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  • Olivier Giroud’s chances of staying at Chelsea?

    We Ain't Got No History "Olivier Giroud’s performance against Sevilla was obviously most impressive and historic and significant, but not just in terms of the team’s ambitions or his own personal achievements, but also in terms of what it might mean for his immediate future at the club. After all,..." December 04

  • Chelsea to evaluate offers for Antonio Rüdiger and Fikayo Tomori in January

    We Ain't Got No History "One of the bigger stories of Chelsea’s summer transfer window involved the fates of Antonio Rüdiger and Fikayo Tomori, one of whom was expected to leave on loan after the arrival of Thiago Silva, but eventually neither went anywhere with last-minute moves collapsing on deadline..." December 04

  • Premier League pledges £250M rescue package for lower divisions

    The Score "The English Football League (EFL) accepted an enhanced rescue package worth £250 million from the Premier League on Thursday. The deal is split into £50 million for clubs in League One and League Two in the form of grant and monitored grant payments, and a..." December 03

  • Antonio Rüdiger on Barcelona radar for January, but the signal is weak

    We Ain't Got No History "Antonio Rüdiger is currently third-choice in Chelsea’s centre back pecking order, and while he has claimed that he is happy with the present situation as it is an improvement on his previous standing, there’s always a possibility that the German international could..." December 03

  • Juventus also enter the fray for Olivier Giroud

    The Sun "JUVENTUS and Inter Milan are set to battle for Olivier Giroud's signature in January, according to reports. The Chelsea striker, 34, has grown frustrated by his lack of playing time this season after opting to stay at the club beyond the summer after a strong end to 2019-20. " December 02

  • Chelsea not interested in David Alaba, who’s not interested in Chelsea either

    We Ain't Got No History "Chelsea signing Bayern-lifer David Alaba has become a rumor mill staple over the course of 2020, as the 28-year-old (how is he still only 28!?) continues to run down his contract towards its expirations at the end of the season. It would appear that he’s either..." December 02

  • EPL clubs can't sign players freely due to Brexit shake-up

    The Score "Premier League and English Football League clubs will no longer be able to sign players from the European Union without a valid work permit unless they surpass a threshold based on the quality of the selling club and the player's seniority. The EPL and EFL announced the..." December 02

  • Newcastle United ‘interested’ in Chelsea defender Fikayo Tomori

    Chronicle Live "Chelsea defender Fikayo Tomori had a difficult decision to make in the summer transfer window. The England international was given the chance to play across the city of London at West Ham United, and quench his thirst for regular playing time. However, he opted to remain at..." December 02

  • Chelsea, Manchester United, Tottenham Hotspur ‘monitoring’ Brighton & Hove Albion center back Ben White

    We Ain't Got No History "The addition of a 36-year-old Thiago Silva, who’s still got “it” after a decade and a half of being one of the greatest players at his position, has certainly been a boon to Chelsea’s current efforts. However his age will inevitably catch up with him sooner than later,..." December 02

  • Inter Milan plot January move for Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud

    Daily Mail "Inter Milan are interested in signing Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud in January on a six-month loan deal with an option to buy. According to Tuttosport, Inter Milan manager Antonio Conte sees Giroud as a back-up option for Romelu Lukaku, but..." December 01

  • Chelsea counting on friendship to help with deal for Bayern Munich’s David Alaba

    Bavarian Football Works "The long-running transfer saga of Bayern Munich’s David Alaba has taken multiple twists and turns, but in the end, it might come down to “who you know” instead of “what you know.” Per a report from the Daily Express, Chelsea owner Roman..." December 01

  • Chelsea, West Ham keeping track of RB Leipzig left back Matthew Bondswell

    We Ain't Got No History "At first glance, it may look like Chelsea’s first-team squad is set for years to come, at least when it comes to goalkeeping, attack, or even midfield. But we are always looking for young players who in a few years could contribute to the cause, or at least generate a good profit once..." December 01

  • AC Milan join Inter Milan, Inter Miami in Giroud interest

    We Ain't Got No History "Two of the clubs recently linked with a potential January move for Olivier Giroud, Inter Milan and Inter Miami, have both started to intensify their efforts to sign the World Cup winner, who Chelsea are reportedly willing to let go as a sign of goodwill for his services..." November 30

  • Chelsea one of many potential suitors for Villarreal hot prospect Samuel Chukwueze

    We Ain't Got No History "Chelsea were briefly linked with Samu Chukwueze back in May, after which the Blues went on to acquire other young attacking players in the summer transfer window instead. According to La Razón however, Chelsea are one of many teams still interested in the increasingly..." November 30

  • Lampard confirms Thiago Silva contract extension option

    We Ain't Got No History "Thiago Silva had a rather ignominious moment to start his Chelsea career, making a massive individual error that led to a West Brom goal in the 3-3 draw back in September, but since then, he’s been practically flawless in leading, organizing, and solidifying the Chelsea..." November 27

  • David Alaba's agent set to open talks with Chelsea

    SI "The agent of Bayern Munich defender David Alaba, Pini Zahavi will reportedly open talks with Chelsea in January over a proposed transfer. Alaba, 28, is coming to the end of his contract with the German champions with his deal set to expire at the end of the current..." November 27

  • Pulisic boost for Chelsea as USMNT star gets set to return

    ESPN "Frank Lampard has confirmed Christian Pulisic is available to return to Chelsea's squad for Sunday's Premier League clash against Tottenham at Stamford Bridge. The 22-year-old has made just five appearances this season and was forced to withdraw from..." November 27

  • Chelsea ‘eyeing up Atletico Madrid star Jose Gimenez’ ahead of 2021 transfer

    The Sun "The Premier League club have lined up a deal for the highly-rated defender and are also keen on agreeing a new contract with Thiago Silva. The Blues have identified Uruguay defender Gimenez as a key target according to the Here We Go Podcast. Chelsea have tightened..." November 27

  • Liverpool, London teams to welcome fans back, Manchester clubs must wait

    The Score "Half of the teams in the Premier League will be permitted to welcome some fans back to stadiums when the COVID-19 lockdown in England ends next week. The U.K. government announced a new tiering system Thursday to help contain the spread of the virus, with 10 teams,..." November 26

  • Chelsea transfer target Declan Rice speaks out on his future

    Metro "Declan Rice admits he is in a hurry to win trophies despite still being in the infancy of his career, amid speculation Chelsea are readying a January bid for the West Ham star. Frank Lampard is said to be a huge admirer of the 21-year-old who has played a pivotal role in the..." November 26

  • Premier League reports decrease in number of new COVID-19 cases

    The Score "The Premier League announced eight new positive COVID-19 results Monday after 1,530 players and staff were tested between Nov. 16-22. That figure represents a decrease from the previous round of testing, where 16 cases were detected from 1,207 checks from Nov. 9-15 - the..." November 24

  • Frank Lampard responds to Olivier Giroud after Chelsea star's transfer ultimatum

    Daily Mirror "Frank Lampard says Olivier Giroud is an "important" player at Chelsea and insists he wants the Frenchman to stay at Stamford Bridge. The Blues boss was responding to Giroud's transfer ultimatum in which he said his lack of game time is..." November 24

  • England to allow 4,000 fans at Premier League games in lowest-risk areas

    ESPN "Up to 4,000 spectators will be allowed attend Premier League games in lowest-risk tier one areas of England when a month-long national lockdown to contain the spread of COVID-19 is lifted on Dec. 2, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced on Monday. As part of new COVID-19..." November 23

  • Christensen ‘still part’ of Chelsea’s plans but Tomori ‘likely’ to leave in January

    We Ain't Got No History "Not unexpectedly, Chelsea’s inability to offload one of the five first-team center backs over the summer has led to a questionable state of affairs for some, most notably Fikayo Tomori though also we shouldn’t forget about Andreas Christensen. Neither player has featured since..." November 23

  • Olivier Giroud willing to leave as French striker struggles for minutes

    CBS Sports "Olivier Giroud says he will consider leaving Chelsea in January after finding first team football hard to come by under Frank Lampard this season. CBS Sports first revealed on November 6 that Giroud was considering leaving Stamford Bridge with Inter Milan among those clubs..." November 22

  • Lampard pleased with ‘brilliant’ Rüdiger as Tomori nearing January loan

    We Ain't Got No History "Antonio Rüdiger made his first Premier League appearance of the season on Saturday. And it was ... good. It was just his second start and third appearance overall for Chelsea, but those numbers are all trending in a positive direction. Just a few weeks ago, Toni looked one foot..." November 22

  • Inter Miami join crowded race for Olivier Giroud

    We Ain't Got No History "Olivier Giroud is expected to push hard for a move away in January, in search of more playing time, and a multitude of clubs from all around Europe have been linked already, including Inter Milan, West Ham United, Newcastle United, Aston Villa, Olympique Marseille, and Bordeaux...." November 22

  • Olivier Giroud to decide Chelsea future in mid-December

    We Ain't Got No History "History’s repeating itself for Olivier Giroud, but unlike last season, it seems a lot less likely that he will stay with Chelsea past January this time. That’s not really due to anything he himself has done or hasn’t, but as his agent explained yesterday, the..." November 20

  • Chelsea outcast Kepa Arrizabalaga will accept loan transfer and huge pay cut to end Stamford Bridge hell

    The Sun "KEPA ARRIZABALAGA will take a pay cut to end his Chelsea nightmare. The £71.6million keeper has slipped to third choice for Spain. Kepa, 26, is now behind David De Gea and Unai Simon, leaving him in the wilderness for both club and country. " November 19

  • Giroud could force Chelsea exit to keep France spot

    Daily Mail "France boss Didier Deschamps believes Olivier Giroud will have to find a way to leave Chelsea in January if he hopes to make his Euro 2020 squad. The 34-year-old striker has made just one start under Frank Lampard this season, which came in the..." November 18

  • Chelsea Want Jude Bellingham, Frank Lampard Likes Ross Barkley, And The Players Who Will Leave

    Eurosport "Frank Lampard is starting to figure out his best Chelsea line-up but there are many new questions for him to ponder in the coming year. His job this season in merging the elite talent of Timo Werner, Kai Havertz, Hakim Ziyech, Thiago Silva and Ben Chilwell into the XI is starting to..." November 17

  • Premier League could have fans back before Christmas

    ESPN "Football could have fans back inside English stadiums before Christmas, sources have told ESPN. The Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) held a landmark meeting on Tuesday with key administrators across football including representatives from the Premier..." November 17

  • Chelsea left back Emerson Palmieri remains on Napoli’s radar as well

    We Ain't Got No History "The arrival of Ben Chilwell to Chelsea and his quick ascension to a key first-team player has unsurprisingly sidelined both Marcos Alonso and Emerson at the left back position, and thrown their futures at the club into serious doubt. But thanks in part to the pandemic, neither was able to..." November 17

  • English Premier League, Bundesliga teams tracking Kai Wagner

    Brotherly Game "Philadelphia Union left back Kai Wagner is drawing interest from the English Premier League, according to a report from Kristian Dyer. Dyer cites a source saying the 23-year-old is being tracked by West Ham and Fulham, among others and that “a couple Bundesliga clubs”..." November 16

  • Napoli, Chelsea open talks over Tiémoué Bakayoko transfer after good start

    We Ain't Got No History "We haven’t been following Tiémoué Bakayoko too closely, but the Chelsea loanee has had a pretty good start to life in his latest assignment, at Serie A side Napoli, where he’s been reunited with Milan head coach Gennaro Gattuso. The 26-year-old midfielder has..." November 16

  • One negotation key as Chelsea wait for permanent sale of €20m flop

    TeamTalk "Chelsea have already agreed a deal in principle to sell Tiemoue Bakayoko to Napoli at the end of the season, reports claim. Bakayoko’s career has not gone to plan since he joined Chelsea from Monaco in 2017 for £40m. The midfielder only made 43 appearances for the Blues..." November 15

  • Crystal Palace throw their hat in the ‘contingency plan’ ring for Alonso

    We Ain't Got No History "Marcos Alonso’s career is in a bit of a limbo at the moment. The 29-year-old spends more time in the stands than even on the bench these days, with Emerson Palmieri acting as the deputy to Ben Chilwell.  Despite being linked with the likes of Inter..." November 15

  • Chelsea and Liverpool face transfer stand-off for Barcelona teen compared to Ansu Fati

    Express "Chelsea and Liverpool are both eyeing moves for Barcelona teenager Alex Balde, according to reports. Balde is set to be fast-tracked into the first-team under Ronald Koeman. Balde is seen as one for the future at the Nou Camp. The 17-year-old Spaniard has been..." November 14

  • Emerson Palmieri reiterates his unhappiness at Chelsea as Juventus look to make space

    We Ain't Got No History "Despite being a starter for the Italy national team, Emerson has found playing time hard to come by at Chelsea, with the 26-year-old managing just 150 minutes since the start of the season. He expressed his expected unhappiness regarding this situation back in October, and has now..." November 14

  • Chelsea a potential option for future free agent Jérôme Boateng

    We Ain't Got No History "After spending big on the attack this summer, Chelsea will most likely target defensive signings next summer. Thiago Silva and Kurt Zouma are currently the only two in the squad whom Frank Lampard appears to fully trust, and the former is just a stopgap solution for a season or two. To that..." November 12

  • Marcos Alonso once again joins Emerson Palmieri on Inter Milan’s winter wishlist

    We Ain't Got No History "After being linked (once again) with Emerson Palmieri, it would appear that Inter Milan are also (still) potentially interested in signing Marcos Alonso as well. According to Corriere dello Sport, both Chelsea left backs, as well as Barcelona’s Junior Firpo, are on Inter’s..." November 12

  • Huge update on Chelsea bid to sign Declan Rice in January, two stars may go

    Football Insiders "Chelsea are planning to contact West Ham with a fresh Declan Rice bid in January but will have to sell at least two senior stars first, Football Insider understands. The west Londoners are ready to follow up their extraordinary summer recruitment drive with a mega-money move..." November 12

  • Chelsea talks with Anel Ahmedhodzic confirmed but agent ‘blocks transfer’

    Evening Standard "Chelsea's move for Anel Ahmedhodzic has been blocked by the Malmo player's agent, according to the defender's father. The Blues have been linked in local media with a cut-price move for Ahmedhodzic, with the 21-year-old expected to leave his current club in the..." November 12

  • Chelsea's Pulisic withdraws from USMNT camp to seek injury treatment

    Last Word On Sports "After joining up with his international teammates, USMNT’s Christian Pulisic has returned to Chelsea in order to continue his rehabilitation from a hamstring injury, the club have confirmed. Having picked up a slight knock during the warmups prior to..." November 12

  • Havertz: Winning titles at Chelsea 'worth more' than other clubs

    ESPN "Kai Havertz has said he chose to join Chelsea this summer because winning titles with them is "worth more" than any other clubs. The midfielder joined from Bundesliga club Bayer Leverkusen for a fee that could rise to £71..." November 11

  • Premier League chief doesn’t expect five sub rule to return

    Pro Soccer Talk "Premier League chief Richard Masters does not believe the Premier League 5 substitutes rule will be voted back in by the 20 clubs. Masters was giving evidence to a UK parliamentary inquiry on ‘Sport in our Communities’ during the coronavirus pandemic, as he was grilled by..." November 10

  • David Alaba Open to Premier League Move With Liverpool & Man City Interested

    90 Min "Bayern Munich defender David Alaba is open to a move to the Premier League, having previously told suitors he was not interested in a switch to the English top flight. The 28-year-old has entered the final year of his contract at the Allianz Arena and is yet to agree on an extension,..." November 10

  • Inter Milan ‘still determined’ to seal transfer of Chelsea star N’Golo Kante with Real Madrid also keen

    The Sun "INTER MILAN are reportedly determined to sign N’Golo Kante next summer, with Real Madrid also keen. Canal claims Inter boss Antonio Conte is eager to be reunited with the Chelsea midfielder, 29, after bringing him to Stamford Bridge in 2016. The..." November 08

  • Olivier Giroud contemplating Chelsea future due to lack of playing time

    We Ain't Got No History "Just a few days after Inter Milan were rumored to be thinking about a move for Olivier Giroud (again) in the winter transfer window, fresh reports seem to indicate that the he himself is mulling over his future. According to CBS Sports, Giroud will look for another club in..." November 07

  • Inter eye up Chelsea trio and Milik

    Football Italia "Arek Milik, Olivier Giroud, Emerson Palmieri and Marcos Alonso remain on Inter’s radars as the Nerazzurri are reportedly willing to sign a new striker and a full-back in January. The upcoming transfer window will be a busy one for the Serie A giants..." November 06