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Eden Hazard tips Luka Modric to win the Ballon d’Or this year



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Chelsea forward and Belgium international, Eden Hazard in a recent statement have made it known that Real Madrid midfielder and Croatia international, Luka Modric deserves to win the prestigious footballer award, the Ballon d’Or for this year.

The 27 years old star believes Modric deserves to win the award because of his performance for Croatia during the 2019 world cup in Russia and also his performance at the Spanish club, Real Madrid in the Uefa Champions League.

He also added that Modric has an edge of winning the award over all other contenders having won the 2018 Best FIFA’s men player recently.

Luka Modric, 33, is being tipped to end the 10 years duopoly dominance of the award by Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi, who have won it 5 times respectively.

Although Eden Hazard is also a contender for the award, he believes Modric deserves it than him, he said ‘I don’t think I am going to win it.’

Apart from Luka Modric, Eden Hazard disclosed there are three to four other players that can win the award, one of which is another Real Madrid player, Raphael Varane.

Eden Hazard is currently training alongside the Belgian national squad as they prepare to take on Switzerland tonight in the Uefa Nations League before taking on the Netherlands in a friendly match.

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Why Denis Suarez could mean the end of Fabregas at Chelsea



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Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri is looking to fortify his midfield position during the upcoming winter transfer window.

The Italian manager believes summer signing Jorginho is being overused, so, he’s ready to bring a new midfielder as a backup to his compatriot.

Considering the manner with which the Italian midfielder began life at Stamford Bridge, you will be surprised he’s playing in the league for the first time in his career.

However, his performance in recent weeks points to the fact that he’s becoming a bit tired and overstressed by the League’s hectic fixtures.

According to the Mirror, Sarri is keeping close tabs on Barcelona’s 24-year-old midfielder Denis Suarez, who has been a bit-part player under Valverde this season.

The midfielder has failed to reach his full potentials at Camp Nou, featuring in just one match so far this season.

He’s poised to leaving the Spanish giants in January as he searches for greener pasture.

Sarri is reportedly willing to release £15m for his services but it remains unknown if the Blaugranas sanction his move to Stamford Bridge for such amount.

Denis Suarez will definitely have an effect on Sarri’s lineup, should he eventually join the West London Club. Apart from being a backup to Jorginho, the 24-year-old could turn out to be the end of Cesc Fabregas stay at Stamford Bridge.

The former Arsenal midfielder has failed to nail down a permanent spot in Sarri’s lineup and he is said to be heading out of the team.

Fabregas was a regular starter for the Blues during Conte’s first season with the team but couldn’t keep his place towards the end of last season.

Despite his impressive Premier League record, Sarri didn’t rate the Spaniard and he wasn’t convinced of his quality.

The manager is now planning to release him in January so as to create space for a much younger and active Suarez to step in.

According to report from Italy via Tuttosport, AC Milan are set to make move for Fabregas in January as they look to bolster their midfield’s setup.

The San Siro outfits haven’t been too impressive at the middle of the pitch and they are hoping to put an end to their uninspiring display by snatching the 31-year-old from Sarri’s watch.

Although the Blues have set a £11m price tag on the player’s signature, the Serie A side are more determined to see the former Barcelona player at San Siro in the second period of the campaign.

Fabregas has seen it all in the English League. He’s won many trophies with Chelsea and Arsenal. It’s high time he face challenges from other League.

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Suarez will replace Fabregas at Chelsea?



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Stamford Bridge-based premier league giants Chelsea have been told that they can sign highly-rated Barcelona midfielder Denis Suarez for a small transfer fee when the transfer window reopens in three weeks time.

According to The Daily Mirror, they report that the Spanish La Liga giants Barcelona have indicated their willingness to sell the Spanish international midfielder to Chelsea and other interested parties for just £15m
Other European sides like Arsenal, Valencia, and Napoli are also keen on a move for the 24-year-old.

Before now, reports have claimed that the player favours a move to the Gunners ahead of clubs like Valencia and Napoli who have been long-term admirers of the player.

He was very close to signing for Napoli twice while Maurizio Sarri was still the manager.

The Chelsea manager still retains an interest in him and he could be a direct replacement for compatriot Cesc Fabregas who could leave Chelsea when the January transfer market reopens.

Cesc Fabregas has been attracting strong interest from seven-time European champions AC Milan who are in desperate need of midfield reinforcements.

The former Arsenal man has just six months left on his present Chelsea contract but the Italians are not ready to wait till the summer.

They have also been credited with an interest in Denis Suarez but Cesc Fabregas represents a cheaper option for the Rossoneri.

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Napoli Star Talks Up Sarri Reunion At Chelsea



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Napoli forward Dries Mertens has revealed his desire to reunite with new Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri at the end of his contract with the Italian Serie A giants.

Mertens is contracted to Napoli until the end of the 2019/20 season.

He spoke in glowing terms about Italian tactician Sarri in a chat with popular English media outlet The Times.

Dries Mertens went on to say that the idea of reuniting with the new Blues’ boss at the end of his Napoli contract is not a bad idea.

Maurizio Sarri became the Chelsea manager in the summer after putting pen to paper on a three-year contract.

The 59-year-old replaced compatriot Antonio Conte who lost his job after an underwhelming season which saw the Blues finish in a disappointing fifth place at the end of the Premier League campaign.

Maurizio Sarri has lifted the largely dull Chelsea spirits this season with the introduction of his possession-based style known as ‘Sarriball’ but he has had to suffer for a lack of consistent goalscoring strikers in the team.

Dries Mertens could be a very good option for Sarri and Chelsea.

The Belgian star has already scored 10 goals in addition to four assists for Napoli in all competitions this season.

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Maurizio Sarri Demands For Transfer Of Italian Midfielder



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Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri and his assistant Gianfranco Zola have told the club to sign Italian international midfielder Nicolo Barella ahead of the upcoming transfer market scheduled to start as from the 1st of January.

This is according to various media reports emanating from Italy.

Nicolo Barella broke into the first team of Italian Serie A side Cagliari in the last campaign and he has grown to become a key player for them since he rose to prominence with the club.

According to the publication from L’Uniuone Sarda via the Metro, the aforementioned Chelsea managers want the West London giants to sign the 21-year-old.

They could spend up to £40.7m (€45m) to sign him.

Nicolo Barella is widely regarded as one of the best midfielders in the Italian top flight and he has drawn the praise of Italian football legend Andrea Pirlo.

According to him, Nicolo Barella is one of the best players in Italy.

His impressive showings for Cagliari since the start of last season prompted interests from several European clubs including Chelsea.

Others include Atletico Madrid, Juventus, Arsenal, Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur.

Earlier reports claimed that Spanish La Liga giants Atletico Madrid were unsuccessful in their quest to sign Barella this summer despite submitting a bid of around €35m for him.

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Chelsea Defender On Arsenal Radar



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Chelsea defender Gary Cahill is said to be on the radar of North London giants Arsenal alongside Manchester United defender Eric Bailly ahead of the winter transfer window scheduled to start in 20 days time.

Cahill and Bailly have both seen their first team opportunities reduce at Chelsea and Manchester United respectively thereby prompting transfer rumours about their futures.

Gary Cahill was a regular in the Chelsea team under former manager Antonio Conte only for him to be relegated to the bench with the advent of new Blues boss Maurizio Sarri.

For Eric Bailly, he has had to battle with injury woes at Manchester United in addition to various media reports which claimed that he has fallen out of favour with Red Devils manager Jose Mourinho.

Arsenal could be a good option for both players with the Gunners on the search for a defensive replacement for Rob Holding.

The young English defender suffered a serious knee injury against Manchester United on Wednesday and he has been ruled out of action for the next six to nine months as a result.

Recently retired England international Gary Cahill had earlier been linked with clubs like Aston Villa and Manchester United, while Ivorian centre-back Bailly has been the subject of transfer rumours for clubs like Tottenham Hotspur and AC Milan.

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