Chelsea want to sign Bonucci
Chelsea head coach Antonio Conte wants to sign Juventus defender Leonardo Bonucci during summer transfer window, according to the Daily Star. However, their are differing reports in the Daily Mail, with reports suggesting Manchester City have revived their interest in Bonucci. The 28-year-old Italy international is reportedly valued at £60m. Note that Bonucci has made 31 appearances during this season.
Man Utd and Chelsea will battle for Atletico fullback
Chelsea and Manchester United have launched a battle to sign Atletico Madrid fullback Jose Gimenez. According to AS, both English clubs are in contact with the 22-year-old defender, who has welcomed their approach. The Uruguay international has seen his career stall this season as Atletico manager Diego Simeone has chosen other options to partner Diego Godin at the heart of his defence. Red Devils head coach Jose Mourinho, particularly, has been in regular contact with Gimenez's camp and there's a belief Atletico will be ready to sell this summer.
Conte wants to sign Bonucci
Antonio Conte has sounded out Juventus star Leonardo Bonucci about a money-spinning switch to Chelsea this summer, according to the Daily Star. Nevertheless, their are differing reports in the Daily Mail, with reports suggesting Manchester City have revived their interest in Bonucci. The 28-year-old Italy international is reportedly valued at £60m. Note that Bonucci has made 31 appearances during this season.
Chelsea scouts watch Roma defender
Chelsea scouts are in Germany to watch Roma defender Antonio Rudiger, who is due to start for Germany against England tonight, according to the Daily Mail. The centre-back will reportedly cost Chelsea £30million if they like what they see. Rudiger has made 27 appearances during this season. To recall, on 19 August 2015, Serie A side Roma signed Rüdiger on loan from VfB Stuttgart for €4 million. The clubs agreed on an optional €9 million transfer fee at the end of the one-year contract. On 30 May 2016 Roma officially signed Rüdiger from VfB Stuttgart for €9 million + €0.5m bonuses in a 4-year contract.
Nainggolan does not rule out EPL move
Roma midfielder Radja Nainggolan commented on his possible move to an English Premier League side, particularly to Chelsea. "I watch it [English Premier League] a lot", the Belgian told Sky Sports. "A lot of my team-mates play there. It's the best league in the world. We have to make choices in life. I am having a good season. When the window opens we will talk about it again," he added. While asked how Chelsea move is close to reality, the 28-year-old noted: "I talked to him [Chelsea coach Antonio Conte]. They were really interested and wanted me over there. That's all I can say," the midfielder concluded. Radja Nainggolan has played in 28 Serie A clashes, having scored nine goals and made two assists.
Kante: “Chelsea right choice”
N’Golo Kante believes his decision to leave Leicester for Chelsea was the right one. The France international was the notable departure from Leicester’s title-winning squad last summer, moving to Stamford Bridge for £32m. Now on the verge of winning back-to-back Premier League titles, the 25-year-old is adamant he made the right choice. “I am really happy with my season. I made the right choice when I came to Chelsea,” he said. "We are in a good position. We really do a good job. For my part, it is true that I hear beautiful things about me. "It makes me happy, but I try to hear without listening. The important thing is to work to finish the season well."
Kante: I’m flourishing, but still not the best
Chelsea defensive midfielder N'Golo Kante commented on his current form, which is hailed to be the best in English Premier League at the moment. “My current form? I am flourishing, but I don't feel like the best player in the Premier League," the Frenchman told Telefoot. “There are a lot of good players. A lot of guys would deserve that title on my team,” he concluded. N'Golo Kante is considered one of the main candidates of PFA Player of the Year Award in English Premier League. The 25-year-old has featured in 31 competitive games in all competitions of the current season, having score two goals.
Hazard might miss international break due to injury
Chelsea midfielder Eden Hazard will miss Saturday clash against Stoke City due to a muscle injury picked up during a training, HLN journalist Kristof Terreur informs. Eden Hazard joining Belgium national team for the international break is now under a question mark following the news about the muscle problems. According to the source, Belgium coaching set-up is aware of the situation and will be keeping on track with his recovery habits. Belgium are aware that Eden Hazard has suffered a muscle injury. Would confirm yesterday's reports that he hasn't travelled to Stoke. #cfc pic.twitter.com/Lwntoj0U2X — Kristof Terreur 📰 (@HLNinEngeland) March 18, 2017 Belgium national team will face Greece in World Cup 2018 qualifiers and will have a friendly against Russia.
Deschamps: N’Golo Kante not a boss
France national team manager Didier Deschamps commented on Chelsea French defender N'Golo Kane, who has been showing a good form in the current season. "He's not really a boss, it's not his style," the manager told ESPN. "He's not very expressive, expansive, but it's better to have him with you than against you. "He's capable of playing in every central position in midfield, be it a three or a two, it's no problem. He had an excellent season last year, was at the Euro and again has produced some very high-level performances this year. What's more, he's also scoring goals!" Deschamps finalized. N'Golo Kante among the others will join his national team for the international break starting on March 24.
Koulibaly on Chelsea radar
Napoli's Kalidou Koulibaly is apparently Chelsea's top transfer target this summer. According to TuttoMercatoWeb, the London club head coach Antonio Conte is a long-term admirer of the defender and tried to sign him last year. Koulibaly has made 29 appearances during this season. Koulibaly began his professional club career with French side Metz in 2010, before moving to Belgian club Genk in 2012. He joined Italian side Napoli in 2014, where he soon established himself as one of the best defenders in Italy.