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PSV have confirmed launching a bid to take Brazilian defender Alex on loan from Chelsea.

Chelsea dismiss Alex claims

Chelsea have sent a blunt message to the club's players after rejecting speculation that Brazilian defender Alex has slapped in a transfer request.

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