IT'S GAME DAY! While Chelsea's season is largely redundant now with only pride on the line, Frank Lampard hopes his players are fired up and ready to take on the Red Devils...
The Londoners go into the Manchester United clash with a number of great players on the sidelines, but João Félix is ready to return, which is a huge bonus. However, it may take the starlet on loan from Atletico Madrid especially to get Chelsea out of their rut.
In the conference room, she's as busy as ever, with the summer transfer window coming up. Mason Mount has yet to sign a new contract, Victor Osimhen remains linked with a move to Stamford Bridge and Keylor Navas has emerged as a short-term replacement between the sticks.
So with that said,football.londonwill be providing all the latest transfer news and updates throughout the day.
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I know he is highly respected at the club and I know the club is trying to do what they can to make him stay but I also think that Mason, I would never want to stand here in the modern day and talk about what a player should do. because you will see everything with your own eyes.
I think in the old days it would be why are you leaving the club? In the modern day, you have to move forward, and we've come to this situation that's happening right now.
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Fabricio Romano writes:
Paris Saint-Germain sent the first offer to Sporting, but with different payment terms than the €60m release clause. Not done yet.
Chelsea are absolutely in the running - Ugarte is one of the names for the new #6, the list includes Caicedo.
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Lampard explains Silva's choice
"Thiago played a lot of games. There's no doubt he could play two games in three days and finish the season, but at the same time I think it's good for him to sit out and be ready for the weekend."
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"He had a little hamstring pain at Manchester City at half-time but it continued so it's not a major issue but he hasn't trained since that game so he's out and hopefully he'll be involved over the weekend."
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Certainly a brave decision by Frank Lampard.
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I think it's a difficult situation because working with Mason - and not just Mason, other players when I was here before - they've become really important players for the club who have a real relationship with the fans because they really feel that the club they've been at the grassroots since they were eight years old and some of them have gone to other clubs and the club has done well with that and you wish them the best of luck in their careers.
I think with Mason particularly as an individual, I don't know what the solution will be because it's a club problem and Mason's problem. I don't know exactly where Mason is personally, he has one more year left on his contract.
Lampard with Pochettino and transfer instruction
Koundé addresses transfer rumors
Jules Koundé has addressed rumors that he wants to leave Barcelona this summer.
It was reported in Spain that the Frenchman - who joined last summer after a long saga - was looking to leave after just one season.
"To be 100% clear, I never asked to leave Barcelona and I will not leave the club," he said.
"I'm not going anywhere."
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Chelsea's latest contract offer for Mason Mount was for a year, according to reports.
The 24-year-old has just over 12 months left on his current contract and is expected to leave this summer.
The last offer, made in February, is said to have been profitable, but only for one year.
Chelsea after Ferran Torres
Chelsea have added a new name to their summer signings list, according to reports.
It is said in Spain that Barcelona striker Ferran Torres is of interest to the Blues.
The former Manchester City striker has started just 13 league games this season, scoring four and providing two assists.
follow the game
Blue make the trip to Old Trafford for the penultimate game of their season with little to play for but pride as their hosts hope to secure Champions League football.
It will be caretaker manager Frank Lampard's last away game and he will be hoping to find an impressive result to enhance his reputation and that of the team.
Football.londonwill have all updates during build, post-game action and reaction. Visit the journey blog,here.
Manchester United sobre Neymar
The Red Devils are linked with Neymar, who has long been a target for Chelsea and especially new owner Todd Boehly.
Asked about the Brazilian, Ten Hag said: "“When we have news...
Monte is not worth £80 million
Former Tottenham striker Darren Bent has sent a warning to Manchester United about the possible transfer of Mason Mount.
"I agree with that 100%," he said when asked if £80m is too much.
"Although Neymar is a better player, I think Mason Mount would fit in better in and out of the dressing room, he never causes problems.
"You know exactly what you're getting, you don't have to worry on a Friday night, 'Is my phone going to ring?' because Mason Mount is in trouble again.
"You don't have to worry about any of that because he's a model professional. People I know who know him and watch him at Derby, he's always trying to become better, he's always available, he's got good character, he's good natured."
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Man United manager Erik ten Hag sent Todd Boehly a critique of the club's transfer strategy.
Speaking before the game, the Dutchman said: “When there is no strategy or [not] the right strategy, the money doesn't work.
“Right now a centralization of good players, the best managers, also money, everything is here in the United Kingdom, and that makes for great competition but also tough and tough competition.
“You have to do the right things, you can have money, but you have to spend it wisely and you have to have a strategy behind it, otherwise the money doesn't work.”
PSG complies with Ugarte's release clause
PSG have made a move to sign Chelsea transfer target Manuel Ugarte.
The Uruguay international is on the list of possible defensive midfield options for the Blues this summer.
At 22, the Sporting CP star is hailed as one of the best young players in his position across the continent.
Read the full story,here.
Manchester United injury news
Ten Hag provided an update on the latest injury news from his squad. Player of the season Marcus Rashford is expected to return to the squad after missing the last two games.
He missed the 2-0 win over Wolves with a leg injury before missing last weekend's win at Bournemouth with illness. He's back in training and looks ready to play against Chelsea.
United's only other injuries are the long-term absences of Lisandro Martinez, Marcel Sabitzer and Donny van de Beek, who are out for the rest of the season. "It's clear, we want to win every game," added Ten Hag.
Read the full story,here
Boehly's salary decision
Chelseaowners Todd Boehly and Clearlake Capital cut the average salary among club superstars ahead of the imminent arrival of Mauricio Pochettino.
According toThe times, the American businessman and Behdad Eghbali were baffled by the sky-high salaries paid at the time for Roman Abramovich - including the Romelu Lukaku deal that pocketed him £315,000 a week.
Chelsea director hints at first deal
Chelsea's co-director of recruitment and talent Joe Shields has left fans in meltdown with a transfer tip leaked online.
The former Southampton and Manchester City player appeared on Moises Caicedo's live stream on Instagram, commenting with two emojis.
It has sparked enthusiasm among supporters that he is already trying to work his magic.
Read the full story,here.
Trevoh Chalobah sends message to Chelsea ahead of Manchester United
Trevoh Chalobah has admitted that he believes the club can build momentum ahead of next season with their penultimate Premier League game against Manchester United tonight.
Speaking to Chelsea's official website, he said: "We all know the objective of where we want to go, we also know it's not going to happen overnight because we've had a lot of changes at the club... A lot of players have come in and these things take time to work."
“We want to do this for the fans, they have supported us all season and they deserve more from us. us something to build from..."
Of tonight's clash, he said: "We know the results haven't been good for us and as a team we take responsibility. It's important that we put in a strong performance... the result will come."
Levi Colwill on Chelsea return and De Zerbi request
Levi Colwill spoke about his future before returning to Chelsea from a loan spell at Brighton.
“Brighton has done a lot for me,” Colwill told The Athletic. “They put their trust in me when others didn't and I'm someone who loves to reciprocate that. We'll see.
“I don't know what will happen. I'm still here until the end of the season. I just focus on that, so I have the Euro [U21] in the summer. After that, we’ll see what happens and go from there.”
"Maybe we'll see what happens in the summer. I love Brighton fans, I love everything about them (the club). I'll take that into account."
Shock goalkeeper transfer to Mauricio Pochettino
Chelsea are interested in bringing Nottingham Forest goalkeeper Keylor Navas to Stamford Bridge this summer.
The 36-year-old will be a free agent next month and the Blues are hoping to sign him on a free transfer.
Mauricio Pochettino had already sanctioned a move for Inter star Andre Onana with a new goalkeeper needed in west London.
Xavi has broken his silence on Jules Koundé's future ahead of the summer transfer window. The 24-year-old defender was heavily linked with a move to Chelsea last summer but has opted for Barcelona instead.
According to the Spanish publicationSport, Kounde is open to leaving Camp Nou – and the Blues are prepared to revisit a French deal. With much speculation about his future, Xavi has denied allegations that Koundé is unhappy with the club.
"I spoke with Koundé and I was clear with him," said the Barcelona coach. "I know there are a lot of stories - but the player left the meeting happy and the same for me. There are no issues. The conversation was clear, smooth and smooth."
Read the full storyhere.
According tosky germany, Chelsea have made Napoli star Victor Osimhen their top priority this summer. A £130m price tag has been placed on the Nigerian international after a campaign that saw him score 28 goals in both Serie A and the Champions League.
Napoli are convinced that Osimhen will not leave the club this summer, whatever the offer,football.londonhe understands. However,Chelsea were not intimidated by the Italian team's stubborn stance. It would be an expensive transfer after a big spend in the previous two windows and the lack of Champions League football could also be an issue.
Read the full storyhere.
Arne Slot para Spurs golpe
Feyenoord manager Arne Slot has confirmed he will remain at the Dutch club amid strong ties to become Tottenham Hotspur's next manager.
"There is no – and has not been – transfer talk and yesterday's meeting was exclusively for an extension," said Slot when talking about his future.
"All conversations with the club have always been just along those lines. I'm looking forward to next season with Feyenoord."
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Sporting CP will receive offer from Manuel Ugarte
Chelsea will have to work fast if they want Manuel Ugarte to be Enzo Fernandez's midfield partner, with Sporting CP set to take a bid for their playmaker.
According to the reliable newspaperRecordin Portugal Ugarte is close to joining PSG. The Parisians have apparently made an offer of €60m (£51m) which meets his release clause.
Mason Mount appears to prefer a move to Manchester United if Chelsea sanction his departure this summer. The 24-year-old midfielder has been heavily linked with an exit for some time, with his contract expiring in 12 months.
Chelsea are considering a move for goalkeeper Keylor Navas on loan from Nottingham Forest. The 36-year-old striker faces an increasingly uncertain future following his return to Paris Saint-Germain at the end of the season with just 12 months left on his contract.
The Blues are said to be in the market for a new club option, so Navas has been selected, according to the French agency.standing market. The report states that Aston Villa's Emi Martinez has also been checked out in relation to replacing Kepa Arrizbalaga and Edouard Mendy.
Victor Osimhen triple transfer update
Chelsea have received three pieces of news that will affect their hunt for the summer transfer of Napoli star Victor Osimhen.
Firstly, the Italian champions look to lose defender Kim Min-jae, who is on the verge of signing for Man United, according to II Matino.
The same report adds that manager Luciano Spalletti will be leaving Napoli to take a sabbatical and both decisions could prove pivotal in Osimhen's future. Finally, he and his girlfriend were recently spotted in Berlin, Germany, and that is her home country, a place she hopes to return to as well according to BILD.
Bayern Munich are also firmly in the race for the striker and his girlfriend's stance could affect his summer decision.
Hello and welcome to today's Chelsea live blog. The Blues are in action tonight against Manchester United in what is shaping up to be a blockbuster clash.
So we've got you covered with all the preparations ahead of the trip to Old Trafford, as well as all the latest transfer news and gossip...