Tuesday, August 3

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Harry Kane Fails to return to Tottenham training amid interest from Man City, Chelsea
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Harry Kane Fails to return to Tottenham training amid interest from Man City, Chelsea

Tottenham striker, Harry Kane, on Monday, failed to turn up for the club’s pre-season training amid interest from Manchester City and Chelsea, Sky Sports reports. The England captain was due to return to the Tottenham training ground [Hotspur Way] on Monday following a short holiday after Euro 2020. Kane was due for various tests, including for COVID-19 and to assess his basic fitness levels. He had told Tottenham back in May he wanted to leave the club this summer. Following Kane’s comments, Manchester City made a £100m bid for him at the end of June. Kane is valued at upwards of £120m and Tottenham are keen to keep him despite the 28-year-old believing he has a gentleman’s agreement with the club’s chairman, Daniel Levy. His contract with Spurs will expire in 2024 and...
Arsenal vs Chelsea: Mikel Arteta speaks on Ben White’s performance after 2-1 defeat
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Arsenal vs Chelsea: Mikel Arteta speaks on Ben White’s performance after 2-1 defeat

Arsenal boss, Mikel Arteta, has commented on the club’s new signing, Ben White’s performance in his debut in a friendly 2-1 defeat against Chelsea on Sunday. Arteta said he was ‘very pleased’ with White’s display for Arsenal against Chelsea at Emirates Stadium. Arsenal signed White in a £50million deal from Brighton last Friday. The England international came off the bench against Chelsea to play the second half of the 2-1 loss and he made an amazing block to stop a certain goal from Hakim Ziyech. Two goals from Kai Havertz and Tammy Abraham gave Chelsea the win against Arsenal as Granit Xhaka’s strike was not enough for the Gunners. Speaking on White’s display against Chelsea, Arteta said at his post-match press conference, “I’m really pleased. “I think the club has sh...
Chelsea beat Arsenal 2-1 in Pre-season Friendly
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Chelsea beat Arsenal 2-1 in Pre-season Friendly

Chelsea have defeated Arsenal in their pre-season charity friendly at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday. In the game, Kai Havertz gave Chelsea the lead in the 26th minute. Granit Xhaka brought Gunners level in the 69th minute while Tammy Abraham restores Chelsea’s advantage after Héctor Bellerín’s error in the 71st minute. Arsenal, Chelsea, and Tottenham are competing in a mini pre-season round-robin tournament called The Mind Series. Funds raised from the three games will be split between mental health charity Mind and the clubs’ respective foundations. Chelsea have played two friendlies so far this summer, beating Peterborough and Bournemouth, and saw their training camp in Ireland disrupted by a positive Covid-19 case. Also, Arsenal have had their preparations hampered b...
Giroud scores four minutes into AC Milan debut following €2m transfer from Chelsea
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Giroud scores four minutes into AC Milan debut following €2m transfer from Chelsea

  The Frenchman didn't take long to make his mark in his first outing for the Italian giants against Nice Olivier Giroud scored four minutes into his Milan debut following his €2 million switch from Chelsea earlier this summer. Giroud signed a two-season contract with the Rossoneri upon his arrival at San Siro earlier this month, bringing to an end his four-year spell at Chelsea. The 34-year-old was handed his first appearance for Stefano Pioli's side in a pre-season friendly against Nice on Saturday, and didn't take long to make his mark.
Arsenal vs Chelsea: All you need to know about Sunday’s preseason friendly, TV schedule
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Arsenal vs Chelsea: All you need to know about Sunday’s preseason friendly, TV schedule

Arsenal will take on Chelsea in a pre-season friendly game this afternoon. The two Premier League giants go head-to-head again, exactly one year after they clashed in the FA Cup final. On that occasion, the Gunners saw off their London rivals 1-0. The Blues were managed by Frank Lampard for the defeat at Wembley. Lampard has since been replaced by Thomas Tuchel, who went on to win the Champions League final against Manchester City. Tuchel however lost to Mikel Arteta’s men at Stamford Bridge as the 2020/2021 season wrapped up. Today’s game is part of a mini pre-season round robin tournament called the Mind Series, which also features Tottenham Hotspur. Funds raised from the three games will be split between mental health charity, Mind, and the clubs’ respective founda...
Chelsea and USMNT star Pulisic opens up on mental health struggles
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Chelsea and USMNT star Pulisic opens up on mental health struggles

The winger revealed how speaking with a therapist has helped him through some of his hardest moments Chelsea and U.S. men's national team star Christian Pulisic opened up on his struggles with mental health, revealing the impact talking to a therapist has had on him during his most difficult moments. Pulisic and Chelsea are set to play pre-season friendlies against Arsenal and Tottenham as part of The Mind Series, which aims to raise funds and promote awareness for Mind, a mental health organization. Speaking on Chelsea's Youtube channel, Pulisic discussed his own experiences while opening up on the struggles he's faced as a footballer and as a person.
Jules Kounde to Chelsea: Fabrizio Romano gives fresh update
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Jules Kounde to Chelsea: Fabrizio Romano gives fresh update

Fabrizio Romano, a football transfer expert, has provided the latest update on Sevilla’s Jules Kounde’s transfer move to Chelsea. Recall that Chelsea had already agreed on personal terms with Kounde. Sevilla valued Kounde at €65million (£55.9million). Providing an update on Kounde, Romano, in a tweet via his Twitter handle on Saturday, tweeted, “Chelsea are working to find a solution with Sevilla as soon as possible to sign Jules Koundé. He’s the priority after personal terms agreed, and Chelsea want him to join. “Kurt Zouma is still discussed in the deal, but Chelsea want to go through also if Zouma won’t be included.” Kounde had also drawn the interest of Manchester United and Paris Saint-German in the past. The 22-year-old defender was impressive ...
UEFA Super Cup final: Villarreal Suffer Major injury blow ahead of Chelsea Clash
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UEFA Super Cup final: Villarreal Suffer Major injury blow ahead of Chelsea Clash

Villarreal have suffered a major injury blow ahead of their UEFA Super Cup final against Chelsea on August 11. The LaLiga side confirmed in a statement on Friday night that midfielder Dani Parejo suffered muscle damage ahead of the UEFA Super Cup final against Chelsea. Parejo was stretchered off in Villarreal’s pre-season friendly draw against Levante on Thursday. The statement read, “The midfielder [Dani Parejo] from Madrid suffered muscle damage yesterday to his right calf. “Medical tests carried out on Dani Parejo have confirmed that he suffered muscle damage to his right calf during yesterday’s friendly match against Levante UD at the Villarreal CF Training Ground (Ciudad Deportiva). “The recovery time will depend on the player’s progress.” The reigning Europa Leagu...
Abraham would ‘fit the bill’ at Arsenal but Winterburn warns against Lacazette sale
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Abraham would ‘fit the bill’ at Arsenal but Winterburn warns against Lacazette sale

The Gunners have been linked with a raid on London rivals Chelsea for the England international striker Tammy Abraham would "fit the bill" for Arsenal says Nigel Winterburn, but the Gunners have been warned against selling Alexandre Lacazette without having an "upgrade" lined up. The Chelsea and England international striker could tick that box, with Mikel Arteta said to be among those mulling over a transfer raid on their London rivals. Abraham is a proven Premier League performer and looks to be on the market this summer after slipping down the pecking order at Stamford Bridge under Thomas Tuchel.
UEFA Super Cup: Only 13,000 can attend Chelsea vs Villarreal in Belfast
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UEFA Super Cup: Only 13,000 can attend Chelsea vs Villarreal in Belfast

Next month’s European Super Cup match between Chelsea and Villarreal in Belfast can be attended by up to 13,000 fans, the European continent’s football ruling body UEFA said on Friday. UEFA said ticket applications for the Aug. 11 game at Windsor Park have started. It added that all ticket-holders require a negative coronavirus test to enter the stadium and supporters from abroad are subject to local coronavirus regulations. The curtain-raising Super Cup brings together winners of the last Champions League (Chelsea) and Europa League (Villarreal).
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Chelsea Sign Goalkeeper Bettinelli from Fulham

Chelsea have signed goalkeeper Marcus Bettinelli on a free transfer, the Premier League club announced Wednesday. The 29-year-old left nearby west London side Fulham at the end of last season after making more than 100 appearances in over a decade with the Cottagers. Bettinelli has now agreed on a two-year deal at Stamford Bridge where he will compete for the goalkeeping position with Edouard Mendy and Kepa Arrizabalaga. “It’s always been a special club. I know the area very well so it’s been a dream of mine to come over to this side and it’s finally happened,” former England Under-21 international Betinelli told Chelsea’s website. “There were some talks a few years ago when I was a bit younger, and for whatever reason, that didn’t come about. But I’m here now,” added Bettine...
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Chelsea Agrees on Terms with Kounde

Chelsea has agreed on personal terms with Sevilla defender, Jules Kounde. 90min reports said Chelsea is now set to be in advanced talks with Sevilla over a transfer fee for Kounde, with Kurt Zouma said to be part of a player-plus-cash deal. The report added that the Champions League winners are also willing to offload Tiemoue Bakayoko, Matt Miazga, Davide Zappacosta and Kenedy in an attempt to reduce the transfer fee for the 22-year-old. Sevilla valued Kounde at €65million (£55.9million). Kounde had also drawn the interest of Manchester United and PSG in the past. He was impressive for Sevilla in the LaLiga during the 2020-21 season. Kounde played 49 games in all competitions for Sevilla, scoring four goals and providing one assist.
Inter Milan tell Chelsea how much to pay to sign Lukaku
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Inter Milan tell Chelsea how much to pay to sign Lukaku

  Inter Milan are demanding at least €120 million (£102.5million) from Chelsea for Romelu Lukaku, Tuttosport reports. Lukaku, 28, has been heavily linked with a move to Chelsea this summer transfer. Chelsea are in the market for a new striker and have identified Dortmund’s Erling Haaland as their top target, while Lukaku is also on their shortlist. The Champions League holders had hoped that a deal for Lukaku would be more feasible given Inter Milan’s need to balance their finances before the transfer window ends. Inter Milan are also keen to retain their top players, having sold Achraf Hakimi in a €71m (£60.7m) deal to PSG earlier this month. The report added that Chelsea would need to submit an offer of at least €120m (£102.5m) in order to tempt the Serie A cha...
Chelsea Confirms Signing James from Man Utd
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Chelsea Confirms Signing James from Man Utd

  Chelsea has completed a deal to sign Lauren James from Manchester United. It is believed the transfer fee involved is a record between Women’s Super League (WSL) clubs. The deal is reportedly worth an initial £200,000 and will rise to £300,000 with add-ons. James, 19, has put pen to paper on a four-year contract. It also marks a return to Chelsea, where she played for the U-10 and U-14s. James said: “It’s a great feeling to come back home, to a great club, the club I started at the age of six. “To be able to play for the first team now and come back here to Emma [Hayes, Chelsea manager] and the rest of the group is a good feeling. I’m excited to get started and I can’t wait to meet all the fans at Kingsmeadow when the new season kicks in.”
Transfer: Chelsea Confirm Deal for Ramsay
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Transfer: Chelsea Confirm Deal for Ramsay

Chelsea have confirmed that development squad assistant coach, Eric Ramsay, has joined Manchester United to coach their men’s first team. Chelsea made the announcement in a statement on their website on Thursday. The statement read, “Development squad assistant coach Eric Ramsay has joined Manchester United to coach their men’s first team. “We would like to thank Eric for his hard work and wish him well for the future.” Ramsay joined Chelsea academy in the summer of 2019 after working as an assistant coach at Shrewsbury Town. He was part of Andy Myers’ staff who steered the unbeaten Chelsea development squad to the Premier League 2 title in the 2019/2021 campaign, plus the runners-up spot last season.
Chelsea announce deal for Bate
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Chelsea announce deal for Bate

Chelsea have confirmed that Lewis Bate has joined Premier League rivals, Leeds United on a permanent transfer. The Blues disclosed this in a statement on their website on Thursday. The statement read, “Academy midfielder Lewis Bate has today completed a permanent transfer to Leeds United. “We thank Lewis for his time at the club and wish him well in the future.” Bate, 18, first started training at Chelsea at the age of eight. The midfielder captained Chelsea’s Under-18s in the FA Youth Cup final last year. Bate also featured three times for Chelsea’s development squad during their title-winning Premier League 2 campaign. He has been named among the substitutes for Chelsea senior men’s team on three occasions, most recently for in their FA Cup fifth-round tie agains...
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Chelsea keeping tabs on Lewandowski after struggles to sign Haaland or Kane

The Poland international has long been in the west London club's thoughts and interest could be revived as they look to sign a goalscorer Chelsea's mission to sign a world-class striker has seen them ask to be kept informed about Robert Lewandowski's situation at Bayern Munich, Goal can confirm. Although Bayern are strongly opposed to a sale this summer, the 32-year-old could be tempted by a new opportunity overseas. With just two years left on his contract at Allianz Arena, the Blues know their good connections with the Polish superstar could come in handy, having twice attempted to sign him in the past.
Bate leaves Chelsea for Leeds in £1.5m deal and signs three-year contract with Whites
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Bate leaves Chelsea for Leeds in £1.5m deal and signs three-year contract with Whites

The 18-year-old midfielder, who snubbed the offer of fresh terms at Stamford Bridge, has agreed a deal in West Yorkshire through to 2024 Leeds United have completed the signing of Lewis Bate from Chelsea for £1.5 million, with the talented teenager signing a three-year contract with the Whites. The 18-year-old midfielder was highly regarded at Stamford Bridge, but his potential has been lured to Elland Road by the promise of a clearer pathway to first-team football. Goal revealed on Tuesday that Bate was heading to West Yorkshire after snubbing the offer of a new contract in west London.
Chelsea contacted over Eden Hazard return
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Chelsea contacted over Eden Hazard return

  Chelsea have been approached by intermediaries who are proposing a stunning return for Eden Hazard, according to AS. This comes just two years after Hazard left Stamford Bridge to join Real Madrid in a €100million deal. But the 30-year-old has struggled to live up to expectations at the Santiago Bernabeu, after suffering a series of muscle injuries, scoring only five goals in all competitions for Los Blancos. Hazard now wants to put an end to his Madrid nightmare and it appears a dream reunion at Chelsea could be a possibility. Chelsea have been contacted by agents and it is claimed the winger “could be in line” to rejoin the Champions League holders ahead of the 2021/2022 campaign. However, there are several major stumbling blocks which could prevent a potenti...
Money Chelsea could make from Simeu transfer to Premier League rivals revealed
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Money Chelsea could make from Simeu transfer to Premier League rivals revealed

  Chelsea could be set to make up to £1.5m from Dynel Simeu’s transfer to Premier League rivals, Southampton. According to Nizaar Kinsella, Chelsea could earn the amount from the transfer if Simeu makes enough Premier League appearances for Southampton and if all add-ons are met. Simeu is set to be part of the first team at Southampton, handing Chelsea a boost as they need the 19-year-old to make enough appearances to trigger a clause in the deal for the Blues to receive a fee. The defender is set to leave Chelsea for Southampton after agreeing a three year deal with the Saints. He joins a long list of Chelsea academy stars set to leave this summer alongside Tino Livramento, Myles Pear-Harris and Lewis Bate. The England Under-19 international has been impressive ...
Coman in Shock Move to Chelsea
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Coman in Shock Move to Chelsea

  Bayern Munich winger, Kingsley Coman, is set for a shock move to Chelsea. Chelsea are interested in signing the 25-year-old Frenchman this summer transfer window. According to L’Equipe, Chelsea are willing to include Callum Hudson-Odoi in any potential deal with Bayern Munich, in the hope that they can get Coman in return. Chelsea wants to negotiate a player-plus-cash agreement with Bayern Munich that could see Coman move to Stamford Bridge this summer and Hudson-Odoi depart the Blues for the Bundesliga champions. Chelsea coach, Thomas Tuchel, has long been an admirer of Coman, who Bayern are valuing at €90 million (£77million). Meanwhile, Hudson-Odoi has failed to flourish under Tuchel at Chelsea. The England international is not in Tuchel’s plans at Chelse...
Chelsea give Arsenal condition to sign Tammy Abraham
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Chelsea give Arsenal condition to sign Tammy Abraham

  Chelsea have given Arsenal a condition to sign their striker, Tammy Abraham. According to Express UK, Chelsea will only let Abraham go out on loan this summer if a deal with a permanent switch can be secured. Arsenal are interested in signing Abraham this summer transfer. Arsenal boss, Mikel Arteta is keen on bringing Abraham to Emirates if a deal for the forward can be struck. The Gunners will now have to battle West Ham United for the 23-year-old’s signature. Abraham is free to leave Stamford Bridge this summer after falling out of favour under Thomas Tuchel’s squad last season. Chelsea wants to sell the England international to help fund a big-money move for Dortmund’s Erling Haaland. Abraham has scored 30 goals in 82 matches for Chelsea.
Chelsea Identify Player to Sign if Haaland deal fail
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Chelsea Identify Player to Sign if Haaland deal fail

  Chelsea have identified the player to sign if they are unable to complete a deal for Borussia Dortmund’s Erling Haaland this summer. Chelsea have been linked with a transfer move for Haaland, but Dortmund reportedly wants at least £150 million for the Norway international. Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, is keen to add a top striker to his squad ahead of the upcoming new season. According to the Daily Star, Chelsea have identified Stuttgart’s Sasa Kalajdzic as an alternative if they fail to complete the signing of Haaland. Kalajdzic is likely to be available at an absolute fraction of Haaland’s value. The 24-year-old was impressive for Austria at the recently concluded Euro 2020. He scored 16 goals for Stuttgart in the Bundesliga last season as he led the cl...
Paul Merson Predicts club to win title this season
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Paul Merson Predicts club to win title this season

  Arsenal legend, Paul Merson has predicted Manchester City to win the 2021-22 Premier League title ahead of Chelsea, Manchester United and Liverpool. Man City won the 2020/21 Premier League title ahead of Man United, Liverpool and Chelsea. But Merson believes Pep Guardiola’s men will retain the English top-flight league title. He told Sportskeeda, “I strongly believe this could be one of the tightest ones [Premier League title races] in recent memory. “Man City, Man United, Chelsea and Liverpool can all win the title – that is a four-way battle for the Premier League crown and I do not expect any of them to run away with it by a margin of double-digit points. “Some might say Manchester City winning the Premier League title is not exactly a bold prediction, but a...
Chelsea Ready to sell Timo Werner after Giroud’s exit
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Chelsea Ready to sell Timo Werner after Giroud’s exit

  Chelsea is ready to sell Timo Werner this summer, according to Sky Germany. The Blues have been touting the 25-year-old to top European clubs, in a bid to find a potential suitor. Should Werner leave, Chelsea is planning to use the money to fund their pursuit of Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland. Chelsea will need to stump up to £150 million for Haaland. Haaland has scored 57 goals in 59 games since arriving at Dortmund 18 months ago. New Blues boss, Thomas Tuchel, is looking to bolster his attack ahead of his first full season in charge. Tuchel had to endure the patchy form of Timo Werner in his first six months, having frozen Tammy Abraham out of his team. The Blues have already sold Olivier Giroud to AC Milan.
Chelsea Confirm deal for 20-year-old striker
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Chelsea Confirm deal for 20-year-old striker

Chelsea have confirmed a new long-term deal for 20-year-old striker, Armando Broja. The new deal will see Broja remain at Chelsea until 2026. Chelsea disclosed this in a statement via their website on Sunday. The statement read, “Armando Broja has signed a new long-term contract at Chelsea FC that commits him to Stamford Bridge until at least the summer of 2026. “The young striker, who will turn 20 in September, spent last season on loan in the Eredivisie with Vitesse Arnhem, where he made 34 appearances.” Reacting, Broja said: “I’m really excited to be signing a new contract with Chelsea. “Having come through the Academy here it was a special moment for me to make my first-team debut last year, before gaining further experience on loan at Vitesse last season. “I w...
Rooney Predicts Position Man United will finish, Sends Message to Sancho
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Rooney Predicts Position Man United will finish, Sends Message to Sancho

  Derby County manager, Wayne Rooney, has predicted that Manchester United will challenge Manchester City, Chelsea and Liverpool for the Premier League title this season [2021/22 campaign] after signing Jadon Sancho this summer. Rooney also urged Sancho that he should expect a lot of pressure at Old Trafford because he is a player that scores goals and creates chances. The Manchester United legend believes Sancho is a ‘very good signing’ for Man United, adding that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side will be Premier League title contenders. Wayne Rooney explains why he snubbed Man Utd fans during preseason clash with Derby “He [Sancho] scores goals, creates goals, so I think it’s a very good signing,” Rooney told Sky Sports. “I think there will be a lot of pressure, whic...
Tuchel Gives up on Haaland, Ready to Sign Lewandowski
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Tuchel Gives up on Haaland, Ready to Sign Lewandowski

  Chelsea are giving up in their bid to sign Borussia Dortmund striker, Erling Haaland, according to the UK Sun. The Blues will instead turn their attention to Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski. Thomas Tuchel is desperate to bring in a prolific new number nine this summer and had made Haaland his top target. But Dortmund would only listen to an offer of around £175 million for the Norway international. That has forced Chelsea to return to the drawing board and revive their interest in Lewandowski. The Poland international enjoyed a stunning campaign last season, breaking Gerd Muller’s long-standing record by scoring 41 times. Despite turning 33 next month, Tuchel now regards the experienced frontman as “his best option” in a difficult transfer market and coul...
Tomori feels no pressure from £25m price tag as AC Milan star eyes England spot for 2022 World Cup
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Tomori feels no pressure from £25m price tag as AC Milan star eyes England spot for 2022 World Cup

The highly-rated defender has completed a permanent move to San Siro from Chelsea and is eager to impress for Serie A giants Fikayo Tomori claims to feel no pressure from the £25 million ($34m) price tag that has taken him from Chelsea to AC Milan, with the highly rated defender looking to play his way into England's 2022 World Cup plans. The 23-year-old has seen his loan deal at San Siro turn into a permanent transfer, with Serie A giants impressed by what they saw from the talented centre-half. Tomori is aware that expectations will rise again during his second season in Italy, especially now that considerable funds have been invested in his potential, but a confident character is backing himself to thrive.
Chelsea striker Giroud completes €2m AC Milan move
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Chelsea striker Giroud completes €2m AC Milan move

The 34-year-old striker leaves the Premier League after nine years in England's top flight and will wear the No.9 shirt for his new club Chelsea forward Olivier Giroud has completed a €2 million move to AC Milan, both clubs have confirmed. The 34-year-old will wear the No.9 shirt for the Rossoneri and is understood to have signed a two-year contract with the Serie A club, with Giroud having completed his medical on Friday. The move signals the end of the forward's spell at Stamford Bridge, where he made 119 appearances in all competitions over a four-year period.
Tottenham coach, Nono Santo speaks on Harry Kane leaving club
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Tottenham coach, Nono Santo speaks on Harry Kane leaving club

  New Tottenham Hotspur manager, Nuno Espirito Santo,  has expressed confidence that Harry Kane would not leave the club this summer. Kane reiterated his wish to leave Tottenham this summer ahead of Euro 2020. Following his comments, many top clubs in Europe, including Chelsea, Manchester City, and Manchester United, registered their interest in signing him. However, speaking on the development during his first press conference on Friday ahead of Tottenham’s friendly tie against Leyton Orient on Saturday, Santo insisted that he is looking forward to Kane joining his squad ahead of the new season. Santo said: “I have no doubts in my mind. What I wish is for Harry [Kane] to recover well and have a good rest. “When he arrives, he will feel that he has to commit hims...
Tino Livramento: Why European clubs are queuing up to sign Chelsea’s academy star
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Tino Livramento: Why European clubs are queuing up to sign Chelsea’s academy star

The 18-year-old full-back is still waiting for his Blues debut despite consistently impressing in the youth ranks, meaning he could leave this summer It is not news anymore, but Chelsea's academy knows how to produce top talents. Of the six players to have won the club's Academy Player of the Year award between 2015-20, five have already gone onto make their full international debuts. Two of them, in Mason Mount and Reece James, started last season's Champions League final and were part of the England squad that finished as runners-up at Euro 2020.
Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud arrives in Italy ahead of £1m move to AC Milan
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Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud arrives in Italy ahead of £1m move to AC Milan

Olivier Giroud has touched down in Italy for his AC Milan medical ahead of joining the Serie A giants from Chelsea in a £1million deal. The France international forward was pictured on Thursday afternoon arriving at the Linate airport in Milan after being flown from Grenoble on a private jet.     Giroud, who was seen wearing a mask with the AC Milan badge on it, waved to the cameras and posed for photographs before he left the airport in a 4x4 BMW by a club associate.   The former Arsenal striker will undergo his medical at Milan's training base on Friday before putting pen to paper on a two-year contract worth £3million a season.     Reports in Italy claim his deal will include an option for a further deal and expect Giroud to be...
Chelsea agree Guehi sale to Crystal Palace
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Chelsea agree Guehi sale to Crystal Palace

The highly-rated defender, who spent last season on loan at Swansea, is crossing London to link up with the Eagles Chelsea have agreed a deal with Crystal Palace for Marc Guehi, Goal can confirm, with the promising defender heading for the exits at Stamford Bridge. The England U21 international spent the 2020-21 campaign with Championship side Swansea, allowing him to see regular game time. He caught the eye while in South Wales and will now get the chance to test himself on a Premier League stage with the Eagles.
EPL: Chelsea sell defender to London rivals for £20m
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EPL: Chelsea sell defender to London rivals for £20m

Chelsea have agreed a £20million deal with Crystal Palace for Marc Guehi, Goal reports. The England U21 defender spent the 2020/2021 season with Championship side, Swansea, which allowed him to get regular game time. Guehi is undergoing a medical with Palace and will sign a five-year contract with the South London club. Chelsea are willing to let the Ivory Coast-born star go, as they are already well-stocked at centre-half. The Blues have, however, included a sell-on clause within the terms agreed with their domestic rivals. They also have the option to match any offer tabled in future transfer talks.
Footballer, Arjen Robben retires for the second time at 37 after battling injuries 
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Footballer, Arjen Robben retires for the second time at 37 after battling injuries 

Arjen Robben has announced his retirement from football after a 21-year playing career. The former Dutch international made over 300 appearances for Chelsea, Real Madrid, and Bayern Munich, and won a league title in every country he played in. But, the 37-year-old has struggled with injuries after coming out of retirement in 2020 and rejoining boyhood club Groningen in 2020. He endured a seven-month absence last season after making his second debut. Robben also made 96 appearances for the Dutch national team and is the ninth-most capped Netherlands international. In a heartfelt statement, Robben said: “I have decided to stop my active football career. A year ago I announced my comeback as a FC Groningen player. I embarked on this adventure with great energy and enthusiasm. ...
Former Chelsea star Moses scores fourth goal in a row for Spartak Moscow
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Former Chelsea star Moses scores fourth goal in a row for Spartak Moscow

The 30-year-old opened the scoring as the People's Team cruised to a comfortable win at the Otkrytiye Arena Victor Moses continued his fine goalscoring run for Spartak Moscow with the opening goal in their 4-0 victory over Rubin Kazan on Wednesday. The former Super Eagles midfielder made it four goals in four appearances for Rui Vitoria’s side since he completed a permanent switch from Chelsea. Moses broke the deadlock at the Otkritie Arena with his strike from the penalty spot in the 10th minute.
Chelsea striker Giroud set for AC Milan move, Maldini confirms
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Chelsea striker Giroud set for AC Milan move, Maldini confirms

The director is confident the 34-year-old will add some much-needed experience to their young squad AC Milan technical director Paulo Maldini has confirmed Olivier Giroud will complete a move to the club on Thursday. The Serie A side reached an agreement with Chelsea over a €2 million deal for the French striker last week. The 34-year-old will travel to Milan to undergo a medical and will be confirmed as the San Siro side's latest signing.
Chelsea set to bring Federico Chiesa to Stamford Bridge
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Chelsea set to bring Federico Chiesa to Stamford Bridge

  Chelsea are set to bring Federico Chiesa from Juventus this summer. The Blues have already approached Juventus in a bid to sign Chiesa ahead of next season. According to BILD’s football chief Christian Falk, Chelsea have asked Juventus for the Italy international and placed £85.1million (€100million) as a basis for negotiation. The report added that the Serie A giants have declined talks altogether, with Chiesa seemingly not for sale. Chelsea are now expected to increase their offer in order to tempt Juventus to sell the 23-year-old forward. Chiesa was impressive for Italy during the Euro 2020 this summer. He scored two goals in Italy’s triumphant Euro 2020 run this summer.
Haaland will stay at Dortmund as search for Sancho replacement goes on, says Kehl
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Haaland will stay at Dortmund as search for Sancho replacement goes on, says Kehl

The Norwegian striker has been heavily linked with Chelsea, but BVB have to plans to sanction his departure this summer Erling Haaland will remain at Borussia Dortmund as their search for a replacement for Jadon Sancho goes on, according to the club's head of first-team football Sebastian Kehl. Haaland is attracting attention from a whole host of top clubs after a stellar 2020-21 campaign at BVB, who he helped win the DFB-Pokal and finish fourth in the Bundesliga by scoring 30 goals in 32 domestic appearances. However, Dortmund have repeatedly insisted that a prized asset will not be sold this summer, and Kehl reiterated that stance before their opening pre-season friendly against FC Giessen on Tuesday night.
Chelsea Agree Transfer fee with Man Utd for Lauren James
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Chelsea Agree Transfer fee with Man Utd for Lauren James

  Chelsea have agreed a transfer fee with Manchester United for Lauren James. The deal for James is worth up to £200,000, including bonuses and will be a record transfer between two Women’s Super League clubs. Lauren, who is the younger sister of Chelsea and England defender, Reece James, has already undergone a medical at Stamford and personal terms are now being discussed. The England striker joined Man United from Arsenal in 2017 aged 16. Lauren made an instant impact, netting 14 goals as they won promotion from the Championship. She helped Man United secure a fourth-place finish in the Women’s Super League last season. Lauren has represented England at Under 17 and Under 19 level. She was called into a senior training camp in November.
Four Players to leave Chelsea as Abramovich releases cash for Haaland deal
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Four Players to leave Chelsea as Abramovich releases cash for Haaland deal

Roman Abramovich is pushing Chelsea to complete a deal for Borussia Dortmund’s Erling Haaland this summer, according to BILD. Blues boss, Thomas Tuchel, wants to bring in a new striker ahead of his first full season in charge. Tuchel’s first choice is believed to be Haaland, who has scored 57 goals in 59 games for Dortmund. Abramovich is also a big admirer of Haaland and is not prepared to give up easily in his efforts to sign the Norway international. It is believed the Russian billionaire has now released funds which will enable Chelsea to land Haaland this summer, although the deal would be expected to cost in the region of £150 million. It’s also understood that Chelsea are ready to balance that by selling at least three first-team players including Callum Hudson-Odo...
Messi’s Rivals for Ballon d’Or this year revealed [Full list]
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Messi’s Rivals for Ballon d’Or this year revealed [Full list]

Argentina and Barcelona captain Lionel Messi’s reported rivals for this year’s Ballon d’Or have been revealed. According to Mundo Deportivo, Messi, who won Copa del Rey with Barcelona this year, will battle Chelsea and Italy hero, Jorginho, as well as France midfielder, N’Golo Kante for the Ballon d’ Or. The 34-year-old won his first trophy for Argentina last weekend as they defeated Brazil 1-0 in the Copa America final at the Maracana Stadium, thanks to Angel Di Maria’s first-half goal. The Barcelona number 10, who scored the most goals at Copa America, also won the player of the tournament. Meanwhile, Kante has been tipped to win the Ballon d’ Or following his outstanding display for Chelsea against Manchester City as they won the 2020/21 Champions League. Kante also w...
Mendy and Ziyech begin 2021-22 pre-season training with Chelsea
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Mendy and Ziyech begin 2021-22 pre-season training with Chelsea

The African stars are back with the Blues as Thomas Tuchel’s men start their preparations for next season Edouard Mendy and Hakim Ziyech have started training with Chelsea ahead of the 2021-22 season. The Senegal and Morocco internationals were part of the Blues’ 28 players involved at the squad’s Surrey training base on Monday afternoon. The duo joined the likes of Tammy Abraham, Callum Hudson-Odoi, Tammy Abraham, Marcos Alonso and Tino Anjorin who all reported on Friday.
Former Chelsea star Moses continues hot pre-season form with third goal for Spartak Moscow
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Former Chelsea star Moses continues hot pre-season form with third goal for Spartak Moscow

The former Super Eagles midfielder continued his goalscoring run as Rui Vitoria's team intensify preparations for the 2021-22 season Victor Moses scored his third goal in as many matches as Spartak Moscow kicked off their Premier Cup campaign with a 4-0 victory over FC Sochi on Sunday. The former Chelsea and Inter Milan star sealed Spartak's emphatic win at the Otkritie Arena as they continue their preparation for the 2021-22 season that will begin in a fortnight's time. Moses came off the bench to score the fourth goal in the 81st minute after Zelimkhan Bakaev, Reziuan Mirzov and Aleksandr Sobolev had found the back of the net for the hosts
Did Baba Rahman miss huge Chelsea opportunity?
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Did Baba Rahman miss huge Chelsea opportunity?

The Ghana left-back reckons the Italian made him lose confidence at Stamford Bridge, but could things have played out differently? Over five years after last playing a competitive game for Chelsea, and now reaching a critical point in his career, Abdul Baba Rahman remains on the books of the Stamford Bridge giants, yet he has never been further from the first team. After several convoluted loan spells since 2016, the left-back is once again expecting yet another year away or a permanent sale. Having suffered serious knee injuries, the last few months have been kinder to the West African.
He’s a star player?!’ – Courtois takes shot at Man Utd forward Martial
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He’s a star player?!’ – Courtois takes shot at Man Utd forward Martial

The Belgium goalkeeper went out of his way to call out Manchester United's striker in an interview Thibaut Courtois has questioned whether Manchester United forward Anthony Martial should be considered a star player in an interview conducted by Belgium team-mate Jan Vertonghen. Courtois had been asked to name all of the important European players left out of Euro squads and could only pick out centre-back Sergio Ramos. When Vertonghen included Martial as he rattled off answers Courtois could have given, the goalkeeper scoffed and suggested that Martial shouldn't have been mentioned. Courtois and Martial used to be Premier League rivals when Courtois played for Chelsea.
Baba Rahman opens up on Chelsea experience and why he does not regret his transfer
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Baba Rahman opens up on Chelsea experience and why he does not regret his transfer

The 26-year-old has made just 15 appearances for the London-based team since 2015 Ghana defender Baba Abdul Rahman has conceded he does not regret his decision to join English heavyweights Chelsea. The experienced full-back joined the Blues from FC Augsburg in 2015 after his solid performances in the German Bundesliga. He signed a five-year deal but has since struggled for playing time. To date, he has made just 15 appearances for the English side but insists his decision to join the team is not regrettable.
Former Italy boss Conte outlines England’s strengths and weaknesses ahead of Euro 2020 final
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Former Italy boss Conte outlines England’s strengths and weaknesses ahead of Euro 2020 final

The former Chelsea boss is respectful of the Three Lions' talents, but believes they can be got at if Italy deploy the correct tactics Former Italy boss Antonio Conte has been assessing England’s strengths and weaknesses ahead of the Euro 2020 final – and has some advice for the Azzurri as they prepare for Sunday’s game at Wembley. Conte is well-placed to talk about English football, having won the Premier League and FA Cup during his two years in charge of Chelsea between 2016 and 2018. Prior to that he spent two years in charge of the Italian national side and believes he has identified an area of the pitch his former players can exploit on Sunday.
Fan View: Should Tuchel have given Moses one final opportunity at Chelsea?
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Fan View: Should Tuchel have given Moses one final opportunity at Chelsea?

Goal readers have had their say and the popular opinion has it that the former Nigeria international did not merit another chance at Stamford Bridge Victor Moses did not merit one last chance under Thomas Tuchel at Chelsea, according to most of the Goal readers. After six loan moves since signing for the Blues in 2012, the former Super Eagles star finally completed a permanent switch to Spartak Moscow last month. The move to the Russia top-flight side has sparked contrasting opinions on why the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations winner was sold outrightly instead of getting another opportunity under the German tactician at Stamford Bridge.

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