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Chelsea line up possible replacement for departing star

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Chelsea line up Jack Butland as possible replacement for Thibaut Courtois.

The Blues need to find a solution to face the intensifying Real Madrid interest on Courtois.

According to reports from Metro, Chelsea are ready to step up their interest in signing Stoke City star Jack Butland.

The Englsih giants are bracing themselves for an offer from Real Madrid after the European champions shortlisted the Chelsea number one and Roma’s Alisson as their main targets.

The Blues would have to choose between Alisson and Butland if Courtois decides to leave Stamford Bridge.

Butland has made 88 appearances for Stoke since his debut 2013.

The 25-year-old shotstopper is expected to leave Stoke in the summer after the Potters were relegated from the Premier League.

Stoke would demand fee of anything over £30million.

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Chelsea’s renovation plans could be ruined

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Chelsea put Stamford Bridge renovation plans on hold after Roman Abramovich visa delay.

The Blues’ Russian billionaire owner Roman Abramovich has put the club’s stadium plans on hold after delays to the renewal of his UK visa.

There’s a huge fear that plans of renovation might be ruined if Blues owner’s Visa issue isn’t sorted before it’s too late.

Abramovich is unwilling to invest in a major project in a country where he is not allowed work.

Chelsea’s website stated:

“No further pre-construction design and planning work will occur. The club does not have a time frame set for reconsideration of its decision.”

The renovation cost exceeded well over 1 billion in recent days due to visa delays.

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Chelsea line up Conte’s replacement

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Chelsea advised to think carefully before parting with Antonio Conte

Chelsea line up Zinedine Zidane to replace Antonio Conte.

Zidane quit Real Madrid job all of a sudden and The Blues are ready to offer him a new job.

The English giants are ready to ask the Real Madrid player and managerial legend a new job if he wants an immediate return to management in the Premier League following his shock decision to quit.

Till last week Maurizio Sarri seemed to be the favourite man to replace Antonio Conte as the manager of the East London Club.

But now the talks have reportedly broken down. Napoli are asking for extra money and Chelsea are simply unwilling to pay.

Zidane decided to step down as Real Madrid manager after winning 3 Champions League titles in 3 consecutive years.

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Chelsea likely to sell Thibaut Courtois this summer

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Chelsea likely to sell Thibaut Courtois this summer

The Blue’s want Roma’s goalkeeper to replace the Belgian

Thibaut Courtois returned to Chelsea from Atletico Madrid in the summer of 2014 after he enjoyed 3 successful seasons on loan in Spain. Since then he has been the mainstay between the sticks and has established himself as one of the best Goalkeepers in the world.

The Belgian is considered as one of the most important members of the Blue’s and has already won 2 Premier League, 1 FA Cup and 1 League club with the club. He made 46 appearances for the club last season but missed out on Champions League qualification.

But the 25 year old has been stalling on signing an extension at Stamford Bridge and could leave on a free transfer next year when his contract expires. He has seemingly joined a number of first-team players whose futures are also shrouded in doubt.

The Belgium International has been linked to host number of clubs like Real Madrid, PSG and Atletico Madrid ahead of the summer transfer window.

Chelsea are likely to sell Courtois and are considering entering the race for Roma goalkeeper Alisson Becker, according to Sky in Italy. They have decided to stop negotiations over a contract renewal and wants to cash in on him rather than to leave him on a free transfer next summer.

The Brazilian has been very impressive for the Serie A giants domestically and in Europe this season, establishing himself as one of the best goalkeepers in the world. He has kept 22 clean sheets in 49 games for the club in all competitions.

It has been a meteoric rise for the keeper who did not play a single game in Serie A last season before taking over as the undisputed No.1 this term. He has also attracted interest from the clubs like Liverpool and Real Madrid.

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Chelsea star responds to Paris Saint-Germain speculation

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Chelsea star responds to Paris Saint-Germain speculation

N’Golo Kante is currently preparing for the World Cup

Chelsea signed N’Golo Kante from Leicester City for a reported fee of £32 million, signing a 5 year contract in the summer of 2016. The midfielder won the Premier League with The Foxes in the 2015-2016 campaign and was very influential for them, before moving to Stamford Bridge.

The French International settled very quickly for the Blue’s and established himself as an integral part of the team. He helped the team to win the Premier League and was named the PFA Player of the Year in his debut season.

Antonio Conte’s side have finished 5th in the League this term and will miss Champions League next season. Despite that the 27 year old has been one of the standout players and was a key player in the FA Cup final win against Manchester United.

He also won the club’s Player of the Year prize for the 2017/18 campaign.

The midfielder has forged a reputation as one of the best defensive midfielders in the world and has been linked with several European giants ahead of the summer transfer window.

Paris Saint-Germain are huge admirer of him and have been linked with a move for him for quite some time, They are keen to sign him this summer and their sporting director Antero Henrique is reported to have met with the Frenchman’s entourage over a potential move this summer.

But the Premier League giants have responded by slapping an £88 million price tag for their star to ward off interest from the club.

Now Kante have responded to the speculations and has hinted that he is happy at the club. Asked about the rumours linking him with a move to the Parc des Princes, He responded as quoted by Metro:

‘I have not been approached specifically by clubs.

‘It’s my agent who manages these things.

‘Today, I’m in Chelsea and I do not worry about what’s going on around it.

‘I’m preparing for the World Cup, I only have that in mind.’

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Chelsea star has no interest joining Premier League rival

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Chelsea star has no interest joining Premier League rival

Courtois is in no rush sign a new deal with the Blue’s

Thibaut Courtois returned to Chelsea from Atletico Madrid in the summer of 2014 after he enjoyed 3 successful seasons on loan in Spain. Since then he has been the mainstay between the sticks and has established himself as one of the best Goalkeepers in the world.

The Belgian is considered as one of the most important members of the Blue’s and has already won 2 Premier League, 1 FA Cup and 1 League club with the club.

But the 25 year old has been stalling on signing an extension at Stamford Bridge and could leave on a free transfer next year when his contract expires. Though the club is very keen to keep him but could cash in on him this summer rather than let him leave on a free transfer.

The Belgian International has been heavily linked with a summer move and Liverpool are the latest club to show interest in him. The Red’s have struggled this term in that position and are desperate to sign a new world class goalkeeper to strengthen the squad for next season.

Courtois has claimed that he has no interest in joining any Premier League rival but insisted that he is in no rush to sign a new deal with Chelsea and will hold contract talks after the World Cup, reports Goal.

If he decides to leave England then 3 European giants could target him in the summer transfer window.

Real Madrid are also keen to sign a new goalkeeper but Courtois is just one of the name who interest the Champions League winners.

Paris Saint-Germain are also long time admirer of him but could be forced not to make a move for him in order to comply with the Financial Fair Play.

Atletico Madrid could be another option for Courtois if they are forced to sell their highly rated goalkeeper Jan Oblak, who has attracted interest from many clubs.

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Chelsea to rival Manchester United for Barcelona star

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Jordi Alba is frustrated with the contract stand off

Jordi Alba joined Barcelona from Valencia for a transfer fee of €14 million, signing a 5 year contract in 2012. He has been the mainstay on the left side of the defense since then and has established himself as one of the best full-back in the world.

The Spaniard has been a regular for the club this term, seeing of competition from Lucas Digne again. He has scored 3 goals and assisted 8 in 46 appearances and helped his team to win the Domestic double.

But the Spain International is growing frustrated with a contract stand-off at Barcelona and could look for a summer move.

The 29 year old’s representative Vicente Fores has criticized the La Liga giants as he claims the club vowed to hold talks over a contract renewal but his client has been waiting for 18 months and there is no deal yet.

Fores told Sport: ” [When] Raul Sanllehi [now at Arsenal] was still at the club when they told us not to worry, that they were going to call us to renew.

“But we are still waiting. It’s been a year and a half now.

“We don’t understand anything, maybe it’s normal for Barca or maybe they’re not happy with the performances of a player included in FIFA’s XI and who is the defender with the most assists in European football.”

This has alerted both the Premier League giants Chelsea and Manchester United and may look to move for him this summer.

The Blue’s need doesn’t appear to be great as they have Marcos Alonso and January signing Emerson. But the former Roma star yet to feature prominently for the club and Alba would be a definite improvement on the pair.

But the FA Cup winners could face competition from United if they decide to move for the defender. Jose Mourinho has prioritized the signing of a left-back as Luke Shaw is expected to leave the club and could move for the player if he decides to leave Spain.

Alba still have two years left on his contract.

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Chelsea star insists the club can sign world’s best players

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Chelsea star insists the club can sign world's best players

The Blue’s will miss the Champions League next season

Chelsea have endured an underwhelming campaign this season after winning the Premier League title last season under Antonio Conte. They have finished 5th in the Premier League and will miss the Champions League next season.

That will be the 2nd time in 3 years that the Blue’s have finished outside the top 4. Though they ended the season on a positive note as they won the FA Cup final against Manchester United and were the only English club beside Manchester City to win a major trophy this term.

It has been reported that only few players could leave but the Premier League giants would also struggle to attract big players due to their absence in the Champions League next season.

But Chelsea’s star Cesar Azpilicueta is confident that the club cab sign world’s best players despite missing the Champions League spot. The club have won 15 major trophies in as many years and he believes it will give them an edge in the transfer market.

The Spaniard has been one of the standout players this campaign for the Premiere League giants, scoring 3 goals and assisting 6 in 48 appearances in all completions.

“Of course big players will still want to come to Chelsea because we win lots of silverware,” the Spain international told Standard Sport.

“I have no doubt that the club will get a squad that can compete to win for trophies. I am sure that will happen.

“If the club decides that we need to get players in, I’m sure we will get the quality we want.

“It was important to win this season with a trophy. It shows we are still winners. When the results are not there, people look for something else.”

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Chelsea to make a move for Mauro Icardi

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Chelsea to make a move for Mauro Icardi

The Striker is number 1 on Maurizio Sarri’s transfer wishlist

Antonio Conte took over the charge of Chelsea in the summer of 2016 and won the Premier League title on his debut season. But their title defense haven’t gone according to their plan as they have finished fifth and will miss the Champions League next season.

However the Premier League giants ended the season on a positive note by winning the FA Cup against Manchester United. Despite that Conte is still heavily linked with a move away from the club.

The Italian has been linked with a summer exit for quite some now after a decline in club’s performances this season. The coach’s future has been under scrutiny since before the season began, as he negotiated a pay-rise without extending his contract and complaints over the club’s transfer policy.

Former Napoli boss Maurizio Sarri is the leading contender to replace former Juventus manager next season. He has done a great job since he took over the charge of the Serie a giants and helped them to finish 2nd in the league, just 4 points behind champions Juventus.

The Blue’s are expected to appoint him as their next manager for next season and the Italian has already informed the club of the players he would like them to sign in the transfer window.

Inter Milan striker Mauro Icardi is set to be a summer transfer target for Chelsea, according to  Corriere dello Sport . The striker is number 1 on Sarri’s transfer wishlist and the London club are also willing to pay his €110 million release clause.

Since joining Inter from Sampdoria in 2013, Icardi settled quickly and has been an indispensable part of the team. He has established himself as one of the best strikers in the world over the last few seasons with the Italian giants.

The 25 year old enjoyed another great season with the club, scoring 29 goals and assisting 1 in 34 Serie A appearances, sharing Capocannoniere award with Lazio’s Ciro Immobile.

The Argentina International has scored 110 goals in 190 Serie A appearances and would be a sensational signing for the English club. But they have to move quickly as his release clause is activate for few weeks only and only a foreign club can trigger it.

Juventus have also shown strong interest in the Argentine. They could make a €50 million bid for him and could involve Gonzalo Higuain in the deal.

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Guardiola would love to see this manager at Chelsea

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Manchester City boss would love to see Sarri in Premier League.

‘His teams are a joy to watch’ says Guardiola.

The Premier League 2017 – 2018 season’s title winning manager praised Maurizio Sarri and says he love to see him at Chelsea if he is chosen to replace Antonio Conte as head coach this summer.

Pep said:

“He did well with Empoli and, above all, Napoli.

“His teams are a real joy to watch. Juventus can also put on a show, with the added security of the club operating behind them.”

Sarri almost won Napoli the Serie A title.

The side from Naples finished runners up as they fell apart in the final few games and allowed Juventus the chance to pounce on their mistakes and claim yet another title this season.

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