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Chelsea make approach for Ross Barkley as transfer offer is lined up for Everton star

Chelsea have made contact over a transfer move for Everton star Ross Barkley, according to reports.

The Premier League champions were on the brink of completing a deal for Barkley ahead of the 2017/18 campaign but the 24-year-old pulled the plug on a move to Stamford Bridge in the final hours of the summer transfer window. 237 more words

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Antonio Conte confirms Alvaro Morata is out of Huddersfield clash with back injury

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has confirmed that Alvaro Morata will not feature as the side travel to Huddersfield on Tuesday evening.

Morata managed the full 90 minutes away at West Ham at the weekend, but the 25-year-old forward put in a poor performance as the Blues suffered a 1-0 defeat at the London Stadium. 245 more words

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Liverpool star Mohamed Salah named BBC African Footballer of the Year

Liverpool sensation Mohamed Salah has been voted BBC African Footballer of the Year for 2017.

The 25-year-old Egypt forward beat off competition from Gabon’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Guinean Naby Keita, Senegal’s Sadio Mane and Nigeria’s Victor Moses to be named the continent’s greatest player. 306 more words

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Manchester United and Chelsea send scouts to watch Augsburg defender Philipp Max

Manchester United and Chelsea sent scouts to watch Augsburg defender Philipp Max in action on Sunday night, according to reports.

They become the latest Premier League clubs showing an interest in the 24-year-old, whose style has been likened to Luke Shaw. 186 more words

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Michy Batshuayi defended by Arsenal legend Martin Keown over hot water bottle incident

Michy Batshuayi’s use of a hot water bottle to keep warm while on the bench for Chelsea’s defeat to West Ham at the weekend was widely mocked. 205 more words

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Chelsea suffered double transfer blow over Antonio Conte sacking fears

Chelsea suffered a double transfer blow last summer as two targets turned down the club due to fears over Antonio Conte’s future, it has been claimed. 379 more words

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