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Later today Chelsea star Eden Hazard will play with Belgium vs Panama in his first game of Russia 2018 World Cup.

Speaking with French paper L’Equipe, Hazard himself gave “contrasting” messages on his future.

The Belgian player on the one hand said he is “focused on the World Cup,” but, on the other, admitted: “Real Madrid can interest me, everyone knows that. But if tomorrow this club does not want me, we will no longer speak about it. If they want to buy me they know what they have to do”.

However, at the moment, Hazard is a Chelsea player and first, of all, he wants to know what it is going to happen with the London club: “I won everything in London except the Champions League. If I’m here in my career, it’s thanks to Chelsea. the Belgian star explained.  “To say that I am going would be too easy and so first of all I want to see what will happen at Chelsea ahead of next season. I want to see if the coach stays or not. If it is going to Madrid just to go there for the sake of it then no. I need a project and at Chelsea I have one.” 

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Winger Harvey St.Clair leaves Chelsea: the Scottish youngster, according to Skysport has signed a three-year deal with Italian team Venezia, who play in the Serie B, the second level of Italian football.

With Chelsea, St.Clair, who is also a Scotland Under-21 international, played regularly for the development team, but he never made a senior appearance.

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Chelsea need to sell Willian this summer to maximise his value, former Premier League goalkeeper and current ESPN pundit Shaka Hislop has claimed.

The Brazilian winger has been linked with a potential exit this summer after he struggled to hold down a regular starting spot in Chelsea FC team in the last campaign under Italian manager Antonio Conte.

Willian was in and out of the Blues starting team in their title-holders campaign after they won the Premier League crown in Antonio Conte’s first season in charge of the west London side.

The South American forward, now in Russia with Brazil to play the World Cup, was left out of the Chelsea starting line up the 1-0 win over Manchester United in the FA Cup final at Wembley one month ago.

After that, he published a celebration team photo cancelling boss Antonio Conte from it, showing his disappointment with the manager choice.

Anyway, Conte’s days at Stamford Bridge are counted, as former Napoli boss Maurizio Sarri is very close to become new Chelsea manager, as reported in Italy.

Willian has been linked with a controversial switch to Manchester United in the current transfer window to reunite with former Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho, with whom he’s got a strong friendship.

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According to the French media Le 10 Sport,  new Arsenal manager Unai Emery has launched a bid to sign Chelsea‘s defender David Luiz.

It is claimed the Gunners have offered £17,6m, but the Blues have refused the proposal and it is now unclear if Arsenal will launch another bid for the Brasilian defender.

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Eden Hazard is waiting for Chelsea to choose their next manager before deciding on his future:

“At the moment I only focus on the World Cup,” he claimed speaking to Sky Sports before heading to Russia with Belgium.

“We had a bad season with Chelsea. We won the FA Cup at the end, so it was a little bit better but I’m only focused on the World Cup.

“Then I let the board manage Chelsea the best way that they can,” he revealed.

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Chelsea have made an offer of €60m for Roma goalkeeper Alisson, reports from Italy claim.

The Brazil international, who is expected to be his country’s number one at this summer’s World Cup, has seen his stock rise dramatically after an impressive season with Eusebio Di Francesco side.

He has been heavily linked with Real Madrid and Liverpool in recent times, with both of the Champions League finalists thought to be in the market for new goalkeepers.

However, according to Pagine Romaniste, it is the Reds’ English Premier League rivals Chelsea who have made the first official offer for the 25-year-old.

It is thought that the Blues have made a €60m ( £ 50m) bid for the player, while they would offer Alisson wages of €4.5m a season.

According to the report, though, it is highly unlikely that sporting director Monchi will accept the offer.

Instead, Roma will wait until after the World Cup before considering doing business – by which time Alisson’s performances at the tournament will hopefully have increased his value still further.

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Italian outlet Gianluca Di Marzio.com has dropped the transfer market bomb tonight: Thibaut Courtois’ exit from Chelsea is certain and Liverpool have turned their sights on signing him.

The Belgium international is determined to leave Stamford Bridge this summer in search of a new challenge.

Chelsea failed to qualify for the Champions League with a fifth-place finish in the Premier League and the club have also failed in efforts to sign Courtois up to a new long-term deal.

The 26-year-old’s current contract runs out next summer ( 2019) and the Belgian keeper has refused every offer the Blues has made him to extend his contract.

Courtois is set to leave this summer, and will have the choice whether to stay in England or join Real Madrid.

The Champions of Europe and Liverpool are the top contenders for his signature, but it remains to be seen whether Chelsea would sell to a direct rival.

Chelsea may be persuaded to part ways with Courtois as he enters the final 12 months of his contract, rather than lose him on a free transfer next summer.

 

 

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NAPLES, ITALY - DECEMBER 19: Jorginho of SSC Napoli in action during the TIM Cup match between SSC Napoli and Udinese Calcio at Stadio San Paolo on December 19, 2017 in Naples, Italy.

Chelsea target Jorginho’s agent confirmed “Napoli and Manchester City continue to talk, but we’ll have to see if Carlo Ancelotti wants him or not.”

The midfielder is hot property on the transfer market this summer and has been given a €60m price-tag: the Italian international himself claimed a couple of weeks ago that former Napoli manager Maurizio Sarri was keen to bring him with him to London, should have he signed for Chelsea.

“Ancelotti was a real surprise, but football is dynamic and you turn over a new page quickly,”  the player’s agent, Joao Santos, told Radio Kiss Kiss Napoli.

“Today Jorginho is a Napoli player, he has not signed anything with anyone and Napoli have not negotiated a deal with anyone.

“However, Napoli and Manchester City continue to talk and discuss things calmly. We’ll see what happens in future.

“We’ll have to see if Ancelotti wants Jorginho or not, I don’t know what the situation is right now. The player is certainly appreciated by Pep Guardiola and many other coaches.

We’ll see what happens after the three Italy friendlies.”

If Maurizio Sarri were to take the Chelsea job, would Jorginho be more inclined to follow his former Napoli Coach?

“I don’t know about those negotiations. I can’t hypothesise a move along with Sarri to Chelsea because we don’t know yet whether that’ll happen or not.”

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Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata was pictured in Milan with his agent Juanma Lopez today.

The Blues forward, coming from a patchy first season at Stamford Brigde, was in Italy to meet Juventus sport director Fabio Paratici, with whom he had lunch on Wednesday.

Morata, whose pregnant wife is Italian, would love to return to Serie A, as he probably lived the best two campaigns of his career while at Juventus between 2014 and 2016.

The Spanish striker, who was let down by his exclusion from the Spain squad who will travel to Russia for World Cup 2018, moved to London from Real Madrid in a £ 70m deal last summer and Juventus would be keen to sign him back for a similar fee.

The talks have just started.

HERE: Morata with Paratici and his agent Juama Lopez in Milan today.

 

Morata and Lopez shopping in Milan on Wednesday.

 

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Eden Hazard has warned Chelsea to sign players who will let them challenging in the title race if they want him to commit his future to the club.

Hazard has two years left on his present contract and is considering whether to sign a lucrative extension that would keep him at Stamford Bridge for the remaining prime years of his career.

The Belgian star, anyway, is frustrated by Chelsea’s failure to qualify for next season’s Champions League and, as we explained also yesterday, he is also a real target for clubs like Real Madrid, Bayern Munich and Paris Saint Germain.

 Asked what it would take to stay with Chelsea in the long-term, Hazard replied:
“I’m waiting for new players next season. We will see.

“I want good players because I want to win next season the Premier League. I want to win a lot of things.”

This would be Hazard’s last big contract and the forward has no intention of rushing his decision, despite reports that Chelsea are willing to pay him around £300,000 ( € 430,000 ) per week.

That’s why I’m taking my time. It’s something big. I need to think of a lot of things. One thing for sure is I’m happy here.

“We can’t be in the Champions League next season so we need to win trophies. That’s it.

“I say many times before I think it is not my last game. It’s the last game of the season, that’s it.

“After the World Cup then we will be ready for the next season.

“But for me, in my mind, I’m here, I have one week to play now. Saturday is a massive game. I just want to win for me and them also.”

Hazard reveals the uncertainty surrounding Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has had no impact on the squad.

Conte is expected to leave at the end of the season after his relationship with the club’s board was ruined by their failure to back his transfer plans.

“We don’t think about that. We’re just focused on the game,” Hazard claimed.

“We have one game to play and then we’ll see what happens at the end of the season.”

“I need two more trophies, Champions League and FA Cup. That’s it,” Hazard said about the trophies he is missing in his personal cabinet.

“We’re Chelsea. We need trophies at the end of the season.

“At the moment we have nothing. We have not qualified for the Champions League. So the season has been bad.

“If we can’t be in the Champions League we need the trophy.

“It’s up to us to save the season with the FA Cup. I’ve never won the FA Cup. I hope this year is for me and for Chelsea. We will give everything.”

Chelsea and Hazard will face their former boss José Mourinho this weekend and the Portuguese has been criticised for conservative tactics this season, but Hazard expects United to pose a stern test.

“We know how he will play. We all know that. That’s why we need to be ready,” he concluded.

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