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Antonio Conte Agrees To Join Inter Milan This Summer

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Stunning news from Turin based Tuttosport, that former Juventus manager Antonio Conte has agreed to join Inter at the end of the season.

The current Chelsea manager has accepted a huge four year deal worth €15m per season from Suning. The former Italy boss is said to have given the OK to join the club after the offer was raised from €11m.

Chelsea reveal £8.3m Mourinho payment

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London (AFP) Chelsea paid Jose Mourinho and his staff £8.3 million ($10.1 million) following his sacking last season, taking the total severance payments to the Portuguese coach and his assistants to a remarkable £31.4 million since 2007.

Mourinho was axed by Blues owner Roman Abramovich in December 2015 after his mutinous team lurched towards the Premier League relegation zone just months after being crowned English champions.

Chelsea reveal £8.3m Mourinho payment

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London (AFP) Chelsea paid Jose Mourinho and his staff £8.3 million ($10.1 million) following his sacking last season, taking the total severance payments to the Portuguese coach and his assistants to a remarkable £31.4 million since 2007.

Mourinho was axed by Blues owner Roman Abramovich in December 2015 after his mutinous team lurched towards the Premier League relegation zone just months after being crowned English champions.

Confident Chelsea boss Antonio Conte laughs off sack talk

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Cobham (United Kingdom) (AFP) Antonio Conte insists he has no reason to fear for his future at Chelsea after bookmakers suspended betting on the Italian being sacked.

Conte has only been in charge at Stamford Bridge since July, but he had to answer questions about his job security on Friday following heavy betting on his imminent dismissal 24 hours earlier.

Confident Chelsea boss Antonio Conte laughs off sack talk

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Cobham (United Kingdom) (AFP) Antonio Conte insists he has no reason to fear for his future at Chelsea after bookmakers suspended betting on the Italian being sacked.

Conte has only been in charge at Stamford Bridge since July, but he had to answer questions about his job security on Friday following heavy betting on his imminent dismissal 24 hours earlier.

Chelsea's Chief Scout: "Chelsea will have a very busy summer!"

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After a nightmare season, our worst in the whole of the Roman Abramovich era, Chelsea's Chief Scout Pioet de Visser has claimed that there is plenty of work to do this summer. Some reports even state that Antonio Conte will be given a blank chequebook!

We can all agree that there simply has to be changes at Chelsea this summer.

John Terry signs new Chelsea deal to end exit talk

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London (AFP) Chelsea captain John Terry signed a new one-year contract with the Premier League club on Wednesday to end speculation he would be forced out of Stamford Bridge.

Terry sparked fears he was on the verge of leaving Chelsea against his will when he claimed in January he hadn't been offered an extension to his contract, which was due to expire in June.

John Terry signs new Chelsea deal to end exit talk

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London (AFP) Chelsea captain John Terry signed a new one-year contract with the Premier League club on Wednesday to end speculation he would be forced out of Stamford Bridge.

Terry sparked fears he was on the verge of leaving Chelsea against his will when he claimed in January he hadn't been offered an extension to his contract, which was due to expire in June.

Ranieri relishes triumphant return to Chelsea

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London (AFP) Claudio Ranieri's Premier League story comes full circle on Sunday as he returns in triumph to Chelsea for the final fixture of title-winners Leicester City's momentous and historic season.

Ranieri's sacking by Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich in May 2004 set in motion a succession of managerial posts at Valencia, Parma, Juventus, Roma, Inter Milan, Monaco and the Greek national team that seemed to confirm his reputation as one of football's eternal nearly men.

Ranieri relishes triumphant return to Chelsea

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London (AFP) Claudio Ranieri's Premier League story comes full circle on Sunday as he returns in triumph to Chelsea for the final fixture of title-winners Leicester City's momentous and historic season.

Ranieri's sacking by Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich in May 2004 set in motion a succession of managerial posts at Valencia, Parma, Juventus, Roma, Inter Milan, Monaco and the Greek national team that seemed to confirm his reputation as one of football's eternal nearly men.

Chelsea U19's reclaim their UEFA Youth League title!

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Chelsea have the best Academy in Europe and it's has been demonstrated for two years running as our Under 19's beat Paris Saint Germain 2-1 yesterday making it back-to-back European titles.

It's a truly fantastic achievement and a credit to everyone involved in the Academy. Plenty of focus has been on how awful our first team have been this season but no one can argue with what the club has been able to produce over the last few seasons.

So When Will Champions League Football Return To Stamford Bridge?

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Chelsea are set to be without Champions League football next season for the first time in Roman Abramovich's 13-year reign after Zlatan Ibrahimovic sent them crashing out.

It means that Chelsea, currently 10th in the Premier League and 10 points away from the top four with nine games left, must now lure a new manager knowing that a place in the Europa League is now their only realistic chance of European football next year.

Antonio Conte to meet Roman Abramovich next week to seal Chelsea deal

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Prospective new Chelsea manager Antonio Conte will meet Blues owner Roman Abramovich in Monte Carlo within the next seven day to finalise his...

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Arsenal legend advises Abramovich on who should be Chelsea’s manager next season

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Arsenal legend Ray Parlour has urged Chelsea to appoint Guus Hiddink as their permanent manager.

The Dutchman was appointed as the Blues' first-team interim manager until the end of the season in December.

Guus Hiddink sets Chelsea’s sights on overhauling Manchester United

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Guus Hiddink has set Chelsea the target of over-taking Manchester United by the end of the Premier League campaign.

Winning the Champions League and the FA Cup are the top priorities for last season's champions, who moved up to eighth place in the table thanks to a 2-1 win at Norwich City on Tuesday.

Guus Hiddink sets Chelsea’s sights on overhauling Manchester United

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Guus Hiddink has set Chelsea the target of over-taking Manchester United by the end of the Premier League campaign.

Winning the Champions League and the FA Cup are the top priorities for last season's champions, who moved up to eighth place in the table thanks to a 2-1 win at Norwich City on Tuesday.

Antonio Conte set for Chelsea job after Roman Abramovich meeting

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Chelsea Head To Italy For Their New Manager

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In a bit of a surprise Chelsea have agreed a 'deal in principle' for Italy boss Antonio Conte to become their new manager according to Italian newspaper La Gazzetta dello Sport.

Conte's contract with Italy expires at the end of Euro 2016 and the 46-year-old wants to return to club management.

‘No truth’ in Chelsea rumors for Juve’s Allegri

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Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri has again distanced himself from the Chelsea manager's job amid claims he will replace interim boss Guus Hiddink at the end of the season.

Allegri, who steered the Turin giants to the Champions League final last year, has a contract until June 2017 but is reported to be the Blues' number one choice to replace former Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho.

‘No truth’ in Chelsea rumors for Juve’s Allegri

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Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri has again distanced himself from the Chelsea manager's job amid claims he will replace interim boss Guus Hiddink at the end of the season.

Allegri, who steered the Turin giants to the Champions League final last year, has a contract until June 2017 but is reported to be the Blues' number one choice to replace former Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho.

NEW MANAGER - CHELSEA HAVE MADE THEIR DECISION - OFFER ON THE TABLE!

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Ever since Jose Mourinho was sacked, the rumour mill has moved into full swing with all sorts of names being touted to take over at Chelsea. According to reports, that decision has been made and a "fantastic" offer has been put on the table for Massimiliano Allegri of Juventus.

It's believed that a four-year deal has been offered to tempt him away from Juventus this summer and despite being warned against leaving the security he has with Juve, he WILL accept the offer made by Roman Abramovich and take over at Chelsea.

Reports: Chelsea Consider Giving Leicester Supremo Claudio Ranieri A Second Go In The Stamford Bridge Hot-Seat

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Currently enjoying an incredible season with surprise table-toppers Leicester City, Claudio Ranieri is apparently once again in the sights of Chelsea, a club he managed between 2000 and 2004 at the very start of the Roman Abramovich era.

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The Telegraph reports that the affable Italian is on a list drawn up by the Blues' bigwigs, as they plan for life after interim boss Guus Hiddink exits at the end of the current season.

Branislav Ivanovic signs new one-year deal - Your thoughts?

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Chelsea confirmed yesterday that Branislav Ivanovic has signed a one-year contract extension worth a reported £120,000 per week. I was wondering what the general consensus amongst the Chelsea fans is to the news?

Ask me two months ago and I would have said it's a joke and that he should be one of the first to leave.

Chelsea target Diego Simeone comments on uncertain Atletico Madrid future

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Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone is a hot commodity at the moment,with several top European clubs looking to prise him away from the Spanish capital. The likes of Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain will be interested in the Argentine in the summer, along with the reigning and defending English Premier League champions Chelsea.

Reports: Mexican Drug Lord Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman Wanted To Buy Chelsea

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"Come on you Blues"

As you may be aware, Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman has been in the news a fair bit recently after the Mexican drug lord was recaptured by security forces following his audacious jail break six months ago.

Sean Penn's bezzie mate is now safely back under lock and key (for the moment, anyway) but the kingpin continues to make headlines the world over one of the more curious examples coming from Spanish daily newspaper Sport.

Chelsea's wage bill is the biggest in England - Worried now this season?

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It was revealed yesterday that Chelsea's wage bill is the biggest in England and I wanted to get your opinions on the focus it received. Has it received that much attention because of our league position?

Having moved through the most successful period of our history over the last decade, there was always going to be a requirement to rebuild at the club.

GUARDIOLA - Chelsea, Manchester City or Manchester United?

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According to Spanish sourced Roman Abramovich has made it clear to Pep Guardiola that he is the man to take Chelsea forward and has offered him anything he wants to take over.
Now that's a bold statement from the Owner here. Some reports have stated that it's in the form of a blank cheque to entice him with money and Guardiola would be free to decide on the length of contract that suits.

Pep Guardiola - Chelsea, Manchester City and Manchester United in the hunt!

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According to Spanish sourced Roman Abramovich has made it clear to Pep Guardiola that he is the man to take Chelsea forward and has offered him anything he wants to take over.
Now that's a bold statement from the Owner here. Some reports have stated that it's in the form of a blank cheque to entice him with money and Guardiola would be free to decide on the length of contract that suits.

Hiddink appointed but what does the future hold?

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Having re-taken the helm in 2013 at Stamford Bridge after a 4-year absence which saw Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich chew through numerous different short-termed managers, the football club have appointed Guus Hiddink as their new manager having terminated Mourinho's contract ‘by mutual consent.

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Antonio Conte / Roman Abramovich get to work as BOTH run the rule over Alvaro Morata.

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It's taken a few weeks but it seems that Antonio Conte and Roman Abramovich have started work on rebuilding Chelsea ahead of the new season with the Owner personally taking time out to watch Alvaro Morata against Croatia.

The Spanish Striker has just re-signed for Real Madrid for around £24m after the Spanish side took up the option to activate the buy-back clause they had previously inserted in the deal that took him to Juventus for £16m.

Diego Simeone to Chelsea over or is there still hope for Roman Abramovich?

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Roman Abramovich's pursuit for a replacement for Jose Mourinho goes on and most reports would have you believe that Antonio Conte is the firm favourite for the job. I just wonder if Diego Simeone is still in frame despite these reports?

What Diego Simeone has achieved at Atletico Madrid is amazing and to sell off his best players for a hefty profit and remain challenging Barcelona and Real Madrid for honours every season is a real credit to him.

Roman Abramovich's attempt to bring ANOTHER manager back REJECTED!

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For weeks Chelsea fans sat and wondered what was going to happen. Under Jose Mourinho, our form had nose-dived and all of us expected Roman to react. According to reports, the "Special One" could have been sacked FIVE WEEKS before he actually was!

We were all surprised to see Roman Abramovich approach Jose Mourinho for a second time to bring him back to Stamford Bridge because let's face it once he had sacked him and paid up the rest of his contract we all thought that was it.

GUARDIOLA LINKED TO CHELSEA: Do you think Pep will succumb to Roman's advances this time?

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As most of us a reading in the various press formats this morning, Roman Abramovich is trying to lure Pep Guardiola to Stamford Bridge for the second time. Will he be successful this time?
For a couple of weeks now it has seemed that Guardiola had already lined up his next move after announcing that he will be leaving Bayern Munich this summer.

Roman Abramovich eyeing one of two Managers for next season?

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According to various reports over the weekend, Roman Abramovich is looking at one of two Managers with a view to being the long term replacement for Jose Mourinho at Chelsea next season.

There is likely to be all sorts of speculation between now and the end of the season as there has been throughout the reign of Abramovich when he has sacked previous managers before.

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Chelsea news: Antonio Conte agrees contract extension until 2020

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Chelsea Football Club have reached an agreement with manager Antonio Conte to keep their manager at Stamford Bridge at least until June 2020, Italian source Tutto Mercato Web reports. Conte had initially signed a three-year contract last summer, but Roman Abramovich has already seen fit to give him an extension.

Philippines Enjoy AFC Cup Double Over Singapore

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Oh dear Singapore. Just when it seems things are finally getting back on track domestically for the much mocked SLeague, its representatives in the AFC Cup go and get beaten by Philippine clubs. Yep, the Philippines.

You know how Arsenal were only invented in 1996 when that Frenchman arrived?

Ruben Loftus-Cheek signs new contract and is a massive boost to our Academy after a decade.

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News of Ruben Loftus-Cheek signing a new contract until 2021 is a massive boost to our Academy and for the Chelsea supporters as finally, we have someone make the step up following the footsteps of John Terry.

Ever since Roman Abramovich became the Chelsea Owner, there has been plenty of focus on the monies spent in all areas of the club.

Big investors eye stake in David Beckham's MLS team

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David Beckham still plans to be the face of the proposed Miami Major League Soccer team, but he might not wind up being the majority owner. Becks has spent the past six months in search of equity partners to help raise the estimated $300 million that it will cost to build a new stadium in Miami, and sign high-quality players.

GUARDIOLA QUOTE A MESSAGE TO ROMAN ABRAMOVICH?

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Having apologised for putting pressure on current Managers in England after revealing he is coming here to work from next season, Pep Guardiola has given a quotation that will be music to the ears of Roman Abramovich.

Firstly, what on earth did Pep Guardiola think he was doing when he announced that he will be leaving Bayern Munich to manage in England from next season at THIS stage?

HIDDINK: 'I think we are now focusing too much on Cesc Fabregas'

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Guus Hiddink has come to the defence of Cesc Fabregas ahead of Crystal Palace this afternoon and has re-iterated the fact that almost everyone has been poor this season.

Having been wrongly singled out by Pat Nevin, Fabregas was booed by some of the Chelsea faithful when he was substituted against Sunderland which is a point that had been noted by Hiddink as he sat in Roman Abramovich's box watching.