Kai Havertz to Bayern UPDATE, Timo Werner transfer DECISION, Lukaku begs for Inter return – takeover latest

BAYERN MUNICH have been urged to take revenge on Chelsea for snatching Kai Havertz away from them according to reports.

The German international decided to make the switch to Stamford bridge from Bayer Leverkusen in 2020, but Bayern can take advantage of Chelsea's current situation and finally lure him to the Allianz.

Meanwhile, Timo Werner's exit plans are brewing up with reports suggesting that the Blues will not stand in his way come the transfer window.

A price has been reportedly set of up to £33.8 million to acquire the Germans services.

Romelu Lukaku has reportedly begged Inter Milan chief's to let him return to the club after just ONE season at Stamford Bridge.

The £95 million man has been disappointing for the Blues since his switch in the summer.

And keep up to date with all of the latest updates from the takeover.


  • Justin Lawrence

    Serie A rivals want Werner

    Chelsea star Timo Werner is reportedly at the centre of a battle between AC and Inter Milan.

    The Blues are reportedly willing to let the German leave this summer and the Werner feels the same way.

    And now its emerged that the Serie A giants both have sights on the striker, according to Calciomercato.

  • Justin Lawrence


    Mason Mount has swapped the football pitch for the dance floor – showing off his ‘Spider-Mase’ moves to the Spider-Man theme tune.

    The 30-second clip shows the England star, 23, using his famous football skills to perform several kick-ups while donning the famous Spidey suit.

    Sharing it with his 2.7 million TikTok followers, Mount ends the clip by performing the famous Spider-Man web shooter pose, as a homage to his favourite superhero character.

    The Chelsea midfielder then removes the mask to unveil himself.

    The Marvel mega fan teamed up with Sony Pictures to mark the home entertainment release of Spider-Man: No Way Home.

    He’s such a fan, Mount is even considering a future move to appear on the big screen if he was offered a role in a future Spider-Man movie. 

  • Justin Lawrence

    Ukraine want friendy with Prem club

    Ukraine manager Oleksandr Petrakov wants to play a Premier League side to prepare for his nation’s play-off tie with Scotland.

    Petrakov’s got his eyes set on a game at Wembley, preferably with a London club.

    He told the Guardian: “We could play at Wembley, for example, against a London club.

    “It could be a good exhibition game, a response for the Ukrainian army, as well as preparatory work for the Scotland game.”

  • Justin Lawrence

    Lukaka begs for Inter return

    Romelu Lukaku has begged Inter chiefs to let him return to the club and is willing to slash his wages by HALF in order to leave Chelsea, reports claim.

    Lukaku has been in contact with Inter directors Piero Ausilio and Beppe Marotta trying to convince them to re-sign him from the Blues, according to TuttoSport.

    However, the report states Inter's directors and President Steven Zhang will only grant Lukaku's wish if he cuts his salary by 50 percent.

  • Justin Lawrence

    Inter legend praises Lukaku

    Inter boss Simeone Inzaghi confessed Romelu Lukaku was the strongest player he's ever coached, club legend Beppe Bergomi.

    And Bergomi also thinks Inter would be doing better if Lukaku didn't leave the club as he was their best attacker.

    Bergomi told La Gazzetta dello Sport: “In Italy he was the best. I still think that with him Inter would be another team.

    "With all due respect for Dzeko and the others, Lukaku has a perfect impact on our league in terms of intensity, power, speed and leadership. He had that Inter in his hand.

    “Inzaghi confessed to me that, even just for those ten days in which he had him in Appiano at the start of the retreat, he had never coached such a strong forward.”

  • Justin Lawrence

    Terry declares love for Conte

    John Terry has revealed love for Antonio Conte and wished they worked together longer at Chelsea.

    Terry told Sky Sports: "I loved the period with Antonio and I am very sorry that we could not work together for more time.

    "When he arrived, I was a starter. Then I got injured and left the starting eleven.

    “We had a really good relationship. I was lucky to have him as a manager, I loved him.

    "I owe him the best physical condition ever because he banned me from cookies and fizzy drinks. What he is practically doing now at Tottenham. Antonio is a great manager and a beautiful person."

  • Justin Lawrence

    Boehly's links to Russia

    Wannabe Chelsea owner Todd Boehly has got shares in a betting company that still operates in Russia, reports claim.

    The LA Dodgers owner used his investment conduit Eldridge Industries to buy shares in Sportradar AG, who have decided to keep trading in Russia despite the country's invasion of Ukraine, the Daily Mail reported.

    However, sources close to Boehly said that he's got a minor stake in Sportradar and that he has no plans to add to it.

    Alhtough he previously tried to merge with the gambling company with his special purpose acquisition company, Horizon Acquisition, the Mail went onto state.

    But despite Sportradar still conducting business in Russia, they aren't currently taking on new investments in the country, according to the Mail.

  • Justin Lawrence

    Rudiger speaks on Silva

    Antonio Rudiger has revealed that he gets along just fine with Chelsea team-mate Thiago Silva despite the language barrier.

    Rudiger explained that the Brazilian defender does all the speaking he needs to do with his football boots.

    Although the pair won't be playing for together for much longer if Rudiger leaves the club as expected this summer.

    The German told the Blues' website: "Because of the language barrier, it's difficult. People like him, he's an OG. He talks on the pitch."

  • Justin Lawrence

    Az to be done

    Cesar Azpilcueta will reportedly be allowed to join Barcelona by Chelsea this summer despite his contract extension.

    The 32-year-old Spaniard is one of several stars at the club who are due to become free agents when their contracts expire in June.

    Reports have been building for months that the Chelsea skipper was set to return to his homeland with Barcelona.

    However, fears the move would collapse escalated last month due to a clause in his current deal.

    An automatic one-year extension in Azpilicueta’s contract was triggered when he made over 30 appearances this season – an achievement he hit a number of weeks ago.

    The veteran star was hoping to come to a diplomatic agreement with the crisis-hit West London outfit.

    The Blues are currently unable to offer any new deals to their players or sign any new ones due to the sanctions imposed on owner Roman Abramovich.

    Now Marca claims that Chelsea will let the defender join Barcelona for nothing anyway in the summer due to the “excellent relationship” between the player and club.

  • Justin Lawrence

    Bayern urged to raid Chelsea

    Bayern Munich have been urged to take advantage of Chelsea's turmoil and snatch the West London side's best players for previously belittling the German giants.

    That's the view of German publication Bild, reported by the Express, who claim the Blues have used their economic power against Bayern.

    And now the German publication have impelled Bayern to get their own back.

    They wrote: "Help yourself to the disintegrating Chelsea. And not with just anyone, but with Kai Havertz personally, for whom it didn't work out in 2020.

    "Yes, dear ‘Brazzo’ Salihamidzic, you can now take revenge on Marina Granovskaia.

    "The Chelsea boss has danced on your nose enough times, shown you off with relish tugging at Callum Hudson-Odoi and made fun of you.

    "But now her empire is falling apart, and after the departure of the oligarch Roman Abramovich, many things are threatening to fall apart. Even if a new investor signs on, there will be severe turbulence.

    "You at Bayern shouldn't have any scruples. Too often the English have snootily laughed at you with all their money." 

  • Justin Lawrence

    Jorginho speaks

    Jorginho admits his ‘sorrow is bigger than you imagine’ after Italy’s latest World Cup disaster.

    The Euro 2020 champs will not be playing at the Qatar tournament later this year after a shock play-off defeat to North Macedonia.

    orginho wrote on Instagram: “In life and football, you can win or lose.

    “But there are defeats that are more painful than others. Believe me, my sorrow is bigger than you imagine.

    “Football is not just a sport, it’s a school of incredible values. It teaches you to never give up, learn from mistakes, remain united in tough moments.

    “To wear this jersey is a huge honour for me. We learn and get up. Let’s move on. Forza Azzurri, Forza Italia.”

  • Alex Cole

    Good morning, Chelsea fans

    Captain America Christian Pulisic will have had a whirlwind 48 hours jetting from the World Cup to West London, writes ANDREW DILLON.

    The Chelsea star skippered the USA as they clinched qualification for Qatar at 3.57am on Thursday in tropical Costa Rica.

    At the final whistle Pulisic was whisked off to a private jet to fly back and rejoin his team-mates ahead of tomorrow afternoon’s derby at home to Brentford.

    Throw in the seven-hour time difference and the 23-year-old forward will be struggling with jet lag for the next few days, however, he is desperate to play in the Premier League.

    He played 84 minutes of Friday’s goalless draw with Mexico in their opening qualifier before scoring a hat-trick in the 5-1 hammering of Panama on Monday.

    And he was substituted again six minutes from time in yesterday’s 2-0 defeat which saw America qualify for Qatar, behind Mexico and group winners Canada.

    Pulisic and other Europe-based players were allowed 60 minutes for a shower before a limousine — with a police escort — drove them to the airport.

    The private aircraft is a luxurious way to fly the 5,417 miles from Central America.

    A source at the US FA said: “Let’s just say it’s not exactly coach class.”

    Hiring a plane for that kind of job can cost £10,500 an HOUR — with the flight time of 10½ hours — but the cost was paid by the US not sanction-hit Chelsea.

  • Alex Cole

    A busy month for the Blues

    Chelsea have SEVEN games over the course of April.

    The Blues will compete in three different competitions.

    The big one is the quarter-final Champions League clash with Real Madrid, home and away.

  • Alex Cole

    Drogba's son goes AWOL from Liga Pro side

    A sensational report has claimed that ex-Chelsea star Didier Drogba’s son has gone AWOL from Portuguese club Academica, writes GARY STONEHOUSE.

    The 21-year-old hit the headlines a year ago when he scored his first goal while playing for Serie D side Folgore Caratese in Italy.

    After a short stint there he then headed to Portugal to sign for Liga Pro club Academica, who play in the second tier.

    Credit: Instagram @isaacdrogba11

    However, Isaac Drogba allegedly took time off from football in order to head to France to undergo some school exams.

    But Zerozero claims that neither Academica officials or his team-mates have heard anything from him since despite him having a contract with the club.

    The side's U23 team coach Miguel Carvalho said: “He is a fun, fast, technically good striker, he needed time to grow.

    “The one who comes from outside always he needs some time and he didn't have it.

    “He left and we don't know if he'll come back. It's a shame to be a bit settled because the quality is there.

    “We agreed on a return date and he didn't show up. We haven't heard anything more about him.”

  • Alex Cole

    Why would Lukaku leave?

    Chelsea’s club-record signing, 28, has endured an unhappy return to English football this season.

    Lukaku has scored just five Premier League goals despite setting the Blues back £97.5million last summer.

    And he got on the wrong side of Thomas Tuchel, as well as team-mates and fans, when he sensationally declared his unhappiness in a shock interview in December.

    Part of Lukaku’s outburst included a desire to rejoin Inter, where he netted 47 Serie A goals in just two years.

    The Italian champions sold Lukaku to Chelsea, despite winning their first title in a decade, in order to balance the books.

    But they are now reportedly keen on re-signing the Belgian on loan this summer.

    Indeed, it’s even been claimed Lukaku has already told Chelsea team-mates he will be leaving Stamford Bridge come July.

  • Alex Cole

    Bergomi hints at Lukaku Inter return

    Inter Milan legend Beppe Bergomi has hinted at a stunning transfer return for Romelu Lukaku, says ANTHONY CHAPMAN.

    Lukaku’s reported return has now been given added weight by San Siro legend Bergomi.

    Bergomi believes the ex-Man Utd forward was Serie A’s best forward by a mile.

    And Bergomi claims Inter boss Simone Inzaghi, who only got to work with Lukaku for 10 days before the hitman’s move to Chelsea, told him that the Belgian was the best striker he had ever worked with.

    Bergomi told Gazzetta: “Lukaku was the best one in Italy, I think Inter would be another team with him.

    “With all respect for Edin Dzeko, Lukaku had a different impact in terms of power, pace and leadership.

    “He had Inter in his hands. If there were the conditions, I would bring him back.

    “Inzaghi confessed to me he’s never coached such a strong striker despite working with him for just 10 days.”

  • Alex Cole

    Kante turned down PSG in January

    Chelsea star N’Golo Kante reportedly rejected an approach to join Paris Saint-Germain in January, writes ANTHONY CHAPMAN.

    Le Parisien claims the French midfielder, who turned 31 this week, was the subject of a lucrative offer from Mauricio Pochettino’s side.

    PSG are long-term admirers of Kante, with Thomas Tuchel admitting he tried signing the World Cup winner several times before taking charge at Chelsea last year.

    And sporting chief Leonardo made yet another attempt to bring Kante to the French capital.

    However, the all-action dynamo spurned PSG’s advances yet again.

    It’s reckoned Kante is still loving life at Chelsea – nearly six years since his £30million switch from Leicester.

    And although his contract expires in 2023, Kante is determined to continue playing for Tuchel’s European champions.

    The fan favourite has clocked up 249 appearances during his time in London, scoring 13 goals in the process.

    Kante’s won the Premier League, Champions League, Europa League, FA Cup and Club World Cup during his time with the Blues.

  • Alex Cole

    Hudon-Odoi considering Ghana switch

    Chelsea star Callum Hudson-Odoi is reportedly considering switching international allegiance from England to play at the 2022 Qatar World Cup, writes JOSHUA MBU.

    The Blues academy graduate is eligible to play for Ghana, who booked their place at the tournament on March 29 after drawing 1-1 with Nigeria.

    Arsenal midfielder Thomas Partey scored the all important away goal to send his country through.

    Credit: Richard Pelham / The Sun

    And according to Goal, Hudson-Odoi is considering switching his international allegiance from England to Ghana in order to play at the World Cup.

    Hudson-Odoi has three senior Three Lions caps but can still switch as they all took place before he turned 21.

    His father Bismark was a footballer in Ghana for Hearts of Oak. 

    The player is believed to have had dialogue with the Ghanaian FA.

    Hudson-Odoi was also invited to meet with Ghanaian president Nana Akufo-Addo.

  • Justin Lawrence

    Alonso on Tuchel's success

    Ex-Liverpool star Xabi Alonso has revealed why he thinks German managers such as Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel have been successful.

    The Real Sociedad B head coach said to FedEx: "Well, I think that it's not something that is a one-time thing [successful German managers]. It's been like that for the last few years, and something has been happening in German football.

    I would say that it will start around 2006 with Germany. The World Cup in Germany was the influence of Jurgen Klinsmann in that World Cup.

    It was important from then what the German FA started doing in German football with grassroots program, with the players but as well with the managers. And I think that German football they want to push new managers through, and very young managers.

    The profile of the manager is very brave, very intense, very physical but with a sense with a tactical approach of everything. And for sure, we have [Julian] Nagelsmann, we have [Thomas] Tuchel, we have [Jurgen] Klopp in Maine. But there are others [promising managers] in other clubs that are making a great impact in German football.

    I lived there, and I saw it. It was great what they [the clubs] were doing, they are not shy that if they see the chance to give [a managerial position] to a 32-year-old manager that good enough they will give them first. Last year in Dortmund, the second team manager was coaching at Dortmund [first team], and he did great.

    So that's that, they are not too conservative they like to push the new managers, Jurgen Klinsmann, Jurgen Klopp and [Thomas] Tuchel, they started very young. [Julian] Nagelsmann, he started so young, and he's still so young. But that's why it's a pattern. It's something that is repeating. Many times.

  • Justin Lawrence

    Pulisic's plane ride costs

    Christian Pulisic is a winger in every sense after a whirlwind 36 hours catapulting him from the World Cup to West London.

    The Chelsea star was part of the America men’s team which clinched qualification for Qatar in the early hours of this morning in tropical Costa Rica.

    Pulisic was then whisked off after the final whistle on to a private plane and flown home to be ready for training on Friday ahead of Saturday’s London derby at Brentford.

    A source at the US football federation said: “Let’s just say it’s not exactly coach class.”

    Planes for this kind of job can cost up to £10,500 an HOUR to hire.

    With an estimated 10 ½ hour flight that comes in at around £112,000 just to get a couple of players back home. The fee is traditionally split on an informal basis between the US governing body and the clubs involved.

  • Justin Lawrence

    Barcelona’s Chelsea raid

    Barcelona are planning a stunning hat-trick of transfer raids on Chelsea as they plot their way back to greatness.

    The Spanish giants have now entered the race as shock contenders to sign Blues’ defender Antonio Rudiger.

    Barcelona’s shock move for Rudiger also comes just two days after the club’s president Joan Laporta boasted that his side have already completed the signings of two big name players for the summer.

    One is believed to be Rudiger’s team-mate Andreas Christensen.

    And Chelsea captain Cesar Azpilicueta is also edging closer to a move to Spain despite having a contract extension automatically triggered.

    Rudiger and Christensen will be allowed to leave for free at the end of this season under the Bosman ruling.

    And insiders close to talks between Azpilicueta and Chelsea hinted that he may be released as a gesture of goodwill if he can find a better offer elsewhere.

  • Justin Lawrence

    Rudiger’s agent meets with Barcelona

    Chelsea face losing THREE defenders to Barcelona this summer with Antonio Rudiger’s agent claimed to be in talks with the LaLiga giants.

    The 29-year-old’s representatives are reported to have held “secret talks” with Barca chiefs on Wednesday night.

    Reports from Sky in Germany claim the two parties had a three-hour long meeting in the plush 5-star “The Barcelona Edition” hotel in Spain.

    The LaLiga side are said to be keen on signing Rudiger on a free transfer this summer.

    It has already been widely reported that Andreas Christensen has agreed a move to the Nou Camp upon the expiry of his contract.

    And Chelsea club captain Cesar Azpilicueta has also been linked with the Spanish outfit.

  • Justin Lawrence

    Didier Drogba's son goes AWOL

    A sensational report has claimed that Didier Drogba’s son has gone AWOL from Portuguese club Academica.

    The Chelsea legend Drogba’s boy allegedly took time off from football in order to head to France to undergo some school exams.

    But the publication Zerozero claims that neither Academica officials or his teammates have heard anything from him since despite him having a valid contract with them.

    Isaac Drogba began his career at Chelsea, the club his father helped to several Premier League titles and the Champions League.

    He left them for French side Guingamp in 2018 before heading to Italy just over a year ago.

  • Justin Lawrence

    Chelsea fans plan Ricketts family protest

    Chelsea fans aren't happy about the Ricketts family potentially taking over the Blues.

    And to voice their concerns, the Stamford Bridge faithful plan to protest against the family.

    The Blues supporters shared details of their upcoming protest on Twitter with the hashtag #NoToRicketts.

  • Justin Lawrence

    Neville praises Chelsea

    Gary Neville has praised Chelsea for managing to get good results on the pitch in spite of the chaos surrounding the club.

    The Man United legend said on Sky Sports: "Firstly for the players and the manager, they have done unbelievably well in the last few weeks to carry on as they have done in winning all the games.

    “That’s the first thing to say with the disruption and distraction that has gone on in the club.

    "So, it tells you that when you have got a real strong manager and strong changing room which Chelsea have, you can withstand all the stuff that is going on externally and outside.”

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