Rio Ferdinand sends transfer message to Maurizio Sarri after Man City defeat

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Chelsea playmaker Pedro has signed a one-year contract extension to extend his stay at Stamford Bridge until 2020, the Premier League club has said.

Speculation has been rife this summer that Courtois is angling for a return to the Spanish capital - where his children live - with Real Madrid heavily linked with a 35-million-euro move for the Belgium global.

"I've had a taste of what Premier League football is like, I don't want to miss out on that next season", Loftus-Cheek said after England were knocked out of the World Cup.

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He missed Chelsea's 2-0 Community Shield defeat to Manchester City this afternoon, with Sergio Aguero striking twice to gift Pep Guardiola's side the prize. "I think today we could see very good combinations, playing from the back, pressing high, so that's the way we want to play against them and that's the way we can win the game". Blues fan Tobias CFC hailed it as "good news", adding that the winger scores "important goals" for the club.

Courtois' stony silence comes after his agent urged Chelsea to let him go.

Chelsea has made just one signing this summer, however, Sarri insists the Blues still need one more midfielder.

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"For him this is a big decision because he wants to be near his family, and there is an offer in place for Chelsea to accept".

Maurizio Sarri will hold crunch talks with Thibaut Courtois about his Chelsea FC future this week, according to reports in the Spanish media. "I spoke about positions but no specifics - no names - so I don't know".

Everton stopper Jordan Pickford was believed to be Chelsea's priority signing but the Toffees are determined to keep hold of the England global.

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