Guys here are out top Chelsea news, gossip and transfer rumours over the past 24 hours, please enjoy!
We have been handed a blow in the race to land Timo Werner after RB Leipzig director Markus Krosche revealed coronavirus might KO any transfer.
Olivier Giroud has been in the headlines for all the wrong reasons over the past few months as he has shown his unhappiness at not being first choice at Stamford Bridge, with Frank Lampard even admitting that he could have let the Frenchman leave the club in the winter window.
And German striker Werner, is rated as one of the hottest prospects in Europe, with reports in the media all suggesting that he is seeking that big move to further develop his name in the game, with reports in the media suggesting that the Premier League is his next destination.
The German, 24, has scored 27 goals and provided 12 assists this season, and there is a feeling that Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is interested in trying to take him to Anfield in order to help improve his attack ahead of next season.
But despite the interest from Liverpool, we are seemingly leading the chase for the German as the Reds do not need to add another striker to the side in the coming transfer windows.
However, with the coronavirus hitting the whole world, Krosche has claimed that Werner could stay in the summer, he told Sport1: “It is clear that Timo has attracted interest from other clubs for his great performances with his goals and assists.
“England has the same problems as we do.
“The crisis affects not just one league, it has a global impact, and we cannot say whether things will be the same in six months.
Pressed on whether he thinks Werner could stay put, Krosche added: “Everything is possible.
“We do not know how the transfer market is developing.
“We are looking into a very foggy glass ball.
“We do not know what our resources are and what the other clubs have in terms of opportunities.”
We have been told that Antoine Griezmann has absolutely no intentions of leaving Barcelona in the summer window.
Griezmann was one of the most om-demand players of the transfer window last summer, with a whole host of clubs linked with a possible move for the Frenchman, but in the end, it was Barcelona who completed a massive £108 million move to complete the deal.
The Frenchman has been hit and miss for the Spaniards this season as he copes with life at the Camp Nou, but now Spanish outlet AS suggest the club are looking to save money as they come under strain during these unprecedented times.
And the reports suggest Big money signing Griezmann could be put up for sale to raise capital after failing to impress Barcelona bosses since arriving from the Spanish capital in July, and managing resources is key for the club and they may look to ship former Real Sociedad star Griezmann out on loan to get him off the wage bill.
However, Mundo Deportivo journalist Francesc Aguilar has opened up and claimed that the Frenchman has no desire to leave the Camo Nou in the summer: “Antoine Griezmann wants to stay in Barca, he has no intention of leaving the Camp Nou. That said, the possibility of signing the Barcelona striker is increasingly valued within the PSG.
“He’s got more supporters at the club every day, starting with Leonardo,”
Cesc Fabregas has told an Arsenal blog he is thankful he made the decision to join Chelsea after Arsenal failed to exercise their option to re-sign him from Barcelona in 2014.
Fabregas was a hero at Arsenal after coming through the ranks at the club and fans hated his decision to leave for Barcelona back in the day, but they hated him even more when he made the shock move to head back to the Premier League and sign with us (HAHA)
It was a massive decision to make, especially as reports suggested that Arsenal were keen to take him back, and the Spaniard explained to Arsecast how he could have gone back to the Gunners for a second spell.
‘Once I decided to leave (Barcelona), Arsenal had the first option of any other club and I could not speak to any other club for one week to see if Arsenal want me or not,’ said the midfielder on goal website
‘Arsene Wenger didn’t give an answer, we just had to wait one full week to see if they responded. Definitely this was my first option, in my mind I’m telling everyone I’m going to Arsenal – this is what I want.
‘Arsene can see this. I didn’t want to be a beggar, they know the situation, in one week they haven’t said anything, straight away I knew they probably didn’t want me back. They waited the full week without giving me a response.’
Fabregas turned down offers from both Manchester club to sign for us and has no regrets about the decision after winning the Premier League, FA Cup and League Cup with the Blues.
‘I knew this would have repercussions with Arsenal, it would have been the same with City or United but I wanted to go back to the Premier League,” added the 32-year-old.
‘Thank god that I took that decision because those five years I was very happy there, we’ve won everything in England, the best team in English football when I was there. With the fans there was a connection that was impeccable.’