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CHELSEA TRANSFER NEWS LIVE UPDATES: MAN UTD SCOUTING ABRAHAM, MATIC MOVE LATEST
Monday July 31
Ake: Why I left Chelsea
08:00: Nathan Ake has blasted Chelsea manager Antonio Conte for labelling young players at Stamford Bridge “impatient”.
Ake, 22, left the club this summer to join Bournemouth in a club-record £20million deal after spending six months on loan with the Cherries last season.
The Dutch international insists he had to make the move in order to become a Premier League regular. Ake said: “It is a short career but I’m 22 now and I feel like I have had a good experience playing games and you just want to continue doing that.
“I understand what he said but I think we also know that Chelsea is a big club and for myself it was going to be difficult to come in and play straight away.
“The decision on to come here was to be able to play more games which is important for me and that is why I came here.”
Nemanja Matic has had Manchester United medical
06:00: Nemanja Matic has had his Manchester United medical.
Given he is not carrying an injury, the Chelsea midfielder is expected to pass with flying colours.
The Blues allowed him to travel to the club’s Carrington training ground yesterday.
A deal that will see the Chelsea midfielder become United’s third summer signing will cost £40million.
Manchester United scout Tammy Abraham
04:20: Tammy Abraham to Manchester United then?
Not quite. But Red Devils scouts supposedly watched the youngster in action for Swansea against Birmingham on Saturday.
All Nigeria Soccer say the forward, who found the net against Harry Redknapp’s Championship side, was monitored by Stephen McCarthy.
Abraham has now scored twice for Swansea from three pre-season games, while scouts from the likes of Everton, Aston Villa and Leicester were also in attendance.
Good morning and welcome to Express Sport’s Chelsea transfer blog
04:00: Good morning and welcome to Express Sport’s LIVE Chelsea transfer blog.
Manchester United are said to have sent scouts to watch Tammy Abraham in action for Swansea.
And there is also all the latest on Nemanja Matic’s move to Old Trafford.
So stay tuned as transfer tales from Stamford Bridge break.