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Reports: Unlikely As It May Seem, Stoke City Are Poised To Sign Jese Rodriguez From PSG

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As unlikely as it may sound, Stoke City are close to signing Jese Rodriguez from PSG on a season-long loan.

According to John Percy in the Telegraph, the former Real Madrid prodigy has undergone a medical with the Potters this morning, with an official announcement now imminent.

Stoke are set to announce the signing of PSG striker Jese Rodriguez.

Real Madrid to make a shock move for Chelsea's midfield sensation?

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According to various reports in the media, Zinedine Zidane has asked the Real Madrid President Florentino Perez to sign N'Golo Kante this summer.

I have to admit that I am concerned by this because just look at the impact Kante has made in the Premier League over the last two seasons.

Chelsea

Antonio Conte insists Chelsea are working hard to sign players. Will that only be at the last minute?

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Antonio Conte has re-iterated that Chelsea must sign three or four more players to strengthen the squad ahead of the new season. Reports state that Chelsea are reluctant until they see how things play out in the first few games of the season.

It's become clear that Nemanja Matic was sold by Chelsea against the wishes of Antonio Conte.

Antonio Conte "back in" for English midfielder that he tried to sign for Chelsea 12-months ago?

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According to various reports, Antonio Conte has told Leicester City that he will not be held to ransom and pay more than £30m for midfielder Danny Drinkwater, a player he tried to sign last summer.

We all saw the first reports of a move by Chelsea to sign Danny Drinkwater from Leicester and, if we are honest, wondered why?

Antonio Conte and Chelsea now "clear favourites" to land £50m English midfielder.

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Chelsea look to have stolen a march on Tottenham and are preparing to meet the £50m asking price from Everton to sign Ross Barkley as we look to bolster the English numbers within our ranks.

People have been talking of Ross Barkley as a direct replacement for Nemanja Matic but I do not agree at all as both are very different players.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang - Is he the perfect solution? The reasons for and against a move to Chelsea.

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Chelsea have reportedly been offered the opportunity by Borussia Dortmund to sign the Bundesliga top scorer Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang for £65-£70m this summer.

Having missed out on Romelu Lukaku and now it seems Alvaro Morata, Dortmund have taken the chance to capitalise on the fact that Chelsea MUST bring in a top class replacement for Diego Costa and have offered the Gabon striker.

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.

One of Chelsea's outstanding performers looking to double his wages - Talks now on hold.

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New contract talks between Chelsea and Thibaut Courtois are now reportedly on hold as the Belgian Goalkeeper has demanded that the club look to double his wages.

Is it me or is there always some sort of drama with Courtois? Ever since he came back to Chelsea there has always been reports of unrest or some misquoted interview that has caused issues between the club and player to the point that he has had to come out and speak publicly.

Chelsea starlet to link up with Paul Clement at Swansea as Chelsea reject the local nightlife in Newcastle.

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Tammy Abraham will get his opportunity to take on the Premier League this coming season at Swansea with Paul Clement in charge having agreed a season's loan with the Welsh side.

However, with reports that Rafa Benitez at Newcastle was interested in taking him up North for the coming season, Newcastle's first back in the big time having been relegated a year ago, it seems that Chelsea's hierarchy has stepped in and rejected the move with concerns over the local nightlife being a distraction as they are keen that he continues to work hard and build on the stunning progress he has made last season at Bristol City.

Bournemouth to announce a second Chelsea signing a £20m defender!

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It's being reported that Bournemouth are set to announce the £20m signing of Nathan Ake from Chelsea once the player returns from his holidays early next month.

I must stress that these are unconfirmed reports at this stage as we wait to hear anything with substantial credibility but then again I wouldn't be surprised as the player himself has to be frustrated figure walking away from Stamford Bridge last month having joined in the Premier League trophy celebrations.

Chelsea linked with second rate Goalkeeper released by Pep Guardiola!

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According to reports, Chelsea have made their move to sign a replacement Goalkeeper after Asmir Begovic signed for Bournemouth and it's someone released by Pep Guardiola!

Let me start by saying it's not Joe Hart! Let's be honest, with Thibaut Courtois expected to sign a new improved contract it was never going to be.

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.

Chelsea name their price for talented striker with big names in Europe interested.

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Bertrand Traore fresh from the Europa League Final and a good season with Ajax has become a target for Lyon who are looking for a replacement for Alexandre Lacazette who is expected to leave this summer.

In addition to Ajax who have also expressed their interest after a successful season with the Burkino Faso striker, Lyon have reportedly tracked Traore for the whole season and have made an enquiry as to his availability.

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.

Diego Costa U-turn: Is he prepared to sign a new contract to remain at Chelsea?

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Having won the Premier League for a second time and as he prepares to add the FA Cup Final to his list of honours tomorrow, it appears that Diego Costa is thinking about staying at Chelsea.

This week seems to have been massive for everyone at the football club and for Costa.

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.

RUMOUR: Two high profile European Midfielders linked with a move to Chelsea.

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Chelsea have a reported £200m war chest to spend this summer and Antonio Conte has identified Monaco's Tiemoue Bakayoko and PSG's Marco Verratti as prime targets to play next to N'Golo Kante next season.


According to this exclusive report in The Telegraph, Chelsea have stepped up their efforts to sign Tiemoue Bakayoko from Monaco for a reported fee of 50m Euros (£42.

Diego Costa to stay at Chelsea beyond this season?

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Diego Costa has finally spoken out over the speculation over his future linking him with a mega-money move to China and has taken a swipe at the media in England.

It's fair to say if we are honest, that none of us expect Diego Costa to remain at Chelsea beyond this season. Having read continued speculation over his immediate future, read quotes coming from China of their intention to make him the highest paid footballer in the world, having witnessed his fall-out with the Chelsea staff back in January and his subsequent goal drought where some Chelsea fans questioned his commitment to the Chelsea cause, you can understand and get sucked into the general feeling that he will leave London this summer.

‘Stay Out Of My Business, Okay?’ – Romelu Lukaku Reacts To Spurious Tabloid Transfer Rumour Linking Him With Chelsea And Man Utd

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Romelu Lukaku has taken the unusual step of publicly rubbishing a tabloid transfer rumour linking him with a summer move to Manchester United.

The Sun ran with the supposed news that the Everton striker had privately decided against a returnto Chelsea as he didn't want to be "lumbered with defensive responsibilities" underAntonio Conte's system, ergo leaving United as his preferred destination because they're playing such energetic, dynamic, free-wheeling football at the moment.

Chelsea to offer £50m for Premier League defender including one of our brightest prospects?

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According to rumours in the press, Chelsea have moved closer to the signing of £50m Virgil Van Dijk from Southampton by offering Andreas Christensen as part of the deal.

Now let me start by saying to bid and possibly buy a defender for £50m is quite simply ridiculous.

Alexis Sanchez to Chelsea for £43m. What are your thoughts on a possible deal?

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As reports linking Alexis Sanchez with a move to Chelsea intensify, I want to hear from as many Chelsea fans as possible with their thoughts on a possible deal being agreed this summer.

The rumours first started to appear at the time the players representatives had reportedly told Arsenal that they had received an offer near to the £300,000 per week from the Far East.

The Manager

Rejected - Two more big name targets decide against joining Antonio Conte at Chelsea.

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Reports have surfaced that both Alex Sandro and Alvaro Morata have rejected the opportunity to join Chelsea to remain at their current clubs which would be another huge disappointment for Antonio Conte.

If these reports are true, then it's another disastrous transfer window for Chelsea which seems to have been the case for the third summer running.

Antonio Conte: I never thought I would see the likes of Jose Mourinho again at Chelsea until now.

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What a season it has been for Chelsea Football Club, the Chelsea Players, the Chelsea fans and for Antonio Conte in particular. The reward? A new lucrative contract from Roman Abramovich.

When Antonio Conte signed on the dotted line to become the next Chelsea manager, he signed a two-year contract worth a reported £6.

Antonio Conte: Chelsea to offer new lucrative contract and substantial funds on the table after an incredible season.

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According to various reports, Chelsea are planning to tie Antonio Conte down a long-term, lucrative contract to fend off interest from Inter Milan with the promise of substantial transfer funds as he prepares to take a crack at the Champions League with Chelsea next season.

Roman Abramovich has made some cracking decisions over the years since he became the owner of Chelsea Football Club.

Two wins away from the title and a possible double but Chelsea face uncertainty beyond the summer.

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Chelsea are just two wins away from the Premier League title and a possible double this season, the first under Antonio Conte but uncertainty remains over his and a number of players this season.

Do not misunderstand me, our focus is on the next two games this week on Monday against Middlesborough followed by our trip to West Brom on Friday night with two wins securing the Premier League title for the fifth time and our second in three seasons.

Lukaku

Alvaro Morata: The perfect solution for Chelsea to Diego Costa and Romelu Lukaku.

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Having missed out on Romelu Lukaku and standing by his decision to sell Diego Costa, Antonio Conte has offered Real Madrid £70m for Alvaro Morata with the player pushing for a move to Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea are clear to make their move for Alvaro Morata who is rumoured to have been Antonio Conte's first choice summer signing after Lukaku's deal was confirmed to Manchester United yesterday.

Chelsea negotiate with Atletico. Lukaku interest cooling? Chelsea approach 264 goals in 430 games striker!

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According to reports, Chelsea have started negotiations with Atletico over Diego Costa, have cooled their interest in Romelu Lukaku and have made an approach for Robert Lewandowski.

Let me start by saying that this is all I have to say about the Diego Costa situation.

Premier League Striker to reject Manchester United in favour of a £100m move to Chelsea.

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Romelu Lukaku will reject the advances of Jose Mourinho and Manchester United this summer to seal a dream return to Chelsea for a fee reported close to £100m.

It's a crazy amount of money that would only be offset with Diego Costa leaving Chelsea for around £76m to finally move to China.

Chelsea Legend talks of impending transfer - Chelsea is his club since he was young, so why not?

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Didier Drogba has caused a stir in the media this past week with comments being made of Romelu Lukaku and reports that he will re-join Chelsea at the end of the season.

The future of Romelu Lukaku is, and will continue to make headlines between now and the end of the season after Ronald Koeman confirmed that he does not know if Belgian striker will sign a new contract at Everton or if he is looking to move elsewhere.

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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!

Big name striker linked with Chelsea talks up a move with Antonio Conte.

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It's being reported that Antonio Conte and Michael Emenalo are at odds with each other over two reported transfer targets being linked with the club this summer.
Alvaro Morata and Romelu Lukaku have been heavily linked with a move to Chelseafor weeks now with both looking for moves away from their current clubs for different reasons.

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Chelsea attacking midfielder commits to Chelsea in response to link with Manchester United.

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Jose Mourinho and Manchester United have been dealt a massive transfer blow with Willian re-affirming his commitment to Chelsea despite this being the toughest season he has ever experienced in West London.

As we have seen in recent weeks, players such as Nemanja Matic and Willian have been linked with a move up north to join Jose Mourinho at Manchester United now that they have secured Champions League football next season by winning the Europa League.

The Special One to offer Chelsea £35m for this influential play maker this summer?

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According to reports, Jose Mourinho has made Willian one of his top summer transfer targets having watched him a number of times this season, and is preparing to offer Chelsea £35m for his services.

Initially we read that and scoff based on how badly Manchester United are doing at the moment compared to Chelsea with now guaranteed Champions League football back at Stamford Bridge next season.

The Rest

Liverpool: Philippe Coutinho Has And Hasn’t Submitted Transfer Request To Force Barcelona Move, Depending Who You Ask…

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Depending whose sources you chose to believe, Philippe Coutinho either has or indeed hasn't handed in a transfer request at Liverpool in order to force through a €100+million transfer to Barcelona.

Things are beginning to get fraught, especially in the wake of Fenway Sports Group's succinct ''All Offers For Coutinho Will Be Filed Under 'Bin'' statement issued earlier today (Friday).

John Terry: Has the Captain, Leader, Legend found his next club?

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According to reports, John Terry had met with Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe to discuss a potential move to the south coast in a deal worth £100k per week.

It still seems weird and like it's not happening but to write this post and add the "ex-players" label to it does not feel right despite knowing that his time at Chelsea is over, for now anyway.

RUMOUR: Bournemouth to offer Chelsea £30m for these two players.

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According to various reports in the media Eddie Howe is preparing a £30m combined offer this summer for Asmir Begovic and Nathan Ake.

Two things here to start with. First of all it's remarkable really isn't it that we are even contemplating Bournemouth offering that amount of money to anyone!

RUMOUR: Chelsea in for Tottenham Full-Back who looks to have played his last game in North London.

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As far as rumours go between now and the end of the transfer window, this one is a cracker. Chelsea are in for Kyle Walker who has fallen out of favour at Tottenham.

I have to be honest, when I read the report featured here, I thought rubbish, there is no way that Tottenham would ever contemplate letting him go or to be interested in conducting any form of business with Chelsea.

RUMOUR: Two of Chelsea's brightest talents linked with loan moves to Brighton.

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Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Tammy Abraham are being targeted by newly promoted side Brighton with manager Chris Hughton looking to bolster his squad for their first top flight league campaign in 34-years.


For RLC it's been a disappointing season at Stamford Bridge under Antonio Conte having started only four games all season with none of those being in the Premier League.