Willian ‘offered to Bayern Munich and PSG after Chelsea Pedro transfer’

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Reports: Chelsea To Snatch Pedro From Barcelona Bench, Man United’s Reach

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Chelsea is close to signing Pedro from Barcelona in an effort to kick-start its season and gazzump a rival.

Pedro is nearing an agreement to join Chelsea from Barcelona in a transfer worth around £21 million ($33 million), The Telegraph’s Matt Law and The Independent’s James Orr reported Wednesday. Pedro reportedly has traveled from Barcelona to London, where he will undergo a physical examination and finalize contract negotiations Thursday. Both processes are believed to be mere formalities in Pedro’s case, and the dynamic winger appears certain to join the Blues in the coming days.

Chelsea capitalized on Manchester United’s failure to agree to a payment structure on Pedro’s transfer. Chelsea used the opportunity to launch “Operation Pedro” — an overnight intervention that successfully convinced Barcelona and the player to choose Blue over Red, according to Law.

Pedro, 28, boasts one of the most impressive resumes in world soccer. He…

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Saputo Stadium sold out for Didier Drogba’s debut with Impact

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If you were still hoping to buy tickets to see Didier Drogba make his Major League Soccer debut with the Impact, you’re out of luck.

The Impact announced on Wednesday that Saturday’s game against the Philadelphia Union at Saputo Stadium (8 p.m., TVA Sports, TSN Radio-690) is sold out. A crowd of 20,801 will watch the Ivory Coast international and former English Premier League star with Chelsea make his debut with Montreal while wearing his familiar No. 11. It will be the first sellout at Saputo Stadium since August 2013.

​”Drogba will play,” Impact coach Frank Klopas told reporters after practice earlier this week. “For how long? We have to take it one day at a time.

“He’s going to be in the 18 (man roster for the game), he’s going to be available for the team,” the coach added. “I know he’s excited and he’s looking forward and he’s working extremely hard. He…

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Manchester City 3 Chelsea 0 Match Report

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Well wow people, just wow…I did not see this result coming from anywhere but Manchester City have indeed defeated Chelsea by 3 goals to 0 at the Etihad Stadium and now move 5 points clear of the champions. Now I know that we are only 2 games in and everything but this result still has significance because mentally, this will affect Chelsea who have not won a game yet and you can’t blame pre season for this or say that Chelsea are not 100% yet because you could then argue that none of the 20 teams are 100%, we had all pre season games and what not…why should Chelsea be able to use that as an excuse? You lost, plain and simple…you’ll dust yourselves off and come back..we all know that! congrats to City for a hard fought win!

Begovic is a very good goalkeeper and made some class saves…

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Man City-Chelsea Verdict: Citizens Arrive As Force Vs. Mud-Stuck Blues

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Jose Mourinho’s desired Chelsea dynasty won’t build or destroy itself but he must unstick the Blues, whom a refreshed Manchester City overran on Sunday at the Etihad, in order to take them to higher and further into the future.

Manchester City emphatically defeated Chelsea 3-0 on Sunday at the Etihad Stadium. Manchester City won’t win the 2015-16 Premier League title after its opening two games, in which it scored six goals and conceded none. Chelsea hasn’t lost its grip on the trophy it lifted in May either. However, Sunday’s game and the teams’ respective starts show the balance of power at the top end of the Premier League standings has shifted from the royal blue of Stamford Bridge to the sky blue of the expanded Etihad Stadium.

Mourinho’s treatment of Chelsea doctor Eva Carneiro dominated the build-up to the high-stakes encounter with Manchester City. Mourinho might have…

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