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Football: Chelsea boss Conte praises experienced Morata

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Beijing (AFP) – Chelsea manager Antonio Conte marvelled Friday at the “crazy” transfer fees demanded for players, though he praised 80-million-euro ($92.2-million) newcomer Alvaro Morata as a young but experienced striker with a bright future.

The Italian coach said Morata, 24, will be a “first choice” player for his squad in the upcoming Premier League season, a day after Real Madrid and Chelsea announced his transfer.

Football: Chelsea boss Conte praises experienced Morata

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Beijing (AFP) – Chelsea manager Antonio Conte marvelled Friday at the “crazy” transfer fees demanded for players, though he praised 80-million-euro ($92.2-million) newcomer Alvaro Morata as a young but experienced striker with a bright future.

The Italian coach said Morata, 24, will be a “first choice” player for his squad in the upcoming Premier League season, a day after Real Madrid and Chelsea announced his transfer.

Morata passes Chelsea medical

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London (AFP) – Spanish striker Alvaro Morata has passed his Chelsea medical ahead of his move to the Premier League champions from Real Madrid, according to Sky Sports on Friday.

The 24-year-old is now expected to fly to Singapore to link up with his new team-mates, who are preparing to play Arsenal in a friendly in Beijing.

Morata passes Chelsea medical

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London (AFP) – Spanish striker Alvaro Morata has passed his Chelsea medical ahead of his move to the Premier League champions from Real Madrid, according to Sky Sports on Friday.

The 24-year-old is now expected to fly to Singapore to link up with his new team-mates, who are preparing to play Arsenal in a friendly in Beijing.

Morata hails Chelsea as ‘best club’, Conte ‘best coach’

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London (AFP) – Chelsea’s 80-million-euro new boy Alvaro Morata hailed the English champions as “the best club” and manager Antonio Conte as “one of the world’s best coaches” as the striker arrived in London to complete his transfer Thursday.

The 24-year-old is expected to sign a five-year deal at Stamford Bridge after a deal reported to be worth 80 million euros ($92.

Morata hails Chelsea as ‘best club’, Conte ‘best coach’

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London (AFP) – Chelsea’s 80-million-euro new boy Alvaro Morata hailed the English champions as “the best club” and manager Antonio Conte as “one of the world’s best coaches” as the striker arrived in London to complete his transfer Thursday.

The 24-year-old is expected to sign a five-year deal at Stamford Bridge after a deal reported to be worth 80 million euros ($92.

Why Does Chelsea Only Have 17 Senior Players?

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You might have thought the Premier League champions, with the added responsibility of Champions League football next season, would be busy adding to their squad for next season.

However, all is not so well at Chelsea, with their first-team squad looking threadbare with less than a month to go until the campaign begins.

Chelsea: Diego Costa Spends Pre-Season Partying In Brazil While Wearing Atletico Madrid Shirt (Video)

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Diego Costa has provided us with further circumstantial evidence (if it were needed) that he won't be a Chelsea player next season.

The striker reportedly already has one foot out of the door at Stamford Bridge having seen his already fractious relationship with manager Antonio Conte dissolve to nowt over the past few weeks.

Conte eyes Real’s Morata to cure Lukaku hangover

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London (AFP) – Spanish striker Alvaro Morata is now the focus of frustrated Chelsea manager Antonio Conte’s attentions after Romelu Lukaku slipped through his fingers and signed for Manchester United, according to media reports.

Chelsea have tabled a £62 million (70m euros, $80m) bid for the 24-year-old Morata but Real Madrid are holding out for around £80m, the reports say.

Diego Costa: Given extended time off to sort out Atletico return as it's clear that he will be sold.

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Diego Costa has been given permission by Chelsea to miss the start of pre-season training this week as he looks to secure a move back to Atletico Madrid and subsequent loan until January despite wanting to stay at Chelsea.

Ever since Antonio Conte broke the news to Diego Costa (reportedly) via text message that he is no longer part of his plans moving forward, we have all had an eye on the players return to Cobham and pre-season training today.

Antonio Rudiger signs as Chelsea reveal signing in cool Social Media video.

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Antonio Rudiger has signed for Chelsea for a reported fee of £31m rising to £33m and signed a five-year contract. The German international is Antonio Conte's first major summer signing.

Which name would you get on the back of your @nikefootball Chelsea home shirt today?

Costa given extra time off with Chelsea future uncertain

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London (AFP) – Diego Costa has been permitted by Premier League champions Chelsea to miss the start of pre-season training on Monday, fuelling speculation he is set to rejoin Atletico Madrid.

The 28-year-old Brazil-born Spanish international is still keen on a return to Atletico despite them not being allowed to field new players until January because of a transfer ban.

Costa given extra time off with Chelsea future uncertain

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London (AFP) – Diego Costa has been permitted by Premier League champions Chelsea to miss the start of pre-season training on Monday, fuelling speculation he is set to rejoin Atletico Madrid.

The 28-year-old Brazil-born Spanish international is still keen on a return to Atletico despite them not being allowed to field new players until January because of a transfer ban.

Manchester United move realises childhood dream: Lukaku

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London (AFP) – Romelu Lukaku says his move from Everton to Manchester United for a reported £75million ($97m, 85.5m euros) is the opportunity he dreamed of as a child.

The 24-year-old Belgian international striker told ESPN he hadn’t hesitated over the move even though his former club Chelsea offered a similar fee but apparently baulked at the sizeable commission his agent Mino Raiola demanded.

Chelsea transfer news: Antonio Rudiger to have medical this week

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Chelsea have agreed a £34 million deal to sign Antonio Rudiger from AS Roma, according to Sky Sports. The German will take a medical in Los Angeles this week before being officially announced as a Blues player. The defender could become Chelsea’s first summer signing of the window, ahead of Tiemoue Bakayoko and Alex Sandro.

Romelu Lukaku: Man Utd Make Their Move, Agree £75m Fee With Everton, Formally End Interest In Alvaro Morata

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Holy moly, it's all hotting up on the Romelu Lukaku front this morning.

As was speculated, Manchester United have reportedly gone and struck a deal to sign Romelu Lukaku from right underneath Chelsea's metaphorical nose.

According to a breaking bulletin from the Telegraph's James Ducker, United have agreed a fee of £75million with Everton, with an expedited deal set to go through before the end of the week.

Abramovich could get rid of Chelsea fan favourite if this keeps happening, warns ESPN pundit

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Antonio Conte is apparently unhappy with Chelsea’s efforts in the transfer market if recent reports are to be believed.

Apparently, there is a backroom battle brewing at Stamford Bridge and the ESPN pundit Steve Nicol thinks that Conte needs to get in line or he could be out of a job soon.

Why Arsenal simply will NOT get Fabregas from Chelsea…..

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Ever since reports emerged claiming that Chelsea boss Antonio Conte will look to off-load Cesc Fabregas this summer, Arsenal fans have to taken to social media to urge the Gunners' manager Arsene Wenger to re-sign the club's former skipper as the North London side prepare to go into their first season without Champions League football [.

Chelsea: Spanish Newspaper Claim To Have Intercepted The Text Message Antonio Conte Sent To Diego Costa

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It very much looks like Diego Costa's timeat Chelsea is at an end, with manager Antonio Conte apparently informing his top goalscorer that his services will no longer be required via text message.

Speaking to reporters while on international duty with Spain, Costa revealed that he's now "looking for a way out" after being told by Conte that he won't be "counted on" for next season in the most ruthless manner imaginable.

Chelsea board shocked with this revelation from star, will affect Conte's summer transfer plans

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Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has informed Diego Costa that the Spanish international is no longer a part of his plans for next season.

Costa has revealed to the media that Conte sent him a text confirming the news earlier this week.

Conte had 3-4-3 in mind from start – ex-Chelsea coach

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Burton-on-Trent (United Kingdom) (AFP) – The seeds of Chelsea’s Premier League title triumph were sown at the end of their dismal 2015-16 campaign, former assistant coach Steve Holland has revealed.

Incoming manager Antonio Conte’s mid-game switch to a 3-4-3 system during Chelsea’s 3-0 loss at Arsenal last September was widely identified as the pivotal moment in their season.

Conte had 3-4-3 in mind from start – ex-Chelsea coach

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Burton-on-Trent (United Kingdom) (AFP) – The seeds of Chelsea’s Premier League title triumph were sown at the end of their dismal 2015-16 campaign, former assistant coach Steve Holland has revealed.

Incoming manager Antonio Conte’s mid-game switch to a 3-4-3 system during Chelsea’s 3-0 loss at Arsenal last September was widely identified as the pivotal moment in their season.

Diego Costa: Conte Does Not Want Me

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Chelsea striker Diego Costa looks set to leave Stamford Bridge this summer after revealing Antonio Conte messaged him to tell him he wasn't in his plans.

The 26-year-old scored 26 goals for Chelsea last season on their way to the Premier League title but has previously been linked with a move to the Chinese Super League and a return to Atletico Madrid, who are under a transfer registration ban.

‘He Told Me He Doesn’t Count On Me For Next Season’ – Antonio Conte Ends Diego Costa’s Chelsea Career By Text Message

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Diego Costa has revealed that he is hoping to leave Chelsea this summer after seeing his relationship with manager Antonio Conte deteriorate to the point of non-existence.

Indeed, the 28-year-old striker claims he received a text message from Conte after Spain's 2-2 draw with Colombia on Wednesday to inform him that he will not be considered as part of the Italian's plans at Stamford Bridge next season.

Costa says Conte ‘doesn’t want me’ at Chelsea

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Murcia (Spain) (AFP) – Diego Costa insists he will look for an exit route out of Chelsea after being told by manager Antonio Conte he is not in the Italian’s plans for next season.

Costa was an integral part of Chelsea’s Premier League winning campaign this season, scoring 22 goals.

Costa says Conte ‘doesn’t want me’ at Chelsea

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Murcia (Spain) (AFP) – Diego Costa insists he will look for an exit route out of Chelsea after being told by manager Antonio Conte he is not in the Italian’s plans for next season.

Costa was an integral part of Chelsea’s Premier League winning campaign this season, scoring 22 goals.

The Italian Job: A Chelsea thriller starring Antonio Conte.

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The Italian Job (a Chelsea thriller starring Antonio Conte: Part One) chronicles Conte's dramatic first campaign as Blues manager. Forging a remarkable emotional bond with players and supporters alike via a unique blend of charisma, passion, philosophy and humility, Antonio Conte transformed the London club into silverware contenders once more.

Diego Costa: I have two years left in my contract and I won't go somewhere else just because they want so.

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Diego Costa scored his twenty-first goal of the season in our FA Cup Final defeat to Arsenal and then issued Chelsea with an ultimatum if they wanted to sell him.

The publicised interest from China has died down as reported on here last week and it looked as though Diego Costa was about to re-negotiate a new contract at Chelsea for a reported £300,000 per week after Antonio Conte had virtually begged Roman Abramovich to keep him - That's what we had been led to believe anyway.

Costa will only leave Chelsea for Atletico

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London (AFP) – Diego Costa claims he will only leave Chelsea to return to Atletico Madrid this summer, turning his back on long-term speculation of a blockbuster move to China.

Costa scored 22 goals this season in firing Chelsea to the Premier League title for the second time in three seasons at the club.

David Luiz - Premier League Champion.

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David Luiz has been a revelation at Chelsea this year under Antonio Conte and is now finally a Premier League Champion.

When David Luiz came back to Chelsea all of us were shocked or a least surprised at the fact that he wanted to come back. Having won the Champions League, Europa League and FA Cup in his first spell to then move to PSG and a new life in France, he seemed set to remain there and to be a key player in their charge to win the Champions League.

Chelsea grant permission for two Premier League clubs to speak with Tammy Abraham.

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Brighton and Newcastle have been granted permission to speak with Tammy Abraham about a potential loan move next season. Chelsea will ensure that he is tied down to a new long term contract first.

Now with all the rumour and speculation concerning our current strikers at the club I can see that people reading this post will argue the case that this guy has done more than enough through all levels at the football club and on loan this past season in the Championship, to be given a place in Antonio Conte's squad for next season.

Chelsea transfers - I’d be surprised if there were not at least five or six big players coming in the summer.

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John Terry has revealed this week that he would be "surprised" if Chelsea do not six five or six big players this summer as we prepare for life being back in the Champions League.

As with any season, there will be players leaving the club and players coming in to the club as that's part and parcel of football.

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Chelsea complete deal for midfielder Bakayoko

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London (AFP) – Chelsea completed the signing of French international midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko from Monaco, the Premier League champions announced on Saturday.

The 22-year-old joined Antonio Conte’s Chelsea on a five-year contract for a reported fee of up to £39.7 million ($51.

Chelsea complete deal for midfielder Bakayoko

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London (AFP) – Chelsea completed the signing of French international midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko from Monaco, the Premier League champions announced on Saturday.

The 22-year-old joined Antonio Conte’s Chelsea on a five-year contract for a reported fee of up to £39.7 million ($51.

Chelsea’s Conte says life must go on despite Manchester attack

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London (AFP) – Chelsea manager Antonio Conte paid tribute to the victims of the Manchester terror attack on Friday, but said it should not change the way people go about their lives.

Saturday’s FA Cup final between Chelsea and Arsenal at Wembley will take place amid heightened security measures after 22 people were killed by a suicide bomber following an Ariana Grande concert at Manchester Arena on Monday.

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Chelsea set to make big money by selling this player.

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Chelsea are set to receive a transfer fee that is being reported at around £16m from Lyon for the services of Betrand Traore.

It's a massive amount of money for a player who had a fantastic season with Ajax last term, with Vitesse Arnhem two seasons ago and someone who had showed in our first team glimpses of what he could do before that.

Antonio Conte looking at former Premier League Players Player of the Year this summer?

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According to The Telegraph, Antonio Conte is watching developments regarding the immediate future of Riyad Mahrez who is looking to leave Leicester City this season.

Now as we know Arsenal have been huge admirers of Mahrez and it looked as though he would follow N'Golo Kante out of the club last summer after their amazing title win.

Virgil Van Dijk or Leonardo Bonucci? I know who I would rather sign. Liverpool you can have him.

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It's the biggest no-brainer of the week in football for me, Virgil Van Dijk or Leonardo Bonucci at roughly the same price?

According to various UK reports in recent days, Chelsea have missed out on the signing of Virgil Van Dijk and I am heartbroken! Well, that's what the press would have you believe as Liverpool rejoice at the fact that he has made a decision to turn us down!

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Wednesday Kickoff: Barcelona expect Neymar stay, Bayern keeping Muller and more

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Several elite clubs have denied potential massive transfers to headline Wednesday's news.

Barcelona vice president Jordi Mestre says he is "200 percent sure" that Neymar will not leave for Paris Saint-Germain. (REPORT)

Bayern Munich CEOKarl-Heinz Rummenigge says the club will not sell Thomas Muller despite Premier League links.

Match Preview: New York City FC vs. Philadelphia Union

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The Union travel to Yankee Stadium looking to avenge a 2-0 defeat earlier in the season. Can Jim Curtin find scoring depth? Will the back line contain David Villa? PSP gets you ready for Saturday's match against NYCFC.