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Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink wants Chelsea to sign Wilfried Zaha, Aaron Wan-Bissaka

Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink thinks that Chelsea will raid Crystal Palace for Wilfried Zaha and Aaron Wan-Bissaka if they are given the green light to sign new players. Former Chelsea striker Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink has tipped his old club to move for Crystal Palace pair Wilfried Zaha and Aaron Wan-Bissaka. The Blues are still awaiting to find out if they can add to their squad in the summer, having lodged a fresh appeal against the two-window ban handed to them by FIFA. Should the Court of Arbitration for Sport rule that Chelsea can sign new players, Hasselbaink hopes that they table offers for Palace’s in-demand duo Zaha and Wan-Bissaka, who are both coming off the back of impressive individual campaigns. “If Chelsea don’t have a transfer ban, I think they will target two Cr...

Chelsea ‘consider Thomas Tuchel as Maurizio Sarri replacement’

Thomas Tuchel is reportedly being considered by Chelsea as a possible replacement for Maurizio Sarri, despite his underwhelming first season with Paris Saint-Germain. Paris Saint-Germain boss Thomas Tuchel is reportedly in contention to succeed Maurizio Sarri as Chelsea‘s next manager. Chelsea are expected to make an announcement on the future of Sarri after next week’s Europa League final showdown with Arsenal. The Italian has struggled to win over supporters and, despite potentially winning silverware in his first campaign at the helm, he has been widely tipped to make way in the summer. According to the Evening Standard, Chelsea have a few replacements in mind should they part company with Sarri. Iconic midfielder Frank Lampard, who has impressed in his debut season at Derby...

Maurizio Sarri: ‘Sack me now if Europa League final determines Chelsea fate’

Maurizio Sarri‘s future at Chelsea may be up in the air, but the Italian insists it does not hinge on winning next week’s Europa League final. Sarri’s position as Blues boss is still under scrutiny despite what he maintains has been a “very good season”, which could become “a wonderful season” if they beat Arsenal in Baku. The 60-year-old will discuss his future with the Stamford Bridge hierarchy following Wednesday’s final, but only to find out “if they are happy with me or not”. Maurizio Sarri’s Chelsea side take on Arsenal in Baku in a week’s time (Tim Goode/PA). As for whether next week’s all-English showdown will determine whether he stays or goes, Sarri insisted: “No. If the situation is like this I w...

Maurizio Sarri to discuss Chelsea future after Europa League final

Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri will discuss his future with the club following the Europa League final against Arsenal as he wants “to know if they are happy” with him. Italian Sarri, who has two years remaining on his contract but who has been linked with a move to Juventus, insists he is content to remain at Stamford Bridge. The boss said: “I have two years of my contract here. I have no contract with other clubs. I have to speak with my club after the final. I want to know if they are happy with me.” Sarri says that at the moment he is only thinking as far as next week regarding his future. After that he wants to discuss his future with the club, which is normal at the end of a season, and he would be happy to stay in the Premier League. #UELfinal — Chelsea FC (@...

Atletico Madrid to rival Liverpool, Chelsea for David Neres?

Atletico Madrid join Liverpool and Chelsea in the race to sign Ajax attacker David Neres this summer, according to a report. Atletico Madrid have reportedly joined the race to sign Ajax attacker David Neres in this summer’s transfer window. Neres scored 12 times and contributed 15 assists in 50 appearances for Ajax during the 2018-19 campaign. Chelsea and Liverpool have both been linked with moves for the 22-year-old this summer. However, according to AS, Atletico are also keen on a deal for the Brazil international, who played a key role in Ajax winning a league and cup double this term, in addition to reaching the semi-finals of the Champions League. Atletico are expected to have a fairly sizeable transfer budget this summer with Antoine Griezmann expected to fetch upwards of £100m...

Arsenal team news: Injury, suspension list vs. Chelsea

Sports Mole rounds up Arsenal’s latest injury and suspension news ahead of their Europa League final clash with Chelsea. Unai Emery can end his first campaign at Arsenal on a major high as his side take on Premier League foes Chelsea in the Europa League final. The Spaniard was set the target of guiding the Gunners back into the Champions League at the first attempt – something he can achieve by winning UEFA’s secondary competition in Baku on May 29. Arsenal have impressed during their run to the final, overcoming the likes of Napoli and Valencia over two legs to set up this huge showdown with fellow London club Chelsea in Azerbaijan. Here, Sports Mole rounds up Arsenal’s latest injury and suspension news ahead of their final match of 2018-19. ARSENAL’S INJURY...

Chelsea team news: Injury, suspension list vs. Arsenal

Sports Mole rounds up Chelsea’s latest injury and suspension news ahead of their Europa League final showdown with Arsenal. Chelsea are one game away from lifting the Europa League for the second time in two attempts as they take on domestic rivals Arsenal in the Baku final on May 29. The Blues finished third in the Premier League – an improvement on their fifth-place finish in Antonio Conte‘s final campaign at the helm – while also coming runners-up in the EFL Cup. Winning UEFA’s secondary competition for the second time in six years would therefore make this a positive first campaign in English football for Maurizio Sarri, even if he has so far failed to truly win over supporters. Here, Sports Mole has rounds up the West London outfit’s latest injury a...

Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri ‘fuming’ over Ruben Loftus-Cheek injury

Chelsea head coach Maurizio Sarri is reportedly still ‘fuming’ over the serious Achilles injury sustained by Ruben Loftus-Cheek in a friendly fixture last week. Chelsea head coach Maurizio Sarri is reportedly still angry after Ruben Loftus-Cheek suffered a serious Achilles injury last week. The Blues travelled to the United States to play a Holocaust Memorial match against New England Revolution, despite having only just concluded their Premier League campaign. The club’s 3-0 victory was marred by Loftus-Cheek sustaining an Achilles injury, something which could keep the England international on the sidelines for the best part of a year. According to The Sun, Sarri has been left fuming behind the scenes, with Loftus-Cheek having been in line to start against Arsenal in th...

Christian Pulisic hopeful of playing with Eden Hazard for Chelsea next season

Christian Pulisic hopes he can reach the same heights as Eden Hazard when he begins his Chelsea career this summer – and also wants to play alongside the Belgium international next season. The 20-year-old signed a five-and-a-half year contract at Stamford Bridge in January to move from Borussia Dortmund in a £58million deal which saw him loaned back to the Bundesliga club for the rest of the campaign. Hazard has been strongly linked with a move to Real Madrid and has just one year left on his existing contract, with Pulisic set to replace the Belgian if he leaves the Premier League outfit. Welcome to Chelsea, @cpulisic_10! https://t.co/bgiLbAtXrl — Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) January 2, 2019 But the United States international aspires to emulate Hazard’s achievements at the club, regardl...

Petr Cech ignoring reports of Chelsea return ahead of Europa League final

Petr Cech maintains his “sole focus” is to help Arsenal win the Europa League following a report the goalkeeper was set to return to his former club Chelsea in a sporting director role. Cech, who turned 37 on Monday, confirmed he will retire following the showpiece game between the Gunners and the Blues in Azerbaijan next week. A report on Tuesday evening suggested Cech – who joined Chelsea from Rennes in 2004 and went on to win a string of trophies, including four Premier League titles and the 2012 Champions League – was set to take up an off-field role at Stamford Bridge. Despite the news today as I had already said to everybody before , I’ll make decision about my future after the last game . Now my sole focus is to win the EL with @Arsenal . — Petr Cech (@PetrCech) Ma...

Chelsea refuse to comment on Petr Cech return

The veteran goalkeeper is set to retire from playing. Chelsea have declined to comment on a report former goalkeeper Petr Cech will return to the club in a sporting director role. Cech, who turned 37 on Monday, confirmed he will retire following the Europa League final between Arsenal and the Blues in Azerbaijan next week. A report on Tuesday evening suggested Cech – who joined Chelsea from Rennes in 2002 and went on to win a string of trophies, including four Premier League titles and the 2012 Champions League – was set to take up an off-field role at Stamford Bridge. Chelsea did not comment when contacted by Press Association Sport concerning the story. Michael Emenalo left his role as Chelsea’s technical director during November 2017 to join Monaco. Read Next: Unai Emery: ‘H...

Report: Chelsea will not stop Maurizio Sarri joining Juventus

A report claims that Chelsea will not hold Maurizio Sarri against his will if Juventus make a formal approach for him this summer. Juventus will reportedly be given a clear run at appointing Maurizio Sarri as Chelsea do not intend to stand in the Italian champions’ way if an approach is made. The Bianconeri are on the lookout for a new head coach as Massimiliano Allegri confirmed last week that he is to step aside this summer, bringing an end to his trophy-laden five-year spell in Turin. Despite his first-season struggles at Stamford Bridge, having failed to truly win over supporters, Sarri has emerged as a rumoured leading contender to take charge of Juve. According to The Telegraph, Chelsea will not hold the 60-year-old against his will if he was to express a desire to succeed Alle...

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