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Wednesday Kickoff: Kante, Celtic and more


Coming off of a disappointing season in 2015/16, Chelsea appears to be revamping its roster ahead of the upcoming Premier League campaign, while a major Scottish power took a tumble on Tuesday.

Chelsea has reportedly agreed to a five-year deal with Leicester City midfielder N’Golo Kante for $38 million. The 25-year-old made 37 Premier League appearances during the 2015/16 season, playing a large role in the Foxes’ title. (REPORT)

Gibraltarian semiprofessional side Lincoln Red Imps defeated Scottish giants Celtic on Tuesday during the second round of Champions League qualifying, 1-0. New head coach Brendan Rodgers and his side will meet the Red Imps for the second leg next Wednesday. (REPORT)

Barcelona has completed the signing of France left back Lucas Digne on a five-year deal. The defender previously played for Ligue 1 champions Paris Saint-Germain. (REPORT)

Willian has agreed to a four-year extension with Chelsea, keeping the Brazilian at Stamford Bridge until at least 2020. (REPORT)

Kevin Gameiro is reportedly being targeted by Atletico Madrid, with the club agreeing to personal terms with the striker. Atleti is still said to be in talks with Sevilla over the 29-year-old’s transfer fee. (REPORT)

Brazilian attacker Alex Telles has made a move from Galatasaray to Portuguese side FC Porto. (REPORT)


Jordan Morris and Justen Glad highlight the 2016 MLS Homegrown Game roster. (REPORT)

New York City FC hasn’t offered an update on a new soccer-specific stadium site, according to sporting director Claudio Reyna. (REPORT)

Carli Lloyd, Megan Rapinoe and Mallory Pugh were all named to the U.S. Women’s National Team’s roster ahead of next month’s Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. (REPORT)

Orlando City midfielder Kaka is set to miss Wednesday’s clash against the New York Red Bulls, while Sporting KC has traded defender Amadou Dia to the Montreal Impact in exchange for forward Cameron Porter. (REPORT)

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