Chelsea news and transfers live: Ten Hag war chest, £54m transfer jeopardy, Juventus interest
Chelsea suffered a brief setback on Wednesday night after they were defeated 4-2 by Arsenal at Stamford Bridge.
Although Timo Werner and Cesar Azpilicueta were on the scoresheet, two goals from Eddie Nketiah and one each for Bukayo Saka and Emile Smith Rowe were enough to condemn Thomas Tuchel’s side to a heavy defeat. Luckily though, games are coming thick and fast for Thomas Tuchel’s men.
Therefore, they’ll be looking to get back on track when they host West Ham on Sunday. We’ll have plenty to come in the build-up to that game, including any injury and team news updates.
Meanwhile, whilst there’s plenty to consider on the pitch, there is much to ponder off it as the club’s protracted takeover rolls on. And even though the Blues are currently prohibited from signing anybody new, with the summer transfer window rapidly approaching and the takeover beginning to take shape, attention will soon turn to potential incomings and outgoings.
With all of that being said, make sure you keep the blog locked throughout the day to don’t miss a single update.
Juventus eye Emerson move
Emerson Palmieri is at the top of Juventus’ summer transfer shopping list, according to Gianluca Di Marzio. The report claims that the Old Lady are targetting a left-back in the summer.
Max Verstappen questions Lewis Hamilton Chelsea involvement
Max Verstappen on Lewis Hamilton:
"I thought he was an Arsenal fan? And if you are an Arsenal fan going for #Chelsea, that it is quite interesting. But everyone does what they want with their money so let's see what comes out of it."
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— Absolute Chelsea (@AbsoluteChelsea) April 21, 2022
Chelsea’s interest in de Ligt is in jeopardy
Erik ten Hag’s appointment at Manchester United could scupper Chelsea’s interest in Juventus centre-half Matthijs de Ligt. The 22-year-old emerged as a candidate for Thomas Tuchel’s back-three in January.
Ten Hag’s rubbish could be Tuchel’s treasure
The Mirror are reporting that Manchester United are set to hand their new boss a £200m war chest in a bid to rejuvenate the club’s fortunes. Though, naturally, it’s likely that several players will have to make way.
Cech has a lot of love for Drogba
Petr Cech has showered Didier Drogba with praise following the striker’s induction to the Premier League Hall of Fame. In an interview with the Chelsea club media, the Blues’ technical and performance advisor detailed his time in west London with Drogba.