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11pm Chelsea transfer news LIVE: Giroud latest with Juventus interested, Tomori exit talk, Sevilla build-up

CHELSEA are heading to Spain to play their penultimate group game against Sevilla in the Champions League.

If they win, the Blues are not only guaranteed to qualify for the last 16, but are also nailed on to finish as group winners.

Follow all the latest Chelsea news below...

  • CHELSEA AND UTD IN CAMAVINGA HUNT

    Rennes midfielder Eduardo Camavinga could be available for just £45million as Manchester Utd, Chelsea, Juventus and Real Madrid hover.

    AS suggest the three-cap France star’s Ligue 1 club are geared up to selling him despite 18 months remaining on his contract.

    The Angola-born ace was previously rated at £68m.

    But Camavinga reportedly sacked his agent in a signal of intent to join a new club.

  • JAVI OPEN TO OFFERS

    Spain midfielder Javi Martinez will have Premier League clubs pricking up their ears after the Bayern Munich midfielder admitted he’d “like to try something new before I end my career”.

    The World Cup and Champions League winner, 32, is tipped to leave when his contract runs out in June, despite regaining his Bayern place.

  • WHAT'S HAPPENED TO WILLIAN?

    Paul Merson believes Willian's form has gone from unplayable for Chelsea last season to unacceptable with Arsenal this term.

    Former Gunners' striker Merson doubts the Brazil midfielder has had a decent match this season.

    He told Sky Sports: "He was unplayable for Chelsea at times last season, and then Arsenal sign him and you think, ‘What a signing this is. On a free transfer!’ 

    “I don’t know what’s happened to Willian.

    “I can’t remember him having a good game yet. I’m a massive, massive fan of his. He’s just not got going.”  

  • BARCA LINKED TO RUDIGER

    Chelsea's Antonio Rudiger and Arsenal's Shkodran Mustafi have been rated shock Barcelona targets for January.

    Under-fire Barca boss Ronald Koeman wants defensive reinforcements after a poor start to his reign and season.

    And Mundo Deportivo, suggest Manchester City's Eric Garcia, 19, has been joined by fellow centre-backs Rudiger and Mustafi as January options.

  • JT WANTS CASH TO SPLASH

    Stamford Bridge legend John Terry will not ditch his Aston Villa coach job to boss Derby unless the Rams’ potential new owner Sheikh Khaled can convince him he has the financial muscle to survive in the Premier League.

    JT, 39, is the bookies favourite to edge out interim boss Wayne Rooney and take charge of the struggling Championship club, once Derventio Holdings Limited complete their imminent takeover, which could be confirmed in the next 24 hours.

    Terry is currently Dean Smith’s assistant head coach at Villa but is ready to take the plunge as a manager in his own right and his stature in the game means he can handpick the right opportunity.

    Sources close to Terry’s camp say the Derby job is definitely one he would be attracted to - but only if the figures stack up.

  • BLUES LEAD ALABA CHASE

    Chelsea remain favorites to sign Bayern Munich superstar David Alaba, reports say.

    AS suggest the Austria defender's representatives will meet with the Blues in January to discuss a possible move.

    Real Madrid, PSG and Juventus have also been linked with the 28-year-old. 

  • LAMPARD'S RIGHT CALL

    Frank Lampard has been trying to reassure Callum Hudson-Odoi over his short and long-term Chelsea future.

    Blues' boss Lampard said: “I did speak to him personally because I want him to feel where he’s at at the minute. 

    “If there are times when he’s not starting or not in the squad, the main thing is I want him to stay positive. Part of my job is to have that communication level.

    “He took it very well. It’s not an easy decision. It’s not an easy conversation.

    “I’ve been really pleased with his training lately. I’ve spoken about Callum at different times since I’ve been in the job and his training.

    "His attitude is bang on, his work ethic in training and that’s led to him scoring against Rennes, coming on at Newcastle when I thought he was bright, going away with the England under-21s and doing well.”

  • MARTINEZ WANTS ‘SOMETHING NEW’

    Spain midfielder Javi Martinez will have Premier League clubs pricking up their ears after the Bayern Munich midfielder admitted he’d “like to try something new before I end my career”.

    The World Cup and Champions League winner, 32, is tipped to leave when his contract runs out in June, despite regaining his Bayern place.

    Martinez can also slot into central defence and was strongly linked with rejoining Athletic Bilbao last summer.

    He said: “This is not the moment to discuss what will happen in June 2021.

    “Anything can happen. I had great years here and we will see what happens. 

    “The contract says it is the last year. I am happy to be here now and I am part of the team and that is what is important.”

  • LAMPS BACKS JT TO BE TOP BOSS

    Frank Lampard reckons fellow Chelsea legend John Terry and Derby would make a great match.

    Lampard’s former clubmate is now first team coach at Aston Villa. 

    But he is also one of the favourites to take over the Championship’s bottom club, where Wayne Rooney is caretaker-boss.

    Chelsea boss Lampard said: “John is destined to be a manager. 

    “He has been working very well alongside Dean Smith at Aston Villa for the past few years.

    “He will have been learning a lot but what John knows and his experiences in the game will be huge  and I know that from playing alongside him.”

  • TEEN CAN ED IN FOR £45m

    Rennes midfielder Eduardo Camavinga could be available for just £45million as Manchester Utd, Chelsea, Juventus and Real Madrid hover.

    AS suggest the three-cap France star’s Ligue 1 club are geared up to selling him despite 18 months remaining on his contract.

    The Angola-born ace was previously rated at £68m.

    But Camavinga reportedly sacked his agent in a signal of intent to join a new club.

  • HOW BLUES MIGHT LINE UP

    Frank Lampard is set to hand Callum Hudson-Odoi a starting berth in Chelsea's trip to Sevilla on Wednesday.

    The Blues head to Spain knowing that a draw will keep them on top of Group E, having already qualified for the next round.

    Hudson-Odoi is banging on the door for a fresh run in the team after impressing in the recent win at Rennes.

    Lampard said: "I have tough decisions when we have a fully fit squad, that we pretty much do now, to leave players out that work hard through the week and are desperate to play for the club."

  • WRIGHT OR WRONG

    Ian Wright changed his mind and now thinks Spurs have a better chance of winning the title over Chelsea.

    The Arsenal legend initially told Premier League Productions: "I’d probably say… it is tough because if you lose a [Harry] Kane or a [Heung-min] Son it’s going to cause you a problem, just like if Chelsea lose a [Timo] Werner or a [N’Golo] Kante, it depends, it really does depend.

    “It’s a tough question. If I had to choose somebody, I would probably at the moment say Chelsea.

    "Not just because of my Arsenal affinity, but I just feel that they just might have a little bit more at the moment.

    "But then they’ve got Mourinho as the manager at Tottenham.

    “Do you know what? I’m probably going to change my mind and go with Tottenham. I think so, yeah."

  • OD ONE OUT

    Callum Hudson-Odoi has been urged to keep smiling through his frustration at Chelsea this season.

    The winger is set to start against Sevilla tomorrow night following talks with boss Frank Lampard over his lack of game time.

    Hudson-Odoi scored against Rennes last week as Chelsea reached the Champions League knockout stage with two games to spare - only to be axed for Sunday’s clash with Tottenham.

    Lampard said: “I did speak to him personally because I want him to feel where he’s at at the minute. 

    “If there are times when he’s not starting or not in the squad, the main thing is I want him to stay positive. Part of my job is to have that communication level.

    “He took it very well. It’s not an easy decision. It’s not an easy conversation.

    “I’ve been really pleased with his training lately. I’ve spoken about Callum at different times since I’ve been in the job and his training. His attitude is bang on, his work ethic in training and that’s led to him scoring against Rennes, coming on at Newcastle when I thought he was bright, going away with the England under-21s and doing well.”

  • SMILE LIKE YOU MEAN IT

    Chelsea travel to Sevilla ahead of tomorrow night's Champions League game and the Blues squad are in good spirits.

    And why wouldn't they be? Frank Lampard's side are already assured of a place in the knockout stages.

  • GONE TO POT

    Former Chelsea star Andre Schurrle is swapping football pitches for a different type of grass - by investing in a CANNABIS company.

    The German World Cup winner hung up his boots during the summer after leaving Borussia Dortmund.

    Schurrle, 30, now reportedly plans to plough funds into the Sanity Group. The Berlin-based firm, founded in 2018, grows cannabis for medicinal purposes. It is legal in Germany.

    Elements of the plant can be used to prevent inflammations and relieve pain.

    Schurrle's former Germany and Dortmund team-mate Mario Gotze has been lined up as a fellow investor.

    Rapper Will.i.am, 45, model Stefanie Giesinger, 24, and ex-Germany midfielder Dennis Aogo, 33, are also planning to buy stakes in the company.

    A company spokesman told Germany's top-selling paper Bild that they have held talks with Schurrle and Gotze, 28, about working together.

  • BARNES-TORMING

    Jurgen Klopp was right not to sign Chelsea's Timo Werner, according to John Barnes.

    The Liverpool legend reckons former Wolves man Diogo Jota's flying start to life at Anfield has proven the German boss right.

    Barnes told BonusCodeBets.co.uk: "Timo Werner is doing well and I'm sure he could have fit into what Liverpool wanted, but Liverpool want a player that wants to come to them.

    "Maybe Werner wanted to guarantee that he was going to play in every single week, which he does at Chelsea and he may not necessarily have got that at Liverpool, just as Jota hasn’t.

    "Jota is playing well not just because he's a really good player, but because he's happy to not play every game and he's got the right attitude.

    "What Klopp does with all the players is he looks at a player that can fit into what he wants and he knew Jota could do what he wanted.

    "I'm sure Werner could have done the same, so like with a lot of players at Liverpool I don't think they're improving, I think they're at a club that suits their style perfectly and the way Liverpool play perfectly suits Jota."

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