One of the ongoing transfer sagas of this summer has been Real Madrid’s reported pursuit of Eden Hazard from Chelsea and as that looks to have petered out, Los Blancos are supposedly interested in bringing one of his team-mates to the Bernabeu.
After Antonio Conte finally left his position as Chelsea manager in mid-July, Maurizio Sarri is already showing signs of being the ideal successor with the signing of Jorginho and the prospect of attacking football returning at Stamford Bridge. It looks as though the Italian boss is interested in bringing another of his countrymen to Chelsea with Juventus’ Daniele Rugani strongly linked to a move away from Turin.
With Thibaut Courtois reportedly on the verge of a big-money move to Real Madrid in the current transfer window, Chelsea have been forced to search for a suitable goalkeeper that can fill in the big Belgian’s shoes should he decide to finally make the switch to Spain after a long-standing love affair with the La Liga giants.
Ross Barkley contends Chelsea can look forward to an exciting season ahead under the tutelage of new manager Maurizio Sarri.
After a fantastic 2018 World Cup, it is becoming more and more likely that Eden Hazard will be signed by Real Madrid before the conclusion of the summer transfer window. While it would be disappointing for Chelsea to lose such a talented footballer, it would leave the FA Cup winners with a handsome amount of money to reinvest.
Former Blues favourite John Terry has spurned reports of his retirement from professional football, saying he is considering all options on the table ahead of the upcoming season. Terry left Stamford Bridge to sign a one-year deal with Championship club Aston Villa last summer but following the Clarets’ failed bid to return to the English top flight, he has decided not to have his contract extended.
Cesc Fabregas has revealed his efforts in convincing Eden Hazard to rebuff the advances of Real Madrid and stay at Stamford Bridge.
Jose Mourinho and Didier Drogba enjoyed a very amiable manager-player relationship when they worked together at Chelsea, and in a recent television show, the pair demonstrated the bond that they formed during their time at Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea forward Erin Cuthbert has stamped her mark on an improved contract with the Women’s Super League champions after signing a new three-year deal.
France and Chelsea star Olivier Giroud believes that France can continue to dominate the football world for years to come after they won the 2018 World Cup following a 4-2 victory in the final against Croatia on Sunday.
Chelsea legend Gianfranco Zola has made a return to the club and will serve as assistant first-team manager to new boss Maurizio Sarri.
In what could be seen as a massive blow for new Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri, it appears that Brazilian winger Willian sees his future away from Stamford Bridge.
Despite only managing a third-place finish at the 2018 FIFA World Cup, Belgium were considered as many by the tournament’s best performers. Amongst their squad, which included a core of Premier League stars, Eden Hazard was the stand-out player eventually coming second behind Luka Modric in the hunt for the World Cup Golden Ball.
Derby County have officially signed Chelsea midfielder Mason Mount on a season-long loan, with the talented youngster joining former Blues favourite and now Rams manager Frank Lampard at Pride Park.
N’Golo Kante and Olivier Giroud return to Stamford Bridge as World Cup winners, with both Chelsea players having performed vital roles for Didier Deschamps’ France in Russia.
Chelsea will head down under this week as their preseason starts in earnest against Australian A-League team Perth Glory.
Thibaut Courtois believes Chelsea need to improve their current contract offer if he is to stay at Stamford Bridge following his fine displays for Belgium at the World Cup.
Antoine Griezmann has fired back at Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois, after the Belgian claimed that France were an ‘anti-football’ team.
With all the talk at Chelsea currently about the managerial situation as Antonio Conte has parted ways with the club, it is refreshing for fans to see something slightly different. One of the big stories coming out of Cobham is that Italian midfielder Jorginho is now a Chelsea player after being confirmed on Saturday morning.
Chelsea have opened negotiations with Italian giants Juventus regarding the possibility of signing Gonzalo Higuain with Alvaro Morata going the other way, according to reports.
Maurizio Sarri was finally unveiled as the new Chelsea boss on Friday after the club has confirmed the sacking of fellow Italian Antonio Conte. Sarri, who signed a three-year contract, is set to be joined by Blues legend Gianfranco Zola as his number two, and the Chelsea hierarchy have worked quickly to support the new manager’s squad overhaul, with Higuain emerging as one of the top targets for the former Napoli boss. Sarri had previously worked with Higuain in Naples for a year before the forward joined Juventus and the former Partenopei boss is now keen on a reunion with the Argentine forward at West London.
According to the Daily Mail, the Blues are plotting a deal that involves Morata moving the other way in a cash-plus-player offer for Higuain. The forward underwhelmed in his first season at Stamford Bridge and Chelsea are willing to let the 25-year-old Spaniard rejoin the Turin outfit. However, the Old Lady would favour just the cash in order to recoup some of the money they paid for Cristiano Ronaldo’s £100m signing from Real Madrid, according to the Daily Mail. It also remains to be seen whether Higuain, who earns a reported £240,000 a week in Juve, would prefer to make the move to England.
On the other hand, Morata arrived at Chelsea over a year ago as the club’s record signing but performed inconsistently, with fitness problems hounding 25-year-old. Conte did not see the striker as a good fit for his preferred system as well, prompting the Blues to secure the services of Olivier Giroud at the turn of the year. Morata scored 15 goals in all competitions for the Blues but ultimately was not selected for the Spain World Cup squad.
Former Chelsea club captain John Terry has paid a fitting tribute to Antonio Conte, who was sacked as manager of the club on Thursday in a decision that was highly expected from ardent fans of the club.
Eden Hazard has shared his thoughts regarding the current managerial situation at Chelsea while also opening up on the prospect of a possible switch to Spanish giants Real Madrid.
Manchester United and Belgium’s Romelu Lukaku has praised Chelsea legend Didier Drogba for helping him develop into the superstar player he is today.
Wigan Athletic have secured the services of Chelsea youngster Reece James on loan – with the signing proving to be a rather monumental coincidence.
Chris Kirkland has criticised Chelsea shot-stopper Thibaut Courtois over comments he made about England goalkeeper Jordan Pickford.