3.30pm Chelsea news LIVE: ‘£30m transfer fee for Gabriel Magalhaes agreed’, Umtiti prefers Blues, Ashley Cole attacked – The Sun

CHELSEA are eyeing a summer rebuild despite the coronavirus uncertainty which continues to suspend the Premier League.

We have the latest transfer talk on the likes of Gabriel Magalhaes, Samuel Umtiti and Lautaro Martinez.

Meanwhile, former defender Ashley Cole was attacked in his home by a gang of masked robbers.

Follow all the latest updates and gossip from West London below…


    Chelsea star Willian expressed his desire to stay in the Premier League but admitted that working under Maurizio Sarri was good for him.

    The Brazilian has been linked with a move to reunite with the Italian coach at Juventus should he fail to agree a new contract at Stamford Bridge.

    And Willian told ESPN Brasil:“My desire is to stay in the Premier League, but I don't rule out playing in other leagues.

    “I'm going to play until the end of the season and see what happens.

    “Sarri is a good coach. He had interesting tactics, liked a beautiful game, and playing with the ball.

    “Even so, he won a title, the Europa League , and we came third place in the Premier League.

    “I can't tell you why it wasn't better. He was a very calm guy on a daily basis.”


    UEFA are set to resume football by July or August with Champions League played behind closed doors amid the coronavirus pandemic.

    Europe's top leagues as well as major sporting events have all been put on hold as the deadly COVID-19 bug continues to sweep the globe.

    The Premier League announced they will aim to finish the 2019/20 season before the 2020/21 campaign begins, and according to the Independent and New York Times, Uefa have the same stance.

    It is claimed ending the Champions League and Europa League – their showpiece club tournaments – without a winner is “off the table”.

    But both the finals, which were backdated a month from the initial May date, are now due to be played behind closed doors.


    Karim Benzema has defended calling Olivier Giroud a “kart” because “it's the truth”.

    The two strikers are feuding after Real Madrid striker Benzema referred to his compatriot – who led the line for France's World Cup winning team in 2018 – as a go kart and himself as a Formula One car.

    Benzema defended his comments and dragged Cristiano Ronaldo into the argument by insisting if he was to compare himself to the Juventus forward, then he would be the go kart.

    He said: “They only focused on that, on what I said about Formula One and karting, but it's what I think and it's the truth.

    “Look, if I was asked about Ronaldo, then he would be the Formula One car and I would be the kart. Short and simple.”


    Juventus are reportedly plotting a swoop for Chelsea winger Willian with the player talking up his time under Maurizio Sarri.

    The Brazilian is out of contract at the end of the season and is said to want a three-year deal to stay at Stamford Bridge, while being offered two.

    Staying in England is Willian's priority but plenty of clubs across Europe will attempt to woo him should he become available.

    Tuttosport report on Juve keeping tabs on the 31-year-old ahead of the season eventually coming to an end.


    Cesc Fabregas has named Arsene Wenger and Jose Mourinho as the two best managers he ever worked for… with Pep Guardiola not even getting a mention.

    Four of these came under Manchester City boss Guardiola – but his Spanish compatriot was not at the forefront of Fabregas' mind.

    The 32-year-old has enjoyed a glittering career that has seen him stack up the silverware, winning 12 major trophies to date.

    Quizzed about his old bosses on an Instagram Live session, he initially tried to duck the question, answering: “I had the best in the world, so I cannot complain.”

    But when pushed further he relented, answering: “Wenger and Mourinho.”

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