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Juventus to make move for Chelsea star Kante

Juventus to make move for Chelsea star Kante


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Juventus to make move for Chelsea star Kante

Kante on Juventus radar?


Juventus are expected to make a January transfer approach for Chelsea star N’Golo Kante. The French defensive midfielder has helped the Blues to Premier League title success but is reportedly keen to make a move elsewhere in pursuit of Champions League glory.

Juventus are ready to splash close to 120 million euros to sign Kante from the Stamford Bridge outfit and are confident that a deal can be reached.

The midfielder, who previously helped Leicester City to a Premier League title, has indicated previously that he is happy at the Blues, but there are continual rumours that the player will eventually depart England for a move to either Italy or Spain.

Former Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri is keen to link up with his former player at his current club Juventus and has indicated that he would spend heavily to secure a deal for the World Cup winning player.

Kante has a contract with Chelsea until 2023 and the 28-year-old had previously indicated that he would be willing to extend his stay at Stamford Bridge beyond that spell.





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Chelsea confident of agreeing contract deal with in-form striker

Chelsea confident of agreeing contract deal with in-form striker


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Tammy Abraham news

Abraham close to Chelsea extension


Chelsea are reportedly on the cusp of committing Tammy Abraham to a new long-term contract. 

The England international contributed 26 goals during a loan stint with Aston Villa last term and he has carried over the form with the Blues this term with nine goals across all competitions.

As a result, the 21-year-old has emerged as the undisputed striker under Frank Lampard and the club are now working towards extending his contract beyond the summer of 2022.

According to Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano, the Blues are in advanced negotiations with the striker regarding the renewal and they are very confident of getting a deal over the line.

Abraham presently earns around £50,000-a-week at the club but he stands the chance of trebling his wages after standing out with his performances upfront.

Abraham produced another impressive performance against Newcastle United at the weekend but Marcos Alonso eventually made the difference with the winning strike in the 73rd minute.





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Chelsea leading the race to sign Leicester City star?

Chelsea leading the race to sign Leicester City star?


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Ben Chilwell news

Chilwell to Chelsea in January?


Chelsea are deemed to be leading the race to sign defender Ben Chilwell from Leicester City when the transfer window reopens in the New Year.

The Blues are presently banned from signing any players until July 1 but they are hopeful of reducing the punishment by six months after their appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

According to The Mail, both United and Chelsea are looking into signing a new left-sided defender but the latter are leading the race to sign the England international.

Emerson and Marcos Alonso have been the preferred picks for the left-back role under Frank Lampard this term and the former has regularly got the nod for the starting XI.

Still, Lampard is understood to be eyeing a more attack-minded left-back, who can also be effective in the defence and Chilwell has been identified as the top target.

Leicester City have generally turned down the opportunity to cash in on their star players at the midway stage of the campaign and it remains to be seen whether they are tempted to sanction Chilwell’s sale, should the right offer come by.





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Chelsea defender Reece James suffers ankle injury

Chelsea defender Reece James suffers ankle injury


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Reece James news

James suffers minor ankle concern


Chelsea defender Reece James has reportedly withdrawn from the England Under-21 squad after suffering a minor recurrence of the ankle problem picked up during the summer.

The teenager returned from a lengthy ankle injury last month to make his Blues debut against Grimsby Town in the League Cup and he managed to impress with a goal and an assist.

According to Goal.com, James has sustained an ankle concern in training with the Young Lions and he has been sent back to the Blues’ Cobham base for further treatment.

However, the setback does not appear serious and he could return to regular training ahead of the Blues’ Premier League clash against Newcastle United next weekend.

James has been touted by the fans as the future right-back of the club but manager Frank Lampard has so far resisted the prospect of starting him ahead of club-captain Cesar Azpilicueta.

Chelsea are presently behind fourth-placed Leicester City on goal difference. They have the opportunity to win their fifth game on the bounce across all competitions when Newcastle visit the Bridge.





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David Luiz explains reason behind Chelsea departure

David Luiz explains reason behind Chelsea departure


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David Luiz explains reason behind Chelsea departure

Luiz says he chose to leave Chelsea before Arsenal approach


Arsenal defender David Luiz has revealed that he had a different point of view to manager Frank Lampard at Chelsea and that contributed towards his departure on transfer deadline day.

The Brazil international had signed a new two-year deal with the Blues during the backend of the previous season and he was a regular during the club’s pre-season campaign.

However, prior to the Premier League transfer deadline, the centre-back made the surprise move to part ways with the Blues and he eventually joined arch-rivals Arsenal in a deal worth £8m.

Speaking to TalkSPORT, the 32-year-old has now revealed that he could not agree with the future plans of Lampard and that contributed towards pursuing a fresh challenge.

He added that he made the decision to leave the west London giants even before the Gunners came up with an approach to acquire his signature, he told: “We had a different idea of the future of the game and that’s why I chose to take a new path. It’s always very difficult because of the rivalry, but I made the decision to leave Chelsea even before receiving Arsenal’s bid.”

Luiz has had a mixed beginning to his career with the Gunners and he has been guilty of conceding a couple of penalties. However, he has somewhat made up for the mistakes after bagging the only goal in the slender win over Bournemouth at the weekend.

Meanwhile, the departure of Luiz has proved a blessing in disguise with the likes of Kurt Zouma and Fikayo Tomori receiving regular gametime. The latter has been the surprise package and his performances have recently been rewarded with a maiden call-up for England duty.

 





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Chelsea enter contract talks with emerging young stars

Chelsea enter contract talks with emerging young stars


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Tammy Abraham news

Abraham, Tomori set for new Chelsea deals?


Chelsea have reportedly entered contract talks with club graduates Tammy Abraham and Fikayo Tomori following their impressive start to the current campaign.

Abraham has been a revelation for the Blues upfront this season and he is currently their leading scorer by a fair distance with eight goals across all competitions.

Tomori, on the other hand, has been a solid replacement for the injured Antonio Rudiger in central defence and Frank Lampard has recently stated that the 21-year-old is now regarded as an undisputed starter.

According to Sky Sports News, talks are progressing well with respect to the contract extensions for the pair and they could end up signing fresh five-year deals with the west London side.

Both Abraham and Tomori have been called up by England for the forthcoming internationals and the latter stands the chance of making his debut for the Three Lions.

Abraham’s international future has been regularly discussed of late with him being eligible to play for Nigeria but that speculation is set to end with Gareth Southgate certain to offer him with a competitive appearance.

 





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Joe Cole says Chelsea winger made the difference vs Lille

Joe Cole says Chelsea winger made the difference vs Lille


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Joe Cole says Chelsea winger made the difference vs Lille

Cole heaps praise on Hudson-Odoi


Former Chelsea star Joe Cole has heaped praise on Callum Hudson-Odoi following his impact off the bench against Lille in the Champions League.

The England international was brought on to the field by the Blues after the hour mark when the scores were 1-1 and he provided a delightful floated cross which contributed to Willian’s sublime volleyed winner.

Speaking after the game, Cole said that it is always difficult to pick up away wins in the Champions League and praised Hudson-Odoi for making the difference with his direct running and willingness to cross the ball.

“They probably don’t even realise how good a result that is tonight, going away to a place like Lille, 54,000. They just stopped the crowd early on, the system worked very well. Lille looked like they didn’t have anything and then Callum (Hudson-Odoi) came on and made the difference,” he told BT Sport.

Hudson-Odoi has earned less than 180 minutes of action since returning from a long-term Achilles injury but he has already made an impact with one goal and a couple of assists.

The Blues are scheduled to face Southampton in the Premier League this weekend and Hudson-Odoi could be handed with his maiden league start of the campaign.





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Arsenal legend singles out Chelsea midfielder for praise

Arsenal legend singles out Chelsea midfielder for praise


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Arsenal legend singles out Chelsea midfielder for praise

Wright praises Mount’s impact at Chelsea


Arsenal legend Ian Wright has heaped praise on midfielder Mason Mount following Chelsea’s Premier League triumph over Brighton & Hove Albion.

The 20-year-old only made his breakthrough for the Blues at the beginning of the season but he has already an impact with three assists in the Premier League alone.

Against Brighton, Mount was a constant attacking threat from the number 10 role but his teammates could not make the most out of his distribution during the course of the game.

Still, the England international made the difference by winning the penalty which led to the opening goal and the Blues eventually sealed a 2-0 triumph over Graham Potter’s side.

Speaking in the Match of the Day programme, Wright praised the young attacker, who has taken his chance under Frank Lampard, he told: “He’s taken the opportunity, Frank’s shown a lot of faith in him. 

“They did create a lot of chances today, I thought they wasted a few of the chances. But Mason Mount, he’s somebody that is making a difference, especially in this area of the field.”

Chelsea‘s win over Brighton sees them on 11 points after seven league games. They are presently sitting in the sixth position but one of Arsenal or Manchester United could leapfrog them after the Monday night clash.





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Real Madrid scout promising Chelsea midfielder

Real Madrid scout promising Chelsea midfielder


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Mason Mount news

Mount watched by Real Madrid


Real Madrid have reportedly been keeping a close eye on the performances of midfielder Mason Mount, who has made his breakthrough with Chelsea this season.

The 20-year-old spent the past two seasons on loan with Vitesse Arnhem and Derby County and he was able to achieve double figures in terms of scoring in both of those campaigns.

He has started the current season in fine form with three goals already for the Blues and it appears that his progress has caught the attention of Zinedine Zidane‘s side.

According to Marca, the 13-time European champions have been impressed with the development of the Blues graduate and they have already sent talent-spotters to monitor his progress in recent games.

It is added that Los Blancos president Florentino Perez is a huge admirer of the England international, who has been with the west London giants since the tender age of six.

Mount, who has been ever-present for the Blues this term, currently has more than four years remaining on his existing deal. His contract was renewed during the summer.

 





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Chelsea finally reach contract agreement with emerging star

Chelsea finally reach contract agreement with emerging star


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Chelsea finally reach contract agreement with emerging star

Hudson-Odoi finally signs new Chelsea deal


Chelsea have finally sorted out the future of Callum Hudson-Odoi after committing the teenager to a new long-term contract with the club.

The England international had been in a contract standoff with the Blues since the turn of the year amid concerns that he may struggle to earn regular gametime with the first-team.

However, the player’s stance has finally changed following months of negotiations and the Blues have now confirmed that he has penned a new contract until the summer of 2024.

“It’s an amazing feeling. It’s been a long wait but it’s done now and I’m really happy about that,” Hudson-Odoi was quoted as saying by the club’s official website following the renewal.

Hudson-Odoi has recovered from a serious Achilles injury picked up during the backend of the previous season but he has yet to make his bow under Frank Lampard due to the reduced match sharpness.

The League Cup clash against Grimsby Town could witness the potential return of Hudson-Odoi on the playing field. Alongside the teenager, Reece James could be handed with a Blues debut during that game.





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