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1.30pm Chelsea news LIVE: Kante to Real Madrid agreement reached, Hudson-Odoi £180k offer, Reece James in training – The Sun

CHELSEA are preparing for the return of club football and a trip to Wolves.

They will be hoping Callum Hudson-Odoi's return is not far off – but Real Madrid have reportedly agreed a deal to sign Blues star N'Golo Kante.
Follow ALL of the latest Blues news, updates and gossip below…

  • CHELSEA have reportedly scouted Brazilian wonderkid Bruno Guimaraes for fifth time.

    The 21-year-old played for his club Athletico Paranaense in the Copa do Brasil final first leg, scoring the only goal of a 1-0 win against Internacional.

    According to GloboEsporte, Chelsea had club representatives “in the Athletico box” to watch the defensive midfielder in action.

    Of course any prospective transfer would only take place once Chelsea win their appeal over a transfer ban.

    Guimaraes has a release clasue of £36m in his contract with the Brazilian team.

  • CHELSEA fans are rejoicing at the news that Reece James is back in training.

    But one person who won't be too happy with that news is defender Cesar Azpilicueta.

    Frank Lampard is expected to blood James into his starting XI once the full-back has been brought up to full fitness.

    And that is likely to be at the expense of Azpilicueta – which is exciting Blues fans.

    The player himself shared a photo of him training, writing “It's been a while”.

    Many wrote that him returning means “Azpi is finished” – the Spaniard has looked off the pace at the start the new Premier League season.

    One Blues supporter wrote that “It's time for Azpi to say goodbye”, and another wrote that “Azpi is crying”.

  • IT'S been 13 years to the day that Michael Ballack scored his first goal for Chelsea.

    He spent four years at Stamford Bridge, winning four major domestic trophies.

  • ZINEDINE ZIDANE is becoming a menace for a number of Premier League bosses since his return to Real Madrid.

    After unsettling Paul Pogba and failing to bring him to the Bernabeu, he has a new target in mind.

    The Atheltic write that he is ready to make a serious effort to sign N'Golo Kante at the end of this season.

    A fee of £100million is being discussed although one would imagine that Chelsea would hold out for much, much more.

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