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Monaco vice-president Vadim Vasilyev has confirmed the club have set personal terms with Michy Batshuayi, despite Chelsea want a permanent move for the Belgian striker.
Speaking at a press conference along with former Blues‘ star Cesc Fabregas, Vasilyev told journalist: “It’s true that a striker could help the team”.
“We’re just looking to good opportunities on the market. We have an agreement with the player and with Valencia but not with Chelsea”.

“They want a [permanent] transfer. Everything could go very quickly in football so we’ll see.”

Batshuayi headed back to Cobham after spending the last six months on loan with La Liga side Valencia.


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Spain suffered an away defeat in a dramatic clash against Croatia. A late goal from Tim Jedvaj, who had scored earlier in the second half before Sergio Ramos made 2-2 through a penalty, means both Croatia and England have a chance to go through the final stage.

Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata came off the bench with 25 left to be played, while Kepa and Azpilicueta were unused subs as well as Blues’ midfielder Mateo Kovacic.

Meanwhile, Valencia star and Chelsea loanee Michy Batshuayi scored a brace in Belgium’s home win against Iceland. The Red Devils are currently leading the table with 9 points from 3 games and will face Switzerland on Sunday to defend their 1st place. Hazard was handed the captain’s armband.

Maurizio Sarri saw Ruben Loftus-Cheek involved in the second half of a 3-0 friendly win over USA, while Ross Barkley was an unused sub. Defender Antonio Rudiger featured for Germany in their home win against  Russia.

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Eden Hazard and Blues’ loanee Michy Batshuayi were dominant in Belgium’s away victory against Scotland at Hampden Park.

The Chelsea star gave the lead before providing an assist to the 24-year-old striker, who scored a brace. Batshuayi has now scored 8 goals of his 10 for the Red Devils coming off the bench as a substitute.

On the other hand, Hazard has been directly involved in 26 goals in his last 26 matches with the national team, scoring 13 goals. Scotland have tonight conceded the heaviest defeat at home since 1973 (Scotland 0-5 England).



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during the International Friendly match between Italy and Netherlands at Allianz Stadium on June 4, 2018 in Turin, Italy.

Roberto Mancini earned a vital point in Italy’s UEFA Nations League opener against Poland at Stadio Renato Dall’Ara in Bologna.

The Azzurri struggled to find consistency in a tough first half as they conceded a goal scored by SSC Napoli star Piotr Zielinski in the 40th minute.

Chelsea star Jorginho was the man who sealed a home draw after Federico Chiesa was kicked inside the penalty area. The Brazilian born midfielder converted into a goal the penalty with 12 minutes left to go.

Eden Hazard and Blues’ loanee Michy Batshuayi were on fire in Belgium away victory over Scotland at Hampden Park. The Chelsea star scored the opener and provided an assist to the 24-year-old striker, who netted his 7th and 8th goal coming as a substitute for the Red Devils. Hazard has been involved in 26 goals during his last 26 matches with the National Team, scoring 13 goals with 13 assists too.

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Belgium bounced back with a massive comeback as they beat Japan after being two goals behind last night in Russia.

Goals from Jan Vertonghen, Marouane Fellaini and Nacer Chadli completed an amazing turnaround for the Red Devils. 

Thibaut Courtois started in goal while Eden Hazard hit the post and served a superb assist for the Manchester United midfielder, who leveled the score just before Chadli’s late goal which secured a 3-2 win.

Belgium face Brazil in the Quarter-Finals of the World Cup, it means a Chelsea quartet could be starting the game: Willian, Courtois, Hazard and Batshuayi.

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Chelsea centre-back Gary Cahill played the whole game against Belgium tonight, saving a certain goal from Michy Batshuayi earlier in the first half.

The England international and Blues’ captain was selected in the starting XI to face Red Devils in Kaliningrad, with also Chelsea midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek involved in the game.

Chelsea stars Thibaut Courtois and Michy Batshuayi featured for Belgium, while Eden Hazard was an unused sub in Roberto Martinez’s team.

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COLOGNE, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 02: Michy Batshuayi of Dortmund celebrates scoring his second goal on his debut during the Bundesliga match between 1. FC Koeln and Borussia Dortmund at RheinEnergieStadion on February 2, 2018 in Cologne, Germany. (Photo by Alex Grimm/Bongarts/Getty Images)

Chelsea loanee Michy Batshuayi, who scored twice in the first-leg of Europa League clash against Atalanta last week, was in the squad who passed through the next stage following a vivid 1-1 in Italy. The Belgian international took to social medias just after the game to complain after alleged racist chanting from the stands.

Batshuayi wrote: “2018 and still racists monkey noises in the stands … really ?! hope you have fun watching the rest of EuropaLeague on TV while we are through #SayNoToRacism #GoWatchBlackPanther”. Atalanta’s president instantly apologized for home fans’ misconduct during the game.


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Chelsea manager Antonio Conte believes tomorrow’s Premier League game vs Bournemouth won’t be easy for the Blues.

According to the Italian coach, some factors have made more complicated the preparation of the game and one of them is the January transfer window:

Tomorrow is a big challenge for us. The transfer market period is finishing, and for many reasons you can have distractions. But I am very happy because I have players with great focus. Today the training, and the commitment and behaviour of my players, was positive. Conte said. “Then we have to face our injury problems. To miss Morata and Willian, and to have Batshuayi’s situation in balance, makes it not easy to prepare, but no excuses, no alibi. We want to get three points against a team who has rested for 10 days. Instead we have had to play every three days. For this reason, the game won’t be easy for us. For sure it’s not the best situation to prepare a league game, but there are these types of situations you must be prepared to face. I ask all my players to be focused on the game, and on our target, which is to play a good game and try and get three points. It’s not right to have a match when there is the deadline of the transfer market. You can have this situation where [players] are doing half and half. Whoever decides the future should reflect a bit before preparing this. There are many coaches who don’t like to have a game when there is the deadline of the transfer window.”

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CHELSEA – Caballero; Rudiger, Christensen, Cahill (c); Zappacosta, Drinkwater, Kante, Alonso; Pedro, Batshuayi, Hazard.

Subs: Eduardo, Ampadu, Moses, Fabregas, Barkley, Musonda, Hudson-Odoi.

Manager: Antonio Conte

NEWCASTLE – Darlow, Manquillo, Mbemba, Lascelles (c), Clark, Haïdara, Shelvey, Saivet, Hayden, Ritchie, Gayle.

Subs: Woodman, Yedlin, Dummett, Diamé, Atsu, Murphy, Joselu.

Manager: Rafa Benitez


Kick Off: 1.30 pm GMT

Venue: Stamford Bridge, London, UK


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