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Transfer report: Chelsea refusing to give up chase for Juventus full-back Alex Sandro

Transfer report: Chelsea refusing to give up chase for Juventus full-back Alex Sandro

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Juventus full-back Alex Sandro is still a target for ChelseaWednesday, October 11, 2017Chelsea are refusing to give up on signing Alex Sandro – even though he is close to agreeing a contract extension at Juventus.The Blues tried hard to land the flying full-back during the summer but Serie A champions Juve managed to keep hold of him.Now they are lining up lucrative new terms for Sandro, who is still under contract until 2020.But he is set to pen an extension until 2022 which would reportedly include an annual post-tax salary of around £4.5million.Despite that, Corriere dello Sport have reported that Chelsea have not given up on luring Sandro to Stamford Bridge and may lodge a formal bid in January.It is suggested they had a £53.75m offer turned down in the summer but they are ready to up
LISTEN: Antonio Conte insists he is 'happy' with Chelsea players despite defeat to Manchester City

LISTEN: Antonio Conte insists he is 'happy' with Chelsea players despite defeat to Manchester City

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Antonio Conte believes his team put in everythingSaturday, September 30, 2017Antonio Conte insisted he was happy with his Chelsea players despite their loss to Manchester City at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.Pep Guardiola’s side looked a class above, with their passing and movement, and Kevin De Bruyne’s second half strike was enough to separate the two sides.MATCH REPORT: Chelsea 0-1 Manchester City: Kevin De Bruyne's strike demonstrates Premier League title credentials of Pep Guardiola's menHowever, even though last season’s champions looked second best Antonio Conte felt he could only be proud of his players becaue they put everything into the game.“For sure there is disappointment for me, for my players and for the result but at the same time we gave everything,” said the Italian m
Antonio Conte believes Chelsea have been 'penalised' by the Premier League schedulers ahead of Manchester City clash

Antonio Conte believes Chelsea have been 'penalised' by the Premier League schedulers ahead of Manchester City clash

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Head coach Antonio Conte believes Chelsea have been "penalised" by the Premier League fixture schedulers who have granted his side just one full day's preparation for Saturday's clash with Manchester City.Chelsea claimed a last-gasp 2-1 win at Atletico Madrid on Wednesday night to top Champions League Group C with two wins from two games.The Premier League champions play City at 1730BST on Saturday. Pep Guardiola's side beat Shakhtar Donetsk 2-0 at the Etihad Stadium on Tuesday night, while Chelsea are expected to return to London at around 0400BST on Thursday morning following their post-match flight from Madrid."In this case I think we are a bit penalised," Conte said."To have only one day to prepare for this type of game is not right."Honestly I'm very surprised to see that this big gam...
Diego Costa: Chelsea agree terms with Atletico Madrid to sell striker

Diego Costa: Chelsea agree terms with Atletico Madrid to sell striker

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Chelsea have agreed terms with Atletico Madrid for the transfer of striker Diego Costa back to the Spanish club.The move, which will be completed in January, is subject to the agreement of personal terms and a medical.Atletico said the 28-year-old, who left the club to join Chelsea in 2014, would have a medical in the next few days.Spain international Costa has not played for the Blues this season, and spent much of August in his native Brazil.He cannot be registered as a player for the La Liga outfit until January, when the club's transfer window ban comes to an end. The two teams play each other next Wednesday in the Champions League.Brazil-born Costa joined Chelsea from Atletico for a reported £32m three years ago.He scored 58 goals in 120 appearances for the Blues, including 20 in the
Chelsea boss Antonio Conte insists Arsenal are a 'big rival for the title' ahead of derby clash

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte insists Arsenal are a 'big rival for the title' ahead of derby clash

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Antonio Conte will face Arsene Wenger on SundaySaturday, September 16, 2017Chelsea head coach Antonio Conte is adamant Arsenal are a Premier League title contender.The Gunners have lost two of their first four matches and the most recent away game prior to their trip to Stamford Bridge was a 4-0 loss at Liverpool, which reignited debate about Arsene Wenger's position as manager.Arsenal have not won at Chelsea since October 2011 and have won two of 21 games against the established top six since the start of the 2013-14 season, but Conte feels the Gunners are a threat."For sure Arsenal is a big rival for the title," he said."If you see their squad you can understand there are a lot of top players. I don't understand why they can't fight for the title."They lost only one player now, (Alex) Ox...