Mourinho looks for Premier League experience and more Manchester United news

If the latest transfer rumours are to be believed, Manchester United are planning to raid more than one of their Premier League rivals, this transfer window. According to the report from the Evening Standard, United are confident of signing Tottenham centre-back Toby Alderweireld this summer. The Belgian has reportedly refused to sign a new deal with Spurs, and it is believed that the North London side would consider selling him this summer. The Red Devils are willing to spend more than £40million on the 29-year-old. Chelsea, Paris Saint-Germain and Barcelona…

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Jose Mourinho plans to raid former club, and more

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho is planning a summer move for Chelsea star Willian, according to the latest report from the Mirror. Mourinho is a fan of the Brazilian from his days at the West London club, and he unsuccessfully tried to sign him last summer. He managed to bring Nemanja Matic to Old Trafford, but his move for Willian was thwarted by the Blues. Chelsea are reportedly looking to sign Anthony Martial from United in the summer, and it has provided Mourinho with an opportunity to involve Willian in a…

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Chelsea to resist Manchester United transfer raid, battle Red Devils for star winger

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With Jose Mourinho now fully in charge of Manchester United’s squad, the Red Devils are expected to overhaul their squad with a massive spending spree during the summer transfer window. Mourinho is known to be a big fan of Brazilian star Willian, whom the Portuguese coached at Chelsea. He is reported to be plotting a £60 million move to make Willian his first signing at Old Trafford. However, according to a report by The Evening Standard (via The Independent), the Blues will issue a hands off warning to Mourinho over the Brazil…

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Manchester United to launch massive transfer bids, facing huge competition for star striker

With Jose Mourinho expected to be announced as Manchester United’s new manager this week, the transfer rumour mill hasn’t stopped spinning. The Red Devils remain the only Premier League club Zlatan Ibrahimovic has considered during the past few months, but according to a report by Sky Sports, United are facing serious competition from an unnamed Chinese club that have tabled a deal worth £53 million over two years. Meanwhile, United have held talks with Kostas Manolas’s agent regarding a summer move for the Roma centre-back, according to Italian journalist Gianluca Di…

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Premier League Season Review – Chelsea

Chelsea: 10th FA Cup: Quarter-finals Capital One Cup: Round Four Champions League: Round of 16 Not a single footballing observer of sound mind would have predicted Chelsea not to at least threaten to successfully defend the Premier League title that they won so convincingly in 2015, so it was more than a little startling to witness such an incredible decline that some were discussing the prospect of a potential relegation as the season headed into the festive period. The opening months made of mockery of the team’s reputation as they suffered defeat…

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Top five most creative players in the Premier League

Scoring goals is crucial in a football team’s success rate. But most of the time a player would be unable to hit the net if not for an assist by one of his team-mates. Therefore, we take a look at the five most creative players in the Premier League (via Goal), with the amount of created chances being the difference maker. 5. Kevin De Bruyne – Manchester City Despite playing just 21 of a possible 32 league matches for the Citizens, the Belgian sits at 69 created chances. No wonder…

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Loads of transfer news at Chelsea, foreign interest for out-of-favour Liverpool striker

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The summer of 2016 is still a couple of months away, but the transfer market is seemingly getting ready to explode when the time comes. With Juan Cuadrado ready to return to Stamford Bridge and Antonio Conte reportedly eyeing moves for Leonardo Bonucci and Simone Zaza, Juventus are hopeful of signing Eden Hazard, Willian or Oscar from Chelsea, according to Italian news outlet Tuttosport. Meanwhile, the Blues fear Domingos Quina has agreed to join another club, with Manchester United among those interested. The 16-year-old starlet has walked out on Chelsea and…

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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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Chelsea vs FC Porto – Match preview and team news

Chelsea will be hoping to seal their place in the last 16 of the Champions League by avoiding defeat against FC Porto, who need a win to secure their progress. The standings in Group G are the most complicated of any group, with Chelsea on top despite having lost to the Portuguese club in the reverse fixture. This is because Dynamo Kiev, who sit two points behind the leading duo, have taken four points from their two matches against Porto and so will go above them should they win –…

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Stoke vs Chelsea – Premier League preview and team news

The next opportunity for Chelsea to try and put a stop to their faltering defence of the Premier League comes on Saturday at Stoke City, where they were recently knocked out of the Capital One Cup. Securing that penalty shootout victory perhaps had an effect on the Potters, who showed signs of fatigue in their subsequent outing at Newcastle United last weekend, where they had goalkeeper Jack Butland to thank for preserving a point in a goalless draw. It was not the first time the Bristol-born stopper has rescued his side…

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Chelsea gossip: Midfielder in line for new deal as Portuguese starlet is targeted

Saturday’s biggest Chelsea news and transfer gossip. Defender John Terry, 34, is set to be recalled by manager Jose Mourinho for Saturday’s Premier League game against Southampton, according to the Daily Telegraph. Chelsea are planning to make a bid for Porto starlet Ruben Neves next year after he helped beat them in the Champions League this week, the London Evening Standard reports. The 18-year-old defensive midfielder impressed as the Portuguese side secured a 2-1 victory over Jose Mourinho’s side. Ramires is set to sign a new contract with Chelsea, according…

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Chelsea without Willan for Arsenal game, but Pedro could feature

Jose Mourinho has confirmed that Willian will miss Chelsea’s clash with Arsenal on Saturday, but hinted that Pedro may well feature at Stamford Bridge, according to the Daily Express. Despite only playing 23 minutes of the clash against Maccabi Tel Aviv, it was the Brazilian that opened the scoring in the Champions League tie. Meanwhile, Pedro may have given Mourinho a worry ahead of the visit from Arsene Wenger’s men after missing the game against the Israeli side. But, the Blues boss has suggested that the former Barcelona man, as…

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Chelsea gossip: Mourinho in row with fellow manager, and move lined up for Man United man

Here is Monday’s news and gossip concerning Chelsea: Jose Mourinho engaged in a bust-up with Everton manager Roberto Martinez, after the Toffees defeated the Blues at the weekend, according to the Daily Mail. The Special One was angry that Martinez was the first of the pair to take part in a press conference, as he felt he should have been allowed to go first due to the return journey back to London. The Blues are interested in a surprising move for Manchester United goalkeeper Victor Valdes, according to the Daily Mirror.…

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Chelsea predicted line-up vs Everton: Thibaut Courtois to miss clash through injury

After the start they made to the new season, Chelsea would have probably been quite grateful for the international break, as it allowed Jose Mourinho the time to assess how the Blues are going to get their Premier League title defence off and running. Three points on Saturday is arguably a must, even at this early stage of the season, but the Toffees will fancy their chances, especially if they can keep things tight at the back, as the champions have conceded at least two goals in everyone of their…

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Chelsea gossip: Willian to be axed following Pedro arrival and SECOND left-back targeted

Thursday’s biggest Chelsea news and transfer rumour roundup. Telephone conversations with Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho and midfielder Cesc Fabregas persuaded Barcelona forward Pedro, 28, to snub long-standing interest from Manchester United and move instead to Stamford Bridge, The Guardian reports. The Daily Express also claims that Fabregas’s partner, Daniella Semaan, sold London to Carolina Martin, Pedro’s wife, to persuade the Spain international to join the Blues. With Pedro’s arrival imminent, Chelsea have offered Brazil midfielder Willian to Bayern Munich and Paris St-Germain, the Metro reports. The 27-year-old has not impressed…

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Chelsea offer Willian to Bayern Munich and PSG with Pedro arrival imminent

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Chelsea have reportedly offered popular winger Willian to European giants Paris Saint Germain and Bayern Munich following the imminent arrival of Pedro from Barcelona, according to the Metro. The 27-year-old has apparently not hit the ground running the way Jose Mourinho would have liked this season, and could now face a battle to keep his spot in the team when Pedro finally completes his move to Stamford Bridge. French publication Foot Mercato is claiming that the former Shakhtar man is being offered to Chelsea’s European rivals as they believe they…

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Chelsea three in, three out: Petr Cech replacement lined up, while two wingers lined up for moves

Here is the transfer news concerning Chelsea, starting with three players potentially coming in to Stamford Bridge this summer: READ MORE: Chelsea News and Gossip Chelsea to offer midfielder to Monaco to secure Radamel Falcao deal Juventus interested in signing ANOTHER Chelsea winger Three in:   Asmir Begovic – From Stoke City According to the Daily Express, the Blues will need to pay £8m and send a player on loan if they wish to sign Asmir Begovic from Stoke City. The Express report that the three-man shortlist of players Mark Hughes…

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Juventus line up stunning TRIPLE Chelsea raid for attacking trio

Italian champions Juventus are said to be lining up a triple move for Chelsea stars Mohamed Salah, Oscar and Willian this summer, according to the Metro. READ MORE: Chelsea News and Gossip Friday’s Chelsea news roundup Juventus interested in signing ANOTHER Chelsea winger Coach Massimilano Allegri is reportedly a big fan of the two Brazilians, and has reportedly decided to make a push for Salah after seeing him in close quarters while he impressed on loan with Fiorentina last season. Juve’s interest in Oscar had already been well documented, but…

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Chelsea gossip: Juve line up Willian RAID and Potters DEMAND two stars in keeper deal

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Friday’s biggest Chelsea news and transfer gossip. Chelsea target Antonio Rudiger, 22, is set to join Wolfsburg as the Stuttgart defender would prefer to stay in Germany, according to his agent, the London Evening Standard reports. However, despite personal terms apparently being agreed, the two clubs are yet to agree on a fee. Stoke want winger Victor Moses, 24, forward Patrick Bamford, 21, or 19-year-old midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek on loan from Chelsea in addition to the £8m the Blues have bid for goalkeeper Asmir Begovic, The Sun reports. The Blues…

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Juventus interested in signing ANOTHER Chelsea winger

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It seems as if Juventus have frequently looked to Stamford Bridge for their transfer targets this summer, as once again Massimiliano Allegri has one of Jose Mourinho’s squad in his sights. READ MORE: Chelsea News Leicester want former Chelsea boss to be new manager Chelsea will accept Juventus bid for Oscar, should it match asking price According to the Daily Mirror, the Old Lady boss is now considering a bid for Brazilian winger Willian, having previously wanted both Mohamed Salah and Oscar. The Mirror report that Oscar’s representatives have ruled…

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