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Chelsea defensive target set to commit future with club

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Daniele Rugani

Chelsea long-term target and Juventus star Daniele Rugani is set to remain at the Italian side following reports that he could pen a new deal at the club.

This was disclosed by Daniele Rugani’s agent Davide Torchia who stated that the Turin side are bent on putting an end to the speculation on the player’s future and have started plans to hold talks for a new negotiation with the player.

The agent who spoke to Radio Sportiva made it clear that a fresh contract for Daniele Rugani at Turin is already at the corner as he tactically dismissed reports of any move for the star.

He noted that the West London side are not alone in the bid for the player but he will not be sold because of the believe the club has in him to deliver good performance for the club.

Daniele Rugani is well known to Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri as they both worked together at Italian club Empoli which makes the Blues keen to have him at the Stamford Bridge.

The West London side will be left with no option than to move in for other targets that will help challenge for the Premier League title this season.

Timothy Aiyeku is a Mass Communication graduate from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. He is a sports, everything football analyst.

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Sarri still has a player who believes in his ability

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West London outfit Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri has been under fire with his job speculated to be on the line as a result of the defeats, most especially the 2-0 suffered against Everton before the international break.

A number of names have been linked with his job, including club legend Frank Lampard and Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo as it is speculated that he could be sacked by the club owner Roman Abramovich before the end of the international break.

However, Chelsea midfielder Matteo Kovacic stands with the Italian boss as he noted that Maurizio Sarri is a great personality who has football in his mind.

He noted that the issue Maurizio Sarri is facing that eh Stamford Bridge is that most of the players are already used to a particular system of play and it would be difficult to change it within a short period of time.

Matteo Kovacic said the former Napoli boss is making efforts to play good football so that he can win trophies.

However, Matteo Kovacic is currently on loan in the Blues team from Spanish La Liga outfit Real Madrid and there are suggestions he could return back, especially if Maurizio Sarri does not keep his job at the end of the season.

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Big hope for Chelsea youngster after claim

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Andreas Christensen

There is hope of a bright future for West London outfit Chelsea youngster Andreas Christensen at the Stamford Bridge with the playing time he has been getting so far this season.

At 22, Andreas Christensen has been able to earn 19 appearances for Chelsea under Maurizio Sarri which makes it a big hope for him to rise higher at the club in the future.

This development has made the star player happy and he has reflected on all the positives so far, especially after a slow start under former manager Antonio Conte.

Andreas Christensen noted that the season has been full of ups and down because he started slow with little games but he is beginning to get the call from the Italian manager and there are hopes he will get more appearances.

However, he admits the competition for playing time has not been an easy one due to the trust David Luiz and Antonio Rudiger has got before the Italian boss.

Meanwhile, Andreas Christensen might not be regarded as a player for now, but suggestions are that he will form a part of the club’s future with the hope that the defence would be built around him someday.

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Two coaches to replace embattled Maurizio Sarri named

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There are fears that Chelsea could part ways with manage Maurizio Sarri during this international window, if emerging reports are anything to go by and that that means a replacement has to be on the sideline.

The Italian boss has been under pressure to deliver following some defeats he suffered against Premier League rivals and all of the bad results were compounded by the 2-0 defeat against Everton in the last weekend.

It is reported that the club owner Roman Abramovich is unhappy with the former Napoli boss and will soon announce his sack after due consultations have been made.

However, former player Frank Lampard and Nuno Esparto Santo have been named as possible replacements for the embattled manager, according to reports.

Lampard is a Chelsea legend and there could be a need to follow the footstep of Man United in picking a former player to add to the good job he is doing at the Champions League outfit Derby County.

Nuno Esparto Santo has also been doing a good job Wolves who are now seventh in the Premier League table and the semi-finals of the FA Cup.

Meanwhile, Nuno Esparto Santo has been tipped as the favourites because of some club chiefs while he has got an experience of the top flight.

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Arsenal Loanee Inspired By Hudson-Odoi Impact At Chelsea

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Arsenal forward Reiss Nelson has lauded the impact of Callum Hudson-Odoi at Chelsea since he broke into the first team at Stamford Bridge last year.

According to Reiss Nelson, he has been inspired by his meteoric rise at Chelsea.

Reiss Nelson has also been turning heads at German Bundesliga club TSG Hoffenheim whom he joined on a season-long deal last summer.

He spoke about Callum Hudson-Odoi in a chat with Sky Sports News.

Reiss Nelson has scored six goals for TSG Hoffenheim since his loan transfer to the German club at the start of the season.

Earlier reports claim that the German club wants to sign him permanently but the Gunners are not interested in a deal for him.

Callum Hudson-Odoi and Reiss Nelson were England teammates at junior level but the Chelsea winger has graduated to the senior level.

The 18-year-old was called up to the England national team for the first time by manager Gareth Southgate earlier this week.

He’s in the England squad for the upcoming Euro 2020 qualifiers against Czech Republic and Montenegro.

Callum Hudson-Odoi and England will face Czech Republic at home on Friday before facing Montenegro away from home three days later.

Young Chelsea winger Hudson-Odoi has made 16 appearances for the Blues in all competitions this season.

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Revealed, Mourinho cares less about Chelsea and United sack

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ESPN pundit Steve Nicol has revealed that Portuguese manager Jose Mourinho care more about his sack at the Spanish La Liga outfit Real Madrid than that of the two Premier League clubs Chelsea and Man United.

The latest was his sack at the Old Trafford last year December after failing to deliver a good result and losing control of the dressing room in addition to his rift with some of the players.

It would be recalled that he was sacked at the Spanish capital in 2013 as he failed to deliver good results and was 15 points behind Barcelona at the time of his sack.

The former FIFA World Coach is currently in the search for a new job as he has been without one for months, despite claiming to have rejected about two to three jobs because they lacked the ambition he seeks for.

The ESPN pundit noted that Jose Mourinho was only loved by his players at Inter Milan, recalling that the players wept when he left the club but in other clubs he worked, he ended up having a bad relationship before leaving.

However, the ESPN pundit fears that Jose Mourinho might not be able to land a big job anymore because of his inability to manage big players, going by his history.

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‘Stubborn’ Bayern Munich ready to submit fourth bid for Chelsea star

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German Bundesliga outfit Bayern Munich are not going to give up in their attempt to land Chelsea wonderkid Callum Hudson-Odoi as they are now reported to be preparing a fourth bid for his signature.

Callum Hudson-Odoi has been on the radar of the Bundesliga team for months with Bayern Munich making an attempt in the last winter transfer window by submitting three different offers which were rejected.

The West London outfit are keen to keep the star player, especially with fears that they will be losing Belgium international Eden Hazard at the end of the season to Real Madrid.

Chelsea are of the opinion, according to reports that they will only have Callum Hudson-Odoi leave the club should they gain the assurance that the Belgium international playmaker will not be heading to the Spanish capital.

It is claimed that Bayern Munich are ready to pay the sum of £30 million for the youngster despite his lack of playing time at the Stamford Bridge.

However, the Blues are being careful not to lose their players knowing that they will not be able to land new players in the next two transfer window following the ban handed them by FIFA.

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Chelsea’s best player admits he is not any close to this Liverpool star

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Belgium international Eden Hazard is no doubt Chelsea’s best player at the moment and he has confessed not to be anywhere close to Liverpool star Mohamed Salah, noting that he one of the four players he looks up to.

Eden Hazard has been firing for the Blues with 13 goals and has handed 11 assists in 29 Premier League games for Chelsea this season which is below the 17 goals already scored by the Egypt international playmaker for the Premier League leaders.

However, the Belgium international signs praise of the former AS Roma player as he noted that he is doing all in best to match the Liverpool star.

Eden Hazard ranks Liverpool’s star player amongst world stars like Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Luca Modric, insisting that Mohamed Salah is one of them as he hopes to get to their level.

However, Mohamed Salah led his team into finishing second in the league last season and has already begun with his efforts to land the title this season.

Meanwhile, the Blues star Eden Hazard could be leaving the West London at the end of the season as he is already being linked with a move to the Spanish La Liga outfit Real Madrid.

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The Chelsea star who inspires Arsenal teenager revealed

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Callum Hudson-Odoi

North London outfit Arsenal youngster Reiss Nelson has pointed to Callum Hudson-Odoi as the Chelsea player who inspires him.

Callum Hudson-Odoi has seen only a few appearances in the Chelsea team but that did not stop his call-up to the England senior national team under manager Gareth Southgate.

Reiss Nelson is currently on a loan deal with the German Bundesliga outfit Hoffenheim and has shown good quality which is already catching attention from a number of teams but there is no way the North London outfit will want to part ways with him.

The Arsenal teenager stated that he has played against Callum Hudson-Odoi in the youth league, noting that they are friends and have gotten along with each other for a long time.

He stressed that Callum Hudson-Odoi has been inspiring as he always makes a player push harder for a bigger level, noting that his call-up to the senior national team is another big inspiration for him.

However, there are suggestions that the North London outfit could ask Reiss Nelson to return to the Emirates Stadium as he has shown he is ripe enough to compete at a bigger stage and in a big side like Arsenal.

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The two deals Chelsea want to seal despite transfer ban

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Willian

West London outfit Chelsea are set to tie two deals ahead of the coming season as it is now obvious that they will not be able to secure any deal until the next two transfer windows.

The Blues were found guilty of going against the FIFA transfer rule which is against deals with under-age players and have been told they will not be allowed to register any player until the summer window of 2020.

However, the Chelsea chiefs are already considering the option of handing new deals to Willian and David Luiz who are already running out of their contract with the club.

Both Brazilians have also indicated interest in staying at the Stamford Bridge by extending their contract with the club.

However, the West London outfit will be forced to go against their transfer policy of not handing more than a year contract extension to players who are over 30, which have been the demands of the duo.

Meanwhile, the Blues have already secured the signature of Borussia Dortmund star Christian Pulisic and he will be joining the Stamford Bridge at the end of the season while Chelsea will also make attempt to keep Belgium international Eden Hazard at the club.

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Chelsea to return for rejected player

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Nathan Ake

West London outfit Chelsea are already considering returning for the signature of Nathan Ake from Bournemouth after having him sold in 2017.

Nathan Ake immediately proved the Blues team wrong for having him sold and not believing in him by picking up a fantastic form with Bournemouth. He has so far been impressive this season and has won the heart of manager Maurizio Sarri who is now keen to have him back.

The 24-year-old Dutchman was at the Stamford Bridge between 2012 to 2017 where he struggled to impress and break into the first team. This is the reason why he was allowed to leave on a permanent deal but the Blues had included an option of first refusal in the deal to Bournemouth which means they will have the first option to land him when he is leaving the club.

Nathan Ake has had 72 appearances for Bournemouth since he joined the club and has been impressive enough to get attention from his former employer.

Suggestions are that the Blues will do all it takes to have Nathan Ake at the club but they are being limited by the fact that they cannot sign a new player until after two coming transfer windows for breaching the transfer laws by the world football governing body FIFA.

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