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Fikayo Tomori names Arsenal legend as his idol Chelsea defender Fikayo Tomori has admitted his admiration for Arsenal legend Thierry Henry. Having been at Chelsea since he was an U-8, the 22-year-old apparently does not share the hostility most of Chelsea fans have towards Arsenal.

JAMIE REDKNAPP: Gary Cahill opens up on Sarri and Chelsea 'whirlwind' EXCLUSIVE: The defender who earns his living by not giving opponents an inch is contemplating the fact he now has to steer two metres clear for the foreseeable future.

The Chelsea evening headlines as Willian drops hint and James verdict Liverpool fans will hate Here are your latest Chelsea headlines this evening fresh from Stamford Bridge.

Barcelona set price for Philippe Coutinho amid interest from Chelsea and Man Utd Barcelona want around £70million for midfielder Philippe Coutinho this summer, with Chelsea and Manchester United both possible suitors, according to reports. A move back to England could be on the cards for the former Liverpool play-maker, with his £142million move to Spain in 2018 failing to bear fruit.

Carlo Ancelotti insists football stars can regain fitness in 14 days Everton boss Carlo Ancelotti believes his players will require just 14 days to recover before returning to action following the suspension of the Premier League season.

Chelsea's 2004/05 season recapped: Beating Manchester United on the opening day - Official Site - Chelsea Football Club In the second part of our historical feature looking back at the 2004/05 season 15 years on, a tightly-contested opening-weekend win over title rivals is analysed…

Jimenez tells Man United how much they will have to pay Manchester United target Raul Jimenez has personally revealed he will cost at least £34.5million this summer - as doesn't have a release clause in his Wolves contract.

Jon David tells Chelsea he wants Premier League move Chelsea target Jonathan David has put the Blues on red alert by revealing that he would "love" to play in the Premier League.

Report: Lampard's pursuit of centre-back will likely mean another loan spell for Tomori - The Chelsea Chronicle Chelsea will reportedly send Fikayo Tomori out on another loan spell after just one season in the first-team squad as Frank Lampard wants a new centre-back.

Premier League confirm indefinite suspension of season, propose 30% wage cuts While the overall aim remains to still play the season out to some sort of proper-ish conclusion, for now, other things are obviously taking much higher priority. The Chelsea website has the full statement; here are a few relevant parts:. Regarding proposed budget cuts:.

Wilson opens up and admits he is flattered by links with Chelsea Bournemouth striker Callum Wilson has admitted he is flattered by the interest shown in him by the likes of Chelsea.

GdS: Chelsea one of three clubs interested in Atalanta wing-back Robin Gosens According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, Chelsea are interested in Atalanta's left wing-back, Robin Gosens. Gosens has been one of the stalwarts in Atalanta's phenomenal 2019-20 season, with the Bergamo-based club scoring 70 goals in just 25 games and sitting 4th in the Serie A table.

Reports: Napoli preparing contract offer, lowball bid for Chelsea left back Emerson Emerson has been steadily linked with Juventus and Inter Milan, but now Rai Sport and Area Napoli are claiming that Napoli are also interested the 25-year-old. They have reportedly prepared a contract offer of €3 million for five years and will start discussions with Chelsea soon.

Former Chelsea stars condemn 'racist' doctors' comments over coronavirus vaccine Didier Drogba, Samuel Eto'o and Demba Ba have all used their online platforms to.

Reports: PSG consider hijacking Chelsea’s €30m Alex Telles deal The latest comes from PSG site Paris United, who are claiming that the Les Parisiens are also interested in signing Alex Telles. Layvin Kurzawa's departure will open up a LB spot on the roster and PSG are hoping to bring in the 27-year-old to compete with Juan Bernat.

Angel Gomes reveals desire to stay at Manchester United Gomes is out of contract at the end of the season and is yet to put pen to paper on a new deal at Old Trafford despite reportedly being offered a new £25,000 a week contract by the club.

Drinkwater's FoodWell restaurant loses nearly £2m in first 12 months Danny Drinkwater's FoodWell restaurant has received rave reviews since opening its doors in March 19, but that hasn't stopped it from racking up losses of nearly £2m over the past year.

Premier League announce support for the NHS staff with £20m donation Premier League football has been suspended indefinitely.

Premier League confirms talks to be held over wage deferral for players The Premier League have responded after players were discussed by MPs, who have urged them to play their part amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic across the world.

Report: Transfer hope for Chelsea as AC Milan identify replacement for Gianluigi Donnarumma AC Milan are reportedly monitoring Sporting Lisbon's Luis Maximiano as a potential replacement for Gianluigi Donnarumma amid Chelsea links. Milan are up against the wall regarding Donnarumma's contract situation. The 21-year-old's contract will expire in summer 2021 and time is not on Milan's favour in negotiating a new deal.

Pay cuts and financial help - Premier League make further announcement regarding the completion of this season The Premier League have announced further steps as they attempt to complete the 2019/20 season. Originally football was due to recommence this weekend. That was extended further to April 30th. Now an official statement has been made following a meeting of all 20-Premier league clubs.

Premier League announce £125m decision after meeting of key stakeholders The Premier League and all professional football in England has been suspended indefinitely due to the coronavirus pandemic, with clubs suffering financially as a result.

Premier League confirms further delay to 2019/20 season English football had been due to return on April 30 but is now postponed indefinitely.

Chelsea face three rivals in race for €35m replacement for defensive duo Chelsea face a battle to land Robin Gosens from Atalanta as their next left-back if Emerson Palmieri or Marcos Alonso leave this summer, a report claims.

Transfer blow for Chelsea as La Liga giants are confident of winning the race for 22-year-old hotshot Chelsea are interested in landing Inter Milan's Lautaro Martinez but face competition from several clubs, according to SPORT. The Argentine forward has impressed at Inter this season, scoring 16 goals in all competitions. The 22-year-old is also a target for Manchester City but will snub advances from the Premier League duo.

Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson leads initiative to set-up fund to help NHS The Liverpool captain is doing all he can to help the NHS, and is calling on his Premier League counterparts to help support a fund to boost those working on the frontline.

Man Utd fans eye spending spree to return to elite; Chelsea defender links debated Some of the biggest talking points from the TEAMtalk Your Say forum this week are rounded up - with Chelsea fans debating their need for a defender, Manchester United supporters plot a big-spending summer, and one Liverpool reader picking between two attacking targets.

Frank Lampard to be handed £150m war chest to rebuild Chelsea in the summer window Chelsea manager Frank Lampard will be handed £150m to rebuild the Blues in the next transfer window, according to the Daily Star. Lampard was unable to land any fresh faces in the winter window, though we did sign Hakim Ziyech for the upcoming campaign.

LMA delivers statement on Premier League wages as club officials meet Pressure has mounted on players to accept pay cuts amid the coronavirus pandemic, with politicians commenting on the situation and urging Premier League stars to play their part.

Report: Manchester United exploit player's relationship to beat Chelsea to Jadon Sancho transfer Manchester United are reportedly using the relationship between Marcus Rashford and Jadon Sancho to gain the upper hand over Chelsea in pursuit of the Borussia Dortmund's winger. Rashford has recently spoken up on his social media about his desire to share play alongside Sancho.

"Chelsea said it would be impossible" - Blues star reveals roadblock in contract negotiations Brazilian winger Willian has revealed that Chelsea weren't willing to offer him a long-term deal to keep him at Stamford Bridge. The 31-year-old is a free agent at the end of the season and The Express reports that Willian seems likely to leave us.

Chelsea transfer target Angel Gomes speaks out on Man Utd future Angel Gomes has hinted his priority is to remain at Manchester United, despite interest from Chelsea. The 19-year-old is out of contract at the end of the season and is yet to put pen to paper on a new deal.

Footballers made scapegoats when politicians should look elsewhere The familiar debate over footballers' wages obscures the real issues at a time when it has never been more important to stay focused.

Trent Alexander-Arnold told why he's inferior to Chelsea star Reece James has "more to his game" than Liverpool star Trent Alexander-Arnold and can rival him for the starting right-back role for England. That's according to former Chelsea defender Frank Sinclair, who believes that current Blues star James will only improve with experience.

Chelsea given Jadon Sancho and Jude Bellingham transfer warning as Man Utd hover The Blues have not signed a player in two transfer windows and are expected to allow Frank Lampard to splash the cash at the next available opportunity.

Callum Hudson-Odoi calls out Jadon Sancho for FIFA showdown The Chelsea star was the first Premier League player known to have contracted the illness and has now fully recovered. The 19-year-old has been self-isolating since the season was suspended.

Chelsea's top striker target to pick Barcelona despite €10m contract offer to join Blues Chelsea’s top striker target who they have made a highly-lucrative contract offer to will likely snub them for more silverware at Barcelona.

Bournemouth striker Callum Wilson admits to poor form this season Wilson has struggled for form during the 2019-20 campaign, scoring just nine goals and providing one assist in 32 matches. Last season he notched 15 goals and supplied 10 assists in one more game.

Chelsea tipped to make £60m move to sign Lyon striker Moussa Dembélé Chelsea can currently call on Olivier Giroud, Tammy Abraham and Michy Batshuayi but Frank Lampard is being linked with adding more firepower ahead of the summer transfer window.

Nike's new Mercurial football boots earn rave reviews from supporters The new Nike Mercurial football boots have caused a stir among fans on social media, with supporters keen to get their hands on a pair of what the stars could wear.

Former Chelsea star makes big claim about Reece James and Trent Alexander-Arnold Reece James and Trent Alexander-Arnold are two of the standout young English right-backs, but one former Chelsea star says James comes out on top in some areas.

UEFA confident season 'can restart in the months to come' even as Belgium move to cancel season With no unity and no solidarity, nobody will be able to get out of the crisis as we are all interdependent." -UEFA; source: Sky.

Arsenal have scouted Celtic's Odsonne Edouard ahead of possible summer transfer France international Odsonne Edouard has scored 27 goals in 45 games for Scottish champions Celtic, and has been linked with Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham, among others.

Seven best-selling football biographies to help you through lockdown Harry Redknapp, Eric Cantona and Roy Keane also feature among the best-selling football biographies and autobiographies you can currently buy on Amazon.

Chelsea FC Team Up With Domestic Abuse Charity Refuge Chelsea FC have joined up with UK charity Refuge to raise awareness and valuable funds to support women and children experiencing domestic abuse during the current coronavirus pandemic. Last year 1.6 million women in the UK suffered from domestic abuse.

Ancelotti's double winners remain underappreciated in era of City and Liverpool A decade on from the club's only double, it is time to reassess our evaluation of a team that obliterated several Premier League records.

Chelsea morning headlines as £150m transfer kitty set out The latest Chelsea news, views and transfer rumours from football.london.

Chelsea's path towards €50m deal clears as Milan sound out replacement AC Milan are interested in signing Sporting Lisbon goalkeeper Luis Maximiano as a replacement for the Chelsea-linked Gianluigi Donnarumma, according to reports. Donnarumma has been a regular for Milan for a number of seasons - despite only being 21 - and the Italian has racked up 190 appearances for the club so far.

Paper Talk: Chelsea lodge huge striker bid; Mourinho moves in to pinch Man Utd target Chelsea have made a bid for a striker, while Jose Mourinho is chasing a long-term Manchester United target, all in the papers. Chelsea have submitted a huge offer for Inter Milan forward Lautaro Martinez, according to Sport.

Willian drops Chelsea contract bombshell amid Tottenham and Arsenal links Chelsea star Willian has a contract that will expire this summer, but amid links to both Tottenham and Arsenal the attacker has given an update on his future.

Premier League meeting live: Clubs to meet to discuss how to end 2019/20 season Premier League clubs are set to meet on Friday to discuss how the season can be finished amid the coronavirus pandemic, with a number of potential solutions up for debate.

Meagalhease Tellese and Werner all feature in Chelsea news Guys here is a roundup of the latest Chelsea news, gossip and transfer stories from icfootballnews over the past 24 hours. Reports have come out and claimed that Chelsea have agreed a fee with Lille for defender Gabriel Magalhaes.

Arsenal or Chelsea? Which club is the best fit for Samuel Umtiti Chelsea and Arsenal are both rumoured to be interested in Barcelona's Samuel Umtiti, but which club would be the best fit for the defender?

Chelsea deal agreed as Man City backed to deliver Ben Chilwell blow The latest Chelsea news in your morning digest as the Blues deal with the difficult situation of an extended break from the Premier League.

Toby Cudworth's Draft XI: Total Football Purists & One Bad Bastard in Midfield Last week at 90min towers, thanks to our two good friends the internet and webcam, seven highly esteemed football writers, journalists and all around swell guys took part in an American-style draft. Some of us had a plan, some of us had no idea what we were doing and some of us were intent on simply winning the millennial public vote.

Liverpool Women 4-3 Chelsea Women: Remembering the Reds' Late Comeback En Route to WSL Glory Emma Hayes' appointment in 2012 was a massive moment in Chelsea Women's history, with the London-born manager revolutionising the Blues. They went on to win the double in 2015, before retaining both the Women's Super League and FA Cup in 2018 with their second double.

Premier League to discuss plan to play games in China in a bid to finish season Premier League chiefs are set to meet to continue crunch talks about what steps to take next in order to finish the current season.

Chelsea target Callum Wilson says he doesn't deserve to be linked with a big move due to poor form That's not been the case with Callum Wilson, after he's been refreshingly honest about his situation after being linked with a big move that didn't go through. As reported by Sky Sports, his impressive form last season saw him linked with teams like Chelsea, but nothing happened and he remained at Bournemouth.

Premier League grounds could be used as hospitals in coronavirus fight EXCLUSIVE BY MIKE KEEGAN: A number of top-flight clubs have virtually handed over their stadiums to the NHS, with football suspended and the pandemic continuing to surge.

Chelsea starlet thanks supporters and fans for support during coronavirus battle Speaking on the club's official site, Chelsea youngster Callum Hudson-Odoi has thanked fans and teammates for their support during his battle against coronavirus. The 19-year-old starlet became the first Premier League player to test positive for the virus.

UEFA outline plan to resume Premier League season around July and August All Premier League matches are currently postponed but UEFA have outlined their proposal to resume the league season across Europe.

Chelsea star trains with family amidst coronavirus lockdown Chelsea star Willan is making the most of his time back in Brazil with his family. The winger was given a leave of absence by the Blues on compassionate grounds following the suspension of the football season due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Latest Chelsea transfer rumours including a double deal and Chilwell update The latest transfer rumours for Chelsea as Frank Lampard faces up to another intriguing summer window.

Jadon Sancho urged to give serious thought about joining Man United Jadon Sancho is one of the rising stars of world football and has been linked with a host of clubs around Europe, including Chelsea, Manchester United and Liverpool.

Brazilian star with £35m clause boosts Chelsea hopes by switching his agent Chelsea's hopes of landing Brazilian full-back Alex Telles have received a timely boost. According to Portuguese publication Record, the 27-year-old has hired superagent Pini Zahavi to take care of his affairs. This bodes well for the Blues considering Zahavo's close ties with the club.

Chelsea and Man City outbid Barcelona for star striker Lautaro Martinez Chelsea and Manchester City have both submitted significant offers to sign Inter Milan striker Lautaro Martinez, according to reports in Spain. Barcelona had been leading the race to sign the Argentina international as the La Liga giants look to freshen up their attack this summer.

The one that got away - Chelsea missed out on Liverpool star last summer According to the Athletic, Chelsea were involved in advanced negotiations with Alisson Becker before he made a record-breaking transfer to Liverpool last summer. That record did not last long as we broke it soon after by signing Kepa Arizzabalaga from Atheltic Bilbao.

London giants held advanced talks with Liverpool keeper Alisson Becker Chelsea were believed to be on the brink of signing Alisson Becker before the Brazilian goalkeeper made the switch from Roma to Liverpool. The Athletic report that the Blues were in "advanced talks" with the Reds stopper, who was interested in switching Italy for England and trying his luck in the Premier League.

Chelsea announce partnership with charity Refuge Chelsea have joined up with charity Refuge to raise money to support women and children experiencing domestic abuse during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

PSG join Chelsea in the race to sign Achraf Hakimi from Real Madrid Ligue 1 giants Paris Saint-Germain have reportedly joined the race to sign Real Madrid defender Achraf Hakimi this summer.

PFA issue new statement hitting back at reports they would block wage deferrals Players across the top-flight are coming under increasing pressure to pay cuts due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Matt Hancock urges premier league players to 'take a pay cut' during Coronavirus crisis Players at Chelsea and other premier league clubs are being urged to take a pay cut as the coronavirus continues to spread around the world. Talking at the government's daily briefing, the UK Health Secretary was firm in his belief that the highly paid footballers should have their pay reduced at this difficult time.

Chelsea team up with Refuge to help those at risk of domestic abuse Chelsea have teamed up with the domestic abuse charity Refuge to help provide support for people forced to self-isolate in vulnerable situations.

Reports: Botafogo dream of signing Chelsea legend Mikel John Obi And Globo Esporte, Brazilian club Botafogo are interested in offering a contract to former Chelsea midfielder Mikel John Obi, bringing him to South American for the upcoming season. Mikel has recently become a free agent after canceling his contract with Trabzonspor over concerns of the club's handling of the coronavirus outbreak.

'Lampard sent transfer message over £68 millio Chelsea target Werner Timo Werner's team-mate has declared the forward ready to play for any top club in Europe amid rumours Chelsea are trying to sign him.

Report: Barcelona star makes Chelsea his preferred destination in case of a summer move Barcelona defender Samuel Umtiti has reportedly chosen Chelsea as a preferred destination. The Daily Star claimed the Catalan side are keen on offloading the French defender to raise funds for the summer transfer window and already offered him to Manchester United and Arsenal.

Chelsea evening headlines as £150m Sancho saving and De Bruyne sends warning Keep up with all the latest Chelsea headlines and transfer gossip from around Stamford Bridge this evening.

Report: Chelsea agree new five-year deal for Faustino Anjorin - The Chelsea Chronicle Chelsea's young talent Tino Anjorin has reportedly agreed to a new contract which would keep him at Stamford Bridge until 2025.

Manuel Neuer shows his reflexes are razor sharp amid Chelsea interest Bayern Munich goalkeeper Manuel Neuer has taken to Instagram to show off how he is keeping his reflexes sharp during the football shutdown.

Chelsea team up with Refuge to help tackle domestic abuse Chelsea have joined up with charity Refuge to raise money to support women and children experiencing domestic abuse during the coronavirus crisis. Players from their men and women's squads have taken part in a digital campaign and Chelsea will match all donations over the next six weeks.

Chelsea fans told Chilwell will be one of the best in Premier League Christian Fuchs has made an exciting prediction about Ben Chilwell's future, with Chelsea linked with a transfer move.

CST Charity Nominations During these extraordinary times these charities are needed more than ever. With that in mind, the CST elected board voted unanimously to donate £1000 from our funds. We propose to give £250 to the foodbank and £250 to Stoll. The remaining £500 we would like to split in to equal donations to 5 charities nominated by you, our members.

Statistics show Chelsea have been wasting N'Golo Kante in past two seasons - The Chelsea Chronicle Statistics suggest suggests Chelsea have been wasting N'Golo Kante, a world-class number six in a number eight position in the past two seasons.

Anjorin to sign new Chelsea deal after Frank Lampard's vote of confidence The teenager was given his Premier League debut off the bench against Everton and has now agreed personal terms on a long-term deal.

Reports: AS Roma rejoin rivals Lazio with interest for Chelsea veteran Pedro According to report from Italian newspapers Corriere dello Sport and Gazzetta dello Sport, Chelsea veteran winger Pedro is once again a target of Serie A club AS Roma.

Former Chelsea defender says Billy Gilmour can become a club great Billy Gilmour became a key part of Frank Lampard’s first-team squad prior to the Premier League suspension and is being tipped for great things in the future at Chelsea.

Sports stars find novel ways of staying fit at home with kids and dogs Sports stars are refusing to let the coronavirus lockdown stop them from keeping fit with many coming up with unique 'stay at home' training methods.

The proposed Champions League change that could affect Chelsea Chelsea remain in the Champions League despite a heavy first-leg defeat to Bayern Munich, and UEFA changes could affect Frank Lampard's side if they overcome the odds to progress.

Chelsea what ifs: Eden Hazard departs the Blues earlier in his career Eden Hazard attracted interest abroad almost immediately, but what would Chelsea have looked like had the Belgian left sooner than he did? Chelsea signing…

MP calls for windfall tax on Premier League clubs who do not cut wages DCMS Committee Chair Julian Knight is calling for a windfall tax to be imposed on Premier League clubs that refuse to cut the salaries of highly-paid star players.

Frank Lampard's dream Chelsea squad for next season after transfers A look at the best possible 25-man Chelsea squad for the 2020/21 season amid links to the likes of Jadon Sancho and Moussa Dembele ahead of the summer transfer window.

Lampard urged to bring two players to Chelsea in summer Frank Lampard has been urged to go out in the summer and bring two players to Chelsea, by former star Trevor Sinclair.

Chelsea Q&A live: transfer news, Jadon Sancho, Ruben Loftus-Cheek update, Frank Lampard latest All may be quiet at Cobham with no return date set for Frank Lampard's players but that has not stopped the transfer rumour mill, while Ruben Loftus-Cheek has also provided an update on his return to injury via the club's official media.

Blues offer could tempt Barcelona target to swap the San Siro for Stamford Bridge Chelsea appear to be within touching distance of agreeing a deal for Inter Milan striker, Lautaro Martinez, according to a report. Spanish publication, Sport, are claiming the Blues have put an offer on the table that is better than the one being offered by the La Liga giants.

Ramires defends Terry's full-kit celebration and confirms full truth behind it Former Chelsea captain John Terry was suspended for the 2012 victory over Bayern Munich in Germany, but opted to change into his kit for the post-match celebrations.

Chelsea Transfer news: Telles paves way for Blues move Reports in the media have claimed Chelsea target ALex Tellese has switched agents in a bid to get a move in the summer.

Alex Telles moves closer to Chelsea summer transfer after changing agents Latest Chelsea news takes a closer look at Alex Telles who has been linked with a summer transfer to Stamford Bridge and he's reportedly made a big decision regarding his future.

Chelsea's advanced transfer talks with Liverpool keeper Alisson Becker Brazilian was reportedly keen on joining Stamford Bridge club - but they let Liverpool in and the rest is history as keeper became a crucial player for runaway Premier League leaders.

Premier League striker flattered by Chelsea links and dreams of Champions League football Bournemouth striker Callum Wilson has admitted being flattered by previous Chelsea links but he feels his performance this season has not justified such a move. The 28-year-old scored 14 goals in the Premier League last season. However, his tally has dipped to eight goals from 28 league appearances this season.

Man City tipped to beat Chelsea in race to sign Ben Chilwell Media reports claim Chelsea are ready to pay up to £80m to sign England full-back Chilwell from Leicester City.

Champions League Suspended From the official Chelsea FC website:. "The 2019/20 Champions League campaign remains postponed until further notice, it was announced by UEFA in a statement today.

Chelsea handed boost over Barcelona in chase for Porto's Alex Telles Chelsea could be a step closer to signing Alex Telles from Porto as the left-back has hired friend of Roman Abramovich, Pini Zahavi, as his agent.

Ramires reveals REAL reason Terry wore full kit to 2012 Munich final Former Chelsea midfielder Ramires has revealed the REAL reason John Terry wore his full kit at the 2012 Champions League final - and says it was the club's idea.

Ben Chilwell tipped to be 'one of England's best left-backs' Chelsea, Man City and Manchester United target Ben Chilwell has been tipped to become one of England's best left-backs by his Leicester team-mate Christian Fuchs.

Ex-players and fans slam Premier League amid failure to cut wages While the programme sellers and stewards are taking 20 per cent wage cuts and being bailed out by the government, top stars are still earning hundreds of thousands a week.

Pay cuts, furlough or deferrals: what are the Premier League clubs doing? From Arsenal to Wolves, we look at what the clubs are doing regarding pay for players, non-playing staff and casual staff.

Premier League clubs push for VAR and substitution rule changes Discussions are taking place on when the 2019/20 Premier League season can resume, the competition has been suspended since March 13 and the April 30 return date seems unrealistic.

Chelsea news: Fans told Megalhaes fee has been accepted Reports have come out and claimed that Chelsea have agreed a fee with Lille for defender Gabriel Magalhaes.

Ex-Chelsea defender delivers verdict on Jadon Sancho and Hudson-Odoi Latest Chelsea news includes comments from a former defender regarding the club's pursuit of Borussia Dortmund wonderkid Jadon Sancho ahead of the summer transfer window.

Chelsea closing in on significant £100m double summer signing Chelsea are reportedly closing in on a £100million double deal for Philippe Coutinho and Alex Telles this summer. Both players have been touted as potential signings, as Blues boss Frank Lampard looks to give his squad the jump in quality they need to compete with the likes of Liverpool and Manchester City going forward.

Kevin de Bruyne issues warning to Chelsea over Jadon Sancho transfer The flying Borussia Dortmund ace is heavily tipped to return to the Premier League this summer with Chelsea and Manchester United both interested in signing him.

UEFA suspend Financial Fair Play assessment for 2020-21 In addition to officially suspending the Champions League and the Europa League indefinitely, UEFA also announced yesterday that Financial Fair Play regulations will not only be relaxed, but they will not be assessed at all for the 2020-21 cycle. What this may mean in practical terms remains to be seen.

The Premier League will 'only return when it is safe and appropriate to do so' With little to do other than sit around and think about things, the powers that be of football and the Premier League have been mulling over various options over how to handle this unprecedented situation, and trying to come up with multiple plans for the unplannable.

12 players Chelsea missed out on - and who they signed instead With Chelsea's vast spending power over the last decade and a half, one might think they'd be capable of securing all of their targets. That, however, could not be further from the truth. We've taken a look back at some of the biggest names who nearly ended up at Stamford Bridge…and who ended up there in their stead.

The £100m disaster that should act as a warning to the Premier League Ligue Un in France has been told by broadcaster Canal Plus that they will not be paying out their next instalment as part of their TV deal.

Chelsea fc News: Lampard told Edouard good enough to sign Celtic's French striker and Chelsea target Odsonne Edouard has been hailed as the complete package and good enough for ANY Premier League team.

Scott McLachlan and Marina Granovskaia: Chelsea scouting, transfers explained How it all may actually work we may never know, but The Athletic recently profiled both McLachlan, who's the biggest unknown in all of this, as well as Granovskaia, who's worked very hard to successfully improve her public perception among the fans. It may read a puff piece at times, but it does seemingly provide some genuine insight.

Chelsea morning headlines as Maurizio Sarri keen on Willian reunion Latest Chelsea news looks at the key headlines for the Blues this morning as Willian continues to be linked with a move away from Stamford Bridge when his contract finishes.

Chelsea FC News: Donnaumma Neuer Martinez all feature Guys here is a roundup of the latest Chelsea FC news, gossip and transfer stories from icfootballnews.com. Chelsea's hopes of landing Inter Milan striker Lautaro Martínez have improved after his agent denied holding talks with Barcelona or Real Madrid.

Phil McNulty's top 10 football matches BBC Sport's chief football writer Phil McNulty takes a look at his top 10 favourite football matches.

Ex-Liverpool flop and 3 Serie A secrets Chelsea should look to sign Frank Lampard will be looking to bring fresh faces to Stamford Bridge when the transfer window re-opens, and could venture into the Italian market to do so.

Scolari reflects on Chelsea ‘lost opportunity’, relationship with Drogba and Anelka After all, the very next season, Carlo Ancelotti, another manager known more for his man-management than his tactics or training, would find a way to make it work despite all the egos - and in a record-breaking manner with both Drogba and Anelka starting 40 games.

Griezmann defends Giroud after Benzema's 'go-kart' jibe Benzema used an unflattering motor racing analogy to describe the perceived difference in quality between himself and Chelsea striker Giroud, who replaced him in the France team.

Every scenario and theory the Premier League is discussing to end 2019/20 season Football across the UK has been suspended due to the coronavirus outbreak and a number of theories have been presented as to how to finish the current season.

Report: Alex Telles changes agent, strengthens Chelsea links More than just family business now.

Ex-Chelsea FC and Arsenal star Cesc Fabregas reveals his top two managers Cesc Fabregas has named ex-Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger and former Chelsea FC coach Jose Mourinho as the best managers he has ever worked under. Fabregas.

Two Chelsea targets detailed as Fabregas makes Mourinho claim The latest news on Chelsea in your morning digest for April 2 as the Blues contend with a break away from Premier League action.

Callum Hudson-Odoi gives first interview since COVID-19 diagnosis A player stricken with a virus that caused a raging pandemic in a matter of months placing the entire world in quarantine has used FaceTime to give his first interview since he contracted, and reportedly recovered, from COVID-19. What a terrible sentence, but such is, and will continue to be, our world.

Alex Telles Switches to Agent With Chelsea Ties as Porto Hold Firm on Asking Price Porto left-back Alex Telles is believed to have joined up with agent Pini Zahavi, who is a close friend of Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich. Zahavi helped broker Abramovich's purchase of the Blues back in 2003, and Chelsea have regularly looked to use the agent's services ever since.

Willian posts family video as he makes most of home life in Brazil Willian is making the most of his time back in Brazil after he was granted a leave of absence by Chelsea. The winger was allowed to return home to South America to be with his family.

Chelsea named worst economic performing side in England New figures released by football business experts Vysyble have revealed the Blues' poor performance off the pitch.

Chelsea set to beat PL duo in the race for Ligue 1 star who could cost £30m According to Eurosport, Chelsea have left Premier League rivals Arsenal and Everton behind in the race to sign Lille star Gabriel Magalhaes. Gabriel is only 22 and could prove to be a long-term solution at the heart of our defence. He has made 52 appearances for Lille and has grown into an important player at the Stade Pierre Mauroy.

Chelsea held 'advanced talks' to sign Liverpool star Alisson Becker Chelsea were in 'advanced' talks to sign Brazil goalkeeper Alisson Becker but stalled on a deal because the Blues believed they could convince Thibaut Courtois to stay at Stamford Bridge. Alisson, 27, joined Liverpool from Roma in 2018 for £67million after the Reds moved quickly to solve their problem between the sticks.

On This Day: Chelsea 1 - 0 Manchester United After an outstanding second-half comeback by Rafa Benitez's men in the first game at Old Trafford to stay in the hat, this victory booked The Blues a place in the semi-finals at Wembley, where Ba would score again in a 2-1 defeat at the hands of Manchester City.

Latest Chelsea transfer rumours as Willian delivers blow over his future The latest transfer rumours for Chelsea as Frank Lampard faces up to another intriguing summer window that could see a major figure in the first team leave Stamford Bridge for nothing.

Transfer blow for Chelsea as German veteran chooses to stay at current club Chelsea manager Frank Lampard's hopes of landing German legend Manuel Neuer have suffered a blow, with the Bayern Munich star not keen on a move to Stamford Bridge. The 34-year-old German international's contract is running out at the Allianz Arena. With negotiations ongoing for months, Chelsea was keen on tempting the player to England.

Chelsea star Callum Hudson-Odoi sets big new target for 2021 season Chelsea star Callum Hudson-Odoi has fully recovered after becoming the first Premier League player to contract the coronavirus, and has his sights set on a big year for club and country.

Chelsea suffer blow in bid to sign impressive Serie A star as Conte heads the queue According to Italian publication Calciomercato, Italian giants Inter Milan have moved to the head of the queue to sign Napoli attacker Dries Mertens. The versatile Belgian is a seasoned professional who has played in over 500 first-team matches across four countries.

Premier League, EFL, PFA and LMA issue joint statement ahead of meeting The next 48 hours are set to be decisive in the future of English football.

Transfer news: Chelsea enquire about £44.5m-rated Barcelona star According to Express, Chelsea have met with Barcelona star Samuel Umtiti's agent as they plan to bring the player to Stamford Bridge. The 26-year-old played a key role in France's World Cup triumph in 2018. Injuries have played a key part in hampering his development at the Nou Camp.

PFA reportedly make demand of Premier League players regarding wage cuts PFA chief executive Gordon Taylor is believed to be resistant to a blanket wage deferral or reduction for his members.

Chelsea's Hudson-Odoi sets 'massive' target for 2021 Callum Hudson-Odoi has set himself the target of making the England squad for Euro 2021. The tournament was due to start in June this summer, but has now been pushed back by a year due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Report: Mino Raiola considers price-cut for Chelsea's target Gianluigi Donnarumma - The Chelsea Chronicle According to a report from Italy, Mino Raiola has valued AC Milan's Gianluigi Donnarumma just over £26million when he enters the final year of his contract.

Hudson-Odoi 'perfect' after Covid-19 and thanks Chelsea for support Chelsea midfielder Callum Hudson-Odoi reveals he is now "feeling perfect" after recovering from coronavirus. The Englishman became the first Premier League player to test positive for Covid-19 earlier in March, shortly after Mikel Arteta's diagnosis.

Marcus Rashford makes Jadon Sancho admission amid Chelsea transfer links Borussia Dortmund star Jadon Sancho has been linked with a transfer to Manchester United and Chelsea, and Marcus Rashford was asked by fans about the England star.

2019-20 Champions League, Europa League postponed 'until further notice' by UEFA No club continental football for the next few months.

Chelsea left behind by at least £20m every year unless they make big decision on stadium - The Chelsea Chronicle Chelsea's new stadium planning permission expired on Tuesday, March 31 and they are likely to keep trailing other big clubs in matchday revenue.

Chelsea star Willian details Mourinho relationship amid Tottenham transfer links Chelsea star Willian has given details about his relationship with Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho amid speculation about his future, with Arsenal and Spurs said to be interested in a free transfer.

Report: Willian unlikely to sign for any of Juventus, Inter Milan, or AS Roma Il Messaggero talks about the interest from three Serie A clubs, Juventus, Inter Milan and AS Roma. However, Willian's feelings towards Antonio Conte are well known, which should immediately rule out Inter Milan.

Chelsea FC News: Messi tips Mount to be one of the best Lionel Messi has revealed Chelsea playmaker Mason Mount to be among his 15 stars of the future. Frank Lampard has been unable to acquire any players over the last few transfer windows, as the ban stopped them from doing any deal, as the Blues hierarchy did not want to spend any serious money in the January window.

Reports: Chelsea looking to sign young Bayern Munich defender Chris Richards Chelsea don't have a long history of American soccer football players, with Christian Pulisic and Matt Miazga the only two ever from the USA to play for the team.

Champions League suspended until further notice - Official Site - Chelsea Football Club The 2019/20 Champions League campaign remains postponed until further notice, it was announced by UEFA in a statement today.

Hudson-Odoi speaks about the last few weeks Callum Hudson-Odoi has given his first interview since his return to feeling normal following his infection with the COVID-19 virus. He talks about his symptoms, keeping fit since then, the importance of everyone trying to stay well, and looking further ahead the postponement of the Euros.

Chelsea star Callum Hudson-Odoi opens up on his coronavirus scare Hudson-Odoi was one of the first Premier League figures to be diagnosed with the deadly disease, along with Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta, and their cases led to the shutdown of the top flight.

Where Newcastle would rank among Premier League's big hitters after takeover Saudi investment fund and the billionaire Reuben brothers could buy Magpies from Mike Ashley in £300m deal.

Reports: Leicester City competing with Chelsea for Philippe Coutinho, Liverpool not Chelsea's interest in Philippe Coutinho is supposedly long-standing, with recent reports again linking the former Liverpool midfielder to the Blues, but it appears that there is a new, unexpected competitor on the block.

Agent issues Lautaro Martinez transfer update amid Chelsea interest Chelsea boss Frank Lampard is said to be eyeing a move to bring Lautaro Martinez to Stamford Bridge this summer.

Chelsea what ifs: Jurgen Klopp hired before Liverpool could get him But what if the Blues had acted faster that fall? Jurgen Klopp was available that October when Liverpool signed him. Had Chelsea sacked Mourinho before then and brought in Klopp, how would things be different now? Chelsea has a bad reputation of not giving their managers enough time.

Champions League and Europa League 'moved to July and August' The latter stages of this season's Champions League and Europa League are set to be moved to July and August as the coronavirus pandemic continues to wreak havoc on the football calendar.

Lampard's blueprint is clear but Chelsea rebuild must not end at Sancho transfer The next transfer window will be busy but as the head coach has repeatedly said this is the start of a process and it would be wrong to expect one marquee signing, whether it is Sancho or someone else, to lead a complete transformation.

Time has run out for Chelsea FC to start building its new stadium A statement from the club reads: " Chelsea Football Club acknowledges that the planning permission we obtained for a new stadium expires on March 31, 2020. "We are grateful to all our fans and stakeholders, especially Hammersmith and Fulham Council, for their patience and understanding in the matter.

Chelsea transfer news: Umtiti tells Blues he wants move? Shock Reports have claimed that Barcelona star Samuel Umtiti has informed Chelsea that they are his preferred destination.

Report: Lille accept Chelsea's bid for Gabriel Magalhaes Chelsea are reportedly one of the four clubs which have their bids for Gabriel Magalhaes accepted by Lille. Frank Lampard has had four centre-backs at his disposal at the moment; Fikayo Tomori, Kurt Zouma, Andreas Christensen and Anthony Rudiger.

Insight into Milan's reaction after Chelsea make 'important' €50m move AC Milan could consider a move for Nice goalkeeper Walter Benitez if they choose to accept an "important" €50million offer from Chelsea for Gianluigi Donnarumma, according to one journalist.

Chelsea players who could be sold to fund Frank Lampard's transfer plans A look at the Chelsea players who could be sold to raise funds for Frank Lampard's ambitious summer transfer targets.

UEFA releases statement including Champions League qualification after meeting UEFA had a video conference with all of its football associations on Wednesday afternoon.

UEFA meeting details emerge over end of season plans for European Leagues The top five European Leagues are currently suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic, with the European Championships also postponed until 2021 as a result.

Truth behind Olivier Giroud's response to Karim Benzema's taunts The Chelsea striker allegedly responded to Karim Benzema's dig about being a superior player with a taunt of his own, but this is now been revealed as a gag.

Marc Cucurella would be a bargain signing but he's not what Chelsea need Marcos Alonso and Emerson both have their failings at left-back but Getafe star could be a similar player.

Inter Milan striker's agent responds to Chelsea and Real Madrid transfer links Lautaro Martinez's agent has confirmed he is yet to hold talks with rival clubs over a summer transfer move for the Inter Milan striker. Chelsea, Real Madrid and Barcelona are all interested in signing Martinez, who scored 19 goals in 32 appearances before the 2019-20 season was suspended due to the coronavirus crisis.

UEFA make decision on the Champions League and Europa League restarting Football across Europe remains suspended as countries battle the Covid-19 pandemic.

Chelsea FC Transfer news: contract offer makde to sign Donnarumma Chelsea are reportedly set to offer Gianluigi Donnarumma a five-year deal worth £7.1million-per-year to make the move to London.

Chelsea 'one of four clubs' to agree deal to sign highly-rated Brazilian defender Chelsea are reportedly one of ‘four clubs’ that have agreed a transfer fee in the region of €35 million for Brazilian defender Gabriel Magalhães.

Wright and Shearer name their top 10 Premier League goalkeepers of all time The Match of the Day pundits were asked to list their all-time best Premier League goalkeepers, and both were in agreement about their number one.

Manuel Neuer makes decision over move from Bayern Munich to Chelsea Manuel Neuer looks set to stay with Bayern Munich rather than make a headline-grabbing move to the Premier League by joining Chelsea. The German international, now 34, has long been viewed as one of the world's outstanding goalkeepers and stories have linked him with a switch to Stamford Bridge in the summer transfer window.

UEFA to show classic football matches from various European competitions Classic England matches from European Championship in years gone by will soon be added, in addition to a number of Champions League and Europa League games from the past.

Barcelona want to offload Samuel Umtiti for £44m Samuel Umtiti is set to be one of the first players Barcelona offload this summer with club hoping to receive £44million.

11am Chelsea news LIVE: Martinez denies Barca and Real transfer talks, Ashley Cole attacked in robbery, Donnarumma eyed CHELSEA are eyeing a summer rebuild despite the coronavirus uncertainty which continues to surround the Premier League. The Blues are still in with a chance of signing Lautaro Martinez after the Argentine denied he had been in talks with Real Madrid and Barcelona.

Chelsea to bring back Champions League winner to replace Kepa Arrizabalaga The Blues are set to replace Kepa Arrizabalaga next season. Several links to goalkeepers have been made in recent months, but now it looks as if Chelsea have found their replacement. Former Blue Ross Turnbull is set to return to Stamford Bridge in time for next season.

Inter Milan 'chase free transfer for Napoli star Dries Mertens' Inter Milan have reportedly moved to the front of the queue in the race to snap up Dries Mertens from Napoli on a free deal at the end of the season.

50m Arsenal, Chelsea target's preference named as agent talks open Barcelona defender Samuel Umtiti would prefer to move to Chelsea, with Arsenal also keenly following his situation in Spain, according to reports. Umtiti, a World Cup winner in 2018 with his native France, has been a solid addition for Barca since his arrival from Lyon in 2016.

Chelsea transfer news: German Neuer wants to stay at Bayern? Reports have claimed Manuel Neuer has no plans to join Chelsea and wants to extend his deal with Bayern Munich.

Premier League, EFL and FA issue statement to fans about return of football The football authorities have released a statement to football fans about the impact of the coronavirus on the game and its return.

Ruben Loftus-Cheek explains how it hurts him to watch Chelsea win - The Chelsea Chronicle Ruben Loftus-Cheek has been out of the team for almost a year due to ruptured Achilles and shared what has hurt him the most during his recovery.

Juventus 'monitoring Willian's situation' at Chelsea this summer Given the player is out of contract at Chelsea this summer, the Italian champions are reportedly 'monitoring' the Brazilian, assessing whether they can make a financially sound deal given he is 31.

UEFA meeting highlights as members discuss contracts and end of season options The European football governing body will hold a meeting of 55 members today, where the next steps are set to be discussed over the 2019/20 season amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Why voiding the Premier League and EFL seasons would cause chaos Everything around football is up in the air. The season has been suspended for weeks and it is unclear when - and if - it might return. As time goes on, there are more voices calling it to be called off.

Final Premier League table predicted and it's bad news for Arsenal What would the Premier League table look like if we used the results from the games that took place earlier in the season?

Premier League To Restart Next Week - All Games To Be Live Streamed For FREE The Premier League shocked the government that the Premier League will restart next week with new safety features in place and the aim of finishing the season ON TIME! This unprecedented situation has meant the league will be relying on technology and e-Sports to get the season finished.

Cesc Fabregas names the two best managers that he's worked under The former Arsenal and Chelsea midfielder was asked to pick the best coaches that he has played under during his illustrious career.

Report: Chelsea's distinctive approach to discover football hidden gems - The Chelsea Chronicle Chelsea reportedly take a rather unusual path to scout players; from disguising as fans to using codes which has helped them discover football hidden gems.

Fabregas names best managers he worked with… but overlooks Guardiola While he struggled to whittle it down to one stand-out, Fabregas did single two out that had a lasting impact on him - leaving Pep Guardiola, who coached him at Barcelona, overlooked.

Chelsea morning headlines as Blues receive Jadon Sancho transfer boost The latest Chelsea news, views and transfer rumours from football.london as the Blues await news on the resumption of the Premier League season.

President Donald Trump buys Chelsea FC legend John Terry's Surrey mansion The US president was said to have fallen in love with the county due to its superb golf clubs and beautiful countryside.

The Chelsea transfer spy games giving English giants the edge in the market They often don't even use their phone or iPad to make notes on the players they are watching and instead rely on pen and paper, but no fan around them would be able to understand what they are saying in their notes.

Chelsea FC News: Anjorin Sancho and Jovic all feature Guys here is a roundup of the latest Chelsea news, gossip and transfer news from icfootballnews.comm that we think you may have missed. Chelsea transfer target Luka Jovic is 'doing a good job of ruining his career' at Real Madrid, says ex-coach Dragoslav Stepanovic.

Chelsea's all-time starting XI including Didier Drogba and Claude Makelele We have gone back through Chelsea teams of recent years to see how Frank Lampard could line up his Blues side if he had the greatest players from history to pick from.

Reporter: Chelsea FC have agreed fee to sign 22-year-old from Lille Chelsea FC are one of four clubs that have agreed a deal to sign Lille defender Gabriel Magalhaes, according to reporter Duncan Castles. The Blues are.

Man United eye Chelsea FC star as Jadon Sancho alternative - report Manchester United will look to sign Chelsea FC star Callum Hudson-Odoi if they miss out on the signing of Borussia Dortmund signing Jadon Sancho,.

Chelsea's best lineup in Frank Lampard's 4-3-3 system based on stats Frank Lampard has plenty of options and now the stats say his best Chelsea XI involves eight changes from his previous line-up in the most recent win over Everton.

Billionaire Chelsea FC owner Roman Abramovich leads hoteliers in offering free rooms to NHS workers If there were ever a moment for hoteliers to show generosity, this is it.

Chelsea's stance on Philippe Coutinho as Liverpool make transfer decision Latest Chelsea news takes a closer look at links to Barcelona attacking midfielder Philippe Coutinho who has been tipped to make a move to Stamford Bridge in the summer transfer window.

Mirror: Chelsea, Manchester United baulk at Jadon Sancho asking price as Liverpool bow out That's what the Mirror's latest report claims, dropping Liverpool completely out of the race and claiming that neither Chelsea nor Manchester United are willing to pay that much. So that's the situation for now, until the next report in… oh, say, three days?… about Chelsea's continuing interest or some such.

Funniest Moments of the Season, Vol. 1: Ross Barkley clowns Liverpool The first installment will be a look, and laugh, at Ross Barkley's goal to put Chelsea 2-0 up over Liverpool in the fifth round of the FA Cup at Stamford Bridge. There's a hefty amount of amusement just on the surface of this goal.

Chelsea's 2004/05 season recapped: A fresh beginning with Jose Mourinho as manager, John Terry captain and Petr Cech and Didier Drogba signed - Offici Fifty years it may have been, but it was worth the wait. Chelsea were champions of England again. To mark the start of the month in which we won our first Premier League title 15 years ago, we are looking back at the 2004/05 campaign in some detail, beginning with a summer of considerable change…

Gilmour lands honour as Chelsea tipped to make Kepa call The latest Chelsea news in the morning digest as the Blues continue to contend with a break from Premier League football action.

Karim Benzema vs Olivier Giroud Part 2: 'World Champion' Lands Winning Blow in 'Go-Kart' Spat Short and simple." Ok, yes, the ​Real forward did claim that Giroud 'does his job' for the national team when he first brought this up……but he also had to add in the fact that this is only because he has great players around him. Giroud has since hit back in some fashion.

Reece James sends message to Manchester United wonderkid Angel Gomes The Manchester United wonderkid has named the Chelsea youngster as the toughest defender he's faced in his career so far, prompting a response from Reece James on Instagram.

Liverpool 'bow out of race to sign Jadon Sancho this summer' Jadon Sancho is a man in hot demand from a host of Premier League giants after shining in the Bundesliga, and this summer is set to ignite a bidding war for his signature.

Chelsea sent Samuel Umtiti transfer message as they focus on Gabriel Magalhaes Barca misfit Umtiti has already been offered to Arsenal and Manchester United - and Chelsea have now enquired about him too. Blues boss Frank Lampard wants a new centre back with Fikayo Tomori likely to be sent out on loan and doubts about the future of Kurt Zouma and Andreas Christensen.

English clubs have concerns about resuming European competitions English clubs have serious reservations about resuming European competition this season as UEFA prepare for talks about how to complete their showpiece tournaments.

Manuel Neuer makes decision on Bayern Munich future amid Chelsea links Chelsea have been linked with a move for Bayern Munich goalkeeper Manuel Neuer, and the 34-year-old has reportedly made a decision on his future.

Ashley Cole 'attacked by gang of masked burglars' as ex-Chelsea star's home robbed Ashley Cole had his house raided by a group of individuals who stole expensive items of jewellery, with police still looking into the incident that occurred back in January.

Match of the Day set for TV return as BBC consider a plan to delight fans Match of the Day could be set to make a return to our TV screens sooner than we thought.

Chelsea's Loftus-Cheek opens on battle to return from Achilles injury The Chelsea and England midfielder has seen his return from long-term Achilles trouble delayed by the coronavirus shutdown. He also revealed he has suffered with chronic back problems.

Manuel Neuer makes decision on Chelsea transfer Bayern Munich captain Manuel Neuer has no intention of joining Chelsea and wants to extend his contract with the Bundesliga giants,. The 34-year-old has been locked in contract talks with Bayern for months and there's a dispute over how long any extension should be with Neuer seeking greater security from a longer deal.

Gabriel Magalhaes passnotes: Who is the 22-year-old defender? With a number of Premier League managers are keen to give their squads a makeover this summer, Europe is being scoured for the best young talents. So, Sportsmail runs the rule over a star at Lille.

'It's the truth': Karim Benzema spices up previous Giroud go-kart statement Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema has made headlines with his criticism towards former France teammate Olivier Giroud. And in a recent interview, he reiterated Giroud's 'go-kart' comparison. Benzema clarified that some people ignored part of his previous comments on Giroud.

Agent intervention key as Chelsea line up blockbuster Kepa replacement Chelsea are set to test the resolve of AC Milan by offering a huge financial package to superstar stopper Gianluigi Donnarumma, worth at least £35m to the player over five years.

Luiz Felipe Scolari makes surprising admission about his time at Chelsea Brazilian Luiz Felipe Scolari succeeded Avram Grant at Stamford Bridge in the summer of 2008, but he was sacked just seven months into his tenure with the Blues.

Dilemma for Chelsea fans as club reportedly make contact over Achraf Hakimi Chelsea have reportedly opened talks with Real Madrid about a potential summer move for Moroccan international Achraf Hakimi. The 21-year-old is currently on loan at Bundesliga side Borussia Dortmund.

Attributes that make Gabriel Magalhaes a key Chelsea transfer target Football may be on hold, but Lampard and his team are continuing their preparations for the seasons ahead.

CdS: Juventus join Chelsea in Real Madrid full back Achraf Hakimi chase According to Italian newspaper Corriere dello Sport, Juventus have joined Chelsea in tracking Real Madrid full back Achraf Hakimi, who is currently on loan at Borussia Dortmund. Both clubs have in their favour Hakimi's contractual situation with Real Madrid, where his deal is ending in 2022.

Bild keep pushing Chelsea angle as Neuer parries Bayern contract extension offer According to German tabloid Bild, Manuel Neuer has parried Bayern Munich's latest contract renewal offer, which is once again being billed as a potentially exciting opportunity for Chelsea, even though this rumor was debunked once already by more trustworthy sources.

Seven past and present Chelsea stars in midfielder's all-time Premier League XI Former Wimbledon and Chelsea midfielder Vinnie Jones has picked his all-time Premier League XI, with several former Blues named in the side, including Eden Hazard and John Terry.

César Azpilicueta and the Premier League tell you to stay home Despite all the drastic measures taken all over the globe to fight the spread of the coronvirus, there are still plenty of people out there who have failed to grasp the severity of the situation.

Karim Benzema isn't backing down from his comments on Olivier Giroud Obviously, it's to do it again and put special emphasis on the original comments that made you look like a grouchy, spiteful man-child. As the Daily Mail are reporting, Karim Benzema has been at it again.

Chelsea 'in talks' to land Kepa replacement with £7m-a-year contract offer Chelsea are seemingly intent on replacing football's most expensive goalkeeper, Kepa Arrizabalaga, when the transfer window re-opens and a report in the Express claims the Blues have reached out to the agents working with AC Milan's Gianluigi Donnarumma.

Scolari says clashes with Drogba and Anelka led to his Chelsea demise Luiz Felipe Scolari says clashes with strikers Didier Drogba and Nicolas Anelka led to his sacking at Chelsea.

Khan asks London's Premier League clubs to offer facilities to NHS EXCLUSIVE: In a historic move, it can be disclosed that the mayor has asked for three different areas of help. He wants doctors, physios and other clinically-trained staff to assist the NHS.

Carlo Ancelotti names Chelsea duo in best team of players he has managed Former Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti has been asked to compile the best team from players he has managed, with Frank Lampard and John Terry both included in the XI.

Chelsea Academy: The Secret to Success Chelsea's academy produce has always seemed to unearth great talents, so Simon Knight, Neil Bath and Andy Ross gave insight into what makes the set up so successful.

3pm Chelsea news LIVE: Donnarumma £53.4m plus Kepa transfer bid, Messi says Mount could be 'one of the best' CHELSEA are eyeing a summer rebuild despite the coronavirus uncertainty which continues to surround the Premier League. And Mason Mount has received some extremely high praise as Lionel Messi said he could be "one of the best", while Gianluigi Donnarumma could replace Kepa in a swap deal.

Reports: Bayern, former FC Dallas defender Chris Richards targeted by Arsenal, Chelsea Former FC Dallas defender and Homegrown Player signing Chris Richards has contributed for Bayern Munich's reserve side this past European season and is now drawing attention from Chelsea and Arsenal, according to German outlet Bild. Richards started 22 matches for Munich II this past season in Germany's 3.

Chelsea Q&A live: latest updates on Premier League return, transfers and Sancho Join senior writer Alan Smith for his latest ask me anything session.

Sadiq Khan pens letter to London Premier League clubs to make call for help Sadiq Khan wrote to the London Premier League clubs on Tuesday asking them to help supply medical staff to aid the NHS treat the public amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Chelsea's strongest possible line-up when the Premier League season resumes Chelsea are awaiting the resumption of the Premier League season, with the authorities in discussions about when to play the remaining fixtures.

Didier Drogba: How Ivory Coast striker helped to halt civil war in his home nation Didier Drogba was the figurehead for Ivory Coast's 'golden generation'. Their remarkable powers helped bring a damaged nation together.

Chelsea's Billy Gilmour included in top 50 list of world's best young players Chelsea midfielder Billy Gilmour has been named in a top 50 list of the world's best young players after impressing for the Blues since making his debut in August.

Euro Paper Talk: Liverpool hold talks on re-signing £50m star, deal possible Reports in France have gone big on claims Liverpool will seal an astonishing deal to re-sign a former star this summer, while Chelsea will go big in their efforts to sign an AC Milan star, according to Tuesday's Euro Paper Talk.

Samuel Umtiti's key strengths that would boost Chelsea and Frank Lampard The Blues have been linked with a move for Barcelona centre-back Samuel Umtiti, with Frank Lampard looking to bolster Chelsea's back-line when the transfer window re-opens.

Has Frank Lampard's youth revolution come at a price for Chelsea? Frank Lampard has led a youth revolution at Chelsea with the emergence of academy products in the team, but has it come at the price of a mentality issue? Lampard has given first-team debuts to eight academy graduates this season, pushing the likes of Mason Mount, Tammy Abraham, Fikayo Tomori, Reece James and Billy Gilmour into the spotlight.

Telegraph: Everton still confident of beating Chelsea to Gabriel Magalhães Everton would most certainly not like to be gazumped for this transfer, and a report from Telegraph Sport states that they are still confident in beating their Premier League rivals to the 22-year-old's signature.

Report: Chelsea, Manchester City interested in Ajax left back Nicolas Tagliafico Apparently, both Chelsea and Manchester City are vying for the left back's signature. While Chelsea's need to upgrade the LB is widely known, City have been frustrated with Ben Mendy's form and incessant injuries.

Report: Chelsea to offer five-year contract to AC Milan's Gianluigi Donnarumma Chelsea are reportedly ready to offer a huge long-term contract to AC Milan goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma. The 21-year-old will be out of contract with the Rossoneri by summer 2021. Donnarumma recently reiterated his love of the club, suggesting a possible new deal at the San Siro.

Veteran Chelsea star gives Tottenham hope of summer deal Chelsea attacker Willian has seemingly given Tottenham a big lift in their bid to sign him this summer. The Blues veteran has been at Stamford Bridge since 2013, when he joined from Anzhi Makhachkala in a £30million move after initially snubbing a switch to Spurs.

Ferdinand explains why Chelsea stars and England teammates would thrive on international level Rio Ferdinand has said club rivalries had an impact on the national team but he believes this generation England team will not have the same problem.

Willian explains why Liverpool are so far ahead of Chelsea and Man Utd Willian has explained why Liverpool are so far ahead of Chelsea and their other domestic rivals in the Premier League. Jurgen Klopp's side had stormed 25 points clear of second-placed Manchester City before the 2019-20 season was suspended due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Agent rules out Liverpool, Chelsea as Man Utd close in on €130m star A leading agent has seemingly shut down Liverpool and Chelsea's hopes of landing Jadon Sancho, leaving Manchester United as the frontrunners for his signature. United have long been considered the favourites to snap up the England international, who has been on their radar for well over a year.

Frank Lampard sent message over the goalkeeper situation at Chelsea Former Chelsea man Mark Bosnich has given his view on Kepa Arrizabalaga as the Blues continue to be linked with signing a new goalkeeper in the summer transfer window.