Chelsea announce deal – Defender admits he wants Blues move – Assassin signs up with Chelsea

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Midfielder Leo Castledine has signed a three-and-a-half-year contract with CHELSEA, it has been revealed

Castledine made his first appearances for our Under-18s while a schoolboy in 2020/21, before captaining the side in a number of games and hitting double figures for goals the following season.

He progressed to the Under-21s in 2022/23 and has featured regularly for Mark Robinson’s side, and his performances over the past few seasons has meant that the club have made the decision to hand him a new contract.

Jim Fraser, Head of youth development and recruitment, said: ‘We are delighted Leo has committed his future to the club and look forward to seeing him continue his development here.

‘He has been an ever-present at Under-21 level this season, so we hope to see him keep progressing at CHELSEA in the years ahead.’

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We have been splashing the cash on the last few windows on talents that will come to the club and develop – forgetting about the fact there is so many promising young players already at the club that have cost nothing.

Castledine is a lad that many fans have been keeping a close eye on over the past few years, as he has been developing very nicely, it is just a shame that he may never get the chance to prove himself in that first-team with all the players that get signed.

ZAGADOU WANTS MOVE – 

VFB Stuttgart defender Dan-Axel Zagadou has suggested he’d love a move to CHELSEA at some point in the future.

We have been very active in the transfer windows over the past few years, and with the winter window just around the corner, it is widely expected that the Blus will once again bee very active.

We have been linked with so many defenders, midfielders and strikers already over the past few months, but it is one player that has not been linked with a move to Stamford Bridge that has hinted that he would like a move at some pont.

Zagadou has been linked with a move to Arsenal in recent seasons and is a man that is reportedly on the agenda of Gunners boss Mikel Arteta after making a name for himself in the Bundesliga with Stuttgart.

Speaking about the club, Zagadou admitted he’d always been a fan after growing up idolising a certain Didier Drogba.

“I’m a professional now, so I don’t have a favourite club anymore. When I was little, I was a big fan of Paris Saint Germain. And I always liked CHELSEA FC because of Didier Drogba,” Zagadou said.

“Because of my Ivorian roots, Drogba is a great role model for me that I look up to. My father is also a huge fan of his. In Ivory Coast he is a national hero.

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Zagadou is only 24-years of age and is certainly a player that the board may now look at over the next few weeks after his message that one day he would like a move to Stamford Bridge.

REITEN SIGNS UP – 

Winger Guro Reiten has signed a new deal with CHELSEA until the summer of 2026

The Norwegian endured two disrupted seasons at the start of her career because of the Covid-19 pandemic but the last few campaigns has been instrumental in keeping her side’s trophy successes going.

The 29-year-old has been integral to the Blues since arriving from LSK Kvinner in her native Norway in 2019. She has played a pivotal role in our trophy successes, with four Women’s Super League titles, three FA Cups, two League Cups, and the Community Shield lifted.

The Norway star relished her best campaign in the English top-flight yet last season she helped the club to a league and FA Cup double, contributing nine league goals and 11 league assists in the process.

The club said: ‘Everyone at CHELSEA wishes to congratulate Guro, and we look forward to seeing her continue to thrive for the Blues in the years to come.

The winger herself has opened up and revealed that there would is nowhere that he would like to be other than Chelsea: ‘I’ve been here four years now and I’ve loved every second of it,’ said Reiten. ‘It feels like my second family and I have some really good friends here.

‘I enjoy my time on and off the pitch and there is no place I’d rather be.’

General manager Paul Green added: ‘We’re really happy to give Guro a new deal and reward her for excellent performance. Guro is an important player for us and we look forward to seeing that continue over the upcoming years.’

IcChelseanews View…

Reiten is one of the best womens players in the game and a player that we do not want to lose – great news.

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