Chelsea linked to £50m double deal, Sneijder not for sale

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Chelsea are ready to spend £50 million on the captures of Marseille’s Giannelli Imbula and FC Porto’s Eliaquim Mangala.

Reports suggest that the Blues will spend their winter budget trying to secure the pair on permanent deals.

The Metro has reported it will take roughly that amount of cash to push through both deals.

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Galatasaray’s president has insisted that Dutchman Wesley Sneijder is not for sale.

Speculation over a possible move to Chelsea for the midfielder has grown since the Netherlands national coach told Sneijder to join Chelsea to guarantee his World Cup place next summer.

“We have no desire to sell Wesley Sneijder. Roberto Mancini has not yet had the time to assess his team and has therefore asked us not to sell any players at this time,” Unai Aysal told A Bola.

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Borussia Dortmund boss Jurgen Klopp has revealed the reason he turned down the chance to join Chelsea.

The Blues are thought to be one of two clubs that approached Klopp to become manager last season.

“There were some England clubs that called and wanted to speak with me. But there was no reason to talk. I’m sure you could earn much more money at an English club, or at a Chinese or Russian club. But it’s not the most important thing,” said Klopp.

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