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Roman Abramovich In Advance Talks To Sign Box-to-box Midfielder Soon

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Chelsea are surely going to make huge changes to their squad this summer if they must stand any chance of claiming the Premier League title next season.

It was obvious during the season that Spain international midfielder Cesc Fabregas is becoming too old to cope with the stress and the physicality of the League.

Tiemoue Bakayoko, who joined the Blues from Monaco last summer, wasn’t impressive throughout the season and he might be heading out of Stamford Bridge.

However, The West London club are currently in search of trusted and quality midfielders who can stand their ground against tough oppositions in the upcoming season.

According to reports Roman Abramovich has set his eyes on Ivorian international central midfielder Jean-Micheal Seri in the summer.

French media outlet Le10Sports reports that the Blues are in advance talks with the player over a possible switch to Stamford Bridge ahead of next season.

Having missed out on Jorginho’s signature, Chelsea are in high speed to finalize a deal for Seri’s Signature before World Cup.

Meanwhile, the Blues managerial post remains one of the major concern for the club’s faithfuls.

There have been reports in some parts of the media that Maurizio Sarri, who was recently sacked by Napoli, would become Conte’s replacement.

In another sector of the media, it is believed that Chelsea hierarchy might give Conte another chance to redeem himself in the upcoming season.

It is yet to be seen who would finally become the club’s manager in for the 2018-19 season.

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Chelsea could sign Barcelona star in coming days after Roman Abramovich meeting

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English Premier League outfit Chelsea are reported to be paying attention to Spanish La Liga outfit Barcelona youngster Ilaix Moriba with the hope of having him join the Stamford Bridge before the end of the season.

According to reports in Spain, The West London side have been able to establish a contact with Ilaix Moriba’s agent with suggestions that talks are already progressing.

The report hint that the Blues owner Roman Abramovich has a personal interest in Ilaix Moriba and has ordered Marina Granovskaia to ensure he seals a deal for the 16-year-old.

Ilaix Moriba has been attracted to the West London Ilaix Moriba for a long period of time but they are now ready to move in for him in this winter window.

The reports add that the offer tabled by the English Premier League side is better both in financially and sporting terms which is attractive enough to lure him consider a move.

The likes of Manchester City and Italian Serie A giants Juventus are ready to stand on the way of the West London side but the Blues have already gone ahead to secure a deal for the star player.

However, reports claim that Ilaix Moriba is not in a rush to make any decision as he will have to make consultations before making any move.

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Fulham in change of mind over Chelsea star

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English Premier League side Fulham might no longer secure the signature of out-of-favour Chelsea defender Gary Cahill, according to Sky Sports reports.

This is after it was reported that negotiations between the two clubs failed to make any head way which makes it impossible for the deal to be sealed.

An earlier report claimed that Fulham will have the England international defender on a loan deal with an option to buy him on a permanent deal at the end of the season.

Gary Cahill has failed to make the manager Maurizio Sarri team and that is the reason why he seeks a move away to other destination where the would be handed starting roles.

Fulham boss Claudio Ranieri is reported to be keen on the player but also gave a hint as he stated that he is unsure if Gary Cahill will want to play for the team.

Suggestions are that Fulham might not have the capacity to keep the England international for a longer period of time as he already made it clear that he would want to have a longer stay in any club he moves to when he leaves the Stamford Bridge.

However, it is expected that Gary Cahill leaves the club to other destination with other suitors waiting to land him as well.

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Sarri still under attack for criticizing Danny Mills

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The bashing for Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri is yet to be over after he went out to the press to slam his players after their 2-0 defeat against their London rivals Arsenal.

The West London side suffered defeat in their visit to the Emirates Stadium which leaves manager Maurizio Sarri frustrated knowing that their top four finish for a Champions League qualification is now being threatened.

The points between both sides have now been limited to three points from the previous six which forced the Italian boss to accuse his players of being difficult to motivate.

The Blues boss has since been criticized for coming after his players after the loss but a latest reaction by Danny Mills in his reaction said the words by the former Napoli was a last resort and a desperate act.

He stated that efforts have been put in place especially in training by the manager which he expects to see from the players to showcase on the field of play but they failed to.

However, Danny Mills stated that Sarri will have to learn more about his players, noting that not everyone will be able to play under pressure or give the extra stretch to deliver good performances.

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Chelsea to announce deal for star player in coming days

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It has been reported that English Premier League outfit Chelsea will in coming days announce the move of star player Michy Batshauyi to French Ligue 1 outfit Monaco.

The report claims that talks have already been finalized and a loan move is set to be finalized with paper works before the end of this January winter transfer window.

French television Channel RMC Sport reports that the Belgium international winger is set to join the French Ligue 1 outfit for a six-month loan before returning back to the Stamford Bridge at the end of the season.

It would be recalled that Michy Batshauyi spent the beginning of the season on loan with Spanish La Liga outfit Valencia but failed to impress which forced his parent club to recall him back with a bid to have him move another direction.

Michy Batshauyi’s loan spell has actually not gone as planned as he only secured 4 league starts where he scored a goal but there are suggestions that he could have a new start when he joins the French side.

On the other hand, Monaco are keen to add more additions to the team as they have also struggled to win games, especially in the first half of the season.

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Juventus close to sealing a move for £25m-rated want-away Chelsea star

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Emerging reports indicate that Italian Serie A outfit Juventus are close to sealing a move for Chelsea left full-back Emerson Palmieri in this winter transfer window.

The Italian champions are reported to be eager and they are believed to be preparing a bid for Emerson Palmieri in order to beat the competition from their Serie A rivals Inter Milan who are also keen to add him to their team.

Emerson Palmieri is believed to be a good fit for the Italian Serie A team as he started his career in his Italian country home before having a move to the English Premier League.

Emerson Palmieri who joined Rhea West London side from Serie A outfit AS Roma for a fee of £18 million will not be allowed to leave for anything less which means that Juventus will have to pay more than what was invested in the player.

Despite not having a regular playing time at the Stamford Bridge, Emerson Palmieri is known to be a great player who has big potentials and would be able to play at the big stage.

However, the West London side have already made the glaring decision with Emerson Palmieri as he has been unused by manager Maurizio Sarri.

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Unhappy Sarri shows interest in Phillipe Coutinho

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Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri is unhappy with his men’s performance in their defeat to Arsenal last night.

The Blues failed to register a single shot on target in the first half of the game and that was unacceptable to Sarri who ‘blast’ his players after the game.

As a result of the Blues unimpressive display against the Gunners at Emirates Stadium, Sarri has reportedly turned his attention to Barcelona playmaker Phillipe Coutinho.

According to goal.com via The Express, the Italian has called on Abramovich to move for the Catalan’s want-away player.

The highly-regarded media outlet revealed that the Israeli millionaire is now ready to spend £100m on the Selecao playmaker before the end of the current transfer market.

The Brazilian international left Anfield for Camp Nou a year ago and he had a blistering start to life in the Spanish League.

He seamlessly settled down at Camp Nou as he assisted some goals and he also scored some beautiful and eye-catching goals.

However, the 26-year-old couldn’t maintain the tempo and he has fallen out of favour under Ernesto Valverde.

The Argentine manager preferred using Ousmane Dembele in his starting XI and the young Frenchman is doing great at the moment.

Dembele’s fine form means the Brazilian will continue to be a bit-part player at Camp and reports claimed he could be returning back to EPL this month.

Chelsea will have contend with Manchester United for his services. The Red Devils had earlier shown interest in Coutinho and they are doing everything to capture his signature in the January window.

Chelsea still remain in the fourth position despite their 2-0 defeat to the Gunners, however, the gap between both teams is now reduced to three points.

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Finally, Chelsea in advanced talks with £50m-rated Ligue 1 midfielder

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English Premier League outfit Chelsea are now reported to have entered advanced talks with French Ligue 1 outfit Paris Saint Germain midfielder Adrien Rabiot.

The West London side have longed been linked with the star player but there have been lots of distractions from other suitors who are also keen on the signature of the French star.

Spanish La Liga outfit Barcelona and North London side Arsenal are understood to be among those who have distracted the Blues in the race for the star player.

However, latest reports claim that the West London side have now entered advanced talks which make a switch for Adrien Rabiot possible in this winter transfer window, should talks be an agreement be reached.

The West London outfit are now without Spanish midfielder Cesc Fabregas and they are preparing to part ways with former Leicester City man Danny Drinkwater which makes it important for them to secure a new addition.

Adrien Rabiot has been a huge talent since his coming to limelight but there are fears he is one with the French Ligue 1 side having fallen out with the club’s manager.

However, Chelsea are believed to be preparing a bid of about £50 million as the asking price for the youngster.

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Chelsea on the verge of sealing deal for Bundesliga winger

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English Premier League outfit Chelsea are close to sealing a deal for German Bundesliga outfit Bayern Leverkusen winger Leon Bailey in coming days, according to reports from Germany.

The report claimed that the West London side have already made official contact for the star player while talks are expected to resume so as to have the deal finalized before the end of this January winter transfer window.

According to The Mirror, the Blues have held talks with Leon Bailey and an agreement seem to have been reached but the deal is currently being threatened by the interest from their English Premier League rivals Tottenham and Arsenal.

Leon Bailey’s representative has therefore confirmed that talks have been held between his client and Italian boss Maurizio Sarri who wishes to have his service at the Stamford Bridge.

The speculations of Leon Bailey’s exit from the German Bundesliga outfit came as a result of his lack of playing time at the club. He has only seen 8 games so far this season which is not enough for a growing player.

However, the outcome of the talks between both teams will determine the success of the deal as Leon Bailey will not wish to join the West London side and continue as a bench player.

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Mourinho makes big Salah confession

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Former Manchester United boss has lamented his inability to have Egyptian international Mohamed Salah established under him when he was in charge at the Stamford Bridge.

The former United boss had signed Mohamed Salah to the Stamford Bridge but was unable to make good use of him before he left to the Italian Serie A outfit AS Roma and now at the Merseyside club Liverpool.

Last season was one of the best of Mohamed Salah’s football career as he helped the Reds team to reach the Champions League finals in addition to finishing second in the Premier League last season with his goals.

This season alone, Mohamed Salah has not changed as he has now scored a total of 17 goals and handed 8 assists in the 30 games under his belt which makes him one of the best the English League can boast of at the moment.

However, the former Chelsea boss confessed that he was unable to get the best from the player as he wished that Mohamed Salah had given this best under him at the Stamford Bridge.

With his feat and impressive performance, Mohamed Salah now has a release clause of about £150 million in his contract with the Reds which is expected to end in 2023.

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Chelsea to release out-of-favour midfielder on loan

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There are suggestions that Chelsea out-of-favour midfielder Danny Drinkwater will be leaving the Stamford Bridge this winter transfer window on a loan move.

This is after the former Leicester City star got missing in the Jurgen Klopp’s team without playing time.

It was earlier suggested that the former Premier League champion will be leaving the West London side alongside Spanish midfielder Cesc Fabregas who is now with the French Ligue 1 outfit Monaco.

Danny Drinkwater who helped the Foxes win the English Premier League title in 2016 immediately joined the West London side only to become a bench player and he is reported to be keen on leaving the club to secure a playing time elsewhere.

Indications are that the Blues are not willing to part ways with the star player which is the reason why they may be forced to give him out on loan with a number of Premier League sides already indicating interest.

Fulham are reported to be in the lead for the recruitment of Danny Drinkwater on a loan deal as they hope to add more strength to their squad through to the end of the season.

In order to make the deal work through, Fulham are reportedly ready to send Timothy Fosu-Mensah back to his parent club Manchester United to create the space for Danny Drinkwater.

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