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Inter Milan have announced the appointment of Antonio Conte as their manager after the Italian put the pen to paper on a three-year-contract.

The former Chelsea boss led the Blues to the Premier League title in 2017 before lifting an FA Cup back in 2018.

Current Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri could join Conte in Italy as he reportedly received a massive offer from Serie A champions Juventus following the victory in Europa League final earlier on Wednesday in Baku.

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Michy Batshuayi’s loan deal at Valencia will come to an end as the Belgian international is set for a return to Chelsea in the January transfer window, sporting director Mateu Alemany has confirmed earlier this week.

“The player knows this and we hope that soon it can be solved for the good of all the parties,” he said.

The former OM striker struggled to make an impact with the La Liga side as he scored just three goals in 23 appearances.

Batshuayi, who has scored 19 goals in 53 matches with Chelsea since joining in July 2016 under Antonio Conte‘s management at Stamford Bridge.




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Cesc Fabregas has taken to Twitter as he sent an heartfelt message to Chelsea fans after joining French side AS Monaco on a permanent move earlier tonight.

The Spaniard wrote: “It’s with mixed emotions that I am writing this message. To everyone at Chelsea Football Club.

The owner Mr Abramovich who brought me here, to my teammates who helped me win so many trophies, to the staff who made my time here so easy and to you all fans who made me feel so special week in week out. It has been an incredible journey and it is with great sadness that I must say goodbye.

I will miss you all and wish you the best of luck for the future!”

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Chelsea have announced wing-back Marcos Alonso has put the pen to paper on a new and improved five-year contract at Stamford Bridge earlier this morning.

The Spaniard, who’s now contracted with the Blues until June 2023, told Chelsea’s official website: “I am so happy to stay here longer and to keep playing for one of the best teams in the world. It’s been a very good two seasons and I am looking forward to more.”

Alonso was among Antonio Conte‘s first signings at the beginning of his Chelsea reign in August 2016 as he joined the future Premier League champions on a £23m move from Fiorentina.

The left-back is enjoying a brilliant start to the season also under new Blues’ manager Maurizio Sarri, who’s already hailed him as a “world-class defender”.

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Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud has denied reports claiming he would be considering a move away from Stamford Bridge, with Olympique Marseille reportedly interested in signing the 31-year-old.

The Frenchman has no immediate plans to return to Ligue 1 after joining the Blues on January’s Deadline Day from Premier League rivals Arsenal.

Giroud told Mundo Deportivo. “Many things have been said in the last few days, but in the near future my objective is not to return to France. For now I am a Chelsea player.”

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Gianluca Spinelli leaves Chelsea after two seasons in Antonio Conte’s staff at Stamford Bridge. The club would have been eager to extend his stay in London, but the former Genoa CFC goalkeeper coach has chosen instead to join Paris Saint-Germain and their latest signing Gianluigi Buffon.

Chelsea will reportedly keep Paolo Bertelli, who previously worked under Antonio Conte’s management, also in Maurizio Sarri‘s backroom staff.

Spinelli recently paid tribute to Chelsea star Thibaut Courtois as the Belgium international was crowned the best goalkeeper and took the Golden Glove at the World Cup.

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Antonio Conte is no longer in charge at Stamford Bridge as head-coach, Chelsea have confirmed via their official website.

An official statement read: “Chelsea Football Club and Antonio Conte have parted company.

During Antonio’s time at the club, we won our sixth league title and eighth FA Cup. In the title winning season, the club set a then-record 30 wins in a 38-game Premier League season, as well as a club-record 13 consecutive league victories.

We wish Antonio every success in his future career”.

Maurizio Sarri is set to take over from his italian compatriot Antonio Conte at Chelsea in the next few hours.

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Barcelona are confident they can sign both Willian and N’Golo Kante from Chelsea, according to reports in Italy.

It is understood the La Liga champions have placed a second and improved £53m bid for the Brazilian star as Chelsea rejected their previous one.

And Gianluca Di Marzio reported tonight that Barcelona would be interested in signing also N’Golo Kante, who will face Croatia at the World Cup final next Sunday.

With Jorginho set to become a new Chelsea player, the France international could leave Stamford Bridge if a massive offer is placed by the Spanish giants.


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England international and Chelsea midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek told SkySports he “understands” the Blues are a massive club despite “not be given a chance” at Stamford Bridge under Antonio Conte’s management has been “so difficult”. 

The former Crystal Palace star said: “It’s been so difficult to go from playing every game then get to the seniors and not be given a chance. It’s really difficult mentally, there’s only so long you just enjoy training with top players.

“From a year ago, I’ve improved so much from playing. A game situation is completely different. It’s hard to compare the faith of Gareth Southgate and Roy Hodgson and my lack of chances at Chelsea because it’s such a big club – managers are under pressure and maybe don’t want to take a chance on a young player.

About Maurizio Sarri‘s imminent arrival, Loftus-Cheek added: “I don’t understand what’s going on behind the scenes fully, but Chelsea’s a massive club and I understand why chances don’t come so often”.


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