Chelsea Dealt Major Blow by FIFA in Diego Costa Situation

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Diego Costa and his agent thought they had it all figured out. The Chelsea striker could leave Stamford Bridge and return to Atletico Madrid, via a loophole that could potentially circumvent the transfer ban. The Costa camp would be happy with this situation, as would Chelsea Manager Antonio Conte, who (as it’s been well documented) cannot coexist with Costa.

Atletico has been hit with a transfer ban that prohibits them from signing new players until the new year, but the proposed solution was to loan Costa out until he could sign permanently.

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New Liverpool Man Mohamed Salah Says He’s 100% Improved Since Chelsea Days

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Liverpool finally announced the signing of Mohamed Salah from AS Roma yesterday, and the transfer fee is believed to have set a a new club record. English media reported a value of £39 million, while the Italian club claims they netted 50 million Euro on the transaction. When the 25-year-old signed with Chelsea, the transfer was fee reported to be in the region of £11 million, so Salah’s market value appears to have quadrupled in three and a half years.

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Tiemoue Bakayoko to Chelsea FC Could Prelude Nemanja Matic to Manchester United

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Chelsea FC might end up having the most interesting and news-worthy summer transfer window when all is said and done. Some of the Blues transactions could have ripple effects throughout the football world too, creating a domino theory. One of the first dominoes could fall at Manchester United.

The Daily Mail writes that “Chelsea are close to signing Tiemoue Bakayoko from Monaco for £35 million, which could prompt Nemanja Matic to leave for Manchester United.”

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Jimmy Butler Puts on Skills Display at Chelsea’s Stamford Bridge (Video)

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Chicago Bulls shooting guard Jimmy Butler was one of the hottest sports news topics today as multiple sources reported that the team is actively shopping him.

Butler himself was actually at Stamford Bridge, home ground for Chelsea Football Club on the same exact day that his name was dominating headlines. While we’ve covered those trade rumors in a previous post, we now want you show a Jimmy Butler video that is sure to go viral.

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Jimmy Butler Visits Chelsea FC on Same Day Numerous Trade Rumors Circulate

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In the both the NBA and Premier League, summer is all about trade/transfer rumors. It’s the offseason for both leagues, which means it’s the silly season for gossip and rumors about which players are headed where. Chicago Bulls shooting guard Jimmy Butler was one of the hottest sports news topics today as multiple sources reported that the team is actively shopping him.

Multiple teams, including the Cleveland Cavaliers and Minnesota Timberwolves, are in trade talks with the Bulls. So where was Jimmy Butler today, while his future is being determined for him?

At Chelsea Football Club in west London.

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Chelsea to Confirm Addition of Willy Caballero on a Free Transfer from Manchester City

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According to multiple media outlets, Chelsea FC have agreed to terms with free agent goalkeeper Willy Caballero, and the 35-year-old’s arrival is expected to be confirmed soon. Some publications say the announcement could come within the next few days, other say as late as July 1st.

The Daily Mail reports that he’s completed his Chelsea medical, this making him the first addition for the Blues this summer transfer window.

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Chelsea FC Reportedly Closing on Romelu Lukaku and Tiemoue Bakayoko

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Chelsea Football Club might end up having the most interesting and news-worthy summer transfer window when all is said and done. There are numerous story lines buzzing around the football news world this summer, and certain transactions could have ripple effects, sending a domino theory into motion.

It starts with the inability of striker Diego Costa and Manager Antonio Conte to coexist, and Costa’s desire to return to Atletico Madrid, which is complicated by the La Liga club’s transfer ban.

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Manchester United, Chelsea Transfer Rumors: Ronaldo, Nainggolan, Morata

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Chelsea and Manchester United have a long history of competing with each other for elite players in the transfer market. They’re two of the biggest, richest and most well known clubs in not just England, but the entire world. Naturally, a rivalry has developed between the two giant clubs as each strives to beef up their roster every transfer window with the best players available.

This summer has been no different, as the transfer news, rumors and gossip have linked both United and Chelsea to a trio of players. Here’s a collection of headlines and updates from across the internet on that trio of players- Cristiano Ronaldo, Alvaro Morata and Radja Nainggolan. 

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Liverpool FC Acquire Mohamed Salah From AS Roma, Set for Medical on Tuesday

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Liverpool Football Club have finally agreed on a transfer fee with AS Roma for the acquisition of Mohamed Salah, according to KingFut. The Egyptian outlet reports that the midfielder will complete his medical examination for his new club on Tuesday, having broken the Roma club record for an individual transfer sale.

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Antonio Conte Feuding with Chelsea FC Leadership, Claims Report in Italy

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We know that Chelsea FC Manager Antonio Conte is an authoritarian style leader, and sometimes his “my way or the highway” approach doesn’t play well with others. We also know that he has designs on possibly returning to Italy someday soon.

Additionally, the prevailing Chelsea storyline in the news these days is Conte’s feud with Diego Costa, and inevitable Stamford Bridge exit for Costa. You take those three ingredients, mix in the fact that Italian media outlets sometimes play fast and loose with publishing planting stories, and you get today’s explosive concoction.

There’s a narrative circulating on the internet today that Antonio Conte might actually want out of Chelsea.

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Diego Costa Reportedly Ready to Sit Six Months to Secure Atletico Madrid Return

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Three days ago, Chelsea forward Diego Costa spoke openly about where his next destination could be, and he focused most of that discourse on Atletico Madrid. His comments made it very clear that he really wants to return to his former club, in spite of the transfer ban remaining in effect, and making the situation all the more complicated.

Atletico cannot officially register new players until January, so what is Costa to do?

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Manchester United Transfer Rumors: Nemanja Matic, Fabinho, Eric Dier

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Conventional wisdom holds that Manchester United will be buying four new player this summer transfer window- a defender, striker, holding midfielder and a winger. On the striker front- it appears to be Alvaro Morata (here’s a link to the latest on that). In the back line, Victor Lindelof seems to be the guy and he might be the first transaction completed (here’s a link to the latest on that).

Regarding a holding midfielder, the idea here is that Jose Mourinho would be able to find a guy who could get the very best Paul Pogba return on investment. The club extended Michael Carrick another year, but this summer they’re reportedly seeking a long term anchor. Perhaps it could be Nemanja Matic.

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