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Sarri’s Father Provides An Update On His Son’s Future At Chelsea

The father of Maurizio Sarri has said that his son has yet to be released from his contract at Chelsea. It had been reported that Juventus had agreed a deal for the Italian, but when asked about the Blues manager’s future, Amerigo Sarri replied: “[Chelsea] haven’t released him yet. Even he doesn’t know when it’ll …

Lampard Could Bring In Two Former Chelsea Stars As Backroom Staff Takes Shape

Frank Lampard

Prospective new Chelsea manager Frank Lampard is keen on making Didier Drogba part of his backroom staff, according to reports. It is believed Juventus have agreed to pay compensation for Maurizio Sarri, paving the way for Lampard to take over at Stamford Bridge. With his appointment looking more and more certain, Lampard is seemingly already …

La Liga Side Plot Loan Swoop For Wantaway Chelsea Star But Blues Demand A £31m Purchase Clause

Bakayoko

Sevilla will try to sign Chelsea midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko on loan this summer, according to reports in Spain. The La Liga club’s sporting director Monchi is looking for a central midfielder, and he is considering four different players. Fiorentina’s Jordan Veretout, Eibar’s Joan Jordan and Rennes’ Benjamin Bourigeaud are the other names that are on …

Higuain May Not Be Returning To Juventus Next Season

Chelsea forward Gonzalo Higuain could well end up at Roma this summer, according to reports in Italy. The Giallorossi are planning a direct swap between defender Kosta Manolas and the Argentinian international. Juve are reportedly interested in the Greek defender, along with the likes of Arsenal, and Roma see it as an opportunity to make …

German Emerges As Shock Alternative To Lampard For Chelsea Hotseat

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Chelsea have added RB Leipzig manager Ralf Rangnick to their shortlist of candidates to take over from Maurizio Sarri, according to BILD. The tabloid reports that the German tactician has emerged as a surprise alternative to Frank Lampard for the manager’s job at the Blues. Whether Rangnick is a frontrunner, it seems doubtful, but the …

‘Not Sure How I Feel About This’ ‘Can We Sit This Season Out?’ Chelsea Fans On Twitter Not Optimistic As Opening Fixture Is Announced

Chelsea will play Manchester United on the opening day of the season, the Premier League have revealed. With the managerial situation still up in the air and the transfer ban remaining in place, many would have hoped for an easier first game. Supporters on Twitter are, therefore, not overly optimistic but there is hope that …

Ferdinand Backs “Perfect Choice” To Replace Sarri As Chelsea’s Next Manager

Rio Ferdinand

Former Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand believes Derby manager Frank Lampard is the ideal candidate to take over from Maurizio Sarri at Chelsea. The TV pundit thinks the Blues legend has already shown that he is willing to give young players a chance whilst Rams boss and that he can take that philosophy to Stamford …

‘A Ridiculous Asking Price’ ‘Never Worth £50m’ Fans On Twitter React To Chelsea Transfer Decision

Kovacic

Real Madrid have set an asking price of £50m for Chelsea to sign Mateo Kovacic this summer, according to reports in England. The Blues can secure the Croatian on a permanent basis, despite the club’s transfer ban, because the midfielder is already registered with the team. However, after being told about Real’s valuation, Chelsea are …

Can Chelsea beat the odds next season?

Despite a top four finish, making the Carabao Cup final and winning the Europa League this season there has still been a bit of a sour taste left by the season as a whole. It has felt like Sarri has been under pressure almost the entire season, this came to a head when Kepa undermined …

REPORT: Valencia Turn Down £62.3m Offer From Chelsea For Portuguese Playmaker

Guedes

Valencia have rejected a €70m (£62.3m) proposal from Chelsea for Goncalo Guedes, according to the Plaza Deportiva. The Spanish news outlet reports that the Blues made the offer through agent Jorge Mendes, but the bid was turned down by the La Liga side. Guedes only joined Valencia from Paris Saint-Germain on a permanent basis for …

Mourinho Is Keen On Surprise Return To Chelsea For Third Spell As Manager

Jose Mourinho would be interested in returning to Chelsea for a third spell as manager, according to the Sun. The Portuguese is reportedly prepared to make a return to Stamford Bridge if the Blues offered him the job. Whether Mourinho will be in the running for the post this time around, it remains to be …

Would Hiring “Mad Max” Be A Good Idea For This New-Look Chelsea Side?

Allegri

Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich has hired many managers during his tenure who could be described as winners. The likes of Carlo Ancelotti, Antonio Conte and none more so than Jose Mourinho have typified the approach of appointing people who have a record of winning silverware. In that sense, a move for Massimiliano Allegri would be …

‘Thank The Lord’ ‘Good To Hear’ Fans On Social Media Relieved By Latest Injury Update About Chelsea Starlet

Reece James

Chelsea have been handed a boost by the news that fullback Reece James did not break his ankle playing for England Under 20s last week. The 19-year-old had to be stretchered after being injured in the first half of the match against Chile on Friday. James had to be given oxygen, with many supporters concerned …

Bakayoko’s Brother Confirms Chelsea Star Has Decided To Stay Despite Other Offers

Bakayoko

Abdoulaye Bakayoko has confirmed that his brother Tiemoue will be staying at Chelsea this summer. He revealed that the midfielder did have offers to leave Stamford Bridge but the Frenchman has opted to stay put and fight for his place: “There are some rather interested clubs, we have received so many proposals, but we give …

‘Translation: Sarri Is Off To Juve’ ‘Guess It Is A Done Deal’ Fans On Twitter React To Zola’s Comments On Chelsea Manager’s Future

Chelsea assistant manager Gianfranco Zola has said he is in the dark about Maurizio Sarri’s future at the club. There has been no comment from the Blues or Juventus about the Italian manager, but many assume he will be announced as the Bianconeri’s new head coach at some point. Zola says, though, he is awaiting …

Bayern Chief Refutes Claims That Chelsea Star Is Close To Signing New Contract

Bayern Munich sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic has disputed claims made in the English media that Chelsea winger Callum Hudson-Odoi is close to signing a new contract. There had been reports that the 18-year-old would sign a new five-year contract, worth £100,000 a week, but when asked about the news, Salihamidzic said Bayern don’t believe the …

Chelsea Now Unlikely To Delay Transfer Ban Despite CAS Appeal

Chelsea have made an appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport about their two-window transfer ban, according to reports in England. However, the likelihood of freezing the ban while their appeal is heard has greatly diminished. The Blues are said to be fearful that FIFA may extend their ban to three windows instead of …

‘Chelsea Got Ripped Off’ ‘Doesn’t Seem Enough’ Fans Frustrated By Reports That Chelsea Have Agreed To Sell Talisman For £88.5m

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Chelsea have agreed a fee of €100m (£88.5m) plus add-ons to sell Eden Hazard to Real Madrid, according to the Guardian. This news contradicts reports yesterday that talks between the La Liga club and the Blues had collapsed following negotiations at the beginning of the week. Supporters on Twitter are not happy that Hazard may …