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Ex-Chelsea Star Oscar Ignites Huge Brawl In Chinese Super League Game

Oscar was always adept at getting under his opponent’s skin, and that trait has continued in earnest given today’s evidence. The 25-year-old made the surprising decision (or perhaps not given the reported £20m a year salary) to move to Chinese Super League side Shanghai SIPG last December. In doing so, the Brazilian joined his compatriot Hulk at the club, and his …

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Chelsea’s Diego Costa Responds To China Links On ESPN Brasil

LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 17: Diego Costa of Chelsea during the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Chelsea at Selhurst Park on December 17, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

Chelsea striker Diego Costa’s future at the club has been plunged into doubt in the past 24 hours amid reports of a falling out with Antonio Conte. The Spanish international is believed to have missed team training for the past few days and did not travel with the rest of the squad for Saturday evening’s Premier League clash against Leicester City …

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Chelsea Make Bid For Bayer Leverkusen Midfielder Hakan Calhanoglu [Report]

Chelsea MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - MAY 22: Hakan Calhanoglu of Turkey celebrates after scoring his team's first goal during the International Friendly match between England and Turkey at Etihad Stadium on May 22, 2016 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

Chelsea have submitted a bid for Bayer Leverkusen attacking midfielder Hakan Calhanoglu, according to Turkish-Football. The 22 year old is highly sought after having previously been linked with Manchester United also. However, having parted with ways with Oscar for a payday of £60 million, (not to mention John Obi Mikel’s transfer to China) Chelsea are very much in a position to spend this January. …

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Chelsea’s Two Main January Wing-Back Targets Revealed By The Times

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Chelsea are looking to pad out their squad ahead of the home stretch of the Premier League title race. Antonio Conte’s side are currently five points clear of Liverpool at the top of the league table, and are overwhelming favourites to win their second domestic title in three years. However, the manager is constantly looking for ways to improve. Central …

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Opinion: Footballers Swapping Europe For Chinese Super League Are Sell-Outs

SHANGHAI, CHINA - JANUARY 03: Oscar of Shanghai SIPG poses for photos with fans at Pudong International Airport prior to his team's departure to the Doha training camp on January 3, 2017 in Shanghai, China. (Photo by VCG/VCG via Getty Images)

The Chinese Super League is, you may have noticed, on a rampage. Various market forces have combined to render previous Asian transfer records antiquated, and have even transpired to make Carlos Tevez the highest paid footballer on the planet. The Asian transfer record has been broken four times in the last year, and contrasts are repeatedly drawn between football’s current …

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A Second Chelsea Midfielder Is Set To Join Oscar In China

Chelsea's Nigerian midfielder John Obi Mikel reacts during the English FA Cup third round football match between Chelsea and Watford at Stamford Bridge in London on January 4, 2015. AFP PHOTO / GLYN KIRK

Chelsea are set to sell another player to the Chinese Super League following Oscar’s exit at the end of December. Following the Brazilian’s £60m move to Shanghai SIPG at the turn of the year, the Daily Mail and Evening Standard are both reporting on Thursday that John Obi Mikel is to undergo a medical at CSL side Tianjin TEDA ahead …

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Chinese Club Make World Record Bid For Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang [Report]

DORTMUND, GERMANY - DECEMBER 20: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Dortmund in action during the Bundesliga match between Borussia Dortmund and FC Augsburg at Signal Iduna Park on December 20, 2016 in Dortmund, Germany. (Photo by TF-Images/Getty Images)

The Chinese Super League revolution shows no sign of slowing down – and reports in Italy suggest they are now looking to break the world transfer record to sign Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. According to a report in Gazzetto Dello Sport on Wednesday, Shanghai SIPG have offered the Bundesliga side a staggering €150m to secure the forward’s services, destroying the €105m …

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Chelsea Have €25m Bid For Serie A Midfielder Rejected [Guardian]

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Chelsea’s attempt to secure a cut-price replacement for Oscar has been thwarted. The Premier League leaders are on the market for a midfielder following the Brazilian international’s £60m move to Chinese Super League side Shanghai SIPG, but will have to up their game. France Football reported on Tuesday that the Premier League leaders had lodged a €25m bid for Atalanta’s …

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Chelsea Outcast John Obi Mikel Being Chased By Three Clubs [ESPN]

LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 02: John Mikel Obi of Chelsea and Christian Eriksen of Tottenham Hotspur battle for the ball during the Barclays Premier League match between Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur at Stamford Bridge on May 02, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Ian Walton/Getty Images)

Chelsea midfielder John Obi Mikel is unlikely to be at the club for much longer. The Nigerian international has not played a single minute of first team action under new manager Antonio Conte this season, and is very much surplus to requirements at Stamford Bridge. The player’s agent admitted earlier this week that Mikel is ‘very likely’ to leave Chelsea …

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