Napoli to steal two Chelsea transfer targets

With Antonio Conte about to take over the reigns at Chelsea, the Blues were primed to target and lure in a couple of Serie A stars. However, according to the latest reports, Italian giants Napoli are about to steal two Chelsea targets. Antonio Candreva’s agent Federico Pastorello has confirmed that Lazio Roma and Napoli have an agreement, that the winger likes the destination and that they will request personal terms, according to Mediaset Premium (via Football-Italia). The Partenopei are ready to pay £23.9 million, including bonuses, for the 29-year-old Italy international, who impressed…

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Everton on the brink of signing Euro 2016 star and selling top defender for record fee

With a new coach in Ronald Koeman and a reported £100 million transfer kit at their disposal, Everton are primed to have a big transfer summer. On Friday, the Toffees completed their first signing as Dutch goalkeeper Maarten Stekelenburg joined the club on a three-year deal for an undisclosed fee, according to a report by the BBC. The 33-year-old left Koeman’s Ajax for AS Roma in 2011, before moving to Fulham in 2013. Stekelenburg spent the 2014/2015 campaign on loan at Monaco and last season linked up with Koeman again at…

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New Everton boss sets sights on a duo of new players

New Everton manager Ronald Koeman wants to make Newcastle goalkeeper Tim Krul his first signing at Goodison Park while he is also weighing up a move for Zenit midfielder Axel Witsel. Koeman was confirmed as the Toffees new manager on Tuesday after signing a three-year contract worth £6 million a year to succeed Roberto Martinez at Goodison Park, with the club paying £5 million to Southampton. According to various English reports, as one from The Guardian, the Dutch manager wants to move quickly on the summer transfer market in order to…

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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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Champions League group stage draw: Man United dodge bullet, while Chelsea boss set for homecoming

Manchester United would have breathed the biggest sigh of relief after they were given possibly the easiest group of any of the English sides that were included in the draw for the first stage of the Champions League. Having been put in pot two, Louis van Gaal’s side were in danger of facing one of the title winners from some of Europe’s biggest leagues. However, they would have been delighted that the top seed they were given was Memphis Depay’s former side PSV Eindhoven. They do face a tricky trip…

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