Courtois talks Madrid move, Sarri says he has "good news"

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However, the Brazilian winger has officially committed his future to Stamford Bridge and the new boss Maurizio Sarri.

The 26-year-old was absent from the Blues' Cobham training base despite being due to make his return from a summer break.

The agent for the Belgian, voted the best goalkeeper at the World Cup in Russian Federation, has said he wants a move to Madrid to be close to his two children.

"My transfer? I am not going to say anything about that now, it is a delicate situation", he told Belgian press.

Chelsea were beaten 2-0 by Premier League champions Manchester City on Sunday in the Community Shield season curtain raiser at Wembley - and looked worryingly short of readiness for the new season.

Hinting he would be willing to sell Courtois if he confirms he wants to leave, Sarri said: "I have no reaction on the agent".

And that leaves Chelsea in a race to land a new goalkeeper, with Stoke City's Jack Butland and Sevilla's Sergio Rico on their shortlist, before Thursday's transfer deadline.

Kenya: President Kenyatta Briefed on South Sudan Peace Process
A similar arrangement fell apart in July 2016 when fighting erupted in the capital, Juba, and Machar fled the country. It began when Mr Kiir fired his then deputy Mr Machar, accusing him of planning a coup - an allegation he denied.

The Chelsea head coach has admitted the pair did not speak about Hazard's future, despite ongoing links with Real Madrid.

Willian has insisted that he is happy to stay and fight for his place in the Chelsea FC first team under Maurizio Sarri. Defender Axel Tuanzebe has already made way, re-signing for Aston Villa on a season-long loan, and Italian full-back Matteo Darmian could be exiting too as talks with Benfica reportedly continue.

Riyad Mahrez to Manchester City from Leicester.

Richarlison from Watford to Everton.

Bournemouth will be hoping to wrap up the signing of Colombian defensive midfielder Jefferson Lerma for a club-record fee.

Chelsea would offer the Spaniard a five-year contract which would likely be worth six million euros on an annual basis, although as of Monday afternoon there hasn't been concrete contact between the two clubs.

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