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11pm Chelsea news LIVE: Dembele bid, Coutinho to cost £70m, Nathan Collins transfer edges closer

CHELSEA are eyeing up a big summer rebuild with the Premier League suspended indefinitely due to the global coronavirus pandemic.

We have the all the latest transfer talk on the likes of Philippe Coutinho, Jadon Sancho and Moussa Dembele.

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

  • Joe Brophy 's avatarJoe Brophy2 hours ago6th April 2020


    Arsenal and Chelsea are being increasingly linked with Real Madrid full-back Achraf Hakimi.

    The Madrid-born Morocco star, 21, has shone on loan for Borussia Dortmund this season.

    Real are expecting plenty of offers for Hakim when he returns to the Bernabeu, with PSG and Bayern Munich also admirers.

    And The Athletic say Arsenal are especially keen on his versatility.

    Normally a right-back, he can also play on the left.

  • Joe Brophy 's avatarJoe Brophy3 hours ago6th April 2020


    Chelsea star Mason Mount lost out to best friend Declan Rice on a game of FIFA 20.

  • Joe Brophy 's avatarJoe Brophy3 hours ago6th April 2020


    Chelsea have been handed a huge boost in their pursuit of Achraf Hakimi.

    Reports claimed the 21-year-old, who is loan with Borussia Dortmund, had recently agreed a new deal with Real Madrid.

    But his agent, Alejandro Camano, said: “There is no basis at all.

    “His contract at Real Madrid is still the same one we negotiated in 2017 and it runs until 2022.”

  • Joe Brophy 's avatarJoe Brophy4 hours ago6th April 2020


    Sea Dyche has blasted Health Secretary Matt Hancock’s remarks about footballers as a “massive generalisation”.

    Hancock called on Premier League players to give up a percentage of their wages to help the battle against coronavirus.

    But Burnley boss Dyche told talkSPORT: “Players do their bit. I know for a fact individual players are already doing stuff from their own pocket, for different situations, as are a lot of people.

    “If they’d done all that and someone comes in and says they are taking more, they’ll say, ‘Hang on a minute…’ You have to be careful.

    “A lot of people are giving a lot at the moment. Whether it’s time, energy, effort, money, we are all behind the NHS in hopefully making this go away.

    “People must remember, footballers pay vast amounts of tax. We all do.

    “It’s fine, not a problem. But behind that, everyone has their own version of responsibility.”

  • Joe Brophy 's avatarJoe Brophy4 hours ago6th April 2020


    FA boss Mark Bullingham has laid out the bleak future facing the governing body.

    The FA’s chief executive confirmed SunSport’s story yesterday that the organisation’s losses due to the coronavirus crisis are certain to be over £100million — and could even reach £150m.

    He said: “We’ve taken an immediate and significant financial impact due to the postponement of England internationals, Emirates FA Cup matches and Wembley events, and there is currently no clear timescale on when they will return.

    “The total financial impact is currently forecast to be around £100m, but it could easily exceed £150m depending on the duration of the Government’s necessary medical measures.

    “Along with many other organisations across the country, we are currently reviewing our financial model during this challenging period.

    “We want to take prudent and appropriate steps to help protect and support the FA and our employees during this unpredictable time.”

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