The Blues will now want to prepare for the Europa League final against Arsenal but first have a friendly in the United States tomorrow evening.
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- Samuel StreetMay 15, 20192:17 pm
CHELSEA are preparing an incredible spending spree if Eden Hazard is sold and their transfer ban is miraculously overturned.
According to David Ornstein, Marco Asensio, Wilfried Zaha, Edinson Cavani and Philippe Coutinho will all be subject of bids this summer if the Blues are allowed to bring players in.
- Anthony ChapmanMay 15, 20191:50 pm
- Anthony ChapmanMay 15, 201912:58 pm
DAVID LUIZ says a meeting with Roman Abramovich has proved to him the Chelsea owner is still in love with the club.
Luiz met up with the billionaire last week before signing a new two-year contract.
Abramovich, 52, has not been at Stamford Bridge at all this season having been denied a new UK visa by the government.
That absence has also coincided with the club pulling plans to build a new £1billion stadium, leading some to question whether the Russian billionaire had lost his hunger.
But Luiz has revealed that couldn't be further from the truth, having sat down with Abramovich earlier this month.
He said: “He has been away but his heart is here.
“He loves this club. He is the one who built Chelsea. Everything at Chelsea changed because of him.
“The results speak for themselves. Fifteen trophies in 15 years. He came here to do something amazing and he did it.
“I had the opportunity to talk with him last week, to decide my future. He loves the club and everything that is inside the club, not just the people.
“He wants to win everything. He is still in love with the club and wants to do more.
“It is difficult for him, but his heart is with us, he tries to be involved every single day.
“He is still really passionate for the club. He is still thinking in the same way. He has the same hunger, thinking about winning. He doesn't want to lose energy.”
Luiz is currently out in America preparing for a friendly match against New England Revolution – a game being staged to help Abramovich's campaign to raise awareness and support the fight against anti-Semitism.
The defender added: “It is important for the owner, and for the coach and for the club. It is important for the cause.
“Discrimination has happened around the world for many years and it is up to us to teach our kids to respect everybody in the same way. Nobody is different. It doesn't matter the colour of the skin or the religion or the social class.
“People discriminate because they think they are different. This is the big fault in life. Nobody is different and football gives us the opportunity to show that.”
- Anthony ChapmanMay 15, 201912:01 pm
LIVERPOOL are planning to hijack Chelsea’s move for Dutch kid Xavier Mbuyamba.
The stylish MVV Maastricht defender dubbed “the next Virgil van Dijk” is currently on trial at Stamford Bridge.
The 17-year-old’s outstanding performances in Holland’s second tier have attracted the interest of a posse of clubs around Europe.
MVV have failed to tie Mbuyamba down to a professional contract.
According to Voetbal International, Liverpool are amongst a host of clubs tracking him, as well as Celtic, Bayern Munich, FC Porto.
Despite the Blues running the rule over Mbuyamba at their Cobham training base, Liverpool could make their move and take advantage of the Blues' transfer ban which could cause them to miss out on the highly-rated central defender this summer.
Reds boss Jurgen Klopp is hoping the prospect of working closely with van Dijk at Anfield and learning from one of the best in the world could tempt Mbuyamba to move to Merseyside.
Another option would be to go down the same route as the Liverpool defender and join the Scottish champions to take the next step in his development.
Van Dijk joined Celtic as a 20-year-old from Groningen in 2013.
As MVV have not been promoted to the Eredivisie, Heracles Almelo could offer Mbuyamba the chance to play in the Dutch top-flight next term.
- Anthony ChapmanMay 15, 201911:03 am
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