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Antonio Conte is first choice for Italian Football Federation boss

Antonio Conte’s Chelsea are third in the Premier League Italian Football Federation president Carlo Tavecchio has hinted that Chelsea boss Antonio Conte would be his first choice to be the new Azzurri coach. Conte left the job for Chelsea after Euro 2016, but replacement Giampiero Ventura was sacked after Italy lost to Sweden in the […]

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West Brom 0-4 Chelsea: Antonio Conte hails Morata-Hazard partnership

Antonio Conte says Alvaro Morata and Eden Hazard have forged a “great partnership” after their contribution to Chelsea’s convincing 4-0 win at West Brom. MATCH REPORT: West Bromwich Albion 0-4 Chelsea Watch all of Saturday’s Premier League goals on Match of the Day, 22:30 BST on BBC One and the BBC Sport website & app.

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Gossip column: Ronaldo, Conte, Dunk, Messi, Coutinho, Mourinho

Cristiano Ronaldo, who was linked with moves to Manchester United and Paris St-Germain last summer, wants to leave Real Madrid after rejecting a new contract. The 32-year-old Portuguese still has three years to run on his current deal. (El Chiringuito de Jugones, in Spanish) Italy World Cup winner Alessandro Del Piero wants Antonio Conte, 48, […]

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Gossip column: Arnautovic, Conte, Aguero, Arter, Carvalho, Kone, Mirallas

Transfer news West Ham’s new boss David Moyes could sell record signing Marko Arnautovic, 28, in January, less than four months after the striker arrived for £25m. Moyes wants Bournemouth’s Harry Arter, 27, fellow midfielder William Carvalho, 25, of Sporting Lisbon, and Sunderland’s Ivory Coast defender Lamine Kone, 28. (Daily Mirror) Paris St-Germain are seeking […]

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Gossip column: Silva, Conte, Luiz, Mahrez, De Jong, Crouch

Liverpool are planning a move for Manchester City and Spain midfielder David Silva, 31. (Sun) Chelsea boss Antonio Conte, formerly in charge at Juventus, has dismissed reports linking him with AC Milan.(Daily Express) Chelsea and Brazil defender David Luiz was left out of the squad for the 1-0 victory over Manchester United after the 30-year-old […]

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David Luiz: Antonio Conte unsure on Chelsea defender’s future

David Luiz sat behind the Chelsea bench during the win against Manchester United Chelsea manager Antonio Conte does not know if defender David Luiz has a future at Stamford Bridge. The 30-year-old was not in Chelsea’s matchday squad for the 1-0 win against Manchester United, with Andreas Christensen starting in defence. Asked about Luiz, Conte […]

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Transfer gossip: Conte, Coutinho, Alli, Sanchez, Fabregas, Conte, Karanka

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte’s future could be in doubt if his side lose to Manchester United on Sunday. (Times – subscription required) Conte has confirmed that Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich attended a recent training session amid growing reports the billionaire owner is running out of patience with the Italian. (Metro) Real Madrid are ready to […]