Roma defender Antonio Rudiger has palmed off questions over his future – amid talk of a £20m bid from Chelsea. New Blues boss Antonio Conte is a huge admirer of the centre-back, 23, and he will put him high on his list of transfer targets when he takes charge at Stamford Bridge after Italy’s Euro
While youngster Marcus Rashford and the likes of Fabian Delph and Andros Townsend received surprise call-ups, some others weren’t so lucky. CLICK THROUGH THE GALLERY ABOVE TO SEE THE 23-MAN SQUAD OF SNUBBED ENGLAND PLAYERS.
Chelsea technical director Michael Emenalo has claimed that the Blues are not the only club to suffer from an inability to promote youth players, suggesting the praise aimed at Tottenham this season has been misguided. No academy player has established themself at Stamford Bridge since John Terry’s rise to the first-team in the 1990s, and because
Diego Fabbrini is a doubt for Birmingham’s clash with Fulham. Boss Gary Rowett revealed the Italian has been playing with a bruised toe since his arrival in January.
The issue flared up again in training on Monday and Blues must decide whether to press him into action as they chase the play-offs.
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He said: “We have scored four against Midtjylland, the last opponent before Liverpool. “We don’t think in conceding a goal, we think about making goals.” But the under pressure Dutchman did warn his side not to panic and go chasing goals if they get 2-0 ahead. He believes this could be a tie that is