Chelsea forward seals move, Costa returns and more

  Middlesbrough have completed the signing of striker Patrick Bamford in a £5.5m deal from Chelsea. The 23-year-old has signed a four-and-a-half year deal with the Boro. He previously had a very successful loan spell with the Boro during the 2014-15 season. However, that spell was followed by disastrous loan spells at Crystal Palace, Norwich City and Burnley. He had recently cut short his loan spell with the Clarets and returned to Stamford Bridge. Meanwhile, unsettled Chelsea striker Diego Costa has joined training with the first team for the first time…

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Verratti link with a runion with former boss, Pastore reaffirms dedication

Bayern Munich boss Carlos Ancelotti has set his sights on Paris Saint-Germain maestro Marco Verratti, according to a report from French publication Le Parisien. The Italian manager, who signed Verratti during his last season at PSG, is reportedly keen on bringing the midfielder over to Munich this summer. Verratti is expected to take the place of Xabi Alonso whose contract expires in June this year. The 24-year-old is considered to be one of the best midfielders in the world and debatably the best among peers of the same age grade. He…

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Chelsea hitman refuses to play amidst speculation of massive China offer, fans react

BBC claims that Diego Costa has been dropped from the Chelsea squad that will travel to Leicester City this weekend. The Chelsea hitman has reportedly had a row with coaching staff and manager Antonio Conte over fitness issues. The player is said to believe he is carrying an injury, an opinion not shared by the club’s medical staff. Conte has given the staff his backing. This saga has come amidst rumours of a supposed £30M per year offer from China, an incredulous offer that may be playing a part in…

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