Diego Costa: Chelsea are demanding ‘impossible’ fee from Atletico Madrid

Diego Costa: Chelsea are demanding ‘impossible’ fee from Atletico Madrid

Diego Costa says Chelsea are demanding a fee Atletico Madrid “can’t get near” for the Spain striker to complete his desired move back to his former club. Costa, 28, remains in his native Brazil after being sent a text in June by boss Antonio Conte telling him he would not be part of the squad this year. The Blues signed Costa from Atletico for a reported £32m in July 2014. On Friday, Conte laughed at…

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Chelsea plan £50m Virgil van Dijk swoop after shock loss in opener

Chelsea plan £50m Virgil van Dijk swoop after shock loss in opener

After being rocked at home by Burnley on the opening Saturday of the Premier League season, Chelsea will spring into rapid action to reinforce their defence, according to the Mirror. And you might not be entirely surprised to learn that the player likely to be on his way to Stamford Bridge is Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk, who has also been repeatedly linked with Liverpool and who submitted a transfer request last week. The Mirror…

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Alvaro vows to live up to chelsea

Alvaro vows to live up to chelsea

Alvaro Morata has told Marca that he has “the personality” to live up to being Chelsea’s club-record signing and answer the critics who he says “are already killing me” by scoring “more than 20 goals.” Chelsea lost 4-1 on penalties after a 1-1 draw with Arsenal in the Community Shield at Wembley, with Morata replacing Michy Batshuayi in the 74th minute and failing to make a significant impact before missing his spot kick in the…

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Kenedy: Brazilian sent home from pre-season tour after social media row

Kenedy: Brazilian sent home from pre-season tour after social media row

Chelsea have sent Kenedy home from their pre-season tour following the Brazilian’s social media comments before a match in China. The club had “solemnly and sincerely” apologised after fans accused the 21-year-old of xenophobia and racism. He made the comments in Instagram posts before a 3-0 pre-season win over Arsenal, during which fans booed him. Kenedy later apologised but will now play no further part in the tour and has returned to the UK. He…

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