Chelsea Wiretap

Chelsea's Ethan Ampadu Close To RB Leipzig Loan

Jul 20, 2019 12:34 PM

Ethan Ampadu is close to moving to RB Leipzig on a year-long loan move.

Ampadu has 8 senior caps for Chelsea.

RB Leipzig are also close to signing Ademola Lookman for Everton. 

Dominic Fifield/The Guardian

Tags: Chelsea, RB Leipzig, Loan

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Mason Mount Signs Five-Year Contract With Chelsea

Jul 15, 2019 6:47 PM

Mason Mount extended his Chelsea contract for five more seasons.

The 20-year-old Mount has been with the club since he was six years old.

Mount, who has yet to play a first-team match with Chelsea, scored 11 goals in 44 appearances on loan under Frank Lampard at Derby County last season.

Dominic Fifield/The Guardian

Tags: Chelsea, Terms Agreement

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Arjen Robben Announces Retirement Following 19-Year Career

Jul 4, 2019 1:40 PM

Arjen Robben has retired from professional football after a 19-year career.

Robben scored 210 goals in his 606 appearances for a career that spanned Chelsea, Bayern Munich, and Real Madrid, among other clubs.

“It is without doubt the most difficult decision I have had to make in my career. A decision in which “heart” and “mind” collided. The love for the game gives you the conviction that you can still handle the whole world, as opposed to the reality that not everything works the way you want and you are no longer the 16-year-old boy who had no idea what an injury meant," released Robben in a statement. 

Tom Kershaw/Independent

Tags: Bayern Munich, Chelsea, Netherlands, Real Madrid, IQ

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Frank Lampard Appointed Manager Of Chelsea

Jul 4, 2019 1:33 PM

Frank Lampard has been appointed as Chelsea manager, signing a three-year contract with the club.

The 41-year-old Lampard, who comes from Derby Country, replaces Maurizio Sarri.

Lampard played 13 years at Chelsea as a player.

"I am immensely proud to be returning to Chelsea as head coach. Everyone knows my love for this club and the history we have shared. However, my sole focus is on the job in hand and preparing for the season ahead," said Lampard. 

BBC Football

Tags: Chelsea, Terms Agreement

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Gonzalo Higuain Returns To Juventus

Jul 1, 2019 3:52 PM

Gonzalo Higuain returned to Juventus after Chelsea turned down an option to buy the striker.

The 31-year-old striker will reunite with Maurizio Sarri.

Higuain scored 5 goals in 14 matches on loan at Chelsea. 

Panos Kostopoulos/Marca

Tags: Chelsea, Juventus, Loan

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Chelsea Reject Bayern Bid For Callum Hudson-Odoi

Jun 29, 2019 1:32 PM

Chelsea have rejected another Bayern Munich bid for Callum Hudson-Odoi.

Bayern reportedly bid $28.5 million for the Chelsea winger.

Hudson-Odoi is currently recovering from an Achilles tear.

Ed Aarons/The Guardian

Tags: Bayern Munich, Chelsea, Transfer Rumor

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Chelsea Permanently Sign Mateo Kovacic From Real Madrid

Jun 27, 2019 1:45 PM

Chelsea have come to an agreement to permanently sign Mateo Kovacic from Real Madrid.

The final transfer fee is just above $51 million.

The move comes before Chelsea's June 30th transfer ban.

Juan Ignacio García-Ochoa/Marca

Tags: Chelsea, Real Madrid, Official Transfer

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Chelsea Receive Permission From Derby To Interview Frank Lampard

Jun 25, 2019 10:28 AM

Chelsea has received permission from Derby to interview Frank Lampard.

Lampard is considered the favorite to become manager of Chelsea. Chelsea are ready to pay a £4 million compensation fee to Derby.

Lampard played for Chelsea for 13 seasons.

The appointment of Lampard appears to be a formality at this point.

David Hytner/The Guardian

Tags: Chelsea, Misc Rumor

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Chelsea Name Petr Cech As Technical And Performance Advisor

Jun 21, 2019 7:34 PM

Petr Cech returned to Chelsea as the club's technical and performance advisor.

Cech originally joined the club in 2004 and played for 11 seasons before moving to Arsenal.

Cech will "provide advice on all football and performance matters", as well as be responsible for building "strong links between our men's and academy teams" according to a Chelsea statement.

As.com

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Fernando Torres To Retire From Professional Football

Jun 21, 2019 11:47 AM

Fernando Torres announced his retirement from professional football on Twitter.

"I have something very important to announce. After 18 exciting years, the time has come to put an end to my football career. Next Sunday, the 23rd, at 10AM local time in Japan, I will have a press conference in Tokyo to explain all the details. See you there," said Torres.

Torres joined Sagan Tosu in Japan in 2018. He has yet to score in 11 matches this season. 

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Tags: Atlético Madrid, Chelsea, Liverpool, A.C. Milan, IQ

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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

Real Madrid Announce Eden Hazard Signing
Hazard signed a 5-year deal with Real Madrid.

Sachin Nakrani/Football Guardian

Real Madrid Agree To Buy Eden Hazard From Chelsea For $112M
Eden Hazard has long been linked with Real Madrid.

Fabrizio Romano/The Guardian

Chelsea Delaying Juventus Appointing Maurizio Sarri As Manager
Chelsea want Juventus to buy Maurizio Sarri out of his deal for a fee £5 million.

Liam Twomey/ESPN

Premier League To Have Three Pot 1 Clubs In Champions League
Chelsea get one of the top seeds by winning the Europa League while City gets it for winning the Premier League.

ESPN

Maurizio Sarri Tells Chelsea Of Desire To Move To Juventus
Juventus will likely have to buy out Sarri's contract.

Dominic Fifield & Fabrizio Romano/The Guardian

Cesc Fabregas: Hazard Can Win Balon D'Or At Real Madrid
Hazard has reportedly agreed to personal terms with Real Madrid.

Matt_Wiltse/Managing Madrid

Eden Hazard: 'Maybe It's Time For A New Challenge'
Hazard has reportedly agreed to a deal with Real Madrid.

Marca

Maurizio Sarri Focused On Europa League Final Amid Juventus Rumors
Sarri has been linked with Juventus.

Dominic Fifield/The Guardian

Eden Hazard Rules Out Playing For Another Premier League Club
Eden Hazard's final match with Chelsea will likely be the Europa League Final against Arsenal.

Dominic Fifield/The Guardian

Maurizio Sarri Reportedly Agrees To Juventus Deal
Lampard has been linked with the Chelsea position.

Tancredi Palmeri/Sportsnews

Petr Cech Linked With Chelsea Sporting Director Move
Arsenal play Chelsea in the Europa League final next week.

BBC Sport

Christian Pulisic Prepared To Emulate Eden Hazard At Chelsea
Christian Pulisic wants to fill the void that will be left by Eden Hazard assuming he leaves Chelsea for Real Madrid.

ESPN

Real Madrid To Announce Eden Hazard Signing After Europa League Final
The announcement will be made following Chelsea's Europa League final match on May 29th.

As.com/Calum Roche

David Luiz Extends Chelsea Contract Through 2021
Luiz's contract was set to expire this summer.

Marca

Eden Hazard: 'If It's My Last Game, I Will Try To Do Everything'
Hazard has reportedly agreed to personal terms with Real Madrid.

Marca