Chelsea Wiretap

Chelsea, Liverpool Tracking Rangers' Centerback Leon King

Nov 9, 2019 1:29 PM

15-year-old Rangers centerback Leon King is attracting the attention of Chelsea, Liverpool, and RB Leipzig, according to The Athletic.

King turns 16 in January, and can then sign a professional contract.

Rangers are reportedly negotiating with King to keep him on their side in the face of competition.

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Tags: Chelsea, RB Leipzig, Liverpool, Transfer Rumor

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Olivier Giroud Linked With MLS Move

Oct 8, 2019 4:39 PM

Olivier Giroud has been linked with several MLS sides, including Los Angeles, Miami, Washington, New York, or Chicago.

The Whitecaps reportedly reached out to Giroud, though Giroud made it known that he only wanted to play for the specific teams.

The 33-year-old Giroud has made just 3 appearances for Chelsea this season.

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Tags: Chelsea, Chicago Fire, D.C. United, Los Angeles FC, LA Galaxy, Miami, New York Red Bulls, New York City FC, Vancouver Whitecaps FC, Misc Rumor

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Christian Pulisic Considering Loan Move From Chelsea

Oct 7, 2019 1:37 PM

Christian Pulisic is reportedly considering leaving Chelsea on loan in January.

Pulisic has been frustrated by a lack of playing time under Frank Lampard.

Pulisic has been an unused substitute in three of Chelsea's last four matches.

"He is working hard and sometimes we know that the manager has to make decisions but I see him working hard in training. From here all I can say is to encourage him to keep working because we know that a new country, a new team, a bit of time of adaptation,” said Cesar Azpilicueta.

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Frank Lampard: Benching Christian Pulisic Is 'Harsh Decision'

Oct 6, 2019 1:36 PM

Frank Lampard said that benching Christian Pulisic is a difficult decision, though he added that Pulisic isn't the only international on Chelsea's bench.

"Sometimes I have to make harsh decisions and say something that I see can help their game but might not sound that nice because I want them to be the best, all of them. That's what I want them to be. That's part of the process. Christian Pulisic has a price tag. Ross Barkley is an international player. Mason Mount is an international player, Callum Hudson-Odoi just signed a new contract, Bayern Munich wanted to buy him last summer. He's an international player," said Lampard.

Lampard said that he wants to see more from Pulisic, as well as all of his young players. 

"We can all focus on Pulisic from the other day but Callum's the same and I have to speak in the real world when I speak to them and sometimes as a manager you want more."

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Maurizio Sarri Urging Juventus To Buy N'Golo Kante From Chelsea

Oct 3, 2019 11:36 AM

Maurizio Sarri would like Juventus to sign N'Golo Kante from Chelsea.

Sarri believes signing Kante would give Juventus the best midfield in Europe.

Juventus believes they can buy Kante from Chelsea for approximately £70 million.

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Tags: Chelsea, Juventus, Misc Rumor, Transfer Rumor

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Christian Pulisic Frustrated About Lack Of Playing Time

Sep 29, 2019 7:16 PM

Christian Pulisic opened up about his frustrations over a lack of playing time under Frank Lampard this season.

"Yeah, of course, it is very frustrating, but I will continue to work my hardest because I want to play," said Pulisic following Chelsea's 2-0 win over Brighton on Saturday.

Pulisic added that Lampard has not given him advice on how to get on the field.

“He just said keep working, and now I have to prove myself in training and try to get back in the line up.”

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Frank Lampard: Christian Pulisic's Time Will Come

Sep 27, 2019 11:43 AM

Frank Lampard said that Christian Pulisic needs time to adapt to the pace of the Premier League.

"Pulisic we forget is 21, because of the price tag. It is normal to have an adaptation period. He has shown some good moments this season and in preseason, but he must do it daily," said Lampard.

Chelsea purchased Pulisic from Borussia Dortmund for $66.5 million last season.

Pulisic has yet to score in 6 matches.

"He needs time to adapt, but we support him on that. His time will come," added Lampard. 

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Callum Hudson-Odoi Signs Five-Year Extension With Chelsea

Sep 19, 2019 4:39 PM

Callum Hudson-Odoi signed a five-year contract extension with Chelsea.

Hudson-Odoi, whose contract was set to expire at the end of this season, was the target of transfer speculation.

The 18-year-old is currently out with an Achilles' injury.

The extension increases his wages to $150,000 per week.

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Chelsea Open Extension Talks With Tammy Abraham, Fikayo Tomori

Sep 18, 2019 11:17 AM

Chelsea have opened contract talks with Tammy Abraham and Fikayo Tomori on new five-year deals.

Abraham is set to more than double his £50,000-a-week wages after scoring seven goals in his past four games. Abraham spent last season on loan at Aston Villa.

Chelsea have tried to turn their transfer ban into a positive by giving opportunities to young players at the start of the Frank Lampard era.

Jacob Steinberg, Fabrizio Romano/The Guardian

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Jorginho Looking To Stay With Chelsea For 'Four More Years'

Sep 9, 2019 2:14 PM

Jorginho's agent said his client is looking to remain at Chelsea for the long-term despite rumors of a potential reunion with Maurizio Sarri.

“No, nothing of the sort happened. We have mid-to-long-term project with Chelsea, similar to when he joined Hellas Verona and then Napoli. There are five years left on his contract and let’s say he’d like to stay for at least another four years," said Joao Santos.

Sarri signed Jorginho last summer for Chelsea. 

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Champions League Announces Group Stage Draw

RealGM Staff Report

Real Madrid Targeting Willy Caballero, Pepe Reina As Backup Keeper

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Davide Zappacosta Joins Roma From Chelsea On Season Loan
Davide Zappacosta joined Chelsea for an initial £23 million from Torino in 2017.

Fabrizio Romano/The Guardian

Arsenal Linked With Moves For David Luiz, Kieran Tierney
David Luiz sat out Chelsea's training session on Wednesday.

Ed Aarons & Ewan Murray/The Guardian

Ethan Ampadu Joins RB Leipzig On Season-Long Loan
Ethan Ampadu failed to make an appearance for Chelsea's senior side last season.

BBC Sport

Chelsea's Ethan Ampadu Close To RB Leipzig Loan
Ethan Ampadu has made 8 appearances for Chelsea's senior side.

Dominic Fifield/The Guardian

Mason Mount Signs Five-Year Contract With Chelsea
Mason Mount has been with Chelsea since he was six years old.

Dominic Fifield/The Guardian

Arjen Robben Announces Retirement Following 19-Year Career
Arjen Robben scored 210 goals in 606 appearances over 19 seasons.

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Frank Lampard Appointed Manager Of Chelsea
Frank Lampard played 13 seasons at Chelsea.

BBC Football

Gonzalo Higuain Returns To Juventus
Gonzalo Higuain scored 5 goals in 14 matches with Chelsea.

Panos Kostopoulos/Marca

Chelsea Reject Bayern Bid For Callum Hudson-Odoi
Callum Hudson-Odoi is recovering from an Achilles injury.

Ed Aarons/The Guardian

Chelsea Permanently Sign Mateo Kovacic From Real Madrid
A transfer ban will hit Chelsea on June 30th.

Juan Ignacio García-Ochoa/Marca

Chelsea Receive Permission From Derby To Interview Frank Lampard
Chelsea are ready to pay a £4 million compensation fee to Derby for Frank Lampard.

David Hytner/The Guardian

Chelsea Name Petr Cech As Technical And Performance Advisor
Petr Cech played 11 seasons for Chelsea before moving to Arsenal in 2015.

As.com

Fernando Torres To Retire From Professional Football
Fernando Torres will retire following an 18-year career.

José Carlos Jurado/Marca

Frank Lampard Interested In Chelsea Vacancy
Frank Lampard has reportedly emerged as a favorite to take over from Maurizio Sarri.

Dominic Fifield/The Guardian

Maurizio Sarri Officially Leaves Chelsea For Juventus
Chelsea and Juventus reached an agreement enabling Maurizio Sarri to return to Serie A.

ESPN

Aston Villa Linked With Loan Move For Ethan Ampadu
John Terry gives Villa an inside track to sign Ethan Ampadu on loan.

Stuart James/The Guardian

Chelsea Target Frank Lampard To Replace Maurizio Sarri
Chelsea will have to pay Derby County compensation for Frank Lampard.

Dominic Fifield/The Guardian

Maurizio Sarri Reportedly Set To Sign 3-Year Deal With Juventus
Juventus believe they will not have to pay a fee for Sarri.

Fabrizio Romano/Football Guardian