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Wednesday 31 May
11.17: Chelsea loanee Lewis Baker wants to return to England and prove his worth.
Baker has been on loan at Vitesse for the past two seasons and helped them win the KNVB Cup.
The midfielder, 22, remains on Chelsea’s books – although he appears to not be in manager Antonio Conte’s plans for next season.
But Baker wants to play in England next term.
"The first year [away from Chelsea at Vitesse] was more learning, adapting to living away, adapting to a different league,” he told Goal.
“The second year was more producing and showing what I am capable of.
“I think it has been fantastic to move away and learn different things but I want to be back in England.”
11.03: Nathan Ake says he is open to leaving Chelsea in order to play first-team football.
Ake enjoyed a loan stint at Bournemouth earlier in the season before being brought back into the Chelsea side.
But the 22-year-old appeared just five times for the Blues.
And he admits his future is up in the air.
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“The main thing for me is to play games,” he told the Guardian.
“Whether it is here, whether it is somewhere else, I don’t know yet.
“I need to see what Michael [Emenalo] thinks.
“That’s what we need to discuss and see where we go from there.”
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10.59: Chelsea yesterday agreed a deal to sell Asmir Begovic to Bournemouth – and The Sun report that they want Paris Saint-Germain ace Alphonse Areola to replace him.
It is claimed Antonio Conte plans on making Areola his new No.2.
10:55: Chelsea want to sign Monaco defender Benjamin Mendy.
Mendy, 22, greatly impressed in a Monaco shirt last season, helping the side reach the Champions League semi-finals and win the Ligue 1 title.
The Blues are seeking new defenders following John Terry’s departure from the club.
And French newspaper L’Equipe claim Chelsea are tracking Mendy in view of a bid this summer.
However, both Arsenal and Manchester City are also keen on the France international.
Kurt Zouma could leave Chelsea for Nice
10.47: Chelsea could offload Kurt Zouma this summer, with Nice the most recent club to show an interest in the centre-back.
Zouma has recovered from a serious knee injury but has struggled to break back into the Blues first team.
There are reports he could be sent out on loan for next season.
And magazine France Football claim Nice are interested in his signature.
The Ligue 1 club will play Champions League football next season and Paul Baysse is set to leave this summer when his contract expires, meaning Nice are in the market for a centre-back.