One-time European champions Chelsea will reportedly finalise the appointment of a new manager by the end of this month.
This is according to the publication from popular media channel ESPN which claimed that Chelsea will have a new manager by next week.
The Blues are managerless following the exit of Maurizio Sarri.
Italian tactician Sarri lasted just one year in his role as the Chelsea manager before leaving for Italian Serie A giants Juventus.
The 60-year-old had one year left on his Chelsea contract which was sorted out by Juventus officials before the former Napoli and Empoli boss was handed a three-year contract.
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During his brief stay at Stamford Bridge, Sarri led Chelsea to third place on the league table as well as two cups finals.
Maurizio Sarri and Chelsea lost the Carabao Cup trophy to Manchester City via penalties in February before he masterminded the 4-1 win over London rivals Arsenal in the Europa League final to win the competition.
Frank Lampard is a Chelsea legend currently in charge of English Championship club Derby County and he’s the overwhelming favourites to replace Sarri at Stamford Bridge.
The ex-England international is expected to be named the new Chelsea manager before the end of next week as confirmed by the aforementioned publication from ESPN.
Chelsea Player Dismisses Exit Rumours
Chelsea left-back Marcos Alonso has dismissed the transfer rumours linking him with a move from the West London club this summer.
The Spanish defender addressed those transfer rumours in a chat with reporters in Japan as he said that there are still four years left on his current deal.
Marcos Alonso signed a new deal last year that will take him till the summer of 2023.
The Spaniard and Chelsea are on a preseason tour of Japan at the moment.
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On the appointment of Frank Lampard as the new Chelsea manager, Marcos Alonso said that the new development gives the club a fresh start and not only him after the end of Maurizio Sarri’s managerial reign at the club.
Sarri has left Chelsea for the Juventus job and club legend Lampard is the new man in charge of the playing squad at Stamford Bridge.
Marcos Alonso joined Chelsea from Italian Serie A club Fiorentina in the summer of 2016 and he went on to play a big role for the Blues as they won the 2016/17 Premier League.
He won the FA Cup title in his second season before losing his spot in the Chelsea XI to Emerson Palmieri towards the end of last season.
Young Chelsea Winger Set To Sign New Contract
Young Chelsea winger Callum Hudson-Odoi is reportedly set to sign a new contract at the club to effectively rule out a move away from the club this summer.
England international Hudson-Odoi has previously been linked with clubs like German Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich, reigning European champions Liverpool and German side Borussia Dortmund.
Bayern Munich has as many as five bids turned down for the player at the start of this years.
He has one year left on his current deal at Stamford Bridge and there’s an agreement in place for him to extend his contract according to the Daily Mail.
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Callum Hudson-Odoi came through the Chelsea Academy before he broke into the first team during the preseason last summer.
The young English winger figured heavily during preparations for last season under the guidance of manager Maurizio Sarri.
He didn’t get a regular spot in the Chelsea team outside of the Europa League until the second half of the season.
His growth in the Chelsea team was curtailed as a result of the injury he sustained during a Premier League clash with Brighton and Hove Albion.
He’s expected to be out of action till September as a result of the Achilles injury sustained in the aforementioned league clash.
Spurs Want Chelsea Target Elseid Hysaj As Trippier Replacement
Champions League finalists Tottenham Hotspur are eyeing a move for Napoli defender Elseid Hysaj this summer.
According to Italian journalist Gianluca Di Marzio, Spurs want to sign the Albanian international right-back during this summer’s transfer window.
It was revealed that Hysaj is on a two-man shortlist of transfer targets as Tottenham Hotspur try to sign a replacement for Kieran Trippier who left the club this summer.
Chelsea target Hysaj is on the right-back shortlist alongside AS Roma defender Alessandro Florenzi.
Spurs are in the market for a new right-back after Kieran Trippier joined Spanish La Liga giants Atletico Madrid earlier on Thursday.
The England international star was unveiled as an Atletico Madrid player alongside Spanish centre back Mario Hermoso.
The 28-year-old was the first choice right-back at Spurs until this summer.
He was part of the Tottenham Hotspur team that lost the Champions League last month.
Kieran Trippier and Spurs were beaten 2-0 by Liverpool courtesy goals from Mohamed Salah (penalty) and second half substitute Divock Origi.
The former Burnley defender will replace veteran right-back Juanfran at Atletico Madrid after the Spaniard left the club at the end of his contract last month.
Juanfran left the Spanish outfit alongside former club skipper Diego Godin.
Newcastle Replace Ex-Chelsea Manager With Steve Bruce
Premier League club Newcastle United have appointed Steve Bruce as their new manager ahead of the new season scheduled to start in the next three weeks.
Steve Bruce has bagged the Newcastle United job shortly after he resigned from his post as the manager of English Championship club Sheffield Wednesday.
His new appointment was confirmed by Newcastle United earlier on Wednesday.
The former Manchester United defender has put pen to paper on a three-year contract until the end of the 2021/22 season.
Newcastle United had been without a manager since former Chelsea manager Rafael Benitez left the club at the end of last month.
Benitez left his job as the Newcastle United manager at the end of his contract with the Magpies.
He has since joined Chinese Super League (CSL) outfit Dalian Yifang as their manager.
The Spaniard has been offered a contract worth £12m on a yearly basis in his new job.
Rafael Benitez was briefly the Chelsea manager during the second half of the 2011/12 season.
He helped Chelsea to the Europa League title at the end of that season.
Newcastle United was his third club in the Premier League after the duo of Chelsea and reigning European champions Liverpool.
PSG Turn Down Swap Deal For Chelsea Target
French Ligue 1 champions Paris Saint Germain (PSG) have turned down a swap deal for star player Neymar according to the latest reports from the Spanish media.
Chelsea target Neymar wants to return to Barcelona this summer after two years in Paris.
According to the specific report from Spanish publication AS, PSG are adamant that Neymar won’t leave the club this summer for anything less than the €222m (£200m).
Barcelona offered €40m plus the attacking duo of Philippe Coutinho and Ousmane Dembele and it was rejected by PSG immediately.
Coutinho and Dembele have not been able to light up the Nou Camp since their respective big money transfers to Barcelona.
Philippe Coutinho signed for Barcelona from Premier League club Liverpool at the start of last year, while Ousmane Dembele joined the Catalans from German Bundesliga giants Borussia Dortmund.
Barcelona are willing to let the two players join PSG in exchange for Neymar who has publicly admitted that he should not have left the Nou Camp in 2017.
He became the most expensive player in world football after PSG activated the €222m release clause in his then contract at Barcelona.
Since his move to Paris, Neymar has scored 51 goals for his French club.
Bournemouth Ready To Let Chelsea Target Leave For Free
Premier League club Bournemouth have decided to let winger Ryan Fraser leave the club on a free transfer when his contract expires next summer.
This is according to the publication from the Daily Express which revealed that Bournemouth is not desperate to sell Ryan Fraser this summer despite the numerous interest in him.
Scottish international Fraser has been linked with a lot of Premier League clubs this summer.
West London giants Chelsea, Tottenham Hotspur, Arsenal, London and Manchester United have all been linked with the petite winger.
Ryan Fraser has one year left on his current deal with Bournemouth at the moment and the Cherries could lose his services for free next summer if he does not sign a new deal.
The 25-year-old has been a very good player for Bournemouth since joining the club from Scottish Premiership giants Aberdeen.
Ryan Fraser scored seven goals in the Premier League last season in addition to the provision of 14 assists for his teammates.
He was the second highest assist provider during the 2018/19 season with 14 assists behind Eden Hazard who had 15 assists for Chelsea last season.
Eden Hazard has since left Chelsea for Real Madrid this summer in a deal reported to be around €100m.
New Chelsea Signing Requests One Favour From Frank Lampard
Chelsea midfielder Mateo Kovacic has made a request to new club manager Frank Lampard as he tries to take his game to the next level.
In his latest interview as monitored by popular media outlet Metro, Mateo Kovacic asked new Chelsea manager Frank Lampard to guide him on how to score goals.
Frank Lampard was a goalscoring machine during his time as a Chelsea player after he scored 211 goals in 13 years.
The 41-year-old is still the all-time leading goalscorer at the club whom he joined from fellow London club West Ham United in 2001.
Frank Lampard left Chelsea at the end of his contract in 2014 and he went on to play for Premier League champions Manchester City and Major League Soccer (MLS) club New York City FC before he announced his retirement.
Mateo Kovacic was on loan at Chelsea for the whole of last season before the Blues made his move permanent in a €50m deal.
The Croatian World Cup star didn’t find the back of the net throughout the season including 30 Premier League appearances.
He had just two assists to
Callum Hudson-Odoi Promised Important Chelsea Role
Newly appointed Chelsea manager Frank Lampard has urged young winger Callum Hudson-Odoi to stay and be a part of his plans at Chelsea.
According to the Chelsea legend, Callum Hudson-Odoi can be central to his plans at the club.
Frank Lampard spoke about the England international player during the preseason tour of Dublin.
The former Chelsea midfielder was speaking ahead of the friendly with St. Patrick Athletic.
He said that it’s too early to make promises but his desire is for Callum Hudson-Odoi to be an important player for his Chelsea team.
Callum Hudson-Odoi came through the ranks at Chelsea before making his debut for the Blues last year.
The 18-year-old has impressed in the Chelsea team since he appeared in his first game.
Immediate past Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri didn’t play him like he would have liked in the last campaign and that seems to have cast doubt in his mind.
Hudson-Odoi was seriously linked with German Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich in January but the Blues were able to repel several bids from the Bavarian giants for him.
The player also submitted a transfer request which was turned down immediately.
Callum Hudson-Odoi is ready to sign a new contract but he wants more responsibilities in the team.
He has one year left on his current deal at Stamford Bridge.
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