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Reports have been emerging this morning from various sources, confirming that Radamel Falcao has agreed personal terms with Chelsea.

Falcao has agreed terms and is waiting for his club AS Monaco to do so. The 29 years old has lost his form while on loan at Manchester United but could have his career revive at Chelsea. The idea would be to take him on a season long loan before eventually signing him next year on  a permanent basis for a fee of around 30M £.

Falcao, currently on international  duty with his team Columbia, answered questions about his competitive spirit and said:

It depends what criteria you are using. People said I was not on the field and wasn’t scoring goals. But today the truth is Falcao is a more compete player and people’s thoughts are not true but I’m feeling calm.”

 

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According to the Sunday Times Radamel Falcao is very closed to become a new Chelsea player, as he agreed also personal terms with the club.

The Sunday Times reports that “According to sources close to the deal, Falcao is now “100%” committed to Chelsea with only the details of what could be a loan or a full transfer to be finalised with AS Monaco.

The official statement can be released soon from the club.

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Jose Alberti legendary Napoli player dispels doubts about Gonzalo Higuain’s future. In his opinion it is almost certain that the Argentine striker will join Arsenal this summer.

Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester United , those three clubs from the very beginning showed their interest in signing Argentine striker, Gonzalo Higuain. Due to the fact that Napoli did not qualified for the next edition of the Champions League it is more then sure that Higuain will leave Stadio San Paolo.

Jose Alberti, legendery Azzurri player told Metro that he has no doubts about Higuain’s future :

“I’m 90% sure he will go to Arsenal,”

“The contract could be a minimum of £3.6million-a-year.”

“It’s not possible that he will remain at Napoli this year after they missed out on the Champions League.”

However nothing is yet certain. According to the Italian press, Napoli president Aurelio de Laurentiis is thinking about making an offer for Robin van Persie to Louis van Gaal. And Gonzalo Higuain might be his bargaining chip.

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Falcao joins Chelsea on loan from Monaco

Jose Mourinho has confirmed his interest to bring Falcao to Stamford Bridge.

Falcao has endured one of the worst time of his career at Old Trafford and  it is believed he wants to stay in Premier League to prove the people what he can really do on the pitch

Jose Mourinho, is a man of his words and insisted he doesn’t like to see players struggling to find back their real form and said:

“If I can help Falcao reach his level again, I will do it. It hurts me that people in England think that the real Falcao is the one we saw at Manchester United.”

 

 

 

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JOSE MOURINHO EDEN HAZARD

Speaking to BT Sport during an exclusive interview José Mourinho revealed what are Chelsea plans in this transfer window.

Chelsea are champions of England, but as all teams, they need to improve:

We have to improve. If we have the same team the other teams will be better than us.

Then Mourinho revealed which players are the untouchables in the squad:

 

If I keep Eden Hazard, Nemanja Matic, Branislav Ivanovic, Diego Costa and Cesc Fabregas – for us that’s the first target.

Speaking about the targets, he said:

 

“I think we need three (new) players. A striker because we lost our legend (Didier Drogba), a defender and a midfield player.

“(It will) give a little bit more competitiveness to the squad, bring some new blood in, put some players a little bit under pressure.

“They know they have someone waiting, I need that to support my way of working.

“Now they’re the champions I need that but basically the same squad, the same team, the same manager and stability in the club.”

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ENNER VALENCIA
Enner Valencia struggled last season at West Ham, scoring just 5 goals

José Mourinho revealed Chelsea are looking for a new striker to revamp their attack and looks like West Ham forward Enner Valencia is one of their targets.

But the champions of England are challenged by Italian side Sampdoria– who seem very active in this transfer window after qualifying for Europa League- for the Ecuadorian’s signature.

The team coached by ex goalkeeper Walter Zenga have been told they will have to stump up £30 million for the 24-year old’s services who the Hammers signed for £12 million last summer.

The centre-forward moved from Mexican side Pachuca to Upton Park following a hugely impressive World Cup.

Despite having no intention to sell the striker, West Ham would consider the possibility should they receive a huge bid.

 Valencia has struggled in this last campaign, scoring just 5 goals between Premier League and FA Cup.

 

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After Didier Drogba departure Chelsea need a new striker to revamp the attack and the boss, Jose Mourinho, confirmed the Champions of England are looking for a new good forward to challenge Diego Costa and Loic Remy for a “number 9” shirt in the Blues starting XI.

The Portuguese coach said:

We have to buy a striker because we want to have three strikers of a good level.

We do not want to have just one [transfer target]. Then you lose a good position on the negotiation table.”

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Bamford was hugely impressive last season

Chelsea striker Patrick Bamford will probably join Newcastle next season.

The English forward, that spent last season on loan to Middlesbrough failing the promotion to Premier League when losing the Playoff final with Norwich, is one of the players on the top of the list of the new Magpies manager, Steve McLaren, that will be announced soon for his new job.

Chelsea have told Newcastle that Bamford‘s price-tag is £ 10m

Sunderland, West Brom and a clutch of other clubs are also keen on the forward, according to the Newcastle Chronicle, however that fee is likely to act as a deterrent.

It’s understood Bamford would be keen on a move to the Magpies but QPR striker Charlie Austin is believed to be the St James’ Park club’s top priority during the transfer window.

 

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Crystal Palace manager Alan Pardew is reportedly keen on signing Chelsea striker Loic Remy.

The former Newcastle coach worked with the Frenchman during the pair’s time at St. James’ Park

According to Inside Football, Pardew will do his utmost to bring Remy on Selhurst Park. The 28-year old could be lured to the south London side by the lure of first team football, something which isn’t guaranteed at Stamford Bridge.

Remy arrived at Stamford Bridge last summer for £11.6 million from QPR. He made 29 appearances this season, scoring nine goals. He has also played for Newcastle, Lyon, Marseille, Lens and OGC Nice.

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Inter Milan striker Mauro Icardi dismissed all rumours regarding a move to Chelsea by signing a new contract in Italy recently.

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho was reportedly very keen on a transfer for the Argentinian, who was seen as a perfect replacement for the outbound Didier Drogba.

The 22-year-old decided to explain his reasoning for declining a move to the Premier League, stating he wants to be part of the success which he believes Inter will soon achieve:

“It’s been a great week and I’m pleased to have extended my contract.

“It’s a fantastic thing for me and for Inter,” Icardi said.

“I’m confident the club will do everything it can to build a great team and get back to winning ways.

“We’re a young squad and I’m sure players will come in that will help us to improve.

“San Siro is one of the best stadiums in the world and when it’s full it’s even more beautiful.

“Playing in front of our fans in a Nerazzurri Meazza is a wonderful thing.”

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