure of Stamford Bridge in the upcoming Europa League games as a result of the anti-Semitic chanting.

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Club chairman Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha was among the five victims on board of the helicopter which lost control before crashing in a car park last night, Leicester City have confirmed via their official website.

Leicester owner’s daughter Voramas Srivaddhanaprabha was not on helicopter when it crashed, as several reports confirmed

An official statement read: “It is with the deepest regret and a collective broken heart that we confirm our chairman, Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, was among those to have tragically lost their lives on Saturday evening when a helicopter carrying him and four other people crashed outside King Power Stadium. None of the five people on-board survived”.

According to Leicestershire police, the other four victims are believed to be two members of staff, the pilot and a female passenger, Izabela Roza Lechowicz.

“Both Tuesday’s First Team fixture against Southampton in the EFL Cup and the Development Squad fixture against Feyenoord in the Premier League International Cup have been postponed”.

 

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With a statement released via the League Managers Association, former Chelsea manager Antonio Conte thanked his players and staff, the Blues’ supporters, but he didn’t mention anyone from the club’s board.

I would like to thank all of my friends at Chelsea Football Club for their hard work and support over the past two seasons which enabled us to win the Premier League and FA Cup together,” the statement read.

It was fantastic for me to be able to share my emotions, passion and enthusiasm throughout two unforgettable seasons with these amazing Chelsea supporters, who will always stay in my heart. 

I hope Chelsea will continue to be successful and I wish everyone well for next season. I have made many memories during my time with Chelsea, which I will take with me into my next challenge.”

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Chelsea have completed the signing of Jorginho from Serie A side SSC Napoli, the club have just confirmed  via their official website.

The Italian midfielder joins the club on a five-year deal on a move in the region of £50m plus add-ons. Jorginho will wear the n°5 shirt at Chelsea.

He told Chelsea’s official website: “I am absolutely ecstatic to be here at Chelsea. It is not easy to become part of such a big team so I am very, very happy. I am excited to play in such an intense league, for a team that gives everything to play and win”.

BREAKING – CHELSEA SIGN JORGINHO FROM NAPOLI ON A FIVE-YEAR DEAL

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Maurizio Sarri has put the pen to paper on a deal to become Chelsea head-coach.

Gianfranco Zola will be his assistant, according to Sky in Italy.

Chelsea confirmed the club have parted ways with Antonio Conte earlier this morning and the former Napoli manager has reportedly completed the takeover at Stamford Bridge.

The 60-year-old is set to be unveiled as the new Chelsea boss in the next few hours.

Gianfranco Zola will have an important role in Sarr’s coaching staff, as well as former Empoli manager Giovanni Martusciello.

 

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Antonio Conte is no longer in charge at Stamford Bridge as head-coach, Chelsea have confirmed via their official website.

An official statement read: “Chelsea Football Club and Antonio Conte have parted company.

During Antonio’s time at the club, we won our sixth league title and eighth FA Cup. In the title winning season, the club set a then-record 30 wins in a 38-game Premier League season, as well as a club-record 13 consecutive league victories.

We wish Antonio every success in his future career”.

Maurizio Sarri is set to take over from his italian compatriot Antonio Conte at Chelsea in the next few hours.

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Antonio Conte is no longer the head-coach of Chelsea.

The Italian manager won a Premier League title back in 2016/17 season and a FA Cup final in May during his reign at Stamford Bridge.

Maurizio Sarri is set to become the new manager in a deal which will also bring Jorginho from Napoli.

An official statement will be forthcoming.

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