Graham Potter rejects new job offer & 3 more under-radar stories at Chelsea
Graham Potter rejects Lyon offerAs per David Ornstein, Graham Potter has declined the offer to replace Laurent Blanc as the manager of Ligue 1 side Lyon.This comes after the Lyon fans lambasted their players at the stadium after their 4-1 loss to PSG at the weekend.
AC Milan keen on yet another Chelsea player - he made full debut just this week
In what could be the most surprising story of the last few days, AC Milan are interested in Chelsea youngster Mason Burstow.According to Gianluca Di Marzio, the Serie A giants could evaluate a move for the 20-year-old if they fail to sign their preferred target, Mehdi Taremi from Porto.
Former Chelsea boys Loftus-Cheek and Pulisic combine for wonderful team goal for AC Milan (video)
Former Chelsea players Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Christian Pulisic have linked up in AC Milan as the duo joined the Italian giants this summer.Their years of training together at Cobham seem to be paying dividends at Milan as they combined for a wonderful team goal against Torino.
Barca XI v Milan revealed
Barca XI: Inaki Pena; Kounde, Araujo, Garcia, Alonso; Pedri, Romeu, Fermin; Raphinha, Ferran, Abde.Subs: Ter Stegen, Dest, Balde, Inigo Martinez, Gavi, Dembele, Lewandowski, Ansu Fati, Lenglet, Gundogan, Christensen, Kessie, Roberto, De Jong, Astralaga, Casado, Yamal, Garrido, Faye, Valle.
'I'm happy with how they are moving': Milan boss Pioli impressed with former Chelsea duo
Speaking to the reporters about the summer window at the weekend, AC Milan manager Stefano Pioli said: "Christian Pulisic's physical condition is improving, we've only been working for two weeks."He can play on the right, left or on the frontline, he's intelligent and has quality.
'No method to their business': Chelsea slammed over Mudryk deal, other transfers
Former Arsenal forward Alan Smith has warned Mauricio Pochettino that as a new Chelsea head coach, he'll have to deal with the disastrous transfer campaigns of the recent past."It’s been such a haphazard approach to signing players, it’s been really scattergun," Smith told Gambling Zone.
Ruben Loftus-Cheek confirms Pulisic's imminent move to AC Milan, reveals message he sent to Christian
Ruben Loftus-Cheek has confirmed that Christian Pulisic will be joining him at AC Milan imminently.Speaking about the USMNT captain’s arrival, he said: “Christian Pulisic is coming [to Milan] tomorrow.
Chelsea to not 'go over the odds' for Caicedo as Brighton set price benchmark (reliability: 5 stars)
Chelsea and Brighton remain quite far apart in their valuation of a deal for Moises Caicedo, according to The Guardian.Chelsea have no intention of going over the odds for the player, having been burned in talks with Brighton before.
How much money Chelsea have made from sales including Mason Mount's - counted
Chelsea were busy selling players in the first weeks of the summer transfer window - and they have largely succeeded in offloading the unwanted or wantaways for money.Here are all the sales the Blues have completed so far:Kai Havertz to Arsenal £65m;Mason Mount to Man United £55m;Mateo Kovacic to Man City £25m;Kalidou Koulibaly to Al Hilal £17m;Edouard Mendy to Al Ahli £16m;Ruben Loftus-Cheek to Milan £15m.
Chelsea close to Azpilicueta termination and 2 more under-radar stories today
Chelsea close to Azpilicueta terminationChelsea are closing in on an agreement to terminate Cesar Azplicueta's contract at the club and allowing him to become a free agent, according to Sky Sports. The Blues are ready to let the captain leave Stamford Bridge this summer with Atletico Madrid and Inter Milan interested in the 33-year-old defender.
7 out, 2 in: Chelsea's full 33-man senior squad on July 1
July 1 is the cut-off point for contracts, with players tend to become free agents at this stage.Chelsea is a particular case as they've only released two senior players for free - N'Golo Kante (who they wanted to keep) and Tiemoue Bakayoko (whose contract was actually until 2024).
Loftus-Cheek shares farewell message & 2 more under-radar stories
Leicester keen on Casadei loanGianluca Di Marzio reports that Leicester are interested in a loan deal for Chelsea youngster Cesare Casadei.The club that got relegated from the Premier League last season have already made an offer - but the player's preference is to spend the next season in the top tier.
AC Milan 'confident' over Christian Pulisic move, one sticking point revealed (reliability: 4 stars)
According to Calciomercato, AC Milan are confident that they will be able to follow up the signing of Ruben Loftus-Cheek with a move for Christian Pulisic.The Serie A club has a strong relationship with Chelsea, so there's hope they will overcome the difference in the player's valuations.
'The squad lacks balance': Rio Ferdinand tells Chelsea who they should sign this summer
"You look at Chelsea's midfield – Jorginho went last season, Kante and Kovacic have gone, Mount and Loftus-Cheek are on their way out," Rio Ferdinand said in a video on his FIVE YouTube channel. "That's five midfielders, two or three of them start.
Chelsea identify Mason Mount replacement with €40m release clause (reliability: 5 stars)
According to the Evening Standard's Nizaar Kinsella, Chelsea are expected to move for Celta Vigo midfielder Gabri Veiga after they complete the sale of Mason Mount to Man United.The Blues will be light in midfield after selling Jorginho, Mateo Kovacic and, in all likelihood, Ruben Loftus-Cheek in 2023.
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Neil Bath and Jim Fraser have set the Chelsea academy setup five main targets
At Chelsea, the academy building is driven by a clear vision for the future. Neil Bath, the director of football development and operations, and Jim Fraser, the head of youth development and recruitment, have outlined five key targets for the academy by the end of this decade.
AC Milan negotiating with Chelsea over potential Pulisic deal: Romano
Fabrizio Romano has shared an update on AC Milan's rumoured interest in Christian Pulisic and reveals that it will be separate from their deal for Loftus-Cheek.The deal for RLC has been reported to be in the region of €20 million, with €4 million of it being in add-ons.
'Proper, proper Chels': Blues fans react to Loftus-Cheek's imminent departure
Fabrizio Romano has confirmed that Ruben Loftus-Cheek will be moving to AC Milan this summer after a €20 million deal was agreed with Chelsea.RLC joined Chelsea in 2004 and stayed in the youth system all the way up till he became a part of the senior team.
Fabrizio Romano: AC Milan and Chelsea are closing in on Ruben Loftus Cheek deal, fee revealed
According to Fabrizio Romano, Ruben Loftus Cheek's deal is almost done with few final details left. Romano tweeted: "Understand AC Milan and Chelsea are closing in on Ruben Loftus Cheek deal for €16m fee plus €4m add-ons, this is the final package.
AC Milan back in talks for Loftus-Cheek, offer £10m less than Chelsea's price (reliability: 5 stars)
AC Milan have renewed their interest in Ruben Loftus-Cheek and have once again made him the priority target for the summer transfer campaign, the Evening Standard reports.The Serie A side previously walked away from the deal after sacking their sporting director Paolo Maldini.
Mauricio Pochettino is urging Chelsea to sign Gabri Veiga (reliability: 4 stars)
According to reports, Mauricio Pochettino is urging Chelsea to sign Gabri Veiga, a midfielder from Celta Vigo. Chelsea is looking to strengthen their midfield options and have Moises Caicedo from Brighton as a top target.
Juventus reject Chelsea offer for Dusan Vlahovic & 3 more latest under-radar stories
Vlahovic meetingLa Gazzetta dello Sport claim that Chelsea and Juventus held a meeting to discuss the signing of Dusan Vlahovic as the Blues are looking to sign the striker.Calciomercato also add that the Bianconeri rejected an player-swap deal offer from the Blues, that would've seen Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Romelu Lukaku join them for Vlahovic.
Inter Milan director sets up meeting with Chelsea: 5 players' futures to be discussed (reliability: 3 stars)
Inter Milan sporting director Piero Ausilio has set up a meeting with Chelsea officials to discuss the future of as many as five players, claims Italian outlet Sportsmediaset.They are going to meet to discuss the potential of a possible move for Andre Onana, who is priced at a whopping €70m by Inter.
Chukwuemeka plan and 3 more under-radar stories
Brighton can be ideal choice to loan breakout Chelsea wonderkidChelsea's rising star Cesare Casadei has experienced a remarkable transformation in the past six months, emerging from relative obscurity to fulfill the potential that initially attracted the Blues. Recent reports from sources like Calcio Mercato in his native Italy suggest that Premier League clubs, including Aston Villa and Brighton, are now eyeing him as a potential loan signing for the upcoming season.
AC Milan switch focus to another Chelsea midfielder after Ruben Loftus-Cheek cooling off (reliability: 5 stars)
AC Milan are targeting Carney Chukwuemeka as a potential summer arrival, according to Gianluca Di Marzio.The Serie A club have turned their focus to the Chelsea midfielder after deciding that Ruben Loftus-Cheek is too old for them.
The Chelsea midfielder most likely to get a first team breakout under Mauricio Pochettino next season
Chelsea is currently facing two situations simultaneously. Firstly, they are in desperate need of a central midfielder to fill the void left by the departures of Jorginho, N'Golo Kante, Mateo Kovacic, and Ruben Loftus-Cheek from their team.
Chelsea initiate talks with Southampton's Romeo Lavia to start a midfield rebuild (reliability: 4 stars)
Chelsea are wasting no time in their transfer plans as they seek to strengthen their midfield for the upcoming season. As reported by @FelixJohnston, the Blues have initiated discussions with Southampton regarding a potential £50m move for Romeo Lavia.
Loftus-Cheek's Milan move could collapse & 2 more under-radar stories at Chelsea
Romano gives Lautaro update"At the moment I’m not aware of any Chelsea contact for Lautaro Martinez, but let’s see what’s going to happen in the conversations between Inter Milan and Chelsea for Lukaku. But with Martinez there is still nothing concrete," the reporter said.