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Thursday 21 December

Chelsea eye two deals

07.30: Chelsea are keen on deals for Ross Barkley and Thomas Lemar but look set to miss out on Leon Bailey, according to the Evenings Standard.

The Blues are keen to bolster in January and have earmarked a number of players already.

Antonio Conte was frustrated with the business done in the summer and wants to bring players in next month.

And the Standard claim the deal for Bailey looks out of reach but they will make offers for Barkley and Lemar.

Bayer Leverkusen’s sporting director Rudi Voller said: “We have proven many times that we can say ‘no’. We are very relaxed.”

Morata claim

07.15: Antonio Conte admits it’s a big blow to lose Alvaro Morata.

The Chelsea striker is banned for the weekend’s match with Everton after picking up a fifth yellow card of the season.

“I must be honest, I didn’t see it,” Conte said of the incident.

“It’s a big loss as we’ve a tough game against Everton.

“It’s a pity.”

Kenedy to Newcastle

07.00: Newcastle have agreed a deal to sign Chelsea youngster Kenedy on loan in January.

The Brazilian winger will team up with Rafa Benitez’s side next month as they battle against relegation.

The 21-year-old has made three League Cup appearances this season – including the 90 minutes against Bournemouth last night.

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