Blues 5-2 to bag Sandro after two rebuffed bids

Chelsea have had two bids for Juventus star Alex Sandro turned down and Betway go 2-5 that the talented left-back remains with the Italian champions.

It's 5-2 that the Blues get their man, but Chelsea boss Antonio Conte was left with other concerns on Tuesday after his side were edged 3-2 by Bayern Munich in a friendly in Singapore.

The Premier League champions were 3-0 down inside 26 minutes but scored on the cusp of half-time through Marcos Alonso while Michy Batshuayi added a consolation four minutes from time.

Chelsea face Inter on Saturday, then they are 11-10 favourites to overcome Arsenal in the Community Shield on August 6.

Real Madrid are reported to have agreed a £161m deal for Monaco striker Kylian Mbappe. Spanish sport paper Marca claimed on Tuesday that  the Spanish and European champions have struck a huge agreement for the 18-year-old that would shatter the current world-record transfer.

Premier League newcomers Brighton and Hove Albion have signed striker Izzy Brown on a season-long loan from  Chelsea. The 20-year-old spent part of last season on loan at Rotherham, before a January loan move to Huddersfield.

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Cologne v Arsenal

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  • Cologne are bottom of the Bundesliga with two points
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Arsene Wenger has sent out his reserve players throughout this Europa League campaign and that's unlikely to change now Arsenal have secured their spot in the last 32. Cologne are having a shocking season so even a makeshift Gunners outfit could come out on top and Alex Iwobi, fresh from a double for Nigeria against Argentina, can notch first.

 

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