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You joined Chelsea to double your salary – Inter chief, Marotta hits out at Lukaku
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You joined Chelsea to double your salary – Inter chief, Marotta hits out at Lukaku

Inter Milan Chief Executive Officer, Giuseppe Marotta, has hit out at Chelsea striker, Romelu Lukaku, over his departure from the Serie A champions. Moratta said that Lukaku left Inter for Chelsea to double his salary. According to him, there was no difference between Lukaku and Edin Dzeko, whom Inter signed for free to replace the Belgium international in the summer transfer window. Recall that Chelsea re-signed Lukaku from Inter in the summer transfer window for a club-record £97 million. The 28-year-old scored on his debut for Chelsea against Arsenal and then netted a brace against Aston Villa. But Lukaku has since failed to find the back of the net in the Premier League. Speaking to Il Corriere Della Sera, Marotta hit out at Lukaku for leaving Inter Milan for money....
Timo Werner set to sign for Chelsea’s rivals
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Timo Werner set to sign for Chelsea’s rivals

Newcastle have been in regular contact with the agent to Chelsea striker, Timo Werner, following the club’s £305million Saudi takeover, according to Bild. The Magpies are now the wealthiest club in the world after Amanda Staveley, Mehrdad Ghodoussi and the Saudi Public Investment Fund bought out Mike Ashley. The new owners are looking to strengthen their squad and have identified Werner as a potential target for the January transfer window. Chelsea signed Werner in June 2020 for £48m. However, the 25-year-old has failed to replicate the same form he showed at RB Leipzig. During his first season at the club, Werner scored just six times. As a result, the Blues decided to bring back Romelu Lukaku in a club-record £97.5m deal this summer. The move has seen Werner fall further...
Chelsea striker, Sam Kerr and her Australian team-mates speak out after shocking allegations of sexual harrassment and bullying in the team
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Chelsea striker, Sam Kerr and her Australian team-mates speak out after shocking allegations of sexual harrassment and bullying in the team

Chelsea striker, Sam Kerr and her Australia team-mates have broken their silence by releasing a strong statement after shocking allegations of sexual harrassment and bullying within Australia's international women's football team. Lisa De Vanna, one of the country's most decorated footballers who has 150 caps for her nation, revealed bombshell details inside the 'toxic culture' of the Australia women's national soccer team last week, claiming she'd been sexually harrassed and humiliated by other players. 'Have I been sexually harassed? Yes. Have I been bullied? Yes. Ostracised? Yes. Have I seen things that have made me uncomfortable? Yes,' De Vanna told News Corp. The current playing group responded on Monday afternoon, with each senior member issuing a comment on De Vanna...
I hate to be called a goal poacher – Lukaku
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I hate to be called a goal poacher – Lukaku

Chelsea striker, Romelu Lukaku, has said he hates to be called a “goal poacher”. The Belgium international thinks he is at his best when facing opponents. Lukaku has scored 255 times in club football and 67 goals for his country. But the 28-year-old is eager to point out that he is about much more than hitting the back of the net. He told UEFA’s official website: “The way I’m built – I’m quite big – everybody thinks I’m a sort of target man: just holding up the ball and being a goal poacher. But I’ve never played that way and I hate it. “My biggest strength is that I’m dangerous when I’m facing towards the goal, because that’s when I rarely make wrong choices. “After I pass the ball, I know where I have to position myself in the box. I can do a bit of everything and i...
Ex-Tottenham, Chelsea striker Jimmy Greaves is dead, Rio Ferdinand, Shearer, Wright react
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Ex-Tottenham, Chelsea striker Jimmy Greaves is dead, Rio Ferdinand, Shearer, Wright react

A former Tottenham and Chelsea striker, Jimmy Greaves is dead. Greaves passed away on Sunday morning at the age of 81, at his home. Tottenham announced the sad news with a statement that read: “We are extremely saddened to learn of the passing of the great Jimmy Greaves. “We extend our deepest sympathies to Jimmy’s family and friends at this sad time. “Rest in peace, Jimmy.” Reacting, some former Premier League stars, Rio Ferdinand, Alan Shearer, and Ian Wright, took to their Twitter accounts to pay tribute to Greaves, who is Tottenham’s leading goal-scorer of all-time and is widely regarded as one of the best striker’s football has ever seen. Wright wrote: “The first footballer’s name I ever heard from my teacher. ‘No Ian! Finish like Jimmy Greaves!’ “May...
Don’t promise what you can’t deliver – Milito tells Chelsea striker, Lukaku
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Don’t promise what you can’t deliver – Milito tells Chelsea striker, Lukaku

Former Inter striker, Diego Milito, has urged Chelsea striker, Romelu Lukaku, not to promise what he can’t deliver. Milito said this ahead of Inter Milan’s Champions League clash with Real Madrid on Wednesday night. Lukaku returned to Chelsea in the summer but Milito was not impressed, insisting that Inter Milan fans are disappointed in the 28-year-old’s loyalty before joining the English Premier League, EPL, giants. “As for Lukaku, there is one thing you should never do: promise what you can’t deliver,” Milito told La Gazzetta dello Sport. “It’s normal for a player to leave and go somewhere else, but the fans are disappointed with his declarations of loyalty before joining Chelsea.” “I was close to Real Madrid and PSG, but Inter was a life choice for me,” Milito added. ...
Lukaku tells Tuchel two Players to Sign for Chelsea
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Lukaku tells Tuchel two Players to Sign for Chelsea

Chelsea striker, Romelu Lukaku, has recommended his former Inter Milan teammates Alessandro Bastoni and Milan Skriniar to the club’s hierarchy, according to Sport Mediaset. Thomas Tuchel tried to add a new centre-back this summer but the Blues failed to agree on a deal with Sevilla for Jules Kounde. Chelsea believed they had a verbal agreement with Sevilla over the fee, but the LaLiga side increased that figure by €15million. Tuchel remains keen to add a new centre-back and could now be looking at Bastoni and Skriniar. His decision comes following a recommendation from Lukaku, who played with them both at Inter. A deal for Bastoni would also be tricky, as the Italian international only signed a three-year contract extension in May. Skriniar, meanwhile, wil...
Lukaku Reveals Stamford Bridge ‘Dream’ after Scoring Twice in 3-0 win Over Villa
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Lukaku Reveals Stamford Bridge ‘Dream’ after Scoring Twice in 3-0 win Over Villa

Chelsea striker, Romelu Lukaku, has revealed he fulfilled a childhood dream, after he scored in front of the Stamford Bridge fans on Saturday. Lukaku has now netted three times for the Blues since arriving from Inter Milan this summer. The 28-year-old’s brace against Aston Villa saw Chelsea win 3-0 and go joint top of the table with Manchester United. But the goals also held special significance for Lukaku, as he was given a rousing ovation by the home crowd. He told Sky Sports: “It’s my dream since I was 11 [to score here]. “I’ve worked hard for this moment. I’m very happy for the win. It was an important game for us. We showed the will to win from the first minute and I’m very happy with the result.”
Chelsea vs Aston Villa: Lukaku, Kante emerge injury doubts
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Chelsea vs Aston Villa: Lukaku, Kante emerge injury doubts

Chelsea striker, Romelu Lukaku, has confirmed he will undergo a scan on a thigh injury this week. The 28-year-old has scored once in two appearances for the Blues, since returning to Stamford Bridge in a £97.5 million deal from Inter Milan last month. During the international break, Lukaku scored twice in Belgium’s 5-2 win over Estonia last Thursday and once in a 3-0 victory over Czech Republic on Sunday evening. He is suspended for their World Cup qualifier against Belarus on Wednesday and will now fly to London ahead of Chelsea’s Premier League fixture against Aston Villa on Saturday. “I’ll have a scan of my thigh first,” Lukaku told HLN after Belgium’s win against Czech Republic. “I have been struggling with a minor issue for a while. And then I will return to Chelsea.”...
Don’t ever compare me with Ronaldo – Lukaku
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Don’t ever compare me with Ronaldo – Lukaku

Chelsea striker, Romelu Lukaku has said he should never be compared with Cristiano Ronaldo. According to him, he has a long way to go before reaching the standards set by Ronaldo, who just re-signed for Manchester United. Ronaldo scored his 111th goal for Portugal this week to become the all-time men’s scoring charts. At age 28, Lukaku has netted 66 times for Belgium, giving him an outside chance of eventually catching Ronaldo. But, speaking at a press conference ahead of their World Cup qualifier against Czech Republic, Lukaku said: “Don’t ever compare me to Cristiano Ronaldo, never.” “Cristiano Ronaldo is, for me, in the top three best players in the history of football,” he continued. “I’m not going to rank him from first to third but he’s in there. “What he has ac...
I was in a deep hole at Man Utd – Lukaku reveals more details about Chelsea move
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I was in a deep hole at Man Utd – Lukaku reveals more details about Chelsea move

Chelsea striker, Romelu Lukaku, has given more details about his move from Inter Milan. Lukaku admits he didn’t want to go behind the Serie A club’s back, as they saved him from “a deep hole” at Manchester United. Both clubs eventually agreed to a £97.5 million fee for the Belgian striker. Lukaku told HLN: “I only realized that Chelsea was serious when they made their third offer. “First they offered €100m (£85m). Then €105m (£90m), €105m plus [Marcos] Alonso. Then they offered €110m (£94.2m) plus [Davide] Zappacosta, but Inter said no. “I didn’t want to go behind Inter’s back. They got me out of the s***. I was in a deep hole at Man United. “After training, I went to [Simone] Inzaghi’s office. I didn’t want to ruin the atmosphere because I was no longer with my head in...
Lukaku names his best goal after scoring against Arsenal
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Lukaku names his best goal after scoring against Arsenal

Chelsea striker, Romelu Lukaku has said his first goal for the club is the most special Premier League goal he has ever scored. Lukaku tapped in from Reece James’s cross to give the Blues the lead against Arsenal on Sunday. While the finish was straightforward, the 28-year-old did well to hold up the ball in the build-up, before running onto the pass from James. Before the game, Lukaku already had 113 career Premier League goals to his name, Although he never scored in the 10 domestic appearances he made during his first stint with Chelsea. Lukaku said on beIN SPORTS: “Yes, that one was the best [Premier League goal] for me. “You guys know how emotional it was today. This one is the best of the lot. Obviously, it was only a tap-in but the build up was nice so for me this o...
EPL: I will never play for Arsenal – Lukaku
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EPL: I will never play for Arsenal – Lukaku

Chelsea striker, Romelu Lukaku, has said he would “never” sign for Arsenal, following their 2-0 win over the Gunners on Sunday. Lukaku only completed his return to Stamford Bridge last week, joining in a £97.5million deal from Inter Milan. The 28-year-old scored the first goal at the Emirates, before Reece James doubled the visitors’ lead. Following the win, Lukaku was asked by beIN Sports about Arsenal supporters, who were calling for him to join the Gunners this summer. But the Belgium striker smiled before he shook his head and replied: “Never. No chance.” When asked about his performance against Arsenal in a separate interview with Sky Sports, Lukaku replied: “It is good to start like this, I worked hard throughout the week, we knew it was a big game and we did well. ...
‘He’s potentially better than him’ – Graeme Souness compares Lukaku to Drogba
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‘He’s potentially better than him’ – Graeme Souness compares Lukaku to Drogba

Former Liverpool player, Graeme Souness, has compared Chelsea striker, Romelu Lukaku, to Didier Drogba. Souness said that Lukaku is potentially better than Chelsea legend, Drogba. He believes the Belgium international can surpass his mentor and role model Drogba, who established himself as a Chelsea legend during his nine-season spell at Stamford Bridge. Recall that Lukaku returned to Chelsea from Inter Milan this summer. “He [Lukaku] is ready to be the main striker that Chelsea have lacked since [Didier] Drogba left in 2012. In fact, he’s potentially better than him,” Souness told The Times. “He has everything that Drogba had and more. Drogba was a scorer of all types of goals and Lukaku is the same. “He can get in a race with people, he can win headers a...
Lukaku reveals Chelsea player that must ‘keep pushing’
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Lukaku reveals Chelsea player that must ‘keep pushing’

Chelsea striker, Romelu Lukaku, has told teammate, Trevoh Chalobah, that he must ‘keep pushing’ after establishing himself in the club’s first team. Chalobah scored from outside the eighteen-box in Chelsea’s Premier League 3-0 win against Crystal Palace last weekend. But Lukaku believes the defender seized his opportunity to be part of Thomas Tuchel’s squad. “It was such a great strike,” Lukaku told Chelsea’s website when asked about Chalobah’s incredible goal-scoring Premier League debut against Crystal Palace. “But you know what, I think he has been here since he was nine years old, so to see him gradually coming up and then going on loan, coming back and now he’s just seizing his opportunity. “In the Super Cup, he was amazing and now in the league game, he...
What I really love about Tuchel at Chelsea – Romelu Lukaku
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What I really love about Tuchel at Chelsea – Romelu Lukaku

Chelsea striker, Romelu Lukaku, has revealed what he really loves about head coach, Thomas Tuchel. Lukaku said the German gaffer always has a different game plan for every game. The Belgium international stated this on Friday ahead of Chelsea’s Premier League clash with Arsenal on Sunday. The 28-year-old, who joined Chelsea from Inter Milan this summer, is expected to feature for Tuchel’s side against the Gunners at Emirates. “What I really like about him [Thomas Tuchel] is that for every game, there is a different game-plan,” Lukaku was quoted by Chelsea’s official website as saying. “Training sessions are always with the goal of trying to prepare the team for the game at the weekend and that’s what I love about him.” He added, “I told him in the first conversation tha...
Lukaku reveals manager that made him complete player
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Lukaku reveals manager that made him complete player

Returning Chelsea striker, Romelu Lukaku, has credited Antonio Conte for making him a well-rounded player. Lukaku worked with Conte at Inter Milan during a two-year spell in Italy. The 28-year-old moved to the Serie A side from Manchester United in 2019. The Belgian striker netted 47 times in 72 Serie A appearances. Lukaku said: We always had a lot of possession. Most of the time I had my back to goal and everything was going through me. “I remember having a conversation with Conte about this. He told me if I wasn’t good at that, I wouldn’t play. “For me that was an eye-opener. Once I mastered that aspect then for me everything became easier“ The game would slow down and I could control it more and give more assists. That was really something I wanted to do and I wan...
Romelu Lukaku gets new Jersey number at Chelsea
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Romelu Lukaku gets new Jersey number at Chelsea

Newly signed Chelsea striker, Romelu Lukaku will now wear the jersey number 9 following Tammy Abraham’s departure from Stamford Bridge. The Belgian was officially listed as Chelsea’s No. 18 on the Premier League website but the Blues have released a plethora of images featuring Lukaku with no number on the back. According to talkSPORT, this was because the number the Belgian striker probably wanted was worn by Abraham. Abraham, who was the club’s No. 9, has completed a move to AS Roma in a £34million deal, freeing up Lukaku’s preferred number throughout his career. Out of respect, the Blues did not give away the England international’s number while he was still technically at the club.
Why Tammy Abraham snubbed Barcelona to join Mourinho at Roma
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Why Tammy Abraham snubbed Barcelona to join Mourinho at Roma

Departing Chelsea striker, Tammy Abraham, turned down the chance to join Barcelona because he has been won over by Roma coach, Jose Mourinho, and club general manager, Tiago Pinto. Sky Sports reports that Barcelona made a shock move to sign Abraham ahead of Roma this week, with Blaugrana coach, Ronald Koeman, even calling the England international in an attempt to convince him to join the LaLiga giants. But Abraham had already spoken to Mourinho and was sold the idea of moving to Roma in a meeting with Pinto. Abraham’s imminent move to Roma is believed to include a buy-back clause set at £68million, but that cannot be triggered until he has spent two seasons at Giallorossi. Abraham is currently in Italy to complete his £34million move to Roma. The 23-year-old...
Chelsea: What Timo Werner said about Lukaku
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Chelsea: What Timo Werner said about Lukaku

Chelsea striker, Timo Werner, has dismissed suggestions he might be worried about Romelu Lukaku’s pending arrival at Chelsea. Werner, however, said that he and the rest of Chelsea teammates would benefit from Lukaku’s presence in the Blues squad. Lukaku, 28, has flown to London to complete his £97.5million move to Chelsea from Inter after undergoing the first part of his medical in Milan on Monday. Asked if he is fazed by Lukaku’s pending arrival, Werner told Sky Sports: “He’s probably one of the best three strikers in the world at the moment, no question. “I don’t think we need to say too much about him. He’s a world-class striker who will benefit any team. “I certainly think at Leipzig it always helped me having a big striker alongside me. “I think that’s always goo...
Arsenal Agree to Tammy Abraham’s Demands
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Arsenal Agree to Tammy Abraham’s Demands

  Arsenal are ready to meet the wage demands of Chelsea striker, Tammy Abraham, according to the Daily Express. The Gunners are very keen to land the 23-year-old this summer. Abraham has always scored for Chelsea and shown his ability during loan spells at Bristol City, Swansea City and Aston Villa. But Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, is unconvinced and left the forward out of a number of his matchday squads last season. A potential stumbling block in Abraham’s move to Arsenal was his wage demands. He is currently earning £80,000 a week and wants to be paid £125,000. Arsenal have now made it clear during talks that they are prepared to meet the player’s demands, as Mikel Arteta looks to bolster his attacking options. Abraham has scored 30 goals in 82 appearanc...
Arsenal Put Lacazette for Sale to Fund Tammy Abraham’s Transfer
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Arsenal Put Lacazette for Sale to Fund Tammy Abraham’s Transfer

  Arsenal are ready to sell Alexandre Lacazette for £15 million this summer in order to fund a deal for Chelsea striker, Tammy Abraham. Arsenal boss, Mikel Arteta, is keen on bringing Abraham to Emirates if a deal for the 23-year-old can be struck. According to The Sun, Arsenal are now willing to accept a £15million fee in a bid to get Lacazette off their wage bill. Lacazette, who joined Arsenal from Lyon in a £46.5m deal in 2017, has just a year remaining on his contract with the North London club. Arsenal have decided not to extend the 30-year-old’s current £175,000-a-week deal and are now looking for a buyer before the end of the transfer window. The report added that Arteta is happy to keep Lacazette if no buyer is found, but it would mean that Arsenal are li...
Timo Werner ready to dump Chelsea if new striker comes
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Timo Werner ready to dump Chelsea if new striker comes

  Chelsea striker, Timo Werner, is looking to quit the club after only one season at Stamford Bridge, 90min reports. Werner joined from RB Leipzig last summer for £53m, but finished his debut Premier League campaign with just six goals. Despite playing a key role as the Blues lift the Champions League trophy in May, the 25-year-old would be happy to move on if Chelsea bring in another striker this summer. This summer could see the Blues revamp their striker options before their first full season under head coach Thomas Tuchel. Olivier Giroud has already left to join AC Milan for £1m, while Tammy Abraham is not fancied by Tuchel. Abraham has virtually been exiled by the club since February, with the young forward linked with a move to Arsenal. He was also reported...
EPL: Tammy Abraham in shock move to Arsenal from Chelsea
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EPL: Tammy Abraham in shock move to Arsenal from Chelsea

Chelsea striker, Tammy Abraham, is set for a shock move to Arsenal. According to the Daily Telegraph, Arsenal is interested in signing Abraham this summer. Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta, is keen on bringing Abraham to Emirates if a deal for the England international can be struck. Arsenal will now have to battle West Ham United for Abraham’s signature. Abraham is free to leave Chelsea this summer after falling out of favour under the Blues manager Thomas Tuchel’s squad last season. Chelsea wants to offload the 23-year-old to help fund a big-money move for Borussia Dortmund’s Erling Haaland. Chelsea value Abraham at £40 million but it’s uncertain how high Arsenal is willing to bid for the forward in this current climate amid the COVID-19 pandemic that has hit all the c...
Details of Giroud’s contract with AC Milan revealed as striker undergo medical
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Details of Giroud’s contract with AC Milan revealed as striker undergo medical

Chelsea striker, Olivier Giroud, will undergo his AC Milan medical on Monday after details of his contract surfaced, Gazzetta reports. Giroud has agreed on a two-year deal, with an option for a third, with AC Milan. The French forward will earn €3m-a-year, after tax, plus bonuses. The extension of Giroud’s AC Milan contract until 2024 is expected to be automatic, as long as things go well during his first two years at San Siro. Recall that Giroud’s contract at Stamford Bridge was due to expire at the end of this month. But Chelsea triggered an option to extend Giroud’s deal for another year.
You can’t rule out anything’ – Werner’s agent quizzed on Chelsea to Bayern Munich transfer
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You can’t rule out anything’ – Werner’s agent quizzed on Chelsea to Bayern Munich transfer

The German forward has spent just one season at Stamford Bridge and is not expected to return to his homeland just yet Timo Werner's agent admits "you can't rule out anything" as a future reunion with new Bayern Munich boss Julian Nagelsmann is speculated on for the Chelsea striker. One testing campaign has been spent at Stamford Bridge by the Germany international, with only 12 goals scored by a man whose prolific record when arriving in England had hinted at much more. Champions League glory was savoured with the Blues, but questions have been asked of Werner's contribution and how long he could stick around in west London - especially as Bayern have been linked with him in the past and now have the former RB Leipzig coach in their dugout.
Giroud Agrees Deal to Leave Chelsea
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Giroud Agrees Deal to Leave Chelsea

  Chelsea striker, Olivier Giroud, has agreed on a deal to sign for AC Milan, according to Sky Italia. The 34-year-old’s contract at Stamford Bridge was due to expire at the end of this month. But the Blues triggered an option to extend Giroud’s deal for another year. However, the Champions League winners are still open to selling Giroud this summer and AC Milan are believed to be leading the race. Giroud has now agreed a two-year contract with AC Milan worth €3.5 million (£3m) a year plus bonuses. The two clubs are however yet to settle on a fee, but the player is hoping Chelsea will allow him to leave on a free transfer.
Samuel Eto’o tells former Real Madrid captain, Ramos club to join
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Samuel Eto’o tells former Real Madrid captain, Ramos club to join

Former Barcelona and Chelsea striker, Samuel Eto’o, has advised former Real Madrid captain, Sergio Ramos, on the club he should join this summer. Eto’o wants Ramos to make a transfer move to Paris Saint-Germain because he would help the French Ligue 1 giants to win the UEFA Champions League. The Cameroon legend disclosed this in an interview with Spanish newspaper, AS, on Monday. DAILY POST recalls that Ramos, 35, left Real Madrid last week after spending 16 years at Santiago Bernabeu. “Hopefully, Sergio goes to PSG,” Eto’o said. “If I could sign him for Barça, I would. If he goes to PSG, I will be happy and I know that he will help us win the Champions League, which is proving very difficult for us. I am a PSG fan,” he added.
Mbappe Opens up on ‘Fight’ with Chelsea Striker, Giroud
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Mbappe Opens up on ‘Fight’ with Chelsea Striker, Giroud

Paris Saint-Germain forward, Kylian Mbappe, has finally played down his ‘fight’ with Chelsea striker, Olivier Giroud, ahead of France’s Euro 2020 opener against Germany on Tuesday. Recall that Mbappe felt ‘attacked’ and ‘angry’ following Giroud’s comments that he was unhappy with France’s lack of cohesion in attack after France won Bulgaria 3-0 in their final Euro 2020 warm-up game last Tuesday. Reacting to the development, Mbappe, a fellow country teammate with Giroud, insisted that he was not happy with the 34-year-old’s public criticism. “I spoke with Olivier Giroud. Everyone knows what happened. It is true that I was a little affected by it,” Mbappe said at a press conference on Sunday. “But we are not going to make a big deal about it because we are here to represent F...
Euro 2020: Mbappe ‘Angry’ With Chelsea striker, Giroud’s Comments
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Euro 2020: Mbappe ‘Angry’ With Chelsea striker, Giroud’s Comments

Paris Saint-Germain forward, Kylian Mbappe, is angry with Olivier Giroud after the Chelsea striker complained about the lack of service from his France teammates, L’Equipe reports. Mbappe felt ‘attacked’ and ‘angry’ following Giroud’s comments that he was unhappy with France’s lack of cohesion in attack after the World Cup champions defeated Bulgaria 3-0 in their final Euro 2020 warm-up game on Tuesday evening. Recall that France defeated Bulgaria 3-0 at Stade de France, thanks to a brace from Giroud and a strike from Antoine Griezmann. “I was a little quiet because, sometimes, I make runs and the balls aren’t forthcoming,” Giroud had said after the game at his post-match press conference. “I am not saying that I always make the best runs, but I am seeking to offer solution...
Chelsea’s Timo Werner Reveals final decision on Leaving Stamford Bridge
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Chelsea’s Timo Werner Reveals final decision on Leaving Stamford Bridge

  Chelsea striker, Timo Werner, has made known his final decision on leaving Stamford Bridge this summer. Werner said he has no intention to quit Chelsea this summer despite his struggles in front of goal in his first season for the Blues. The Germany international disclosed this ahead of Chelsea’s Champions League final against Manchester City on Saturday. He scored only six goals in 35 Premier League games for Thomas Tuchel’s side since joining Chelsea from Red Bull Leipzig last summer for £47.5million. “Of course,” Werner told the Daily Telegraph when asked if he wanted to stay at Chelsea beyond this summer. “In terms of scoring and missing chances, it was the worst season. But in the end, I still have 27 goal contributions. “I think I’m the first in our te...
Tammy Abraham Thanks Aston Villa Fans after Chelsea’s 2-1 Defeat
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Tammy Abraham Thanks Aston Villa Fans after Chelsea’s 2-1 Defeat

Chelsea striker, Tammy Abraham, has thanked Aston Villa fans for chanting his name during their final Premier League game of the season against the Blues on Sunday. Abraham was left out of Chelsea’s match day squad against Aston Villa on Sunday as the hosts defeated the Blues 2-1 at Villa Park. The 23-year-old is set to leave Stamford Bridge this summer, having struggled to secure playing time since Thomas Tuchel replaced Frank Lampard as Chelsea manager last January. And Aston Villa fans made it clear that they would welcome back Abraham with open arms as they chanted his name during the second half of their win against Chelsea. Reacting after the match, Abraham posted a video on Twitter of the Villa fans singing along with the message: “Aston Villa fans, I appreciate you ...
Tammy Abraham at ‘Point of no Return’ under Tuchel
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Tammy Abraham at ‘Point of no Return’ under Tuchel

  Chelsea striker, Tammy Abraham, is at the point of no return under Thomas Tuchel, according to Sports Mail. The player who has been at Stamford Bridge since he was seven, is expected to leave at the end of this season, after falling out of favour. West Ham and Leicester City are among those interested and the Blues value Abraham at £40million. Once the club’s first-choice centre forward under Frank Lampard, now Abraham does not even make the bench these days. However, the England man remains Chelsea’s joint top goalscorer, despite playing a meagre 230 minutes under Thomas Tuchel. The 23-year-old is level with out-of-form Timo Werner, who has played in 50 games this season. Abraham has played 32 games, 16 of those as substitute.
Chelsea vs Leicester City: This is my Unluckiest Season – Timo Werner
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Chelsea vs Leicester City: This is my Unluckiest Season – Timo Werner

  Chelsea striker, Timo Werner, has claimed that this is his unluckiest season as a footballer. Werner arrived at Stamford Bridge last summer in a £47.5m deal from RB Leipzig. Although he started well for the Blues, he lost form and has scored only 12 times for the Blues. During the 2-1 win over Leicester City on Tuesday night, the German striker saw two goals chalked off and was denied a penalty. Werner however won the spot kick that Jorginho converted to make it 2-0 in the second half. “The first half was the picture of the whole season for me. “I think it’s the unluckiest season I have ever had and will have maybe. Offside, a clear penalty and then I want to make a header, I get a little push and I head it against my arm. “But when you are so unlucky but...
FA Cup: It Hurts – Abraham Reacts to Being Snubbed by Tuchel in Chelsea 1-0 Defeat to Leicester
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FA Cup: It Hurts – Abraham Reacts to Being Snubbed by Tuchel in Chelsea 1-0 Defeat to Leicester

  Chelsea striker, Tammy Abraham has told the club’s manager, Thomas Tuchel that not playing in the FA Cup final defeat to Leicester City ‘hurts.’ The England international, however said the club still have ‘unfinished business’ this season, being their Champions League final against Manchester City and Premier League top four battle. The 23-year-old was left out of Thomas Tuchel’s 20-man squad for Saturday’s showpiece at Wembley. This is despite being the club’s joint-top scorer this season on 12 goals across all competitions. Abraham’s girlfriend, Leah Monroe, had slammed Tuchel prior to kick-off at Wembley for leaving her partner out of the squad. Leicester defeated Chelsea 1-0 to claim their first ever FA Cup trophy courtesy of Youri Tielemans’ stunning secon...
FA Cup: Abraham’s Girlfriend Slams Thomas Tuchel after Chelsea’s 1-0 loss to Leicester
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FA Cup: Abraham’s Girlfriend Slams Thomas Tuchel after Chelsea’s 1-0 loss to Leicester

  Leah Monroe, a girlfriend to Chelsea striker, Tammy Abraham, has slammed Thomas Tuchel after the manager left out her partner from the FA Cup final squad. Abraham helped the squad reach the final of the competition, having played an integral part under Frank Lampard. However, the Nigerian-born England international has fallen down the pecking order since Tuchel’s took over at Stamford Bridge. Abraham is Chelsea’s top goalscorer this season with 12 goals in 34 appearances despite a lack of first-team opportunities He scored his first senior hat-trick in the fourth round win over Luton and also scored the decisive goal in the fifth round win at Championship play-off contenders Barnsley. Tuchel, however, has preferred his countryman, Timo Werner, upfront and Olivi...
Arsenal hero, Ian Wright calls Chelsea star ‘lazy’ after Man City win
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Arsenal hero, Ian Wright calls Chelsea star ‘lazy’ after Man City win

Arsenal hero, Ian Wright, has branded Chelsea striker, Timo Werner, as ‘lazy’ after the Blues’ Premier League 2-1 win over Manchester City on Saturday. Chelsea defeated Man City at Etihad, thanks to goals from Hakim Ziyech and Marcos Alonso as Raheem Sterling’s first-half goal was not enough to give Pep Guardiola’s men a point. Reacting, Wright said he was impressed with Chelsea’s performance against Man City but felt Werner was often lazy with his positioning and running in behind during the encounter. “I think Timo Werner is having a good season,” Wright said on BBC’s Match of the Day. “Coming to Chelsea with that pressure of scoring goals and then missing chances… “You need to look at the runs he makes. Here he needs to get back on the side. He doesn’t get on the side. ...
EPL: Why I’m Struggling at Chelsea – Timo Werner
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EPL: Why I’m Struggling at Chelsea – Timo Werner

  Chelsea striker, Timo Werner, has revealed why he is struggling at Stamford Bridge this season. Werner has so far scored just five goals in 30 appearances in the Premier League for Chelsea this season. The 25-year-old joined Chelsea last summer transfer window from Red Bull Leipzig but has yet to recapture his previous stunning form at the Bundesliga side. The Germany international is now saying that ‘crazy stuff’ in his head has contributed to his Chelsea struggles but feels he is in the right place mentally to succeed now. “I don’t think I missed the quality to score goals in maybe a half year. When I first came to Chelsea in the first 12 games, I had eight goals, so it was nearly the same as in Leipzig,” Werner told the club’s Youtube channel. “Then there co...
Kelechi Iheanacho to join Chelsea
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Kelechi Iheanacho to join Chelsea

Leicester City striker, Kelechi Iheanacho, is set to join Thomas Tuchel’s Chelsea this summer. According to Spanish publications, Fichajes, Tuchel is very convinced in the ability of Iheanacho to improve his team’s attack next season. Iheanacho is one name being considered by Tuchel at Stamford Bridge should the west London club miss out on signing Borussia Dortmund’s Erling Haaland this summer transfer window. Tuchel is impressed with the talents of the Nigerian international, who is one of the most in-form strikers in England currently. The report added that Tuchel is not the biggest fan of Chelsea striker, Tammy Abraham, with the ex-PSG manager leaving the England international out of Chelsea’s starting XI a few times in recent weeks. Chelsea are also open to the poss...
Iheanacho Breaks Drogba’s Record with Brace against Man Utd
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Iheanacho Breaks Drogba’s Record with Brace against Man Utd

Leicester City forward, Kelechi Iheanacho, has broken the record set by former Chelsea striker, Didier Drogba, after he netted twice against Manchester United on Sunday. Iheanacho’s brace saw the Foxes eliminate United from the FA Cup and qualify for the semi-final where they will face Southampton. In doing so, the Super Eagles star has now scored the most goals by an African in the competition. Drogba netted 12 goals in the FA Cup before leaving Chelsea in 2012. Apart from Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero, Iheanacho is the only other player within the English game to have netted 20 or more goals across the two domestic cup competitions since his debut for Manchester City in August 2015.
Timo Werner Set to Leave Chelsea
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Timo Werner Set to Leave Chelsea

  Chelsea striker, Timo Werner, is already prepared to leave the club, Football Insider reports. Werner only arrived at Stamford Bridge RB Leipzig last summer. The 25-year-old has improved slightly after Thomas Tuchel replaced Frank Lampard in January. But he has scored just five times in the Premier League in 27 appearances after netting 28 times in Germany last season. This past week, he was heard being berated by Tuchel from the touch-line for his positioning. It is now believed Werner could consider leaving the Blues after this season.
Chelsea vs Everton: Abraham Told to Leave Stamford Bridge After Tuchel Snubs
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Chelsea vs Everton: Abraham Told to Leave Stamford Bridge After Tuchel Snubs

Former Manchester City defender, Joleon Lescott, has backed Chelsea striker, Tammy Abraham, to leave Stamford Bridge after being sidelined by the club’s new head coach, Thomas Tuchel. Abraham has fallen behind Olivier Giroud and Timo Werner in Tuchel’s pecking order of forwards at Chelsea. The England international, who scored 18 goals in 47 appearances last season, was a key player for Tuchel’s predecessor, Frank Lampard. However, Tuchel left Abraham out of his Chelsea’s squad that drew with Manchester United last weekend and also the squad that defeated Liverpool on Thursday, leading to speculation over the 23-year-old’s future at the West London club. “I think he [Tammy Abraham] has made it known that he’s not convinced about signing a new contract. Obviously, players wa...
Tuchel ‘Explains Things Easier’ Now Than Former Boss – Chelsea Striker, Werner
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Tuchel ‘Explains Things Easier’ Now Than Former Boss – Chelsea Striker, Werner

Chelsea striker Timo Werner has credited Thomas Tuchel with his recent uptuck in form, saying the new boss ‘explains things easier’ than sacked Frank Lampard. The former RB Leipzig, now Chelsea striker, 24, has endured a topsy-turvy season since his £47.5million move last summer – even going on a 14-game Premier League goal drought before his strike against Newcastle last week. And Werner believes his ability to communicate more clearly with Tuchel has been crucial, having recently called the new boss’ arrival a ‘fresh start’. Werner told Sky Sports: “When you have a new manager it is, every time, a new beginning for everybody, so it was a new beginning for me as well. “I said, ‘OK, I missed so many chances, I missed so many points and maybe I will start now.’ “I underst...
Timo Werner Opens Up on Champions League Fear Under Lampard
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Timo Werner Opens Up on Champions League Fear Under Lampard

Chelsea striker, Timo Werner, has admitted that his team was scared of failing to qualify for the Champions League under Frank Lampard. Werner, speaking with Chelsea’s 5th Stand app, says Thomas Tuchel has already changed the mindset of the players. The Blues are one point behind the top four spots, after winning their last three fixtures in the league. After starting life under their new manager with a draw against Wolves, victories over Burnley, Tottenham and Sheffield United have followed. Chelsea had won just two of their previous eight matches with Lampard in charge before his sacking, which had left them sitting at the ninth place in the table. “If we go back three or four matches, when the manager was not yet here, we were nine or ten points behind the top four. ...
EPL: Souness Reveals who Caused Frank Lampard’s Sack From Chelsea
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EPL: Souness Reveals who Caused Frank Lampard’s Sack From Chelsea

Former Liverpool midfielder, Graeme Souness, has blamed Chelsea striker, Timo Werner, for the sack of manager, Frank Lampard. Souness said Werner’s lack of form in front of goal played a role in Lampard’s departure at Stamford Bridge. He added that the Germany international, who has not scored in 14 Premier League games for Chelsea, is too “timid” for the English top-flight league. Recall that Lampard was sacked last month by Chelsea owner, Roman Abramovich, after he guided the Blues to beat Luton Town 3-1 in the FA Cup fourth-round tie. The Chelsea legend was replaced by former Paris Saint-German coach, Thomas Tuchel. “At no time does he [Timo Werner] look, so he does not know Mason Mount is coming, so he gets lucky there,” Souness told Sky Sports when analysing Chelsea...
Timo Werner Warns Chelsea Players After 3-3 Draw With Southampton
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Timo Werner Warns Chelsea Players After 3-3 Draw With Southampton

Chelsea striker, Timo Werner, has warned his new team-mates that they will not win any trophies, if they continue to leak goals. Werner was speaking to the media following a 3-3 draw with Southampton on Saturday. The German international opened his account for the Blues with a brace, before Danny Ings and Adams Che made it 2-2. Kai Havertz put Chelsea in front ahead, but they conceded another equalizer deep into stoppage time and the visitors earned a point through Jannik Vestergaard’s goal. When asked if they have a problem in defence, Werner told Premier League productions:
Ex-Chelsea Striker, Diego Costa Handed 6-month Prison Sentence and Slapped with £482k Fine by Spanish Authorities in Tax Fraud Case
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Ex-Chelsea Striker, Diego Costa Handed 6-month Prison Sentence and Slapped with £482k Fine by Spanish Authorities in Tax Fraud Case

Former Chelsea striker, Diego Costa made an appearance at a Madrid court on Thursday to ratify a deal he made with Spanish prosecutors to resolve a tax fraud case against him. According to AS, Costa was handed a six-month prison sentence, which he will not serve, and a total fine of €543,000 (£482,000) after the Atletico Madrid striker defrauded the Spanish state of more than €1m (£900,000) in 2014. In a court filing published last month, the 31-year-old did not declare payments of just over €5m (£4.4m) from his 2014 transfer from Atletico to Chelsea in his tax return, as well as more than €1m (£900,000) in image rights. Due to the fact that Spanish law allows penal sentences below two years for non-violent crimes to be exchanged for a financial penalty, Costa agreed to pa...
The Nigeria version is my choice to be honest’ – Chelsea’s Abraham settles Jollof rice debate with Ghana
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The Nigeria version is my choice to be honest’ – Chelsea’s Abraham settles Jollof rice debate with Ghana

While sharing his experience in isolation, the Anglo-Nigerian who plays for the Blues shared his thoughts on a debate involving Nigeria and Ghana Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham has picked Nigeria's Jollof rice over the Ghanaian version. Jollof is a one-pot rice meal very common in West African countries, with tomatoes and rice its major ingredients. For several decades, there has been an impassioned argument on whether Nigerians’ variety tastes better that than of the Ghanaians. When asked to pick his Jollof, the England international picked that of his parents’ country, while disclosing who does the cooking for him.
Solskjaer Speaks on Chelsea’s Disallowed Goals After Man United’s 2-0 Win
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Solskjaer Speaks on Chelsea’s Disallowed Goals After Man United’s 2-0 Win

Manchester United boss, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has commented on Chelsea’s disallowed goals following his side’s 2-0 victory against the Blues on Monday night at Stamford Bridge. Man United defeated Chelsea at Stamford Bridge, thanks to goals from Anthony Martial and Harry Maguire. During the encounter, Chelsea striker, Olivier Giroud, and defender Jacob Zouma had scored against the Red Devils, but the referee canceled the goals through the help of VAR. Reacting to the development, Solskjaer said Giroud’s goal was offside, while Zouma’s goal was not a goal because the France international committed a foul. “We are happy that the referee made the right decision with the help of VAR,” Solskjaer was quoted by Man United’s official website as saying after the match. “We have s...

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