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  • Chelsea ‘given green light to sign Erling Haaland

    The Sun "CHELSEA have reportedly been given the green light to sign Erling Haaland but Borussia Dortmund doubt he will fancy a move to the Blues. Stamford Bridge chiefs are believed to have given new boss Thomas Tuchel the go-ahead when it comes to launching a bid for Haaland,..." February 27

  • Willian reveals he 'really wanted to stay at Chelsea' before controversial move to Arsenal last summer

    Daily Mail "Arsenal midfielder Willian has revealed he wanted to stay at Chelsea, but was forced to leave due to a disagreement over his contract.  The midfielder joined the Gunners on a free transfer in August last year, which was, at the time, seen as a coup for the..." February 27

  • Chelsea deny Sarri was frontrunner to replace Lampard before hiring Tuchel

    We Ain't Got No History "There’s a lot of nonsense said, printed, and tweeted in football media (and all things media-adjacent) every single day, and one prime example of that is the claim that Chelsea had wanted to bring back Maurizio Sarri after sacking Frank Lampard last month. The story came from..." February 26

  • Raiola stokes the Haaland flames as Chelsea reportedly ‘growing more confident’

    We Ain't Got No History "f super-agent Mino Raiola has his way — which he often does — this summer is going to be dominated by the transfer saga of one Erling Braut Haaland, and especially if Borussia Dortmund continue to yuck it up in the Bundesliga. They have eight points from their last seven games and..." February 25

  • Erling Haaland tells Man City, Man Utd and Chelsea he wants £78m package over five years

    Daily Star "Norway sensation Erling Braut Haaland will demand a five-year package worth £78million to move clubs this summer. That is the massive figure, worth a basic £300,000-a-week, being quoted to a clutch of clubs chasing the prolific Borussia Dortmund..." February 23

  • Christian Pulisic reportedly drawing interest from Bayern Munich

    Stars And Stripes FC "Christian Pulisic’s time at Chelsea has not exactly been a resounding success. Injury troubles and taking time to acclimate to a new league have challenged his time in London. It seemed like the hiring of Thomas Tuchel would usher in a new chance for the winger to have an impact in the..." February 23

  • Chelsea have opened talks with Bayern Munich over a potential £25.9m deal for Niklas Sule

    Caught Off Side "Chelsea have reportedly opened talks with Bayern Munich over a potential €30million transfer deal for Bayern Munich defender Niklas Sule. The Germany international could be on his way out of Bayern at the end of this season and is being strongly linked as a target for Chelsea by..." February 23

  • Chelsea re-linked with Manchester United goalkeeper Dean Henderson

    We Ain't Got No History "Young Manchester United goalkeeper Dean Henderson, who was coming off of two excellent seasons on loan at Sheffield United, was one of the names rumored last summer as a potential replacement for Kepa Arrizabalaga at Chelsea. But given his contract and overall situation, that was..." February 23

  • UK government announces plans for Premier League fans to return

    Pro Soccer Talk "The Premier League could see fans return for the final week of the 2020-21 season, as the UK government has announced its plan to come out of lockdown in the coming weeks and months. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced his ‘roadmap’ plan on Monday, as the rate..." February 22

  • Chelsea-linked Ibrahima Konaté has €45m release clause

    We Ain't Got No History "After being beaten by Bayern Munich to Dayot Upamecano’s signing, Chelsea need to start looking elsewhere for defensive reinforcements for next season. A number of other centre backs have been linked already, with one of the favorites among that number being..." February 22

  • Could Thomas Tuchel, Callum Hudson-Odoi beef drive him to Bayern Munich?

    Bavarian Football Works "Callum Hudson-Odoi off started well under Thomas Tuchel, but it seems that he’s finally fallen afoul of his new manager. Speaking to the media following their draw with Southampton, the Chelsea boss was scathing in his criticism of the young winger. Could this create an opening..." February 21

  • Erling Haaland tells Man City, Man Utd and Chelsea he wants 5Y £78m

    Daily Star "Norway sensation Erling Braut Haaland will demand a five-year package worth £78million to move clubs this summer. That is the massive figure, worth a basic £300,000-a-week, being quoted to a clutch of clubs chasing the prolific Borussia Dortmund..." February 21

  • Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel wants Christian Pulisic stay but insists ‘no decisions’ made for summer

    Evening Standard "T homas Tuchel wants Christian Pulisic to remain at Chelsea, telling the American winger to “stay positive” as he battles through more fitness issues. Pulisic has yet to start a Premier League match under the new Blues boss, restricted to..." February 20

  • Chelsea flop Kepa Arrizabalaga makes statement about Blues future

    Daily Star "Chelsea misfit Kepa Arrizabalaga claims he never wanted to leave the club and is no longer afraid of the battle to win his place back. The Spain goalkeeper was frozen out under Frank Lampard after a poor run of form but no buyers came forward to rescue him from his Stamford Bridge..." February 20

  • Thomas Tuchel gives update on Olivier Giroud as he enters final months of Chelsea deal

    Mirror "Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel insists it is "too soon" to make a decision on Olivier Giroud's future despite the striker having only a matter of months remaining on his deal. Giroud, 34, opened the scoring in the Blues' 2-0 win over Newcastle on Monday to take..." February 20

  • Chelsea ‘vying intensely’ for Bayern Munich’s Niklas Süle

    We Ain't Got No History "Operating under the (well-founded) assumption that Chelsea’s primary focus in the summer transfer window will be on reinforcing and/or rejigging the defense, the Blues have been increasingly linked with a whole host of center backs from all around Europe. For some reason, most of them..." February 19

  • Chelsea re-linked with PSG’s Kays Ruiz-Atil, also monitoring Lucas Gourna-Douath

    We Ain't Got No History "Chelsea’s interest in Paris Saint-Germain starlet Kays Ruiz-Atil dates back to last winter, but the Blues never making an actual move to sign the supposed “next Messi”. The youngster would instead go on to stay and make his breakthrough at Paris under Thomas..." February 17

  • Hakim Ziyech contemplating future after difficult start at Chelsea

    We Ain't Got No History "Hakim Ziyech hasn’t quite lit up the Premier League since his arrival at Chelsea in the summer, with the former Ajax stalwart injured for a large part of the season. He did start off brightly, exhibiting his wide array of playmaking skills, but his performances have tapered off in recent..." February 14

  • Thomas Tuchel explains decision to drop Frank Lampard signing

    Caught Off Side "Chilwell joined Chelsea from Leicester City in the summer, coming in under previous manager Frank Lampard, but he’s found playing time harder to come by since Tuchel took over. It remains to be seen what will happen in the future, with Tuchel not ruling out a way back for..." February 14

  • Bayern Munich set to sign Liverpool and Chelsea target from RB Leipzig

    Sky Sports "Bayern Munich are set to sign RB Leipzig defender Dayot Upamecano, according to their sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic. Asked by German publication BILD if he could confirm an agreement had been reached between the clubs, he said: "I can, and we are very happy about..." February 13

  • Tuchel not talking about Chelsea transfer rumors publicly, not now, not in the future

    We Ain't Got No History "Transfer rumors and speculation are the lifeblood of football media. Nothing drives clicks and eyeballs and easy stories better. Everyone knows this and everyone keeps perpetuating this unfortunate paradigm since we all keep consuming them — often even when they’re obviously..." February 11

  • Chelsea to focus on Upamecano as Real Madrid meet Alaba demands

    We Ain't Got No History "Chelsea will be looking to sign a centre back or two this summer, probably, and that means we’re going to be center to most centre back rumors around Europe. We’ve already seen this in effect quite strongly over the past few weeks, and we’re just in February! One..." February 10

  • Chelsea clear path for Real Madrid to sign David Alaba

    The Score "Chelsea cleared the way for Real Madrid to sign the summer's biggest free agent. The Blues are unwilling to match Madrid's offer of £400,00 per week to David Alaba, sources told ESPN's James Olley, all but ending their interest in Bayern..." February 09

  • Dayot Upamecano Chase Down to Liverpool, Bayern, & Chelsea

    LiverPool Offside "Liverpool are out of the title race and for Reds fans and those who cover the club there’s no football to concern ourselves with until the weekend. Which makes it the perfect slow news week for the revival of a few transfer sagas. The January transfer window may have..." February 09

  • Chelsea monitoring Raphaël Varane’s contract situation at Real Madrid

    We Ain't Got No History "Chelsea are getting linked to centre backs left and right these days, which isn’t necessarily surprising, since the position is the one most in need of some transfer market attention in the summer. We don’t need too many signings, but we do need the right signings. (With..." February 09

  • Chelsea among teams ‘seriously looking’ at RB Leipzig’s Ibrahima Konaté

    We Ain't Got No History "After getting linked with one Leipzig centre back already in Dayot Upamecano, it would appear that Chelsea are also taking a serious look at his defensive partner, Ibrahima Konaté. According to the Independent, the Blues will battle against the likes of Manchester..." February 09

  • EPL referee receives death threats as another red is overturned

    ESPN "Referee Mike Dean has asked to not be involved in any Premier League games this weekend after he was targeted with online death threats alongside members of his family. The death threats have been reported to the police and Dean is still set to referee the FA Cup tie..." February 08

  • Chelsea aim to hijack David Alaba's move to Real Madrid

    The Guardian "Chelsea will try to hijack Real Madrid’s move for David Alaba, who is set to leave Bayern Munich on a free transfer, as Thomas Tuchel makes plans to reinforce his defence this summer. Although Madrid remain strong favourites to sign Alaba after offering the..." February 06

  • Bayern Munich’s Niklas Süle ‘arouses’ Chelsea interest

    We Ain't Got No History "The last time Niklas Sule was linked with Chelsea was way back in 2016-17, just before choosing to sign with Bayern Munich instead, like most talented Bundesliga players often do. Now, in his fourth year at the club, and with his contract about to enter its final year, someone (probably..." February 05

  • Mourinho: 'I don't think it's very difficult to coach at Chelsea'

    SI "Jose Mourinho has piled the pressure on Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel claiming being successful in wets London isn't a difficult task. Mourinho had two stints at Chelsea and was won multiple trophies including three Premier League titles during his two spells.  And he..." February 04

  • Chelsea will decide Ross Barkley’s future only after the season

    Daily Mail "Chelsea have decided to wait until the summer to make a decision about Ross Barkley's future at Aston Villa. The Blues midfielder joined Villa on loan in September after struggling to cement his place in Frank Lampard's side. However, with Lampard now..." February 03

  • Chelsea eyeing Bayern Munich’s Niklas Süle and RB Leipzig’s Dayot Upamecano

    Bavarian Football Works "Per a report from Sport Bild (print edition), Chelsea might have a very Bayern Munich-feel to its summer shopping list. Thomas Tuchel is reportedly looking to make a big splash in the transfer market this upcoming summer with his new club. Just one year after pilfering Timo..." February 03

  • RB Leipzig reach agreement over summer move for Chelsea-linked Mohamed Simakan

    We Ain't Got No History "Chelsea were briefly linked with Strasbourg’s Mohamed Simakan in the January transfer window, although the links never appeared to be all that concrete in the first place. And that short saga appears to be closed now, with multiple reports claiming that RB Leipzig have agreed a..." February 03

  • Baba Rahman joins PAOK FC on loan for the rest of the season from Chelsea

    Modern Ghana "The Black Stars asset has in the last six months played with the U-23 team of the Blues having been left out of the list of registered players in the English Premier League, as well as the Uefa Champions League. On the back of successful talks between Chelsea and PAOK FC, Baba Rahman..." January 31

  • Anthony Barry set to stay with Chelsea as part of Tuchel’s coaching staff

    We Ain't Got No History "Chelsea first-team coach Anthony Barry was expected to leave the club after getting an offer to become League One side Fleetwood Town’s new manager, but according to the latest reports, he has had a change of heart and has turned down the offer. He will continue..." January 31

  • Tuchel not ready to discuss Chelsea's title chances: 'That's far away'

    The Guardian "Thomas Tuchel gave a positive review of his opening match as Chelsea manager, declaring: “If this is was our starting point, I am excited about where we will end up,” after watching his team battle to a goalless draw with Wolves. The German was granted only one..." January 28

  • Roma Looks to Giroud as Possible Dzeko Replacement

    chiesaditotti "No one really knows what's going on between Roma coach Paulo Fonseca and now former captain Edin Dzeko. There is plenty of conjecture, sure, but unless you've been in a room with the two men, all you can really do is speculate. Rumor has it that the debacle against Spezia in..." January 27

  • PAOK, Chelsea agree Baba Rahman loan, with possible buy-option

    We Ain't Got No History "Abdul Rahman Baba is set to spend the remainder of the season on loan in Greece, with Super League club PAOK Thessaloniki. The talks are said to be at an advanced stage, and according to Greek-outlet Metrosport as well as the Daily Mail, the deal could be finalized as early..." January 27

  • Lampard 'disappointed' to not get more time with Chelsea

    Sporting News "Frank Lampard has said he is ‘disappointed’ to have been denied the chance to take Chelsea forward. The Blues legend was axed by Chelsea on Monday, 18 months after being appointed following the club’s decision to part ways with Maurizio Sarri. Despite his..." January 26

  • Premier League reports drop in COVID-19 cases

    The Score "The amount of COVID-19 cases in the Premier League continues to fall. There were only eight positive results among the 2,518 players and club staff tested over two rounds of testing between Jan. 18 and Jan. 24, the Premier League announced on Monday. " January 25

  • How will Lampard being fired impact Pulisic at Chelsea?

    Pro Soccer Talk "The first thing USMNT fans are thinking when they heard the news Frank Lampard was fired by Chelsea was this: ‘What does this mean for Christian Pulisic?’ Well, what does it mean? In short, Pulisic may come out of this better than pretty much any other..." January 25

  • Tuchel to sign 18-month contract at Chelsea, with extra year option

    We Ain't Got No History "Frank Lampard’s gone and Thomas Tuchel looks to be coming in. The 47-year-old has been out of a job for less than a month, since getting the sack at PSG at the end of December, and while he reportedly had offered his services to Chelsea, it was said that he would’ve..." January 25

  • Chelsea confirm Frank Lampard sacking with Thomas Tuchel set to replace him

    The Guardian "Chelsea have sacked Frank Lampard, with the former Borussia Dortmund and PSG manager Thomas Tuchel set to replace the former Chelsea player at Stamford Bridge. Lampard was appointed as manager in July 2019 and spent more than £200m last summer on players including Timo..." January 25

  • Chelsea monitoring Ousmane Dembélé contract situation at Barcelona

    We Ain't Got No History "Ousmane Dembélé has to be one of the more perplexing players in recent times. Despite his obvious phenomenal talent, he had never been able to quite establish himself at Barcelona, and that trend seemed likely to continue this season as well, until Ansu Fati’s unfortunate..." January 24

  • Declan Rice valuation could drop for summer 2021 - Chelsea joined by rivals in pursuit

    90 Min "West Ham United midfielder Declan Rice's value could drop to around £50m ahead of the summer transfer window due to the effects of the coronavirus pandemic - in a boost to four of the Premier League's biggest clubs. The Blues set their sights on Rice last summer, but..." January 23

  • Chelsea monitoring AS Monaco defensive midfielder Aurélien Tchouaméni

    We Ain't Got No History "Chelsea’s need for a defensive midfielder has been glaringly highlighted in recent weeks, with the lack of a protective shield for our backline exposing our frailties, especially whenever N’Golo Kante has been injured or not quite up to 100 per cent of his usual imperious form. To..." January 22

  • Chelsea looking at possible replacements for Lampard

    The Score "Frank Lampard's future as Chelsea manager is looking bleak. The team's poor form has prompted Chelsea officials to begin lining up possible candidates to replace Lampard, according to The Guardian's Jacob Steinberg. A 2-0 defeat to Leicester City..." January 21

  • AC Milan Schedule Medicals For Chelsea Centre Back Despite Slight Delay

    AC Milan Offside "Fabrizio Romano is reporting that AC Milan have scheduled the medicals for Chelsea centre back Fikayo Tomori on Friday as there is a total agreement between the clubs on the transfer. The deal will be a loan with an option to buy for 30 million euros. Pietro Balzano..." January 21

  • AC Milan racing against time to complete Fikayo Tomori deal by weekend

    We Ain't Got No History "AC Milan have about 48 hours to complete the loan deal for Fikayo Tomori, which will still need to include a medical as well as all the necessary travel and playing clearances. Milan had been hoping to have done so by now, but in addition to the pandemic, we also have Brexit to consider as..." January 21

  • Chelsea ideal next manager: Bundesliga-bred, experienced, with ‘clear tactical philosophy’

    We Ain't Got No History "Pictured at the top are Julian Nagelsmann and Ralf Rangnick, then of TSG Hoffenheim and RB Leipzig, respectively, and now of RB Leipzig and of pseudo-retirement, respectively, and they are just two of the names who supposedly fit Chelsea’s bill for the club’s next manager if (when?)..." January 20