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Chelsea plot revisits Chiesa’s move
Chelsea plan to review a deal in January for the services of Federico Chiesa from Juventus, according to Calciomercato.
The Blues have reportedly opened talks with the 23-year-old striker and made an offer worth up to € 100million (£ 85.6million) for the signing of the Italian, according to Florian Pettenberg via Sports Illustrated.
Massimiliano Allegri’s side turned down Chelsea’s advances and were unwilling to accept offers in light of Chiesa’s Euro 2020 campaign, according to Pettenberg.
The report claimed the Italy international also dismissed Chelsea’s interest, promising the old lady her future.
However, Juventus have had a disappointing start to the season, currently ninth in Serie A and eight points behind leaders AC Milan, which could prove to be a crucial factor in the West London negotiating ploy in January.
Tuchel received big boost ahead of Juventus clash
Thomas Tuchel received a huge boost ahead of the Blues titans’ clash against Juventus on Wednesday on the second day of the Champions League group stage.
Forwards Paulo Dybala and Alvaro Morata were eliminated at Stamford Bridge by Allegri after the Italian side’s 3-2 victory over Sampdoria.
Dybala has started showing glimpses of his former self who was once considered the best in the world, so his omission will be good news for Chelsea’s title defense.
Speaking after the clash with Sampdoria, Allegri said: “Dybala and Morata certainly won’t play against Chelsea or Turin. That’s for sure.
“We can only hope to get them back after the break for international duty. It’s part of the game, we have to keep going.”
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The Blues ready to sell Kanté
Chelsea are said to be willing to get rid of N’Golo Kante amid growing interest from Real Madrid, according to Spanish media outlet Fichajes.
The report claimed the Blues were considering selling the 30-year-old midfielder due to his age and the promising emergence of Conor Gallagher and Billy Gilmour.
Fichajes said Chelsea see the sale of Kante as a last-ditch effort to reap huge costs for the Frenchman, whose bridge deal expires in 2023.
However, despite this report, other outlets have said otherwise, claiming that Chelsea had nothing to do with the sale of Kante, which, together with Tuchel’s admiration for the midfielder, heralds a unlikely exit anytime soon.
Rudiger decides against a new contract
Real Madrid have entered the race to sign Antonio Rudiger on a pre-contractual deal, rivaling Bayern Munich’s interest in the Germany international, according to Marca.
The 28-year-old’s deal at Cobham expires at the end of the season, meaning overseas teams are eligible to start talks in January on a possible free transfer.
The report claims representatives for the Chelsea defender have had discussions with the two European giants over a possible deal and are ready to formally offer deals in January.
Rudiger was reportedly open to a transfer to Bayern as the Blues were not yet ready to make an improved offer following recent negotiations a few weeks ago, according to BILD.
However, speaking to Sky Sports DE, the German denied the accusations, with due respect to Chelsea.
He said: “For me it will now be the most important decision of my professional career. I haven’t spoken to any club other than Chelsea.”
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