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Santos could now join Newcastle

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Andrey Santos who has been recalled from his loan spell with Nottingham Forest could be heading to Newcastle instead. Santos joined Chelsea from Brazilian side Vasco de Gama last January in a deal worth ₤18 million, and was then loaned to Nottingham Forest in the summer. However, that did not go as planned, and he ended up playing just twice ...

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Maatsen close to Dortmund move

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Chelsea full-back Ian Maatsen is close to joining Borussia Dortmund. The Dutch under-21 international rejected the chance to leave Stamford Bridge in the summer, preferring to fight for his place under Mauricio Pochettino. But the period since then has been a frustrating one, and, whilst he finally made his Premier League debut for the West London club, his first-team minutes ...

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Arsenal open to Nelson loan move

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Arsenal could allow winger Reiss Nelson to leave on loan in January. Nelson has become a fringe player under Mikel Arteta, and despite having signed a contract extension that ties him to the club until 2027 – with the option of a further year – there is an acceptance that he needs regular first-team football. The academy graduate is no ...

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Chelsea considering move for Nice defender

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Chelsea are considering making a move in the January window for Nice defender Jean-Clair Toribo. The 24 year old French international is already a target for several Premier League clubs, with Manchester United and particularly Tottenham interested in him. But Chelsea have now emerged as serious contenders for his signature, and have already begun the process of finding out if ...

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Ziyech could return to Chelsea

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Hakim Ziyech’s season long loan with Turkish club Galatasaray could be terminated early, meaning that he could be back with Chelsea before the end of January. The 30 year joined the SuperLig side in the summer, and has subsequently made 14 appearances for them, scoring four goals and providing two assists. However, his time in Turkey has been punctuated by ...

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Gallagher heading for Stamford Bridge exit?

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Conor Gallagher’s reward for playing in every league game for which he has been available tiobs season could see him shipped out of Chelsea. He could be one of a number of players sold in January, with Armando Broja, and Trevoh Chalobah all set to join him on the transfer list. Chelsea want to streamline their squad and raise funds ...

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Chelsea head race for Dutch defender

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Chelsea are leading a number of Premier League rivals in the race to sign Dutch defender Jeremie Frimpong, who has been part of the Bayer Leverkusen side that have taken the Bundesliga by storm this season. Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester United are all reported to be monitoring the 23 year old’s situation. He has already scored seven goals and provided ...

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Arsenal face FFP constraints in January

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Although Mikel Arteta insists that the club are willing to dip into the transfer market in January, concerns over FFP (Financial Fair Play) means that the amount that they have to spend may be limited. The club spent more than ₤200 million on new players in the summer, with Declan Rice the most expensive arrival. FFP constraints meant that goalkeeper ...

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The January transfer window

The January transfer window opens on 1st January, and will close on 1st February at 11 pm GMT. To ensure harmonisation across Europe, all the major leagues will have the same starting and closing dates, whilst Saudi Arabia actually shut their window a day earlier. Traditionally January is not as busy as the summer window. Clubs prefer to do most ...

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Chelsea nearing deal for Senegalese teenager

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Chelsea are close to agreeing a deal to sign Senegalese teenager Pape Daouda Diong. The 17 year old was in the stands to watch their penalty shoot-out win over Newcastle in the Carabao Cup last week, and is expected to join the club when he turns 18 at the end of the season (FIFA regulations prevent them signing him before ...

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