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  • Chelsea partner with domestic abuse charity

    Daily Mail "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..." April 03

  • China mooted as destination to finish Premier League season

    The Score "Premier League clubs, growing increasingly desperate as they continue to explore all options in order to complete the current season, have floated the possibility of shifting the entire operation abroad, according to The Athletic's Adam Crafton and David Ornstein. Ahead of a..." April 02

  • AS Roma rejoin rivals Lazio with interest for Chelsea veteran Pedro

    We Ain't Got No History "According to report from Italian newspapers Corriere dello Sport (via Sport Witness) and Gazzetta dello Sport (via Caught Offside), Chelsea veteran winger Pedro is once again a target of Serie A club AS Roma. The Giallorossi made similar overtures in January, but failed..." April 02

  • Liverpool leave Man Utd and Chelsea as only Premier League clubs in Jadon Sancho transfer race

    Daily Mirror "Manchester United and Chelsea will go head to head in the battle to sign Jadon Sancho…but not at the asking price of £100m. Borussia Dortmund are banking on a bidding war amongst Europe’s top clubs to deliver their massive asking price, but we can reveal only the..." April 01

  • Benzema defends Giroud comments: It's what I think, it's the truth

    Marca.com "Karim Benzema has defended his comments made about Olivier Giroud during an Instagram Live broadcast. The Real Madrid striker had been criticised for describing himself as Formula 1 and Giroud as go-karting, despite the fact..." April 01

  • Juventus join Chelsea in Real Madrid full back Achraf Hakimi chase

    We Ain't Got No History "According to Italian newspaper Corriere dello Sport (via Inside Futbol), Juventus have joined Chelsea in tracking Real Madrid full back Achraf Hakimi, who is currently on loan at Borussia Dortmund. " April 01

  • Tabloids keep pushing Chelsea angle as Manuel Neuer parries Bayern Munich contract extension offer

    We Ain't Got No History "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..." March 31

  • Karim Benzema calls out ex-France teammate Olivier Giroud

    CBS Sports "Real Madrid star striker Karim Benzema called out his former France teammate Olivier Giroud recently on social media. Benzema compared himself to a Formula 1 car and Giroud to a go-kart. Speaking on Instagram live, the 32-year-old let his emotions out a bit in critiquing the current Chelsea..." March 30

  • Willian considering all options after ‘everything has stopped’ with Chelsea

    We Ain't Got No History "Following his appeals to Chelsea via the media and, presumably, in person, Willian got permission to return home to Brazil, to join his family in self-isolation from COVID-19. If and when he will need to (and/or be able to) return, no one knows, but for Willian, there’s also the..." March 30

  • Chelsea to lock horns with Manchester United for Bellingham, Sancho

    We Ain't Got No History "Jude Bellingham, all of 16 years of age, has acquired quite an impressive reputation in England already after far exceeding expectations for Birmingham City this season, and has a whole host of suitors eager for his future services. Manchester United have been made the favourites..." March 29

  • Chelsea knock on Real Madrid’s door for Achraf Hakimi

    We Ain't Got No History "Chelsea’s transfer ban spared us the endless deluge of laughable, ridiculous, and occasionally reasonable rumours last summer, but we won’t be so lucky this year. No matter what pandemic engulfs the world, the rumour mill will keep turning and churning to feed the hungry..." March 29

  • More Kumbulla-to-Chelsea chatter, but Inter Milan still ahead

    We Ain't Got No History "Chelsea’s interest in Hellas Verona centre back Marash Kumbulla is nothing new. The player has been linked to Chelsea twice in the past few months, and that trend will probably continue for some time if the latest reports out of Italy are to be believed. Local paper,..." March 28

  • Chelsea interested in shock transfer for Manuel Neuer from Bayern Munich but only if Lampard can offload Kepa

    The Sun "CHELSEA are keen to sign Bayern Munich legend Manuel Neuer if they can get shot of Kepa, according to reports. Frank Lampard has grown increasingly frustrated with his Spanish stopper and will reportedly encourage the Blues' hierarchy to land the German ace. Before..." March 28

  • Chelsea interested in RCD Espanyol midfielder Nico Melamed

    We Ain't Got No History "While Chelsea have been linked to a number of players for the first-team in recent weeks, our only bits of business recently have been signing players for the youth team. The next one to join Bryan Fiabema, Edwin Andersson, and Jimi Tauriainen may be 18-year-old Nico Melamed. Breaking..." March 28

  • Lampard wary of pushing Chelsea players too hard during lockdown

    Yahoo! Sports "Chelsea manager Frank Lampard believes it is unrealistic to "push and push" players to maintain their fitness levels during the coronavirus pandemic with no concrete timetable as to when football will return. Football in England has been suspended until at least April 30,..." March 27

  • Emerson hits out at all the ‘fake news’ about him, Lampard, and Chelsea

    We Ain't Got No History "  A couple days ago, Italian sport tabloid Tuttosport ran a story about Chelsea left back Emerson, who’s not featured much at all in 2020, inching ever closer to the exit door and ever closer to a potential landing spot at Juventus this summer. That in and of..." March 26

  • Chelsea: Hudson-Odoi 'feeling fine' following self-isolation

    Independent Mail "Callum Hudson-Odoi has recovered from the coronavirus, Chelsea have said. The England international tested positive for Covid-19 two weeks ago and immediately went into self-isolation. The Blues’ training ground was partially closed, while players..." March 25

  • Chelsea losing ground to Manchester United in race for Jadon Sancho

    We Ain't Got No History "It’s beginning to look a lot like Chelsea’s desire to buy Jadon Sancho is going to go the same way as our desires to buy the likes of Edinson Cavani, Luka Modric, Paul Pogba, and Robert Lewandowski. That is to say, it’s not going to happen. According to..." March 25

  • Chelsea ‘increasingly confident’ of convincing Chilwell, less confident of convincing Leicester City

    We Ain't Got No History "Despite names like Alex Telles and Marc Cucurella floating around in the rumor mill these days, Chelsea’s priority signing at left-back was, is, and will be Ben Chilwell. But that doesn’t guarantee success, far from it in fact. As per a report from..." March 23

  • Chelsea target former academy player Declan Rice

    We Ain't Got No History "According to a report from Sky Sports, Chelsea are interested in bringing back former Chelsea Academy player Declan Rice to Stamford Bridge. Chelsea were reportedly already looking for a new defensive midfielder in the winter — (ed.note: perhaps seeing the..." March 23

  • Who is Juan Musso? The Udinese goalkeeper linked as Kepa Arrizabalaga's replacement at Chelsea

    Football London "Kepa Arrizabalaga's future at Chelsea has been a big talking point since the turn of the year, with the Spaniard coming in for criticism at times for his performances for the Blues.  He arrived for a club record £71m fee in the 2018 summer transfer window, but..." March 22

  • Real Madrid to offer Luka Jovic to Chelsea after he broke COVID-19 protocol

    We Ain't Got No History "Since moving to Real Madrid, Luka Jovic has failed to show the quality and panache that were synonymous with him at Eintracht Frankfurt and made him one of the most highly coveted transfer targets of last summer.  While there may be some internal reason for his constant omission..." March 22

  • Premier League quartet make transfer approach for ex-Liverpool star Philippe Coutinho

    Mirror "Philippe Coutinho’s desperation to return to England has sparked interest from FOUR top Premier League sides. Chelsea, Manchester United, Arsenal and Spurs have all enquired about the Brazilian midfielder’s availability at the end of this..." March 22

  • Willian Borges da Silva pleads with Chelsea to allow him to return to Brazil

    Mirror "Chelsea star Willian has asked the club's permission for him to return to his native Brazil in order to be with his family amid the coronavirus outbreak. The 31-year-old may have played his last game for the Blues, with his contract due to expire at the end of June,..." March 21

  • Jude Bellingham ‘determined’ to join Borussia Dortmund over Bayern, Chelsea, all others

    We Ain't Got No History "Jude Bellingham is almost a household name at this point, especially if you pay any attention to the Championship or the rumor mill. The 16-year-old has shown maturity well beyond his years in both his gameplay and his attitude, and all the big clubs have taken notice, including..." March 21

  • Chelsea ‘to be offered Miralem Pjanic as part of player-plus-cash transfer with Juventus

    The Sun "JUVENTUS are to offer Chelsea Miralem Pjanic as part of a swap deal to lure Jorginho back to Serie A. Former Blues boss Maurizo Sarri is said to be after Jorginho, who used to play under the Italian at Napoli before following him to Stamford Bridge in 2018. Since then,..." March 21

  • Willian willing to play for free to finish season with Chelsea

    Pro Soccer Talk "Willian is coming down to the final few months of his contract at Chelsea. In normal circumstances, he’d likely be playing his final three months of the season, before departing for greener pastures in July. However, due to the global sporting stoppage as a result of the..." March 21

  • Chelsea have no problem leaving Davide Zappacosta with AS Roma for another season

    We Ain't Got No History "According to Italian newspaper Corriere dello Sport (via Sport Witness), Chelsea have no issues in letting Davide Zappacosta extend his stay at AS Roma for another season. The 27-year-old right back returned to Italy last summer in a bid to stay fit and get more playing time, but..." March 21

  • Chelsea Join Running to Sign Arsenal's Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

    90 Min "Chelsea have entered the race to sign Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, amid uncertainty over the striker's long-term future at London rivals Arsenal. The Gabon? international will be out of contract in summer 2021 as it stands, and as yet there has been little to no progress on an..." March 20

  • Chelsea agreed to remove sell-on on doubled buy-back clause for Jérémie Boga

    We Ain't Got No History "Former Chelsea youth prospect Jérémie Boga has been one of the standout players in the Serie A this season, certainly outside of the traditional “big” teams, turning heads with his ridiculous dribbling ability and penchant for scoring spectacular goals despite playing..." March 20

  • Gianluigi Donnarumma learning English ahead of Premier League move

    Pro Soccer Talk "Gianluigi Donnarumma to the Premier League? Marca cites reports out of Italy that Donnarumma is learning English ahead of a transfer that would cost between $21 million and $27 million. Donnarumma has already made 190 appearances for AC Milan despite his relatively..." March 19

  • Christian Pulisic's First TikTok Didn't Go as Planned

    The Big Lead "Christian Pulisic has decided to join TikTok to help pass the time during quarantine. His first foray into that world didn't go as planned. Check this out:       .March 19

  • Chelsea contact Barcelona to discuss Philippe Coutinho loan

    Barca Blaugranes "Chelsea have reportedly been in touch with Barcelona to talk about a possible loan for Philippe Coutinho.  According to Sport, the Blues have also spoken with the Brazilian and are thinking about an initial loan with an option to buy. The report reckons..." March 18

  • Chelsea offer free accommodations to medical staff fighting coronavirus

    The Guardian "Roman Abramovich will accommodate NHS staff working in London hospitals at the Millennium hotel on Chelsea’s Stamford Bridge stadium site as the club do their bit to help the response to the coronavirus pandemic. The Chelsea owner has decided the best way he and his..." March 18

  • Chelsea still ‘in the front row’ for Udinese goalkeeper Juan Musso

    We Ain't Got No History "With no football going on at the moment, the rumor mill is in full swing to keep us hungry ones at least partially satisfied. But when there are no new rumors, we just get old rumors recirculated, like stale old bread. Then again, we’ve got nothing better to do all day, so we might as..." March 18

  • Possible dates for Premier League season to end revealed

    Pro Soccer Talk "Possible dates to end the domestic league seasons in Europe, including the Premier League, have been revealed following UEFA’s videoconference meeting on Thursday, as they discussed their options to cope with the coronavirus pandemic. UEFA postponed EURO 2020 and agreed to..." March 17

  • England cancels friendlies following postponement of Euro 2020

    The Score " England's June friendlies against Austria and Romania have been called off after Euro 2020 was postponed for a year due to the coronavirus. Gareth Southgate's side were due to face Austria in Vienna on June 2 before playing Romania at Villa Park on June 7. But..." March 17

  • Could John Obi Mikel's bravery over coronavirus spell the end of his football career?

    Sporting News "For better or worse, John Mikel Obi has always been highly opinionated. It is the quality that made him such a good captain for the Nigeria national team for many years, and endeared him to the fans. It also, at various points, led to an uneasy relationship with the Nigeria Football..." March 17

  • Barcelona to renew Marc-André ter Stegen contract, brush off interest from Chelsea, Juventus

    We Ain't Got No History "Marc-André ter Stegen is negotiating a new contract with Barcelona, and to help motivate those talks in his favor, some well-timed links with Chelsea and Juventus and Bayern Munich appeared in the rumor mill last week. " March 17

  • Chelsea initiate contact for Alex Telles

    We Ain't Got No History "While there is no football at the moment, and overall activity of any kind may be low, some work behind the scenes is always ongoing, far from the eyes of the general public even when the general public aren’t in lockdown and isolation. To wit, several new names were linked to Chelsea..." March 17

  • Wayne Rooney rips Premier League's coronavirus response, says players were 'guinea pigs'

    CBS Sports "Wayne Rooney ripped the Premier League's response to the coronavirus pandemic in a column that ran Sunday in British newspaper The Times. The Premier League ultimately decided to suspend its season after Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta and Chelsea player Callum..." March 16

  • Chelsea’s Mason Mount breaks self-isolation

    Pro Soccer Talk "Chelsea and England midfielder Mason Mount has been ‘reminded of his responsibilities’ amid the coronavirus outbreak after he broke self-isolation rules over the weekend. Mason Mount, 21, was spotted playing five-a-side in central London with West Ham and England..." March 16

  • AS Roma to ask Chelsea to renew Davide Zappacosta loan

    We Ain't Got No History "According to a report from Italian newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport (via Sport Witness), AS Roma will ask Chelsea to renew the loan deal for right-back Davide Zappacosta for another season. " March 15

  • Chelsea hatch £85m Leon Bailey transfer plan with Liverpool, Man Utd, Arsenal to battle

    Express "Chelsea boss Frank Lampard is lining up an £85million move for Bayer Leverkusen’s Jamaican international Leon Bailey after watching him destroy Rangers in the Europa League. Bailey, 22, who has three years left on his contract with the Bundesliga outfit has also..." March 15

  • Man Utd offer Dean Henderson a bumper new deal worth over £100k a week to ward off Chelsea transfer interest

    The Sun "MANCHESTER UNITED are offering Dean Henderson a new deal to keep him out of Chelsea’s clutches. United want to give England hopeful Henderson a pay rise to over £100,000-a-week - his FOURTH contract without ever starting for the club. The talks are scheduled..." March 15

  • Chelsea eyeing transfer for Billy Gilmour’s younger brother Harvey, who has been tipped to surpass sibling

    The Sun "CHELSEA are leading the pursuit of Billy Gilmour’s kid brother Harvey. Their scouts are tracking the ball-playing midfielder, 14, who is ­currently starring for Kilmarnock’s youth team. Killie want to keep Gilmour ­junior in their ranks but insiders..." March 15

  • Premier League to hold emergency meeting Thursday over season's future

    ESPN "The Premier League will hold a meeting with clubs on Thursday to discuss the fate of the season, an FA spokesperson told ESPN. The league was suspended until April 3 at the earliest on Friday after an emergency meeting. Officials were forced to act..." March 14

  • Sorry Liverpool but Premier League has to be declared null and void if players can’t play again

    The Sun "NO escaping the fact now, football in England is entering its most devastating period in 75 years. The news that Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta (which came in a phone call to me from the Arsenal CEO late Thursday) and Chelsea forward Callum Hudson-Odoi tested positive for coronavirus..." March 14

  • Chelsea still ‘dream of’ Liverpool-slaying, Jan Oblak

    We Ain't Got No History "If and when football returns, one of our bigger priorities will be to settle the goalkeeper situation. Chelsea had looked at a host of names already and such rumors are unlikely to go away just because Kepa returned after a six-match drop to the bench to post back-to-back clean sheets..." March 14

  • Youngster Marc Cucurella is a wanted man

    Barca Blaugranes "Marc Cucurella has been having a good season on loan at Getafe where he is a regular fixture in the team and has popped up with four assists in 26 matches. His performances do not appear to have gone unnoticed with Chelsea now tracking the 21-year-old, according..." March 14