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Confirmed!!!! Chelsea star no longer leaving

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It is now confirmed that the West London outfit Chelsea will not part ways with France international Olivier Giroud at the end of the season because he has already signed a contract extension with the Blues team.

This will lay to rest speculations surrounding the future of the former Arsenal forward at the club especially after he complained of not having enough playing time in the English Premier League, a report that has been dismissed by manager Maurizio Sarri.

However, reports claim that the World Cup winner has agreed on a deal after he was persuaded by the Blues team to wait as they will not be able to replace him as a result of the transfer ban.

The performance of the France international has not been convincing and it was expected that a new striker be brought in if not for the ban on the club.

Olivier Giroud total record for the club is just 17 goals in 62 appearances, with most of the goals coming as a substitute player but his Europa League record as a starter in this season has been better, having scored 10 goals in 13 and 3 assists.

Manager Maurizio Sarri will now be left with no choice than to bank on the former Arsenal man and the Argentina international Gonzalo Higuain to lead his attack on the coming 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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Chelsea Legend Backs Old Pal For Managerial Job

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Former Chelsea defender John Terry has thrown his weight behind Frank Lampard for the vacant managerial job at Stamford Bridge.

In his recent interview monitored by the Daily Mail, John Terry revealed that his old Chelsea pal is the right man for the job of replacing Maurizio Sarri as the new Blues manager.

According to him, Frank Lampard would be demanding of himself in the Chelsea job just like club owner Roman Abramovich.

John Terry is the assistant manager at newly promoted Premier League side Aston Villa at the moment and he recently signed a new contract at the Midlands club.

He came up against Frank Lampard during the English Championship playoff final when Aston Villa and Derby County met.

Derby County manager Lampard was unable to prevent the Rams from suffering a 2-1 defeat to Terry and Aston Villa sealed promotion to the top flight of English football as a result.

Frank Lampard is expected to be named the new Chelsea manager later this week after Derby County gave the Blues the permission to speak to him.

Derby County will receive £4m in compensation from Chelsea for Frank Lampard who’s expected to sign a three-year deal worth £16.5m over that period.

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Everton Wants Chelsea Loanee After Andre Gomes’ Transfer

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Merseyside giants Everton will turn their attention to the possible signing of Chelsea loanee Kurt Zouma after a deal for Andre Gomes was wrapped up.

The Toffees announced the permanent transfer of Portuguese international Andre Gomes on Tuesday in a deal believed to be around £22m.

Everton signed Andre Gomes from Barcelona after a successful loan spell at Goodison Park.

Andre Gomes joined Everton on a season-long loan deal last summer and he went on to score one goal in 27 league games for the Merseysiders.

Premier League sides West Ham United and Liverpool were linked with a move for Andre Gomes before Everton made a permanent swoop for the 2016 European Championship winner.

West Ham United had two bids turned down for him by Spanish champions Barcelona.

The Hammers made bids of £18m and £20m for the Portuguese midfielder but it was not good enough for Barcelona to sanction the sale of the player.

After the Andre Gomes deal was completed yesterday, Everton will now turn their attention to a permanent deal for Kurt Zouma.

The Chelsea loanee joined Everton on a season-long loan deal last summer and he impressed a great deal as he formed a potent centre back partnership with Michael Keane at the heart of Everton’s defence.

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New Chelsea Manager To Earn £16.5m In Three Years

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Europa League holders Chelsea are closing in on the appointment of a new manager following the exit of Maurizio Sarri.

Italian tactician Sarri left the club two weeks ago to take up the managerial job at Juventus.

Chelsea have been given permission to speak to former club midfielder Frank Lampard by Derby County and reports claimed that the Rams manager will replace Sarri at Stamford Bridge.

Frank Lampard is the Derby County manager at the moment having been appointed to the position last summer.

The 41-year-old is expected to be named the new Chelsea manager in the coming days.

According to The Sun, Frank Lampard will earn £5.5m on a yearly basis as the Chelsea manager and that the ex-England international will put pen to paper on a three-year deal.

Frank Lampard will earn a total of £16.5m over the next three years as the new Chelsea boss.

He has been identified as the new Chelsea manager following his successful season with Derby County.

Lampard performed well beyond expectations at Derby County in just one season.

He led the Rams to the Championship playoffs before his team lost to Aston Villa in the final.

Aston Villa won 2-1 to secure promotion to the Premier League.

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Jose Mourinho Distance Self From Vacant Newcastle Job

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Former Manchester United and Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has distanced himself from the vacant managerial job at Premier League club Newcastle United.

According to the Daily Star, his representatives say that the Portuguese tactician is not in the running for who to succeed Rafael Benitez as the Newcastle United manager.

Spanish tactician Benitez is expected to leave his post as the Newcastle United manager on June 30 when his contract expires.

Jose Mourinho had earlier revealed that his focus is on getting a national team job in one of his recent interviews despite the numerous transfer links with top jobs at club level.

The former FC Porto and Inter Milan manager has not been in the dugout since he was sacked as the Manchester United manager in December.

He was sacked at Manchester United after masterminding their worst start to a season in the Premier League.

Rafael Benitez has decided to step down from his role as the Newcastle United manager after the club failed to provide adequate backing for him in the transfer window.

He has been at Newcastle United for three years since his appointment in 2016.

Rafael Benitez led the Magpies to a top-ten finish in their first season back in the top flight two seasons ago before the 13th place finish from last season.

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Michael Ballack Set To Join Chelsea As Assistant Manager

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Former Chelsea midfielder Michael Ballack could join the new-look backroom staff at Stamford Bridge ahead of the new season according to Sky Germany.

It was revealed that the ex-German international skipper is in line to be the assistant manager to Frank Lampard at Chelsea.

Michael Ballack is currently in the process of getting his coaching badges and he could be named as the assistant to Derby County manager Frank Lampard who’s expected to be the new Chelsea manager.

Derby County have already given Chelsea the permission to speak to their former player about the vacant managerial job at Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea have been without a manager for the better part of two weeks after former boss Maurizio Sarri left to take up the Juventus job.

Frank Lampard is a Chelsea legend who’s the all-time topscorer in the history of the club with 211 goals during his 13-year spell at the club between 2001 and 2015.

He was named the Derby County manager last summer in what was his first job as a manager and he impressed a great deal by leading the Rams to the Championship playoffs.

Lampard and Derby County were beaten in the final by Aston Villa via a 2-1 victory which was more than enough to seal Premier League promotion.

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How Chelsea Could Line-up For 2019/20 With Frank Lampard As Manager

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Chelsea are closing in on the appointment of a new manager after English Championship club Derby County gave the Europa League winners permission to speak with their former player.

Frank Lampard was appointed the Derby County manager and he has done well in the job after just one year thus prompting Chelsea to make a move for him as the replacement for Maurizio Sarri who has left for Italian Serie A champions Juventus.

Derby County are expected to receive £4m in compensation if Chelsea appoint Frank Lampard as their new manager as expected this week.

Frank Lampard is a Chelsea legend after spending 13 fruitful years at the club.

The 41-year-old scored 211 goals for the Blues in those 13 years to emerge as their all-time leading goalscorer till date.

Frank Lampard will be handicapped by the two-window transfer ban slammed on Chelsea by FIFA though the London club has appealed the decision at the Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS).

The incoming Chelsea manager is expected to rely on youths more than his predecessor Sarri for the new season.

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Mourinho Favourite To Replace Rafael Benitez At Newcastle

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Former Chelsea and Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho is reportedly the favourite for the vacant managerial job at Newcastle United.

The Portuguese tactician is said to be the front-runner to replace former Liverpool boss Rafael Benitez at Newcastle United.

This is according to the report from ITV which claimed that Jose Mourinho is the top candidate for the Newcastle United job ahead of Claudio Ranieri.

Italian tactician Ranieri has managed three clubs in the Premier League including Chelsea, Leicester City and Fulham.

His greatest achievement was when he led Leicester City to an unlikely Premier League title during the 2015/16 season.

Ranieri was sacked as the Fulham manager earlier this year before taking over as an interim manager at boyhood club AS Roma until this summer.

Apart from Jose Mourinho and Claudio Ranieri, ex-Manchester United defender Laurent Blanc and former Manchester United manager David Moyes have also been linked with the job.

Laurent Blanc and David Moyes have both expressed their interest in the Magpies job.

Assistant Manchester City manager Mikel Arteta is also in the frame for the top job.

Rafael Benitez has made the decision to leave his post as the Newcastle United manager this summer after the club failed to back his ambition for new players.

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Chelsea Deadline For Mateo Kovacic Revealed

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Europa League winners Chelsea have until the end of this month to decide whether or not to sign Real Madrid loanee Mateo Kovacic permanently after his loan spell at the club.

The timeline for the decision on the 52-cap Croatian international was revealed by popular Spanish newspaper AS.

It was revealed that Chelsea have until June 30 to make a decision on the Croatian World Cup star.

Mateo Kovacic was part of the Croatian squad that surprisingly reached the final of the 2018 FIFA World Cup tournament in Russia before they were beaten by eventual winners France via a 4-2 defeat.

Kovacic moved to Chelsea on loan shortly after the World Cup tournament as a part of the £35m deal that saw Belgian national team shot stopper Thibaut Courtois join Real Madrid.

He was linked with clubs like Manchester United, Manchester City and Juventus before he signed for Chelsea on a season-long loan deal.

The Croatian star was one of the regular names on the Chelsea team list under Maurizio Sarri but he was not a favourite of the fans due to his lack of end product.

He helped Chelsea win the Europa League title via a 4-1 win over Arsenal in the final of the competition in Baku in May.

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Frank Lampard Backed As New Chelsea Manager

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Chelsea legend Frank Lampard has been backed as the new Blues boss by former Manchester City teammate Vincent Kompany.

The former Manchester City skipper spoke about Frank Lampard during his unveiling as the player/manager at Belgian top flight side Anderlecht.

Vincent Kompany left Manchester City at the end of the just concluded Premier League season to take up his new role.

He left the Premier League champions at the end of his contract with the club he captained for many years.

On Frank Lampard, Vincent Kompany said that the Derby County manager is the right fit for the Chelsea job.

Vincent Kompany and Frank Lampard played together at the Etihad Stadium for one season (2014/15 season).

He backed him to be an instant success as the new Chelsea manager.

Chelsea legend Lampard is closing in on a dream return to Stamford Bridge in a managerial capacity.

Earlier on Tuesday, English Championship club Derby County gave Chelsea the permission to with their former player over the vacant managerial role at the club and as a replacement for Maurizio Sarri who has gone to Juventus.

Chelsea are now expected to make him their new manager officially later this week in addition to the payment of £4m in compensation to Derby County.

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Chelsea Given Permission To Speak To 41-year-old Man Over Managerial Position

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Chelsea have been given the permission to speak with Derby County manager Frank Lampard over their vacant managerial position.

Former Chelsea midfielder Lampard is the top transfer target for his former club in the bid to replace Maurizio Sarri who left Stamford Bridge earlier this month.

The latest development was confirmed by the official Twitter account of English Championship club Derby County on Tuesday afternoon.

Italian tactician Sarri left Chelsea earlier this month to take the Juventus job after just one season as the Blues boss.

The 60-year-old led Chelsea to third place at the end of the recent Premier League season in addition to leading the Blues to two major finals.

Sarri and Chelsea lost the Carabao Cup final to Manchester City on penalties before they won the Europa League title by beating London rivals Arsenal in the final.

Frank Lampard is expected to be his replacement at Chelsea after a superb season as the Derby County manager.

The Chelsea legend led the Rams to the playoffs before losing the final to Aston Villa via a 2-1 defeat.

Frank Lampard attained legendary status at Chelsea after he scored 211 goals in all competitions during his 13-year stay at the West London club.

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