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PETR CECH ARSENAL

In an interview to Canal + Blues legend Petr Cech admitted leaving Chelsea was the right decision:

“I made a good choice,” he is quoted by C+ journalist Matt Spiro:

“I had to decide between disappointing Chelsea fans & being happy. After 10 years thinking of club, I put myself first.

“I don’t know if Wenger sleeps better since he bought me. But when I met him, he explained how the club functions and I liked it.

“I knew Arsenal had team to challenge for title. Just need consistency. Last minute against Leicester changed the season. Now must keep momentum”.

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French international Paul Pogba has been in Chelsea‘s radar for a long time but the London club have failed so far in acquiring the youngsters signature.

The Blues are said to be considering a new offer. With the potential arrival of Antonio Conte as manager, the Pogba deal could be more likely than it ever was before.

Conte had a spell in charge of Pogba during his time at Juventus and his relationship with the player could sway his decision.

The Juventus star is said to be worth around £85m and has the interest of many clubs, including German giants Bayern Munich and Premier League contenders Manchester City.

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Mourinho Van Gaal Old Trafford 2014
Mourinho and Van Gaal at Old Trafford in October 2014 © Francesca Ceciarini

Former Chelsea manager José Mourinho would have confessed to close friends that “Manchester United deal is done”.

The Portuguese coach would go to replace his ex mentor Louis Van Gaal on the Red Devils bench.

He should take charge of team at the end of this season and he will find his old Spanish rival Pep Guardiola, who will become Manchester City manager at the end of this campaign.

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Galeone and Allegri watching a match in Italy

Ex Italian coach Giovanni Galeone managed Massimiliano Allegri during his player career and knows him really well.

The former Pescara boss spoke this morning to Roman’s network Radio Radio and revealed that the Juventus manager is very keen to move to England to accept Chelsea deal:

“I think Max will go to Chelsea and will do very well,” Galeone claimed

“Allegri is doing incredible things, even if the club failed to buy the players he requested last summer: from Mario Gotze, to Isco.

“He will leave Italy, and I see him going to England because the deal Roman Abramovich has offered is really fantastic.

“As one of the five best coaches in the world, he has to leave Juventus, it makes no sense for him to stay in Italy.”

 

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On loan Chelsea striker Radamel Falcao failed in his attempts to return to Atletico Madrid on transfer deadline day.

It was reported that Falcao, 29, was in Madrid on deadline day, looking to end his torrid time in England. Which has seen him score just five goals in an injury hit year and a half in the Premier League at both Manchester United and Chelsea.

The forward, who has made just one start for Chelsea, couldn’t put pen to paper at Atletico due to Jackson Martinez’s reported transfer to China falling through.

Chelsea now have four different striking options in Falcao, Pato, Remy and Diego Costa.

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Chelsea are close to striking a deal for New York Red Bulls Defender Matt Miazga

The 20-year-old centre back is highly rated in the Major League Soccer and has been capped once for the United States.

Maiza, arrived this morning ahead of his £3.5m move to Stamford Bridge.

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Chelsea’s young striker, Patrick Bamford has recently been linked with a variety of Premier League clubs looking for a loan move for the 22 year-old striker, but how good is he?

The Blues forward signed from Nottingham Forrest in January 2012, having only made two substitute appearances. But the Chelsea scouts saw enough in him at youth level to take a gamble on the then 18 year-old.

Bamford then spent the rest of the 2011/12 season in the Chelsea youth team and was ready for a loan switch to MK Dons when the opportunity arose the following season. Bamford spent just over a year there scoring 18 goals in 37 League One appearances.

The youngster impressed and his loan spell was ended in January 2014 for him to take the step up and move to Championship side Derby County for the remainder of the season in which he scored 8 goals in 14 starts. This prompted a battle for Bamford’s services within the Championship the following season with then boss Jose Mourinho electing to send him on loan to one of his old coaches Aitor Karanka at Middlesborough. Bamford excelled on loan at The Riverside scoring 17 goals in just 32 starts taking Boro to Wembly and the Play-off final, which they would eventually lose to Norwich. Bamford claimed the Championship player of the year that season and was touted for great things on his return to Chelsea.

Mourinho still didn’t quite believe Bamford could make an impact at Chelsea just yet and sent the forward out on loan, to his biggest test yet, Premier League side Crystal Palace. In which the test was a bit too much. The youngster cut short his loan spell earlier this month due to a lack of playing time, in which he only made 6 substitute appearances for The Eagles.

Chelsea will hope that Bamford is taken on by another Premier League club in order for him to show his potential in the Premier League. It’s all there for Bamford, he needs to take his chance in the Premier League and prove to the Chelsea hierarchy that he can make it in the first-team.

 

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Chelsea are closing in on the signing of MLS star Matt Miazga.

Miazga, 20, who currently plays for MLS side New York Red Bulls, is due to fly to London before Saturday in order to complete his £3.5 million move to the Blues.

The 6ft 4in centre back is regarded as a promising young talent, having already made his debut for the U.S national team under former German international Jurgen Klinsmann.

This will come as some concern to Chelsea’s current centre back Gary Cahill, whose already finding it difficult to break into the first team under Guus Hiddink. With Chelsea captain John Terry and promising young Frenchman Kurt Zouma ahead of him in the pecking order.

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Chelsea looking to add quality and depth to their strike force to ease the load on Diego Costa, they are said to be interested in Athletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann.

The striker has scored 20 goals this season attracting the eye of Chelsea and also Spanish giants Barcelona.

Diego Simone, the Athletico boss has spoken about the importance of the Frenchman and this makes the player want to stay with the club.

“When the boss told the press that I’m such an important player, it made me want to stay even more.

“I wasn’t looking for another team or anything, but now I think about it even less.”

However, Diego Simone will not stand in the players way if he does change his mind.

“Of course he’s a very important player for us, but we can’t hold him here with chains.”

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