Chelsea eye defensive duo to replace Zouma and striker set to depart

Chelsea have identified Juventus centre-back Leonardo Bonucci and Southampton centre-back Virgil van Dijk as possible defensive recruitments, according to the latest report from London Evening Standard. The report claims that any defensive arrival will possibly lead to the departure of centre-back Kurt Zouma on a loan deal. The French centre-back missed most of the last season with a cruciate injury and now manager Antonio Conte wants him to gain first-team experience elsewhere. French sides Lyon and Nice have already expressed interest in the 22-year-old, but Conte is not likely to let…

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Antonio Conte is desperately looking for a centre-back

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte is still desperately looking for a world-class centre-back. The Italian manager attempted to sign multiple targets during the summer but eventually had to settle with David Luiz on the transfer deadline day. Napoli chairman Aurelio De Laurentiis revealed this week that the Blues made multiple attempts, including a £58m bid, to sign Kalidou Koulibaly last summer. “They offered to me £30, 35, 40, 45, 50 [million],” De Laurentiis told Sky Sports. “Mr Conte I said, ‘Marina [Granovskaia, Chelsea director] is behind me, follow me’, I offered…

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Manchester United to sign one more after Paul Pogba

At the moment, Paul Pogba’s move to Manchester United is dominating all the football headlines. After days of speculation, the Juventus midfielder is yet to formally join United, but multiple reports have suggested that the world-record move is bound to happen sooner rather than later. Now, United manager Jose Mourinho has previously suggested that Pogba might be United’s last signing summer, but the latest report from the Times suggest otherwise. The Sunday Times has claimed that United are planning to sign one more player following the arrival of Pogba, and that…

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Manchester clubs compete for Serie A star

Manchester United and Manchester City are set to rival each other in the pursuit of Juventus centre-back Leonardo Bonucci. City were said to be leading the pursuit for the Italy international, but the latest reports suggest that United have entered into the foray for the defender. Manchester Evening News claims that Jose Mourinho is keen on signing another defender in the transfer window and has identified the 29-year-old as his primary target. The report adds that Mourinho intends to sell Marcus Rojo this summer and he is unsure whether new signing…

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Manchester City receive massive boost in chase of star defender

With Pep Guardiola arriving at Manchester City, the Premier League giants were primed to hit hard on the summer transfer market. The Citizens have already secured the signings of midfielder Ilkay Gundogan and winger Nolito, with an English record move for Everton’s John Stones reportedly being considered. However, that deal could be unnecessary as La Gazzetta dello Sport (via Football-Italia) has revealed that City could be close to landing Juventus star centre-back Leonardo Bonucci. After an initial offer by Chelsea, the Citizens have now made a very serious move for the…

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Manchester City agree personal terms with star defender, bid for Serie A winger rejected

Pep Guardiola is ready to take his biggest challenge so far very seriously. The new Manchester City manager has already secured the services of Ilkay Gundogan and Nolito, but he wants more. The Citizens are ready to offer £51.2 million to Juventus for Leonardo Bonucci. The Bianconeri don’t want to sell the Italy defender but City have offered him a five-year contract with £6.8 million per year wages, according to various sources, including Tuttosport (via Football-Italia). Italian journalist Tancredi Palmeri, who works for beIN Sports, CNN, and La Gazzetta dello Sport,…

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Manchester City and Chelsea entering bidding war for Serie A star defender

Pep Guardiola and Antonio Conte are ready to make a big splash at Manchester City and Chelsea, with both clubs being linked to a number of big targets. One they have in commin is Juventus defender Leonardo Bonucci. The Citizens are preparing to raise their offer for the Italy international, who defended his country’s colours at Euro 2016, after The Old Lady turned down a bid of £38.3 million, according to The Guardian. Bonucci is considered a key figure in the Juventus and Italy defence, so the Serie A champions would not be…

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Chelsea to launch massive bid for Serie A stars

Like Manchester United and Manchester City, Chelsea are primed for a big summer. The Blues have a new coach coming in, Antonio Conte, and want to take revenge for a very poor Premier League season. With Conte’s excellent relationships in Italy, Chelsea have been linked with a number of Serie A stars and according to a report by The Sun, the Blues are ready to launch a massive bid for two Italian stars. The report claims Chelsea are apparently willing to offer £32 million for Juventus’ centre-back Leonardo Bonucci and…

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Chelsea linked with even more Serie A stars

It seems like the impending arrival of Antonio Conte at Stamford Bridge has made the Blues to concentrate on Serie A for transfer targets. The latest reports have linked the West London club with another Serie A player: Inter Milan forward Stevan Jovetic. Italian source La Repubblica, via Evening Standard, claims that the Blues are interested in the 26-year old, who is currently playing for Inter on an 18-month loan deal from Manchester City. The Montenegro forward has scored four goals and provided two assists for Roberto Mancini’s side in…

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