Chelsea news and gossip is coming in thick and fast and Sportarena is on hand to bring you all the very latest from Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea willing to sell N’Golo Kante
Chelsea are reportedly ready to sell N’Golo Kante to fund any further signing in the transfer market this summer.
The 29-year-old has been a key player since joining the west London club from Leicester city but his future at the club is at risk.
And according to The Times, claims that if Frank Lampard wants to make any more additions, with Kai Havertz targeted, then Kante is one of the players who could depart.
Meanwhile, reports claims in earlier of this month that Real Madridset to revive their interest in sign Kante this summer and could make an offer of £71million for the Blues midfielder.
Chelsea in talks over £80m Ben Chilwell
Chelsea are reportedly held talks with Leicester city in bid to land left-back Ben Chilwell as Frank Lampard looks to continue a squad shake-up which has already seen Stamford Bridge chiefs commit more than £80m to transfers this summer.
According to The Express, claims that talks are underway over a move for the 23-year-old left-back, who has made up 11 caps since making his senior England debut in 2018.
With both Marcos Alonso and Emerson Palmieri wanted in Italy by former Chelsea managers Antonio Conte and Maurizio Sarri, who are in charge of Inter Milan and Juventus respectively, Blues boss want Chilwell to fill the gap if one of them departs from Stamford Bridge this summer.
Meanwhile, reports explains in details that Frank Lampard is willing to sanction, would clear the way for Chelsea to meet Leicester’s asking price for Chilwell, who is also on Manchester City’s radar.
Frank Lampard on Willian and Pedro short-term extension situation
Frank Lampard has provided an updates over uncertainty surrounding the future of attacking midfielders Willian and Pedro at Stamford Bridge.
The Blues boss acknowledged the unusual situation of the fixtures list extending beyond the standard contract expiry date of 30 June.
Players in several squads still need to sign short-term contracts if they are willing to take part in the rest of the rescheduled domestic campaign.
Blues Willian and Pedro are two such cases – but they would be risking their chances of securing a transfer by seeing out the season.
Frank Lampard said he understands the difficulty of a potential conflict between the interests of the two players and those of the club.
‘As a club, if we are trying to extend contracts for players over that period, we want them to stay,’ he explained via video conference.
‘It is well documented we have a couple of those conversations that are ongoing,’ he continued.
‘We have until next week to find the solution hopefully, because it will be great for us to finish the season with the squad we started this campaign with and the quality players we are talking about.’
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