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

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Chelsea have reportedly offered Brazilian winger Willian to European giants Bayern Munich and Paris Saint-Germain.

The 27-year-old has not impressed for the Blues this season, and now faces increased competition for a place in the team as the club near a deal for Barcelona star Pedro.

According to Foot Mercato, the ex-Shakhtar winger has been offered to Bayern and PSG, and while both could both be interested in snapping him up, the latter may struggle to do so due to their large number of non-EU players already on the books at the Parc des Princes.

While Willian has established himself as a hard-working member of Jose Mourinho’s squad, he has struggled for goals in English football, and could be replaced by Pedro’s increased attacking threat.

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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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City raises minimum wage so ‘restaurants cut 1,300 jobs’

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A city which moved to increase the minimum wage might have contributed towards a reduction in jobs, according to recent employment figures.

Last year Seattle passed a law which said the minimum wage will gradually be raised to $15 (£9.64) an hour.

So far the minimum wage has only been raised to $11 an hour, however research from the American Enterprise Institute, a centre-right think tank closely linked to George W Bush, shows that since this change there has been a decline in restaurant employment.

These 1,300 jobs being cut between January and June of this year is the largest job loss in the city since the Global Recession in 2008/09.

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‘I am passing an awful weight onto you’: Random letter freaks woman RIGHT out

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‘I am passing an awful weight on to you, even though I do not know you. I feel as if you need to know the truth.’

As random letters go, it’s a dazzler – scarier than anything you can imagine, bar possibly a really big demand from HMRC.

A Reddit user claims that the letter dropped randomly through his flatmate’s letter box in a discussion thread – leading to a sudden outbreak of fear and soul-searching.

Here’s the full, freaky thing:

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But it turns out there IS a perfectly reasonable explanation – the doom-laden missive is in fact part of a prank/role-playing game.

A reply says, ‘I seem to remember there being a company that you could hire to play this kind of elaborate prank on someone, but I simply cannot remember the name of the company and my searches are leading me nowhere.
‘It’s the Mysterious Package Company…

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