Chelsea News: Blues suffer Jorginho transfer replacement blow as Abramovich open to Ratcliffe bid

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Here are your latest Chelsea football.london headlines on Sunday, May 1.

Jorginho replacement blow

Chelsea target Frenkie De Jong will not be moving to the Premier League this summer if Xavi’s words are anything to go by.

The Blues are in need of midfield reinforcements this summer as Jorginho is reportedly considering his future this summer with Juventus interested. Alongside primary targets Declan Rice and Aurelien Tchouameni, De Jong has been a player who has been linked to an England move with Chelsea and Man United reportedly to two most interested clubs.

However, Xavi has seemed to cool the exit talk with his glowing verdict of the Dutchmen ahead of the summer.

“Frenkie de Jong is a very important player for me, he’s part of present and future,” he said.

“We had an individual talk and he became calmer – I want him to be constant”.

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Chelsea sale: Roman Abramovich’s stance on Jim Ratcliffe’s bid revealed amid Todd Boehly talks

Soon-to-be former Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich has reportedly not yet ruled out a late Jim Ratcliffe takeover win despite Todd Boehly progressing to exclusive talks after being named the preferred Chelsea bidder.

It all seemed as though it was smooth sailing for the three consortiums that were shortlisted for the final round of talks but the current Nice owner aimed to throw the biggest curveball with his enticing and attractive £4billion plus offer that trumped his competitors. In a statement released, INEOS have announced their plans to invest in the Blues to ensure a ‘first-class squad’ for both the men’s and women’s teams, as well as continued investment in the club’s Cobham academy. The future of Stamford Bridge has been among the high-profile components of all bids thus far, with INEOS planning to make it a ‘world-class’ stadium by renovating Chelsea’s home as an ongoing project so that the team are not required to relocate elsewhere.

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According to the Guardian, a source close to Abramovich has not completely ruled out Ratcliffe’s late bid for the Blues with the main problem in his late ploy being just how late he communicated his interest to Raine who like all the fans, are keen to get a resolution to this ever-changing and dramatic takeover saga.

Read the full story here.

Kai Havertz makes audacious Ballon d’Or claim ahead of Everton vs Chelsea in Premier League

Chelsea forward Kai Havertz has played down suggestions that he could win the Ballon d’Or in the future ahead of Chelsea’s weekend Premier League trip to Everton.

Havertz, 22, as well as having 19 goal contributions and counting in all competitions for the Blues this term, has already won the Champions League, UEFA Super Cup and the FIFA Club World Cup since completing his £70million plus move from Bayer Leverkusen in the summer of 2020. However in recent games, alongside the rest of the Chelsea attack, he has faltered when having opportunities to add to his ever-growing goal contributions list with the Man United draw a prime example of the development he still has in his game if he is to reach the elite level.

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“I think many players can look up to the quality, attitude and career of Ronaldo,” Tuchel said in his post-match press conference regarding his number 29 potentially looking up to Cristiano Ronaldo as a role model. He went on to add on the decisive edge issue for the whole team: “That is the target to which we work. It’s also for them to adapt, there is still a time of adaptation to the rhythm and schedule. The schedule is ruthless for us and still, it’s the moment that they have to adapt to the league, the physicality, the rhythm, the demands. The boys are still young: Mason (Mount) is still young, Timo is still young, Kai is still young.

Read on to see what Havertz had to say here.

Source by Football London

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