Chelsea morning news: Transfer blow over Talisca, Ivanovic unhappy

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A round up of news stories this morning about Chelsea.

The Daily Star claims Arsenal have moved ahead of Chelsea in the race to sign Talisca.

The 20-year-old is the top scorer in the Portuguese league after his performances for Benfica.

The Star claims Arsenal want him as a replacement for Lukas Podolski should the German leave.

Branislav Ivanovic was saddened when Serbia’s match against Albania was abandoned.

A Serbian defender tried to take down flags with Albanian national symbols during the game, which prompted confrontations between players and fans rushing onto the field.

“For us it is most important that we as a team were at all times with Albania's team and we offered them support. It's sad football finished in second place,” said the Chelsea man.

Former Chelsea striker Hernan Crespo says it’s his dream to manage Lazio.

The 39-year-old had a spell with the Serie A side in the early 2000s before his high profile move to Chelsea.

“Coaching an important team like Lazio is definitely a goal,” he told IES Radio.

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