Chelsea verbally agree deal with Serie A star, expect huge offer for Diego Costa

Chelsea are in for a busy summer, as the Blues are expecting to make major moves on the transfer market to overhaul their squad and forget about their poor Premier League season. Incoming manager Antonio Conte is said to have strong relationships with Serie A clubs and that has already resulted in a bid for AS Roma midfielder Radja Nainggolan, though their first offer was rejected. However, according to La Gazzetta dello Sport’s Emanuele Giulianelli, Juventus full-back Stephan Lichtsteiner has verbally agreed to join Chelsea this summer with his place in Turin…

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Italian is favourite to coach Chelsea next season

As it stands, Antonio Conte is the odds-on favourite to become Chelsea’s coach next season, according to Sky Sports. The Blues have reportedly agreed a deal in principle with the current coach of Italy’s national squad and former Juventus boss. Conte’s contract with Italy expires after the 2016 European Championship and, therefore, the Italian will be free to move to Stamford Bridge, without any compensation needed to be paid to the Italian Football Federation. The news outlet also quotes Sky Italia’s Valentina Fass, who states Chelsea want to make a decision about their…

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Good and bad at Tottenham: Belgian target wants move, striker bid rejected

Axel Witsel has been on Tottenham’s radar for quite some time and the Belgian star has now opened the door to a potential summer move from Zenit, according to Standard Sport. As reported by Standard Sport in September, the Spurs were willing to pay £17 million for the midfielder during the last summer transfer window, to reunite him with Belgian team-mates Jan Vertonghen, Mousa Dembele, Nacer Chadli and Toby Alderweireld. Zenit are currently in Qatar, holding a winter training camp. Witsel ruled out of move this month, but opened the…

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