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Chelsea striker Michy Batshuayi is reportedly keen on a January loan move away from Stamford Bridge as he seeks regular first team action in order to boost his chances of a place in Belgium’s world cup squad.

The 24-year old has scored 7 goals in 15 appearances this season but has not seen his first team chances improve, with manager Antonio Conte preferring Alvaro Morata and even Eden Hazard in the central positions.

Batshuayi who was a ₤33 million signing from Marseille has struggled ever since his arrival at Chelsea and fears for his place in Roberto Martinez’s world cup squad, even more so with Christian Benteke’s return to form and fitness.

The reports say that Batshuayi is actively looking to leave in the January transfer window especially as the world cup is 6 months away.

It is believed that Chelsea are considering using Batshuayi as a bargaining chip in a deal that could see Monaco star Thomas Lemar arrive at Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea, it was reported recently joined the long queue of clubs interested in the French attacking star and are very much keen on completing a move in the coming weeks.

A move back to France could prove to be a good one for Batshuayi given his performances while at Marseille.

The writer is a passionate Man United fan. He has good insights into the world of football especially the English Premier League.

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Newcastle Replace Ex-Chelsea Manager With Steve Bruce

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Premier League club Newcastle United have appointed Steve Bruce as their new manager ahead of the new season scheduled to start in the next three weeks.

Steve Bruce has bagged the Newcastle United job shortly after he resigned from his post as the manager of English Championship club Sheffield Wednesday.

His new appointment was confirmed by Newcastle United earlier on Wednesday.

The former Manchester United defender has put pen to paper on a three-year contract until the end of the 2021/22 season.

Newcastle United had been without a manager since former Chelsea manager Rafael Benitez left the club at the end of last month.

Benitez left his job as the Newcastle United manager at the end of his contract with the Magpies.

He has since joined Chinese Super League (CSL) outfit Dalian Yifang as their manager.

The Spaniard has been offered a contract worth £12m on a yearly basis in his new job.

Rafael Benitez was briefly the Chelsea manager during the second half of the 2011/12 season.

He helped Chelsea to the Europa League title at the end of that season.

Newcastle United was his third club in the Premier League after the duo of Chelsea and reigning European champions Liverpool.

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PSG Turn Down Swap Deal For Chelsea Target

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French Ligue 1 champions Paris Saint Germain (PSG) have turned down a swap deal for star player Neymar according to the latest reports from the Spanish media.

Chelsea target Neymar wants to return to Barcelona this summer after two years in Paris.

According to the specific report from Spanish publication AS, PSG are adamant that Neymar won’t leave the club this summer for anything less than the €222m (£200m).

Barcelona offered €40m plus the attacking duo of Philippe Coutinho and Ousmane Dembele and it was rejected by PSG immediately.

Coutinho and Dembele have not been able to light up the Nou Camp since their respective big money transfers to Barcelona.

Philippe Coutinho signed for Barcelona from Premier League club Liverpool at the start of last year, while Ousmane Dembele joined the Catalans from German Bundesliga giants Borussia Dortmund.

Barcelona are willing to let the two players join PSG in exchange for Neymar who has publicly admitted that he should not have left the Nou Camp in 2017.

He became the most expensive player in world football after PSG activated the €222m release clause in his then contract at Barcelona.

Since his move to Paris, Neymar has scored 51 goals for his French club.

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Bournemouth Ready To Let Chelsea Target Leave For Free

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Premier League club Bournemouth have decided to let winger Ryan Fraser leave the club on a free transfer when his contract expires next summer.

This is according to the publication from the Daily Express which revealed that Bournemouth is not desperate to sell Ryan Fraser this summer despite the numerous interest in him.

Scottish international Fraser has been linked with a lot of Premier League clubs this summer.

West London giants Chelsea, Tottenham Hotspur, Arsenal, London and Manchester United have all been linked with the petite winger.

Ryan Fraser has one year left on his current deal with Bournemouth at the moment and the Cherries could lose his services for free next summer if he does not sign a new deal.

The 25-year-old has been a very good player for Bournemouth since joining the club from Scottish Premiership giants Aberdeen.

Ryan Fraser scored seven goals in the Premier League last season in addition to the provision of 14 assists for his teammates.

He was the second highest assist provider during the 2018/19 season with 14 assists behind Eden Hazard who had 15 assists for Chelsea last season.

Eden Hazard has since left Chelsea for Real Madrid this summer in a deal reported to be around €100m.

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New Chelsea Signing Requests One Favour From Frank Lampard

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Chelsea midfielder Mateo Kovacic has made a request to new club manager Frank Lampard as he tries to take his game to the next level.

In his latest interview as monitored by popular media outlet Metro, Mateo Kovacic asked new Chelsea manager Frank Lampard to guide him on how to score goals.

Frank Lampard was a goalscoring machine during his time as a Chelsea player after he scored 211 goals in 13 years.

The 41-year-old is still the all-time leading goalscorer at the club whom he joined from fellow London club West Ham United in 2001.

Frank Lampard left Chelsea at the end of his contract in 2014 and he went on to play for Premier League champions Manchester City and Major League Soccer (MLS) club New York City FC before he announced his retirement.

Mateo Kovacic was on loan at Chelsea for the whole of last season before the Blues made his move permanent in a €50m deal.

The Croatian World Cup star didn’t find the back of the net throughout the season including 30 Premier League appearances.

He had just two assists to

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Callum Hudson-Odoi Promised Important Chelsea Role

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Newly appointed Chelsea manager Frank Lampard has urged young winger Callum Hudson-Odoi to stay and be a part of his plans at Chelsea.

According to the Chelsea legend, Callum Hudson-Odoi can be central to his plans at the club.

Frank Lampard spoke about the England international player during the preseason tour of Dublin.

The former Chelsea midfielder was speaking ahead of the friendly with St. Patrick Athletic.

He said that it’s too early to make promises but his desire is for Callum Hudson-Odoi to be an important player for his Chelsea team.

Callum Hudson-Odoi came through the ranks at Chelsea before making his debut for the Blues last year.

The 18-year-old has impressed in the Chelsea team since he appeared in his first game.

Immediate past Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri didn’t play him like he would have liked in the last campaign and that seems to have cast doubt in his mind.

Hudson-Odoi was seriously linked with German Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich in January but the Blues were able to repel several bids from the Bavarian giants for him.

The player also submitted a transfer request which was turned down immediately.

Callum Hudson-Odoi is ready to sign a new contract but he wants more responsibilities in the team.

He has one year left on his current deal at Stamford Bridge.

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Chelsea Star Gives Verdict On Frank Lampard

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Chelsea forward Pedro Rodriguez has given his thoughts on the new managerial regime of Frank Lampard.

Former Chelsea midfielder was recently appointed the new manager.

In his recent interview monitored by popular media outlet Metro, Pedro Rodriguez revealed how he has enjoyed the start to life under Frank Lampard.

According to him, the intensity of training has been very good.

Pedro Rodriguez would certainly target more minutes under Frank Lampard than the one he got from the last managerial era under Maurizio Sarri.

The Spanish international star scored eight goals and also added two assists in 21 Premier League starts and 10 substitute appearances.

Pedro also scored in the Europa League final as Chelsea ended last season with a trophy by beating London rivals Arsenal 4-1.

The Spaniard has a big opportunity to stake a claim for a permanent spot in the starting XI this season especially with the exit of Eden Hazard.

The Belgian international has left the club for Spanish giants Real Madrid for a club-record deal worth £88m excluding bonuses.

He will have to contend with new signing Christian Pulisic who’s seen as the direct replacement for the aforementioned Hazard.

Chelsea paid £57.1m to sign him from Borussia Dortmund in January and he’s expected to join his new team this summer.

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Neymar: Real Madrid Supremo Registers Interest In Chelsea Target

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Real Madrid president Florentino Perez is reportedly interested in signing Paris Saint Germain (PSG) attacker Neymar during this summer’s transfer window.

According to Sky Sports, Real Madrid and Perez are ready to rival Spanish La Liga champions Barcelona for Neymar who has already told PSG officials that he wants to leave the club this summer.

Neymar joined PSG from Barcelona two years ago and his keen to return to the Nou Camp.

PSG sporting director Leonardo has already confirmed that Barcelona have made contact with them about the possibility of signing Neymar.

The French giants have reservations about the Barcelona interest with PSG officials not sure whether the Catalans have the necessary financial capacity to sign Neymar.

The Brazilian national team talisman signed for PSG in 2017 after the French giants activated the €222m (£200m) release clause in his then contract at the Nou Camp thus making him the most expensive player ever.

Since his transfer to PSG, Neymar has scored 51 goals in 58 appearances for the French capital club in all competitions.

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PSG Confirm Barcelona Interest In Chelsea Target Neymar

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French Ligue 1 giants Paris Saint Germain (PSG) have confirmed the interest of Barcelona in star player Neymar.

According to Sky Sports News, Barcelona have contacted PSG over the possibility of signing Neymar this summer.

The Barcelona interest was revealed by the PSG sporting director Leonardo.

Brazilian footballer turned administrator returned to PSG this summer after six years.

He was the PSG sporting director at the start of the project at the club under the guidance of the new owners.

Leonardo was at the club for two years between 2011 and 2013.

He revealed that Barcelona have contacted the French giants over long-term Chelsea target Neymar.

PSG, however, have reservations about Barcelona and whether the Spanish champions have the funds to pull off a deal for Neymar who’s keen to leave the French capital club this summer.

Neymar has refused to return to training in an attempt to force a move away from the club this summer after two years.

He wants to return to Barcelona two years after he left the club for PSG in a controversial manner.

Neymar is the most expensive player in world football as a result of that transfer from Barcelona to PSG in 2017.

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