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Chelsea, Barcelona and Inter Miami have all reportedly made contract offers to Willian.
The winger is out of contract with the Blues and is not short on offers.
Sky Sports claim David Beckham’s Inter Miami have offered him a lucrative three-and-a-half year deal while Barcelona have put a three-year contract on the table.
Kepa Arrizabalaga is ‘absolutely not good enough’ to be Chelsea’s No.1 and the London club should sell the goalkeeper this summer, believes Jamie O’Hara.
The former Premier League player says the Spaniard, who Chelsea signed for a record fee for a goalkeeper at £72million in 2018, was ‘a complete waste of money’ and has ‘looked like an Under-23s keeper’ at times this season.
Kepa has come under increased scrutiny this term because of his dreadful form and a series of glaring errors in the Blues’ net.
And O’Hara believes the writing is on the wall for the Spaniard’s future at Stamford Bridge.
Frank Lampard has hailed ‘amazing’ captain Cesar Azpilicueta for setting the standard at Chelsea this year.
Azpilicueta has featured at right-back, left-back and in central defence at Stamford Bridge this term, as Lampard’s Blues sealed a fourth-place Premier League finish and Champions League qualification.
The 30-year-old will now lead Chelsea into Saturday’s FA Cup final against Arsenal, looking for a seventh major winners’ medal with the Blues.
Lampard has leaned on the versatile Spain defender’s adaptability and leadership all season and paid tribute to the former Marseille man’s pivotal west London impact.
“To coach and manage a player you have played with is a very different situation, but it has been easy with Azpi because of the way he has been,” said Lampard.
“His level of performance and impact on the group as captain, I can’t understate it. It has been amazing.
“His performances for a huge part of the season, his attitude, his application every single day; it is an absolute standard for any young player.
“He is an epitome of the club. The unfortunate thing for us, and everyone, is that we don’t have our fans in the stadium.
“Because when you have a player like Azpi, he is the one fans look at and say ‘look at that, that’s how we feel about Chelsea Football Club’. He is that, and he is a captain for that reason.”
Olivier Giroud has insisted he will not give up his starting spot in Chelsea’s XI without a fight in light of Timo Werner’s arrival.
Werner completed a £47m move to Stamford Bridge last month and has joined up with the Blues in training.
Giroud told L’Equipe: “When the teams play a defensive way against us, it’s not bad to have a tall striker like me that can make the link.
“But I am not naive. Werner hasn’t been recruited to sit on the bench.
“But I will do everything I can to give headaches to the coach when it comes to making his choice.”
Chelsea will reportedly turn their attention to Barcelona keeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen should they fail to land Jan Oblak from Atletico Madrid.
According to Spanish publication Cadena Ser, Ter Stegen has ‘offers from major European clubs on the table’ including the Blues and Bayern Munich.
Frank Lampard is on the hunt for a new goalkeeper having been left unimpressed by Kepa Arrizabalaga at Stamford Bridge.
Kepa Arrizabalaga is fearing he has played his last match for Chelsea, according to reports.
The Sun claim the much-maligned stopper believes he will be axed by Frank Lampard this summer.
Kepa is set to miss out on a starting place in the FA Cup final against Arsenal on Sunday, with Willy Caballero set to be given the nod.
Bayer Leverkusen are insisting that Kai Havertz must stay with them for the remainder of their Europa League campaign.
Chelsea are working on a deal for the highly-rated German attacker, having already signed his compatriot Timo Werner from RB Leipzig earlier this summer.
Havertz, 21, wants the move to Stamford Bridge too after the club secured qualification for the Champions League and is eager to get it done quickly.
But Leverkusen’s sporting director Rudi Voller has publicly said it’s ‘set in stone’ that the player will remain in Germany to complete their Europa League campaign.
“It is set in stone,” Voller said when asked by Kicker whether Havertz would play for the club in the Europa League. “There is no new stance.”
Leverkusen resume their Europa League campaign on August 6, when they host Rangers in the second leg of their last-16 clash. They hold a 3-1 aggregate advantage from the first leg.
The final is on August 21 and should they go all the way, Chelsea will have to wait to agree a deal for the £90m-rated ace.
It would take a bid of around £65million to prise Declan Rice away from West Ham.
Rice is a summer transfer target for Chelsea, who are already making big statements in the transfer market.
The Guardian report that David Moyes is desperate not to lose his star player and will resist any attempts at a swap deal involving Ross Barkley and Michy Batshuayi.
It could take a bid of £65million before the Hammers would consider letting the England international go.
Everton reportedly want to sign former Chelsea winger Jeremie Boga in a £35million deal.
The 23-year-old left Stamford Bridge in 2018 to join Italian side Sassuolo for just £3.5million.
Sky Sports claim Toffees boss Carlo Ancelotti has long been an admirer of the winger and is keen to bring him to Goodison Park – but his price tag has gone up by 10 times in the last two years.
Ancelotti was thought to be interested in bringing Boga to Napoli while he was managing the Serie A side.
Current Napoli boss Gennaro Gattuso is also keen on signing him from their Italian rivals.
Boga has scored 11 goals and added four assists in 34 Serie A appearances for Sassuolo this season.
His impressive performances have put him on the radar of many clubs around Europe.
Chelsea are believed to have had a £13million buy back clause in the agreement back in 2018 but decided against using it.
The winger came through the academy at Chelsea but only made one senior appearance before seeking first team football elsewhere.
During his time with the Blues he also had loan spells with Rennes, Granada and Birmingham.
Borussia Dortmund and Bayer Leverkusen are also said to be interested in a deal for the player.
Former Chelsea star Branislav Ivanovic could be on his way back to the Premier League.
The veteran defender is a free agent following the expiration of his contract with Zenit St Petersburg.
He could now join Everton, with Serbian newspaper Novosti claiming negotiations are in the ‘final phase’ for the 36-year-old to link up with his former Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti.
The defender spent nine successful seasons at Stamford Bridge where he won three Premier League titles, three FA Cups, the League Cup, Europa League and Champions League.
Ancelotti coached Chelsea for two seasons between 2009 and 2011 where he won a Premier League and FA Cup double in his first season.
Ben Chilwell will tell Leicester this week that he wants to join Chelsea.
The England full-back is the next target on Frank Lampard’s shopping list as he looks to bring in a new left-back.
Leicester do not want to sell the 23-year-old, with Brendan Rodgers recently making it clear he sees Chilwell as a key part of the club’s future.
But, according to the Mirror, Chilwell will tell the Foxes that he wants to go.
Chelsea will have to pay a huge fee to land the player, however.
Leicester’s Thai owners are hugely wealthy and they are under no pressure to sell.
Chelsea are reportedly weighing up a move for Dean Henderson should the goalkeeper want to leave Manchester United this summer.
Henderson has spent the last two seasons on loan with Sheffield United but has now returned to Old Trafford following the end of the 2019/20 campaign.
The 23-year-old wants assurances that he will be No.1 at the Red Devils if he stays at the club next season.
Ole Gunnar Solskajer will have a decision to make on whether to install Henderson as first-choice or stick with David De Gea, who’s performances have come under scrutiny following a string of blunders.
The England international is said to be unwilling to sign a new contract unless he will be playing next season.
The Mirror report that Chelsea would be favourites to land Henderson should he want to leave but it would need an offer of around £55million.
The report also says the Blues are willing to offer him a contract of around £170,000-a-week.
Frank Lampard is looking for a new goalkeeper this summer with world-record signing Kepa Arrizabalaga, who cost £71.6million two years ago, likely to be heading to a new club.
Kepa was dropped for a few games earlier this season following a series of errors.
Despite regaining his place, he has looked far from convincing in the Chelsea goal as Lampard’s side secured Champions League football for next season and progressed to the FA Cup final.
Kai Havertz is understood to be eager to get his move to Chelsea sealed by next week following the Blues’ Champions League qualification.
Havertz has long been linked with Frank Lampard’s side and only an agreement between the two clubs over the size of the fee is holding up the deal.
Sky Sports claim that the 21-year-old wants to complete a move to Stamford Bridge before Bayer Leverkusen face Rangers in the Europa League next week.
Chelsea finishing in the top four to seal their place in next season’s Champions League is thought to have convinced Havertz to move, as Leverkusen will be playing in the Europa League.
Bild report that the Bundesliga value Havertz at £91million but Chelsea are hopeful of agreeing a lower price.
It is expected that the final fee will be around £70m, plus potential add-ons.