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Zola set to leave Chelsea

Gianfranco Zola is set to follow Maurizio Sarri out of the Stamford Bridge exit door. The 60-year old Italian manager announced on Sunday that he was leaving the West London club to take up the vacant position at Juventus, following the departure of Max Allegri from his post at the end of last season. Frank Lampard is the overwhelming favourite ...

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Willian set to sign new deal at Chelsea

Willian is on the verge of signing a new two-year deal at Chelsea. The 30-year old Brazilian was widely expected to follow Eden Hazard out of the exit door at Stamford Bridge, with Barcelona amongst the clubs with which he has been linked. However, there has been a change of mind, and now he is expected to extend his stay ...

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Lampard set to take over at Chelsea

Chelsea are set to appoint Frank Lampard as their new manager, although not without their fair share of dramas along the way. Outgoing boss Maurizio Sarri ignored last minute pleas to say by the Stamford Bridge hierarchy, with The Sun reporting that he rejected the offer because he felt “violated” by abusive fans. Instead, he will take up the vacant ...

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Juve hold Pogba discussions

Fabio Paratici, the Sporting Director of Juventus, has begun negotiations with Manchester United over the potential transfer of Paul Pogba, back to the club he left for a world record fee, at the time, of £93.25 million. That is according to Sky Sports who report that Patricio meet representatives of United at their London offices, and that discussions are a ...

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Chelsea will not exercise Kovacic option

Chelsea will not exercise their option to buy Croatian midfielder Matteo Kovacic, and he is set to return to his parent club Real Madrid. They, in turn, do not want him, and he is likely to be sold to Inter Milan, now ironically enough, managed by ex-Chelsea boss Antonio Conté. Kovacic arrived on a season-long loan at Stamford Bridge last ...

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Chelsea staff in disagreement over Sarri replacement

There is a rift developing amongst Chelsea staff about who should replace Maurizio Sarri as manager. After months of speculation, it now appears virtually certain that Sarri’s departure will be announced soon, with the 60 year old Italian set to return to his homeland to take up the vacant position at Juventus. However, there is now a disagreement between the ...

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Bakayoko wants to fight for his Chelsea place

Tiémoué Bakayoko wants to stay with Chelsea and fight for his place with the West London side. The French midfielder spent last season on loan with AC Milan, but, following the failure of the club to qualify for the Champions League, they decided not to trigger their option to buy. Bakayoko had a rather mixed year in Milan. Initially heavily ...

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Sarri decides he wants to return to Italy

For her part Granovskaia has indicated she will discuss the matter with the club’s owner Roman Abramovich. Maurizio Sarri has informed Chelsea that he wants to return to Italy with Juventus. That is following a meeting on Friday with the club’s Managing Director Marina Granovskaia, in which he informed her of his decision, citing both family reasons as well as ...

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Villa considering Cahill move

Newly promoted Aston Villa are considering a move for Chelsea defender Gary Cahill. That is according to The Sun who report that Villa need defensive replacements because last season’s centre-back pairing of Tyrone Mears and Axel Tuanzebe are due to go back to their parent clubs of Bournemouth and Manchester United, and there are no guarantees that they can be ...

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Barcelona willing to sell Coutinho

Barcelona are willing to sell Brazilian playmaker Philippe Coutinho provided they get a good enough offer for him. That is according to The Star who report that Barcelona are prepared to cut their losses on a player who they bought from Liverpool for £142 million less than 18 months ago, after acknowledging that he has failed to make the impact ...

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