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9pm Chelsea transfer news LIVE: Lampard struggles to offload Kepa, Atalanta and Ajax in Champions League, Rudiger to PSG

CHELSEA are klooking to land Declan Rice this transfer window and have reportedly offered Antonio Rudiger and Ruben Loftus-Cheek to West Ham in exchange.

Meanwhile Ross Barkley has gone on loan to Aston Villa for the remainder of the season.

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  • CALL TO ARMS – EXCLUSIVE

    Callum Hudson-Odoi has hired a personal trainer at his own expense to try to force his way into Frank Lampard's plans.

    The Chelsea boss has made repeated demands for the winger to show him the kind of 'work ethic' that will see him regain a regular first team spot.

    And Hudson-Odoi has taken his manager at his word and is spending £1,500 a month with his own specialised fitness guru.

    The winger is also coughing up to rent the entire pitch at a non-league club near his South London home.

    Hudson-Odoi, 19, is lifting extra weights, being put through his paces with sprint shuttle runs and working on endurance to boost his stamina to last 90 minutes with ease.

    The sessions are all being undertaken in addition to normal training with Chelsea.

  • CHIL'S COLE FIRED

    Ben Chilwell has revealed Chelsea legend Ashley Cole told him to ‘die for the badge'.

    The England ace, 23, was given the advice when meeting the left-back who played 385 Premier League for the club.

    Chilwell said: “Seeing the career that he had here, obviously I wanted to emulate that, and still do. To have someone like that who has played for Chelsea, who's English, it was important for me.

    “I spoke to my agent because I was quite keen on getting to meet him.

    “I just wanted to get to know him and pick his brains on what he thought of Chelsea as a club, how he reached the success that he reached here.

    “I was quite keen to have that chat to find out things like that. Obviously I'm going to work as hard as I can over the next however many years to try and emulate what he's done here.”

  • Fans will be ordered to socially distance and wear masks in line with local regulations.

    But it will not apply for any of England’s games next week or the opening Champions League or Europa League home games for English sides unless the Government relents on its current ban on attendances.

    Uefa President Aleksander Ceferin said: “This is a sensible first step which puts fans’ health first and respects the laws in each country.

    “Different countries have different approaches and different challenges at any given moment but 27 countries on the continent already allow fans to some extent.

    “This allows a coherent approach on a country-by-country basis and not on a competition-by-competition basis which was sometimes difficult to understand for fans.”

  • FAN-PIONS LEAGUE

    Uefa have given the green light for fans to return – but only where national governments allow.

    In a move that will add to pressure from Prem sides for a UK Government U-turn, European football’s ruling executive committee has agreed that fan numbers will be capped at 30 per cent of stadium capacity.

    But there will be no away supporters allowed for now.

    The change, which will apply to all competitive games under the Uefa umbrella, will come into effect from next week’s international break.

    This will include the delayed Euro 2020 play-off semi-finals and the National League group stage…

  • TOP TIPS – SPONSORED BY LADBROKES

    It's all about goals at the moment in the Premier League – and we're predicting another bumper weekend ahead.

    We've got betting tips for you from three big top-flight matches, starting at Stamford Bridge where Chelsea host cross-London rivals Crystal Palace.

    It's not been the start Frank Lampard and Chelsea were hoping for.

    A huge summer outlay, but just four points from a possible nine to start the new campaign and already out of the Carabao Cup.

    We did warn you that it might be a bumpy ride – but this is a pressure game, with the fanbase expecting a comfortable home three points.

    SunSport's best bets

    Over 2.5 goals at Stamford Bridge: 8/13

    Chelsea to win after going behind: 8/1

    Kai Havertz to score first Premier League goal: 15/8

  • NBA host Jaydee Dyer shared the vile racist abuse he faced, revealing he was called “black c**t”.

    Bela Shah confirmed it was mostly “racist or sexist”, while Laura Woods claimed: “I didn't quite know how to process it.

    “It was so abusive and so direct and hurtful… I didn't know what I'd done to deserve it.”

    Boxing presenter Woolhouse even revealed she was sent a truly shocking message regarding her brother, who tragically died in a bus crash in Malaysia in 2014.

    Through tears, she read: “That big, ugly grin… I hope you can join your brother in death soon.

    “He probably killed himself trying to get away from you.”

  • 'HATE WON'T STOP US'

    Sky Sports presenters have bravely read out some of the horrific abuse they have faced online in a bid to combat trolls.

    The broadcasting company shared a two-minute video of a host of their top talent recalling some of the worst abuse they've ever faced.

    In a campaign to combat online abuse called 'Hate Won't Stop Us', the likes of Anna Woolhouse, Bryan Swanson and Alex Hammond opened up in a video which reveals the disturbing attacks they have faced.

    Amongst the abuse, Kate Mason revealed she was told: “I hope you get Aids. S**g.”

    Michelle Owen added: “I've been called a 'dumb b***h'. I was told I'd got fat and put weight on while I was pregnant.”

    Sky Sports News presenter Bryan Swanson revealed he was tweeted: “F*** off you chief, pig-faced c**t.”…

  • TOP DROG

    Didier Drogba scooped the Uefa President's award at today's Champions League draw ceremony.

  • THESE ARE THE CHAMPIOOOOONNNNNNSSSSS!

    The Champions League group stage draw has been completed in Switzerland.

    Group A – Bayern Munich, Atletico, RB Salzburg, Lokomotiv Moscow.

    Group B – Real Madrid, Shakhtar, Inter Milan, Monchengladbach.

    Group C – Porto, Man City, Olympiakos, Marseille.

    Group D – Liverpool, Ajax, Atalanta, FC Midtjylland.

    Group E – Sevilla, Chelsea, Krasnodar, Rennes.

    Group F – Zenit, Dortmund, Lazio, Club Brugge.

    Group G – Juventus, Barcelona, Dynamo Kiev, Ferencvarosi TC.

    Group H – Paris Saint-Germain, Man Utd, RB Leipzig, Instanbul Basaksehir.

  • GROUP E DRAW IS COMPLETE!

    Rennes will make their Champions League debut against Sevilla, Chelsea and Krasnodar!

    Sevilla

    Chelsea

    Krasnodar

    Rennes

  • GROUP E

    FC Krasnodar will be joining group E alongside Sevilla and Chelsea!

    Sevilla

    Chelsea

    Krasnodar

  • GROUP E!!!

    Chelsea have been drawn in group E alongside Sevilla!

    Sevilla and Chelsea so far…

  • CHAMPIONS LEAGUE DRAW…

    All the teams from Pot 1 have been drawn…

    Chelsea out any minute now..

  • DILLY DING, DILLY WRONG – COMMENT

    SunSport's Dave Kidd thinks Frank Lampard is turning into Tinkerman Claudio Ranieri and Chelsea chief Roman Abramovich won’t sit and watch after his £230million summer spend.

    Lampard has now used a staggering 56 different starting line-ups in 60 matches as Chelsea boss, with the formation chopping and changing all too frequently.

    Having played under the Tinkerman, Ranieri, Lampard has taken lessons from the wrong former Chelsea boss.

    In his pomp, Jose Mourinho always knew his best team. It is unclear whether Lampard knows precisely how his two major attacking signings, Timo Werner and Kai Havertz, will fit in.

  • <a href='http://www.thesun.co.uk/sport' rel='external nofollow ugc' class='url'>Alex Terrell</a>

    CHAMPIONS LEAGUE LIVE

    We’ve got live updates on each ball flying out of the pot in the group stage draw from Nyon which starts in five minutes.

    Man Utd, Liverpool, Chelsea and Man City will learn their fates for the group games, which start later this month.

    CLICK HERE FOR OUR LIVE CHAMPIONS LEAGUE DRAW BLOG

  • AGENT ASHLEY

    Ashley Cole was decisive in convincing Ben Chilwell to come to Stamford Bridge, the ex-Leicester man revealed in a press conference today.

    Blues legend Cole is currently an academy coach at the club and spoke to Chilwell before his move.

    It was a big part of convincing the left-back to leave Leicester, given his hopes to follow in Cole's footsteps.

    Chilwell told the media: “Obviously I wanted to emulate him and still do. To have someone like that who has played for Chelsea, who is English, it was important for me.

    “I spoke to my agent because I was quite keen on getting to meet him so I could get to know him and kind of pick his brains on what he thought of Chelsea as a club, how he reached the success that he reached here.

    “I was quite keen to have that chat to find out stuff like that. I am going to work as hard as I can for however many years to try and emulate what he's done here.”

  • DRAW POSSIBLITIES

    With the start of the Champions League draw only an hour away, it's time for Blues fans to start thinking of the best and worst possibilities of who they could face in the group stages.

    Looking through the four pots, our guess is this:

    BEST: Zenit, Dynamo Kyiv and İstanbul Başakşehir

    WORST: Bayern Munich, RB Leipzig and Marseille

  • THREE CHELSEA PLAYERS IN ENGLAND SQUAD

    A trio of Blues players feature in Gareth Southgate's England squad.

    Ben Chilwell is back after missing the last squad, and he's joined by teammates Tammy Abraham and Mason Mount.

    Transfer target Declan Rice is also present for England's three games.

  • CHAMPIONS LEAGUE DRAW LESS THAN 3 HOURS AWAY

    A reminder that the Champions League draw is getting ever closer with Chelsea in pot two.

    The Blues will be eyeing up several old European friends who they have faced in years gone by.

    They could draw PSG from pot one, with the two clubs meeting each other on a few occasions over the last decade. The most memorable meeting saw a late Demba Ba goal send Chelsea through to the semi-finals in 2014.

    They could also meet holders Bayern Munich who sent Frank Lampard's side spinning out of the competition last season over two torturous legs.

    The draw starts at 4pm.

    POT ONE: Bayern (GER), UEFA Champions League holders; Sevilla (ESP), UEFA Europa League holders; Real Madrid (ESP); Liverpool (ENG); Juventus (ITA); Paris (FRA); Zenit (RUS); Porto (POR)

    POT TWO: Barcelona (ESP); Atlético Madrid (ESP); Manchester City (ENG); Manchester United (ENG); Shakhtar Donetsk (UKR); Dortmund (GER); Chelsea (ENG); Ajax (NED)

    POT THREE: Dynamo Kyiv (UKR); Salzburg (AUT); RB Leipzig (GER); Internazionale (ITA); Olympiacos (GRE); Lazio (ITA); Krasnodar (RUS); Atalanta (ITA)

    POT FOUR: Lokomotiv Moskva (RUS); Marseille (FRA); Club Brugge (BEL); Mönchengladbach (GER); İstanbul Başakşehir (TUR); Midtjylland (DEN); Rennes (FRA); Ferencváros (HUN)

  • ALONSO UPDATE

    Inter Milan may be in the window for Marcos Alonso, only days after the left-back's reported bust-up with Frank Lampard.

    The Chelsea gaffer was furious with Alonso's actions after he was subbed off at half time and may now have a route to get rid of him.

    Inter have just sold their Brazilian left-back Dalbert to Rennes and are now reportedly in the market for a replacement.

  • PICK THAT ONE OUT

    After two dodgy results this week, Chelsea will look to fight back against Crystal Palace on Saturday.

    And it looks like Olivier Giroud is gunning for a place in the starting line-up.

  • BIRTHDAY BOY

    Chelsea have paid tribute to birthday boy and former player George Weah.

    He enjoyed only a brief stay at the Bridge but made a big impact in that time.

    Weah is also, perhaps more importantly, the current president of Liberia.

  • THE CHEEK OF IT

    West Ham believe they can get Ruben Loftus-Cheek on loan AND keep Declan Rice, reports say.

    Rumours have long linked Rice with Chelsea, and in recent days the transfer mill has suggested RLC to West Ham is brewing.

    A permanent swoop for Rice has seen some say RLC would have to go the other way on loan, but the Mirror reports that the Hammers believe they can have both players.

    David Moyes is keen on signing another midfielder but does not believe Rice has to depart in the process.

    Sources say the ex-Everton boss also believes he can capture Loftus-Cheek without having to sacrifice his own midfielder.

  • CHAMPIONS LEAGUE DRAW BUILD UP

    Chelsea go into today's Champions draw in pot two, alongside two English rivals in Manchester United and Manchester City.

    They're almost guaranteed to get one of the big boys from pot one, while pot three also has some scary opposition in the form of RB Leipzig, Inter Milan and Atalanta.

    The draw starts at 4pm.

    POT ONE: Bayern (GER), UEFA Champions League holders; Sevilla (ESP), UEFA Europa League holders; Real Madrid (ESP); Liverpool (ENG); Juventus (ITA); Paris (FRA); Zenit (RUS); Porto (POR)

    POT TWO: Barcelona (ESP); Atlético Madrid (ESP); Manchester City (ENG); Manchester United (ENG); Shakhtar Donetsk (UKR); Dortmund (GER); Chelsea (ENG); Ajax (NED)

    POT THREE: Dynamo Kyiv (UKR); Salzburg (AUT); RB Leipzig (GER); Internazionale (ITA); Olympiacos (GRE); Lazio (ITA); Krasnodar (RUS); Atalanta (ITA)

    POT FOUR: Lokomotiv Moskva (RUS); Marseille (FRA); Club Brugge (BEL); Mönchengladbach (GER); İstanbul Başakşehir (TUR); Midtjylland (DEN); Rennes (FRA); Ferencváros (HUN)

  • GOOD MORNING BLUES FANS

    SunSport can exclusively reveal that Chelsea face wasting £5million to pay for Kepa to sit on the bench – because they cannot find anyone who wants to sign their flop keeper.

    With an asking price approaching £60million, there have been no buyers found for the 25-year-old and now the Blues have had to start looking to find a club willing to take him on loan.

    But there are not even any sides willing and able to agree a loan deal which would mean they have to meet his £150,000-a-week wages.

    Meanwhile, Ross Barkley has completed a shock loan move to Aston Villa.

    The midfielder found himself squeezed out of Frank Lampard’s plans by the £75m arrival of Kai Havertz, becoming the 20th player to leave Chelsea on loan this summer.

    Finally, Thiago Silva has dismissed concerns over his age and says he has joined Chelsea to win major trophies.

    The 36-year-old defender, signed on a free from PSG, said: “I'm not here just to go through the motions, or just for the experience, I'm here to win.

    “I want everyone to be very clear about that: I'm going to give my all to make sure that Chelsea win.

    “I didn't come here to dine out in London or visit the tourist sites. I came to play football, to work, and that's what I'm preparing for.

    “I'm certain, with the group of players we've got and a coach who's a natural leader, that we'll be in the fight for every piece of silverware going this year.”

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