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Transfer Talk: Chelsea plot Gonzalo Higuain move as Sarri era begins

With Maurizio Sarri’s appointment at Chelsea now official, Gab Marcotti explains what the former Napoli manager brings to Stamford Bridge. With Antonio Conte on his way out at Chelsea, ESPN FC’s Gab Marcotti reflects on the Italian’s tenure and what led to his undoing. The transfer window is open, and Transfer Talk has the latest rumours making the rounds. Follow along with our daily blog throughout the summer. TOP STORY: Sarri era to begin fast with Higuain prime target Maurizio Sarri is the new Chelsea manager and he has already spent £57 million on Jorginho as his first signing, but there is plenty more to come it appears. The Mirror claims the Italian is prepared to sell both Alvaro Morata and Olivier Giroud (who has just 12 months left on his contract) to make room f...

Eden Hazard’s reputation, value have never been higher after standout World Cup

After Eden Hazard hinted at a Chelsea exit, the FC crew explain why it makes sense for him to join Real Madrid this summer. Thomas Meunier scored early and Eden Hazard ensured the win as Belgium defeated England 2-0 to claim 3rd place in the World Cup. Thomas Meunier scored early and Eden Hazard ensured the win as Belgium defeated England 2-0 to claim 3rd place in the World Cup. The FC crew felt this World Cup proved Belgium belongs with the world’s best teams while England still have work to do to become elite. Former Cameroon defender Lauren and the Kwese crew feel Belgium’s performance in Russia will translate to even more success at Euro 2020. ESPN FC’s Kasey Keller and Alexis Nunes look back on Belgium and England’s World Cup journey after the Red Devils claime...

Burley: Time is right for Hazard to leave Chelsea

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Manchester City furious with Napoli over Jorginho deal with Chelsea – sources

After finally sealing a move to Manchester City, Riyad Mahrez says he has to perform and show that can play at the top level. Riyad Mahrez cost Manchester City a club-record transfer fee, but the FC crew disagree about how the former Leicester star will fit into City’s XI. Manchester City are unlikely to do business with Napoli again after they pulled out of an agreement for midfielder Jorginho, sources have told ESPN FC. The Italy international was a top target for Pep Guardiola but has now joined Chelsea on a five-year deal worth around €60 million. City believe that Jorginho, 26, preferred a switch to the Premier League champions despite claims from Napoli chairman Aurelio De Laurentiis that he would rather move to London. As recently as Thursday, Jorginho told City that he prefer...

Maurizio Sarri’s charisma, poetic football an intriguing move for Chelsea

After Antonio Conte and Chelsea parted ways, ESPN takes a look at the managers to have fallen during the Roman Abramovich era. With Antonio Conte on his way out at Chelsea, ESPN FC’s Gab Marcotti reflects on the Italian’s tenure and what led to his undoing. Maurizio Sarri might be Italian, like his predecessor at Chelsea, but there are few other similarities between him and Antonio Conte. The brand of football Sarri deployed in his three seasons at Napoli (and, before that, at little Empoli) is starkly different. Conte meanwhile lived every game as if it was some sort of medieval epic, filled with gritted teeth, suffering and wild-eyed intensity. Even when he won — and, lest we forget, he picked up a Premier League title and an FA Cup in two seasons at Stamford Bridge ...

Maurizio Sarri’s Chelsea to-do list includes Hazard, Courtois talks; fixing Morata

Gab Marcotti puts himself in the shoes of the Chelsea brass and explains why the club should hold off on replacing Antonio Conte with Maurizio Sarri. It’s safe to say there will be no honeymoon period for new Chelsea head coach Maurizio Sarri as he acclimatises to life as Antonio Conte’s successor. Chelsea are in the middle of arguably the most pivotal summer since Roman Abramovich bought the club in 2003, with unsettled current players to reassure and new ones to sign in a compressed transfer window dominated by the World Cup. Here’s a look at the most urgent priorities for Sarri in the coming days and weeks at Stamford Bridge. Gain clarity on Eden Hazard and Thibaut Courtois futures Chelsea’s two key Belgians both held off signing new long-term contracts in order ...

Chelsea appoint Maurizio Sarri as coach to replace Antonio Conte

With Antonio Conte on his way out at Chelsea, ESPN FC’s Gab Marcotti reflects on the Italian’s tenure and what led to his undoing. After Antonio Conte and Chelsea parted ways, ESPN takes a look at the managers to have fallen during the Roman Abramovich era. Napoli chairman Aurelio De Laurentiis says highly sought after Jorginho will be joining Chelsea after recently reaching an agreement with the club. Gab Marcotti explains how Chelsea’s managerial situation will play into Eden Hazard’s decision to stay at Stamford Bridge or leave for Real Madrid. Gab Marcotti puts himself in the shoes of the Chelsea brass and explains why the club should hold off on replacing Antonio Conte with Maurizio Sarri. ESPN FC’s Shaka Hislop feels Willian’s future is dependent u...

Would a Barcelona move make sense for Kante?

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Chelsea sack Antonio Conte as Maurizio Sarri appointment looms

After Antonio Conte and Chelsea parted ways, ESPN takes a look at the managers to have fallen during the Roman Abramovich era. With Antonio Conte on his way out at Chelsea, ESPN FC’s Gab Marcotti reflects on the Italian’s tenure and what led to his undoing. Napoli chairman Aurelio De Laurentiis says highly sought after Jorginho will be joining Chelsea after recently reaching an agreement with the club. Gab Marcotti explains how Chelsea’s managerial situation will play into Eden Hazard’s decision to stay at Stamford Bridge or leave for Real Madrid. Gab Marcotti puts himself in the shoes of the Chelsea brass and explains why the club should hold off on replacing Antonio Conte with Maurizio Sarri. ESPN FC’s Shaka Hislop feels Willian’s future is dependent u...

Transfer Rater: Seri to Fulham, Hazard’s future, Bale’s next move

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Chelsea’s managerial merry-go-round

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