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Brazilian legend makes shocking revelation about Real Madrid stopping his move to Chelsea

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Brazil legend makes a shocking revelation about Real Madrid stopping his move to Chelsea

One of the greatest footballers who made the world of football interesting was Brazil international, Robinho.

In the last decade, Robinho will have turned out to be one of the most successful players in the world especially during his stay at Spanish club, Real Madrid.

However, the Brazil star is known for his character which in turn landed him in trouble at Santiago Bernabeu and saw him leave Spain for England in 2008.

Robinho joined English side, Manchester City in 2008 but didn’t have a splendid career at the football club.

During his two-year spell at Manchester City, he netted 15 goals and made 12 assists in 53 appearances in all competitions.

He finally left for Italian club, AC Milan in 2010.

However, Robinho in a latest statement has disclosed he had preferred a move to Chelsea back in 2008 but was held back by Real Madrid who sanctioned his move to Manchester City instead.

The Brazil international claimed the move to Stamford Bridge fell through because Real Madrid did not like the fact that the Blues were already selling shirts with his name emblazoned on it before a final deal was made.

26-year-old star discloses why he is happy at Liverpool

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West Ham United Keen On Loan Move For Experienced Chelsea Defender

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West Ham United are reportedly eyeing a loan move for experienced Chelsea defender Gary Cahill ahead of the January transfer window.

According to the publication from popular English media outlet The Sun, the Hammers are ready to take advantage of the news that the Blues would be willing to let the 32-year-old centre back leave Stamford Bridge when the transfer window reopens in the six weeks time.

The recently retired England international player has been on the fringes of the first team at Chelsea this season under the new managerial reign of Maurizio Sarri.

The former Napoli and Empoli boss replaced compatriot Antonio Conte as the Chelsea manager in the summer after penning a three-year contract.

Gary Cahill was an integral part of the Chelsea team that won the 2016/17 Premier League title and the 2017/18 FA Cup title but his playing status has changed under Sarri.

He has barely featured for the Blues this season especially in the Premier League.

Cahill has played just 21 minutes of league football in the new campaign.

He has made just five appearances for his team this season with the majority coming in the cup competitions (Europa League and the Carabao Cup).

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No Offers Received For Chelsea Target, Club President Reveals

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The president of Italian Serie B outfit Brescia, Massimo Cellino, has revealed that the club has not received any offers for highly-rated midfielder Sandro Tonalli.

Cellino made this known in a recent interview with popular Italian news outlet Tuttosport and went on to say that the club is not in a hurry to sell their prized asset.

Sandro Tonali has been in sensational form for the Italian Serie B and that has earned him an invitation to the national team setup under the guidance of manager Roberto Mancini.

He has been invited to the Italian national team squad despite the fact that he plays his football in the second-tier.

Sandro Tonali came through the Brescia Academy and he has been likened to Italian football legend Andrea Pirlo who’s also a Brescia Academy graduate.

Retired Italian national team midfielder Pirlo attained legendary status in Italian footballer after he played a major part in the squad that won the 2006 FIFA World Cup tournament in Germany via penalties at the expense of finalists France.

Sandro Tonali, 18, has already been linked with Premier League sides like Manchester United and Chelsea due to series of impressive outings in the colours of Brescia in the new season.

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Breakthrough! Chelsea In Contract Talks With PSG Target

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Premier League giants Chelsea have opened talks with French midfielder N’Golo Kante over a new deal at the club.

The 27-year-old World Cup winner has been repeatedly linked with a move to French Champions Paris Saint Germain (PSG).

N’Golo Kante was a key member of the France team that conquered all before them en route the 2018 FIFA World Cup title triumph courtesy a 4-2 victory over surprise finalists Croatia in their final clash in Moscow in July.

The news of contract talks with Kante would be music to the ears of Chelsea fans with moneybags PSG lurking around the corner.

The former Caen midfielder remains an integral part of the Chelsea squad under new manager Maurizio Sarri despite the fact that his role has changed to accommodate the arrival of Italian midfielder Jorginho from Napoli in the summer.

He has played further forward in the Chelsea midfield this term, while Jorginho now occupies the deep-lying role in front of the back four.

Kante joined Chelsea in a £32m deal from Leicester City in the summer of 2016 after he had surprisingly won the Premier League title with the Foxes.

He has won one Premier League title and one FA Cup title since he became a Chelsea player.

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Report – Mourinho pleading to sign this 6f tall powerhouse, Chelsea on alert

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Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho is reported to have told the club’s management of his wish to have AC Milan central defender Alessio Romagnoli in the January transfer window.

The Portuguese boss is desperate to add more options having realized that the second half of the Premier League season promises to be a more difficult and intense one.

To be able to meet up with the challenge and competition, the former Chelsea boss is making efforts to equip his team with more defenders.

It is no longer news that Mourinho remains a manager with a more reserved tactic that does less of attack and more of defending and he has not hidden this fact.

AC Milan central defender Alessio Romagnoli is interesting the United boss and he could be on his way to the Old Trafford but West London side Chelsea are believed to be interested in the player as well.

Report says manager Maurizio Sarri has already penned down Alessio Romagnoli in his wish list and is also considering making a move in the January window.

Meanwhile, Alessio Romagnoli and Daniele Rugani are both reported to be on the wishlist of the West London boss with bids already prepared for both which keeps United in a position to fight for his signature.

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‘You Can Leave’ – Abramovich Ready To Let Star Player Leave In January

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Chelsea would allow defender Gary Cahill to leave the club during the upcoming transfer window scheduled to start as from the 1st of January according to various media reports.

The 32-year-old had earlier raised concerns about his lack of playing time under new manager Maurizio Sarri before adding that he could leave the club when the transfer window reopens in the New Year.

According to the report from the Guardian, senior Blues officials have told the retired England international centre-back that he can leave the club in search of more first-team opportunities.

The former Bolton Wanderers and Aston Villa defender has struggled to break into the first team in the new Premier League due to the preference for the centre-back partnership of David Luiz and Antonio Rudiger.

Cahill has played for just 21 Premier League minutes this season though he has been able to make five appearances for the Blues in all competitions.

The majority of his outings for Chelsea this season came in the cup competitions (Europa League and Carabao Cup).

The Three Lions of England international defender has been linked with several English clubs such as Manchester United, West Ham United, Southampton, Fulham, Sheffield Wednesday and Aston Villa.

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