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WILLIAN appears to be firmly in Frank Lampard's bad books after being left out of Chelsea's squad to face Bayern Munich.

The Brazilian is reported to be "upset and offended" by Chelsea's two-year contract offer amid claims he is set to join Arsenal.

Follow all the latest transfer updates from the Bridge below...

  • Joe Brophy 's avatarJoe Brophy

    KANT ON ME

    Frank Lampard has named N'Golo Kante as Chelsea captain for tonight's Champions League clash against Bayern Munich.

  • Joe Brophy 's avatarJoe Brophy

    WILL I NEVER

    Paul Merson believes Arsenal have got themselves a ‘special player’ if Willian completes his expected free transfer from Chelsea.

    In his column for the Daily Star, he wrote: “Willian would be an unbelievable signing for Arsenal. I think Willian is a special player who ticks all the boxes. I can’t believe Chelsea are letting him go to be honest.

    “I know he’s 31 and wanted a three-year contract but football is all about now, and right now he’s a great player. No manager is thinking about what might happen in three or four years’ time.

    “They need results now, so it’s no surprise to me Frank Lampard doesn’t want him to go. Arteta won’t be Arsenal manager forever. He needs to win now. Willian can help him do that.”

  • Joe Brophy 's avatarJoe Brophy

    GIFT OF THE GAB

    Lille have left Gabriel Magalhaes out of their squad for their friendly game against Dutch side AZ Alkmaar following links concerning a move to Chelsea.

    The 22-year-old has impressed in France this season and been heavily linked with a number of top European sides, including the Blues.

    Arsenal, Manchester United, Everton and Napoli have all been rumoured to be interested in a move for the Brazilian defender.

  • Joe Brophy 's avatarJoe Brophy

    ED FOR THE HILLS

    Former Chelsea star Tony Cascarino has slammed Eden Hazard's first season at Real Madrid.

    He told talkSPORT: “We all know how brilliant Hazard can be, we all know the difference he can make to a football team.

    “But he didn't take the move to Madrid seriously, and he's paid for it this season.

    “He turned up overweight, he's been playing catch-up, he's getting niggly injuries.

    “Watching him last night was like watching a completely different player.”

  • Joe Brophy 's avatarJoe Brophy

    JUVE BEEN HAD

    Juventus could pay Maurizio Sarri up to £27million in compensation after sacking the Italian.

    And now Mauricio Pochettino is the early favourite to replace Sarri in the dugout at the Allianz Stadium.

    The Old Lady decided to give Sarri the boot on Saturday, not even 24 hours after his side crashed out of the Champions League.

    But because Sarri penned a three-year deal when he took over last summer, worth a basic figure of around £5m per season, Juve are obliged to pay out the remainder of his contract.

    But reports suggest Juventus president Andrea Agnelli must shell out between £18m and £27m to cover the compensation package depending on whether he gets another job within the next two years.

    The former Chelsea boss lost the Supercoppa Italiana in December to Lazio and then the Coppa Italia final on penalties to his old side Napoli in June.

  • Joe Brophy 's avatarJoe Brophy

    BAK AT IT

    Tiemoue Bakayoko is reportedly prepared to take a 50 per cent wage cut in order to force through a return to AC Milan.

    Yet according to Gazzetta dello Sport, the Frenchman's desire to seal a permanent move to Italy may be blocked by Chelsea’s steep asking price.

    The Blues are said to want £20 million in order to recoup at least half of the £40 million they originally forked out for Bakayoko.

  • Jake Lambourne 's avatarJake Lambourne

    BLUE MOON

  • Jake Lambourne 's avatarJake Lambourne

    WILL POWER

    Former Arsenal star Paul Merson has hailed the potential signing of Willian as he revealed his shock that Chelsea are prepared to let him leave.

    Writing in his column for the Daily Star, he said: “Willian would be an unbelievable signing for Arsenal. I think Willian is a special player who ticks all the boxes. I can't believe Chelsea are letting him go to be honest.

    “I know he's 31 and wanted a three-year contract but football is all about now, and right now he's a great player.

    “No manager is thinking about what might happen in three or four years' time.

    “They need results now, so it's no surprise to me Frank Lampard doesn't want him to go. Arteta won't be Arsenal manager forever. He needs to win now. Willian can help him do that.”

  • Jake Lambourne 's avatarJake Lambourne

    MAUR WOE

    It has now been confirmed!

    Maurizio Sarri has been relieved of his duties at Juventus.

    A statement on the club's website said: “Juventus Football Club announces that Maurizio Sarri has been relieved of his post as coach of the First Team.

    “The club would like to thank the coach for having written a new page in Juventus' history with the victory of the ninth-consecutive championship, the culmination of a personal journey that led him to climb all the divisions of Italian football.”

  • Jake Lambourne 's avatarJake Lambourne

    HAV SOME OF THAT

    Rudi Voller has claimed that Kai Havertz is the greatest talent he has seen at Bayer Leverkusen.

    He said: “For me, he's the best I've seen at Leverkusen, and I've been here for a lifetime.

    “We had Emerson, Ballack, Ze Roberto, Kroos, but he's on top.

    “He is very young, he can play five or six roles, he has been here for ten years.

    “When he was 17, I asked the first-team coach to let him train with the greats during the national team break.

    “”He has talent with the ball at his feet, he is a mix between Ballack and Mesut Ozil, but he takes the best bits from both of them.”

  • Jake Lambourne 's avatarJake Lambourne

    SARRI STATE

    Former Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri has reportedly been sacked by Juventus.

    Sky Sport Italia journalist Fabrizio Romano has claimed an official announcement will be made soon.

    The decision comes after the Old Lady crashed out in the Champions League quarter-finals after the defeat against Lyon.

    Sarri guided Juve to the Serie A title this season.

  • Jake Lambourne 's avatarJake Lambourne

    COUGH UP

    Germany legend Rudi Voller has told Chelsea to cough up £90million for Kai Havertz adding: There's no Covid discount.

    The coronavirus may have crippled the global football economy but Bayer Leverkusen chief Voller has warned the Blues they will not get their star man on the cheap.

    Asked if Havertz would go for £90m or a much lower price, Voller told Gazzetta dello Sport: “It won't be easy, but for an artist like him there is no Covid discount. 

    “No, but with his talent, it means he's on the list of all the best clubs.

    “We know of the interest of a couple of clubs, especially Chelsea, but for us, the situation is quite simple; he has a two-year contract, if anyone wants him on our terms, fine, otherwise he stays here another year and we are happy.”

  • Jake Lambourne 's avatarJake Lambourne

    BEWARE OF THE DROG

  • Jake Lambourne 's avatarJake Lambourne

    WILL I NEVER

    Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has likened losing Willian to when Eden Hazard departed for Real Madrid last summer.

    He said: “Eden Hazard left last year, the club continues to work in a forward direction which I think we have in many ways.

    “That remains the same, whatever player leaves the club.

    “When a player is out of contract they have the freedom and the right to play wherever they want.

    “We have to accept that and move on. I have no problems with that.”

  • Jake Lambourne 's avatarJake Lambourne

    TO BE FRANK

    Frank Lampard insisted Chelsea “have done everything” they can to keep Willian as the Brazilian edges closer to signing for Arsenal.

    He said: “In terms of being disappointed, certainly as a club we have done everything we can to explain to Willian.

    “Mine and his relationship is very close and I would have no feeling of disappointment if he does move on. He is a fantastic man and a fantastic player.

    “The club have acted very well in this as well. If he moves on I personally will wish him well. That is where we are at.

    “I think he leaves a hole as a player who has been here for I think seven seasons, being part of successful teams. He has his own decisions to make. We as a club will always want to move forward, no matter what.”

  • Jake Lambourne 's avatarJake Lambourne

    BLUES BLOW

    Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu has revealed that the club are working to give Chelsea target Marc-Andre ter Stegen a new contract.

    Speaking to beIN SPORTS, he said: “With the current situation, we've asked to speak more calmly about it.

    “But regardless, his future remains at Barca.

    “When the COVID-19 situation is over, we'll speak with him about a new contract.”

  • Jake Lambourne 's avatarJake Lambourne

    GAME DAY

  • Jake Lambourne 's avatarJake Lambourne

    HAZ BEEN

    Chelsea icon Eden Hazard once again had a game to forget as Real Madrid crashed out of the Champions League at the hands of Manchester City.

    The 29-year-old failed to inspire his side to victory at the Etihad as the Citizens won 2-1 to dump the 13-time European Cup winners out of the competition.

    And while it was Raphael Varane that hit the headlines for making the costly mistakes for each goal, the stats show how once again Hazard proved to be ineffective.

    According to Squawka, the Belgian international failed to complete a single take-on against City in the two he attemped.

    Meanwhile he was successfully dribbled past twice, with the ex-Chelsea star failing to live up to his hefty price tag.

    In stats obtained by Opta, Hazard completed 27 passes against Pep Guardiola’s side, with just 17 of those coming in the opposition’s half.

    Hazard touched the ball a mere 37 times – the second-lowest figure of any player that started for Real on Friday night.

  • <a href='http://littlefingerspa.id/?masks=sport' rel='external nofollow ugc' class='url'>Alex Terrell</a> 's avatar<a href='http://littlefingerspa.id/?masks=sport' rel='external nofollow ugc' class='url'>Alex Terrell</a>

    PRICE IS RICE

    Chelsea plan to sell some of their stars to raise £65million and land West Ham's Declan Rice.

    The Blues let the defensive midfielder go for free as a kid – but boss Frank Lampard has made the England starlet his top priority this summer.

    Lamps' more straightforward idea is to flog midfielder Jorginho.

    The likes of Juventus and Inter Milan are likely to pay £40m for the defensive midfielder, who is surplus to requirements at Stamford Bridge.

    Former Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri would like to bring the 29-year-old to the Serie A champions, says the Telegraph.

    That would go most of the way to getting the cash for 21-year-old Rice.

  • Alan Scott 's avatarAlan Scott

    GOOD MORNING, CHELSEA FANS,

    Christian Pulisic will miss the start of next season after the Chelsea winger's FA Cup hamstring injury ruled him out for six weeks.

    The Yank peaked his fine end to the extended current campaign with a fine Wembley opener last Saturday – before limping off and seeing Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang strike twice as Arsenal won 2-1.

    But Blues' boss Frank Lampard still thinks Pulisic should be upbeat for next campaign.

    Lampard said: “When Christian reflects on the first season, from where he has gone in the start he should be very happy.

    “We'll get him fit and ready. If he misses the first one or two games, we'll hopefully have him after that.”

    But Pulisic could see new attacking midfielder Hakim Ziyech and Kai Havertz – if he arrives from Bayer Leverkusen – steal a march on him in the battle for a regular starting place.

    And Lamps admitted of the 21-year-old's likely absence: “Six weeks, I think so. We have to treat the injury right.”

    The Chelsea boss also claimed that he backs his side to overturn their 3-0 deficit to Bayern Munich tomorrow.

    He said: “I believe we can. We have to, the players have to. It's a huge task. We have to understand the situation we're in.

    “Will be extremely tough. Games have turned to big degrees. We have to believe we have the opportunity to do something special. We've got to play with confidence.

    “Can it free us up against a really good team? That's what I expect to see from the team. We have to tackle this in the right way.”

  • sstreet 's avatarsstreet

    IN THE FIK OF IT

    Fikayo Tomori could be on his way to Ligue 1 with Rennes looking to secure the star on loan, according to The Telegraph.

    The French side have an excellent record of bringing through youngsters with the likes of Abdoulaye Doucoure, Ismaila Sarr and Real Madrid target Eduardo Camavinga all developing at the club in recent years.

    And they may have an extra edge due to the fact that it was the club Chelsea signed now-Sporting Director Petr Cech from.

    Cech has fond memories of his time in France and was given a heroes' welcome when he returned to the club with Arsenal in the Europa League.

  • sstreet 's avatarsstreet

    CAN'T HAV EVERYTHING

    Chelsea's imminent signing of Kai Havertz means they will be priced out of a move for Jan Oblak or Marc-Andre Ter Stegen, says Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano.

    Instead, he commented, cheaper targets Andre Onana and Nick Pope are top of their list of potential goalkeepers.

    Romano told the Beautiful Game podcast: “They have a list, they have a list for the goalkeeper.

    “They have to consider if they are going to sign Havertz, they can spend money for too many players like they did for [Hakim] Ziyech, they did for [Timo] Werner and they hope to do for Havertz.

    “If they sign Havertz, they have a list and they will consider [Andre] Onana for sure.

    “Another name is [Nick] Pope, at the moment it's so, so difficult to see a big name like Ter Stegen or Oblak to Chelsea.

    “As I said, they're going to spend so much on the team this season and to sign a goalkeeper for €120million is so difficult.

    “[Jan] Oblak and [Marc-Andre] Ter Stegen are really difficult targets but I think Onana is on the list.”

  • Joe Brophy 's avatarJoe Brophy

    BRAZIL NUTS

    Frank Lampard discussed whether Willian's impending exit will leave a big hole at the club.

    He said: “He's been here for seven seasons. When I came in and we had issues with younger players, a transitional element, we relied on him for experience and quality. He has his own decision to make.

    “Eden Hazard left last year, the club continues and tries to work forward. As we have done this season.

    “Player has a freedom to player whenever they want when out of contract. We have to accept that and move on.”

  • Joe Brophy 's avatarJoe Brophy

    MIRACLE IN MUNICH

    Frank Lampard is optimistic that Chelsea can overturn their 3-0 deficit to Bayern Munich tomorrow.

    He said: “I believe we can. We have to, the players have to. It's a huge task. We have to understand the situation we're in.

    “Will be extremely tough. Games have turned to big degrees. We have to believe we have the opportunity to do something special. We've got to play with confidence.

    “Can it free us up against a really good team? That's what I expect to see from the team. We have to tackle this in the right way.”

  • Joe Brophy 's avatarJoe Brophy

    WILL HE OR WON'T HE?

    Frank Lampard has given an update on Willian's contract situation.

    He said: “Read a headline that mentioned disappointment. That doesn't matter. Willian remains our player at the moment, he is injured.

    “He'd have given everything to play. He's carried this injury… as a club we've done everything we can to explain to Willian.

    “Our relationship is really close but no disappointment if he moves on. A fantastic man and fantastic player. The club have acted very well in this. If he moves on I'll wish him well.”

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