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Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud has been recently linked with a move to Olympique Marseille, who also failed to land Mario Balotelli from OGC Nice in the summer transfer market window.

The Frenchman came off the bench in Chelsea’s 2-0 win over Bournemouth last time out as he provided an assist for teammate Pedro Rodriguez in the second half.

Also Maurizio Sarri has praised the former Arsenal star despite he has not been given many chances with the Blues so far. And Giroud told French outlet Telefoot: “I still have one year of contract, plus possibly another year. The board of the club have been positive in terms of giving me it.

“I do not know yet, we’ll see how things are in April or May, but I won’t exclude any possibility. We’ll see.”

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Chelsea youngster Tammy Abraham has today joined Championship side Aston Villa on a season-long loan, both clubs have confirmed.

The 20-year-old, who earned two international caps with England in the 2017/18 campaign, scored 26 goals on loan at Bristol City and was named the club’s Player of the Year.

He told Aston Villa’s official website: “Aston Villa are a big club that belongs in the Premier League and I’m here to help them achieve that. 

“At this stage of my career, I need games and this is a great place for me to come and showcase my talent. I can’t wait to get started.”

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Maurizio Sarri has confirmed both Gary Cahill and Ruben Loftus-Cheek are “important players” for Chelsea and will be involved soon despite not featuring in the first two games of Premier League season.

The Italian manager also claimed he hopes Mateo Kovacic will remain here in the future” after joining the Blues on a season-long loan from Real Madrid.

On Mateo Kovacic, who came off the bench against Arsenal as well as Chelsea starlet Eden Hazard: “I thought Mateo and Eden played very well in the last 30 minutes, but also in that moment the intensity of the match was going down.

Like Eden, Mateo is ready to play for 60 or 65 minutes. I like him very much so I hope that he will remain here in the future”.

About Ruben Loftus-Cheek, who was not named among the subs for the London derby against Arsenal last Saturday: “It was only a decision about the positions, I chose to put two wingers on the bench and only one midfielder.

I’ve spoken with him twice this week after I spoke to the club, I think Loftus will remain with us, we can speak again about his situation but only in December”.

Gary Cahill needs more time to get the best shape before making his debut for Chelsea in the 2018/19 campaign, according to Sarri.

He said: “In this moment for a defender it’s more difficult to play in my team after only 20 days of training. It’s easier for offensive players so in this moment he needs to have much more training with us. I told him he needs to be patient but he is very important for us”.

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Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri has been speaking ahead of upcoming Premier League clash against Newcastle United at St.James’ Park.

The Italian manager was asked twice about Eden Hazard, who’s been consistently linked with a move to Real Madrid.

About the Belgian star, Sarri told journalists he’s confident the starlet won’t leave Stamford Bridge before the end of La Liga transfer market window: “I think so. Because I’m the coach of a very good team, a great club, and we cannot sell such an important player without the possibility of buying another player at the same level, so I hope Eden will stay for this season”.

“I think that Eden is ready to play for 50 or 60 minutes, I don’t know about 90 minutes, but he can start. I am happy with him if he wants to play. I think it’s the right way to think for him but I have to think for everybody”.

Hazard was crucial in providing assists for Pedro and Marcos Alonso respectively against Huddersfield Town and Arsenal so far.

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Chelsea starlet Ola Aina will spend next season on loan with Serie A side Torino, who also have an option to make the deal permanent at the end of current season.

The Nigerian star told Torino’s official website: “The club has been keeping tabs on me for a long time, I hope I can make an impact here. I am aware this is a club which trust young players and this is very important for me”.

“I hope I can learn many things in Italy, especially in the way to cover the pitch properly because tactics and organization are crucial aspects in football. I can’t wait to get started”.

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Tiemoue Bakayoko will play next season with AC Milan as he looks set to sign for the Serie A giants on loan with option to make the move permanent for £35.6m at the end of 2018/19 campaign.

The Frenchman has travelled to Italy yesterday and is currently undergoing his medical with the Rossoneri.

Bakayoko, who joined Chelsea from AS Monaco on a £40m move last summer, failed to make an impact at Stamford Bridge.

It has been reported AC Milan head-coach Gennaro Gattuso firmly promoted the signing of the 23-year-old.

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Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri believes latest signing Mateo Kovacic could make an impact at Stamford Bridge while Kepa Arrizabalaga, who made his Premier League debut today, “is young and very talented goalkeeper”. The Italian manager also hailed “very good player” Jorginho. The Brazilian born midfielder converted into a goal the penalty which ensured a 0-2 advantage for the Blues at halftime.

About Chelsea signings in the summer transfer window, Sarri told Sky Sports in Italy: “I have to say that the board has been really willing, helpful. We have lost a great goalkeeper, but was fair not to keep him here against his will. We lost him [Thibaut Courtois] on his own free will and we brought in a very young and great player like Kepa.

Then [Mateo] Kovacic could blow-up [enlarge his potential conclusively], Jorginho is here as well. Chelsea squad was good already”.


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Michy Batshuayi has today joined Valencia on a season-long loan from Chelsea, both clubs have just confirmed the deal.

An official statement from the La Liga side read: “Valencia CF and Chelsea FC have reached an agreement this Friday for the loan of Michi Batsuayi until the end of the season”.

The Belgian star failed to make a single appearance under Maurizio Sarri’s management as he returned from holidays just a few days ago following the World Cup 2018 in Russia.

Batshuayi spent last mid-season on loan at Bundesliga giants Borussia Dortmund.


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Both Kepa Arrizabalaga and Mateo Kovacic started to work under the management of Maurizio Sarri at Cobham earlier this evening.

The Spain international joined the Blues from Athletic Bilbao on a world-record £72m move last night, while the Croatian star was included as a part of the deal which landed Thibaut Courtois to Santiago Bernabeu today. Kovacic, who joins Chelsea on a season-long loan, received a warm-welcome from former Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata earlier today.

Chelsea have posted on their official website some pictures of today’s double training session:


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