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Blow for Chelsea in pursuit of Leverkusen’s Kai Havertz
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Blow for Chelsea in pursuit of Leverkusen’s Kai Havertz

Chelsea have already seen the arrivals of Hakim Ziyech from Ajax and Timo Werner from RB Leipzig ahead of the 2020/21 season. They've been heavily linked with Bayern Leverkusen's Kai Havertz in a deal that sources claim is as good as done. However, the Blues have been dealt a blow in their pursuit of the midfielder as Bayern Leverkusen have insisted that Kai Havterz won't leave until they are done with their Europa League exertions next month. Chelsea boss Frank Lampard is keen to secure a deal for the 21-year-old so he can settle quickly in West London in preparation for the upcoming season which begins in September. However, Leverkusen director Rudi Voller has revealed that nothing is cast in stone and that Havertz will participate in the climax of the Europa League. READ: Ba...
Chelsea consider Marc Cucurella as alternative to Ben Chilwell
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Chelsea consider Marc Cucurella as alternative to Ben Chilwell

Chelsea are interested in acquiring a new left-back this summer and have been heavily linked with a move for Leicester City's Ben Chilwell. However, reports suggest that the London outfit have reportedly decided on an alternative signing. It is expected that Chelsea will be made to pay over the mark for Chilwell as he's one of Leicester's prized assets and they are not ready to let him leave the King Power. Reports have suggested that Chelsea must make a bid of around £70million to sign Chilwell and this valuation has forced the Blues to consider alternatives that could be acquired for a far lesser fee. Therefore, Chelsea have reportedly put interest in Getafe left-back Marc Cucurella. The left-back joined Getafe on loan from Barcelona last summer and was outrightly signed by Geta...
Abraham seemingly takes a swipe at Lampard’s attack-minded tactics
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Abraham seemingly takes a swipe at Lampard’s attack-minded tactics

Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham has seemingly taken a swipe at manager Frank Lampard after the Blues were thrashed 3 nil by Sheffield United on Saturday. Speaking shortly after the game whose result put their top 4 hopes in doubt, the forward admitted that Chelsea's tactics were too attack-minded and left the defense vulnerable. Although he did not outrightly criticize Frank Lampard's tactical decisions, his comments insinuated that the way the game was approached contributed to the defeat. In an interview with Stadium Astro, in quotes by Metro, when asked if Chelsea needed a change in style, he replied: “Yeah, of course it’s fair. “We know that ourselves, we throw so many bodies forward. “We’re very vulnerable when we lose the ball higher up the pitch and that’s something ...
The nerves were on as Chelsea moved to third in the Premier League
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The nerves were on as Chelsea moved to third in the Premier League

Frank Lampard's Chelsea moved up t third in the Premier League after a hard-fought win against Roy Hodgson's Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park on Tuesday night. The Blues did themselves a lot of good with the win as they continue the fight for a place in next season's UEFA Champions League. However, the win didn't come easy as the game had its share of nerve-wracking moments for Chelsea fans who were very eager to see their team win and consolidate on their place in the top four for the 2019/20 Premier League season. The game saw Chelsea begin as favorites although they hung on for all three points in the closing minutes as Crystal Palace tried to assume the position of spoilers with their press for an equalizer. The result was a positive one as Leicester City, who now sit fourth...
Chelsea set to complete Timo Werner deal this weekend
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Chelsea set to complete Timo Werner deal this weekend

Chelsea are expected to complete their move for Germany international Timo Werner by next week as the deal appears to have been slowed down by logistics of completing a medical with COVID-19 restrictions in place. The RB Leipzig forward's release clause reaches its expiration on Monday with the move already being considered as a major coup for Chelsea boss Frank Lampard. Chelsea have already secured a £37million deal for Hakim Ziyech from Eredivisie giants Ajax since February and they are reportedly confident in securing another deal by signing England international and Leicester City left-back Ben Chilwell. READ: Coman ready to fight for a place if Bayern sign Sane One would begin to wonder the source of Chelsea's buoyant transfer kitty. Well, the spending spree is due to thei...
Chelsea pushing for nine subs when Project Restart resumes
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Chelsea pushing for nine subs when Project Restart resumes

Chelsea are pushing for the number of substitutes in games to be increased to nine for the remainder of the 2019/20 Premier League season according to reports. Premier League action is set to return on June 17, making it more than three months of no action due to the COVID-19 pandemic which resulted in the suspension of the round leather game. The Premier League's Project Restart was approved last week and various reports now suggest that the Stamford Bridge outfit are pushing for an increase in the size of the matchday squad from 18 players to 20. This will allow two more players to sit on the bench, thereby increasing the manager's substitute options. It is believed that the Premier League were already preparing to discuss allowing five players to be introduced in a game agai...
It may not be the best decision to let Willian leave Chelsea
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It may not be the best decision to let Willian leave Chelsea

One news that has made the rounds this week is the one about Chelsea midfielder Willian being offered to Real Madrid, and the Spanish giants opting against making a move for him due to his wage demands. However, one question is this; Are the Blues ready for life without Willian considering he's one of the most experienced players in the team, and will make his experience count when the going gets tough? Willian has been a mainstay at Stamford Bridge since he arrived from Anzhi Makhachkala in 2013. The Brazil international, who is now 31, has played vital roles under all the managers that have come and gone at Stamford Bridge in recent times. However, the player's stay at Stamford Bridge has left the Chelsea fanbase divided due to his abilities on the pitch. READ: Agent says Cou...
Two top European clubs trying to sign Jorginho, says Agent
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Two top European clubs trying to sign Jorginho, says Agent

The agent of Chelsea midfielder Jorginho has claimed that two top European clubs are trying to sign the player. It can be recalled that the Italy international faced difficulties in his first season at Stamford Bridge after the £57million move from Napoli in 2018. However, he has turned his Chelsea career around and established himself as one of the key players under Frank Lampard. He's now the Blues' vice-captain and has started 32 games in all competitions this season. Jorginho has been linked with a summer move to Juventus, who are currently managed by former Napoli and Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri. His agent Joao Santos in a chat with Radio Musica Television said:  “If you ask me if Sarri likes Jorginho, I’d say ‘yes’ due to their history. “I can’t say anything about the tra...
Chelsea want €40m for Emerson Palmieri
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Chelsea want €40m for Emerson Palmieri

Chelsea are ready to sell Emerson Palmieri but only if the valuation of €40m is met as reports of interest from the likes of Juventus and Inter Milan continue to circulate. A report by The Sun suggested that Chelsea are considering a summer swoop for Leicester defender Ben Chilwell and it is believed that he could be a replacement for Emerson. Therefore, the idea might be to offload the Italian and use some of the funds to ensure a move for Chilwell who is valued at £50m. Emerson, 25, is open to a return to Serie A according to Calciomercato although he's happy in London. Therefore, it would take around €40m to convince Chelsea to let go of the left-back as they are not desperate to see him leave. READ: Sheffield United are the surprise package in the Premier League Juventu...
Blow for Chelsea as Mertens is set to renew Napoli contract
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Blow for Chelsea as Mertens is set to renew Napoli contract

Chelsea's Frank Lampard will have to turn his attentions elsewhere as reports suggest that Dries Mertens is set to sign a new deal with Napoli. The Blues were strongly interested in the 33-year-old but he's set to remain in Italy as he'll be signing a new deal worth £140,000 a week. It appears that Chelsea were not the only team interested in a move for Mertens as Inter Milan had eyes on the Belgium international and were prepared to offer him a three-year deal worth £170,000 according to a report by The Guardian. Napoli have managed to convince the forward to stay and it's not a major surprise as he has been an asset since joining the club in 2013. Mertens has scored 90 goals for Napoli and also played his part in ensuring that they become Champions League regulars. It would have...