Player Keen On Move As Chelsea Make Contact Over Signing £23m Winger

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"Last season, because of the schedule with no Champions League and we went out early in the League Cup, we were all fit for most of the season, the manager didn't have to make a lot of changes".

Morata is replacing Costa as Chelsea's first choice forward having joined from Real Madrid for an initial £58m, while Batshuayi is now second in the pecking order.

Arsenal did mount a late attempt to give the scoreline a more respectable look but it came to naught as Chelsea crowned a great win with a clean sheet.

Chelsea attempted to sign the 30-year-old during the January transfer window and reports say Conte is eyeing a move after missing out on Danilo, who has signed a five-year deal with Manchester City.

Cahill, 31, skippered Chelsea for the majority of last season with club captain John Terry out of the team, and he has now been rewarded with the job permanently.

Llorente is richly experienced at the age of 32 and has proven his Premier League quality after bagging an impressive 15 goals in his first season of English football. The relationship of Chelsea's champion manager and the centre-forward Conte has just made his most expensive recruit during his time at the club has been cultivated over several years, but suffered one previous false start.

Blues boss Antonio Conte was hopeful Pedro would continue on to Singapore with his team-mates when quizzed yesterday. The Blues beat Arsenal comprehensively in their first pre-season fixture at the Bird's Nest Stadium in Beijing, China.

"He has a lot of potential, the same as Michy to improve". 'That will not put me down after what happened last season and how I stood up to it.

Conte said: "He is a really good player who can play in this position in midfield but also he could play No10".

2 goals in as two minutes from Willian (40) and also Batshuayi (42) placed Chelsea 2 up at the break in Beijing prior to the Belgian striker included his second 4 mins into the second half. If Sandro proves too hard, Chelsea could try and poach Benjamin Mendy from Manchester City's grasp.

It would be a turn up for the books for the Spanish global to be with the English champions when the summer transfer window slams shut in September.

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