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CHELSEA are eyeing a summer rebuild despite the coronavirus uncertainty which continues to suspend the Premier League.
We have the latest transfer talk on the likes of Gabriel Magalhaes, Samuel Umtiti and Lautaro Martinez – but the Blues could miss out on Timo Werner who is a target for Bayern Munich.
Meanwhile, former defender Ashley Cole was attacked in his home by a gang of masked robbers.
Follow all the latest updates and gossip from West London below…
Premier League target Gareth Bale is reportedly willing to put his differences with Zinedine Zidane to one side in order to stay at Real Madrid.
The Bernabeu boss claimed last summer that it would be “best for everyone” if the 30-year-old Welshman left the Spanish giants.
The Mirror claim he is willing to put bust-up with the boss behind him in order to fight for his spot in the team.
Bale is under contract at the Bernabeu until the summer of 2022 and he rakes in a whopping £600,000-per-week.
Ramires has revealed John Terry lifting the Champions League in a full Chelsea kit was NOT his decision.
The former Blues skipper was left heartbroken after a red card against Barcelona in game before ruled him out of the final against Bayern Munich.
Ramires, who also missed the final, told FourFourTwo: “All of us changed post-match. The idea came from the club, because they wanted everyone ready for the team photo.”
BLUE IN THE FACE
Luiz Felipe Scolari has also revealed bust-ups with Nicolas Anelka led to his sacking as Chelsea boss.
And in an interview with Yellow and Green Football, the World Cup winning Brazilian said: “When (Drogba) came back, I tried to adapt so that Drogba and Anelka could play together.
“Anelka was the top scorer in the league. We had a meeting and Anelka said, 'I only play in one position.'
“So, there was a bit of a lack of friendship, of respect, of trying to play together with Drogba.
“They were both great, but someone had to do something different, to get back to help when we lost the ball.
“That was when it changed a bit. But we’ve met since then, me and Drogba. The last time was in Russia in 2018. We spoke openly about it.
“There wasn’t any ill intention from him or Anelka. But it happened and I lost out on one of the great chances of my life.”
WANT OUR MONEY BACK
The Premier League could be sued by foreign broadcasters looking to recover payments with no live matches to air.
With the season currently on hold due to coronavirus, clubs could already be forced to pay back around £762million if the games are not played.
Lois Langton, partner at leading London law firm Howard Kennedy, told the Evening Standard: “We have had enquiries from overseas broadcasters, who have paid a lot of money to broadcast Premier League matches in their respective jurisdictions and currently have no matches to show.
“They are looking at potentially suing the Premier League for the absence of content on their TV channels and it is that you can see having a catastrophic knock-on effect to various layers of football, because it is those TV deals that have been a game-changer in terms of clubs being able to afford astronomical wages and huge staffs.”
Leicester City star James Maddison has revealed former Chelsea star Eden Hazard is among the best players he has ever played against.
And in an Instagram Q&A session, the midfielder asked who his best shirt swaps were.
He replied with a photo of Eden Hazard’s Chelsea shirt alongside Kevin De Bruyne’s Manchester City one, adding that they were “the two best players I’ve played against by a mile”.
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