2pm Chelsea transfer news LIVE: Willian ‘upset and offended’ by Blues, Kai Havertz LATEST, Fikayo Tomori to Rennes shock – The Sun

CHELSEA are continuing their pursuit of Kai Havertz, who is said to be "desperate" to join the club.

Another an keen to join is West Ham's Declan Rice, but the Blues will have to meet West Ham's demands as the England star is said not to be willing to push for a move.

Follow all the latest transfer updates from the Bridge below…

  • BLUE IS THE COLOUR

    Chelsea have NINE stars out as they attempt to stage a historic comeback against Bayern Munich in the Champions League.

    The Blues squad has been ravaged by injury and unavailability as they look to overturn a 3-0 deficit from the first leg in their Last 16 European tie.

    Frank Lampard's men will have to bounce back in some style from their FA Cup final defeat to Arsenal last weekend if they are going to progress.

    The West London club are without two central players in American star Christian Pulisic and Spanish skipper Cesar Azpilicueta.

    The integral duo both limped off at Wembley with hamstring problems and will not feature.

    Here's how Chelsea could line-up at the Allianz Arena..

  • DOUBLE DELIGHT

  • BLUE MOON

  • CECH MATE

    Petr Cech is reportedly leading Chelsea's “charm offensive” for Barcelona goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen.

    The German stopper, 28, could be nearing the Nou Camp exit door as he enters the final two-years of his contract.

    It is understood that the Blues have submitted an offer to Barca to replace flop shot-stopper Kepa Arrizabalaga.

    According to ESPN, Cech has significantly helped pull the strings of the transfer negotiations as he views Ter Stegen as a “outstanding goalkeeper” and “leader”.

    The West London icon was appointed to the role of technical and performance advisor last summer.

    And it has been claimed that he also helped entice Timo Werner to Stamford Bridge when he made an “undercover” trip to Germany before lockdown.

  • WILL I NEVER

    Willian has reportedly been left 'upset and offended' by how his time at Chelsea has come to an end.

    According to ESPN, the Brazilian – who is understood to be close to joining Arsenal – felt as though the Blues lacked the desire to keep him.

    This is despite the 31-year-old rejecting a two-year deal by Chelsea to extend his stay at Stamford Bridge.

    Willian is keen to remain in London, choosing to sign for Arsenal ahead of Barcelona and Inter Miami.

  • REECE LIGHTNING

  • FIK OF THE BUNCH

    Chelsea defender Fikayo Tomori is being targeted by French side Rennes, according to reports.

    L'Equipe says the Ligue 1 outfit have contacted Chelsea to begin talks over a potential deal for the 22-year-old.

    The report from France suggests the nature of a deal remains unclear, but a loan move would be more likely.

    Lampard rates Tomori after managing him the last two years and although he may not be in his immediate plans he would be hard-pushed to sell the centre-back.

    The Athletic previously reported a permanent deal is not in The Blues' vision.

    Tomori was last month linked with a loan move across London to West Ham to help Lampard swoop for Declan Rice – with talk he sees the Hammers man as a future John Terry figure.

  • WILL POWER

    Arsenal are set to confirm the signing of Willian on a free transfer, according to Sky Sports.

    They claim the Brazilian has agreed a three-year deal, with the Gunners beating Barcelona and Inter Miami to his signature.

    It has been stated that Willian wants to play under Mikel Arteta and work with his fellow Brazilian Edu at the Emirates.

  • KAI'S NOT THE LIMIT

    Ilkay Gundogan has described Kai Havertz's potential as “unlimited” as the German starlet gets set for a move to Chelsea.

    Leverkusen are desperate to get the best out of the attacking midfielder in what would surely be his last few games for Bayer in the Europa League, starting tomorrow night in their second leg against Rangers.

    The Manchester City ace told Bild: “I expect great things from him. Kai’s potential is unlimited, there are no limits.

    “He brings a lot with him, and now it’s up to him to show off this enormous talent.

    “He has this calm and serenity on the ball, and is a prudent type on the other side.”

  • WILL POWER

    Arsenal's move to sign Willian on a free transfer is reportedly close to being announced.

    The Brazilian winger, 31, rejected Chelsea's latest two-year contract extension offer – demanding three years or no deal.

    The Blues have a long-standing policy of not offering players aged 30 or over any more than one-year extensions.

    And Arsenal have taken advantage of the West London stand-off by handing Willian a three-year contract worth £100,000 per week, say ESPN.

    Romano confirmed the deal was on the brink of going through, too – with Arteta fully on board.

    His tweet continued: “Willian approved also by Arteta.

    “Just a matter of time and he'll until 2023 – confirmed.”

  • BLUE STEEL

    Chelsea target Kai Havertz is 100 per cent committed to Bayer Leverkusen, according to the German side's manager.

    Peter Bosz spoke before last night's Europa League game against Rangers to confirm Havertz was still giving his all despite the consistent speculation with a move to Stamford Bridge.

    In his pre-match press conference, Bosz said: “I will answer these questions [on Havertz] very shortly.

    “Yes, he will play and yes I'm convinced that he's 100 per cent still fighting for Leverkusen.”

  • BEING FRANK

    Frank Lampard has been told to sign Jan Oblak to help Chelsea compete with Liverpool and Man City.

    Former Blues defender Frank Sinclair said: “It's not a secret that Frank lost this trust in Kepa.

    “In previous games he's made some vital mistakes.

    “However, you have to remember that he’s a really young goalkeeper, the £71m price tag shadows the fact that he's a young goalkeeper, fairly inexperienced in playing senior football and the standards are set very high for him.

    “At the same time, if you get the opportunity to bring in Jan Oblak then I think if you want to compete with Liverpool and Manchester City, Chelsea need a goalkeeper of the same standard and certainly Jan Oblak would produce that.”

  • GOOD MORNING CHELSEA FANS

    The Blues are reportedly willing to listen to offers for Jorginho to fund their move for Declan Rice.

    The 28-year-old is one of ten first-team stars that Frank Lampard could offload this summer.

    According to The Telegraph, Chelsea will use Jorginho's fee to boost their bid for Rice.

    The England star is also thought to be keen on a move back to Stamford Bridge, although he is unlikely to to force his way out of West Ham.

    Chelsea are also in advanced talks to sign Real Madrid's Sergio Reguilon, according to reports.

    It is no secret the Blues are trying to sign a left-back and Frank Lampard's side have been strongly linked with Leicester star Ben Chilwell.

    But the Foxes demands of £80million plus for the England ace may have made a move impossible and caused the West London side to look elsewhere.

    ESPN reports the negotiations to bring Reguilon from the Bernabeu to Stamford Bridge are at an advanced stage with just the finishing touches required.

    Antonio Rudiger believes Chelsea will greatly miss “calm and humble” Willian if the Brazil winger seals his Arsenal move.

    The Mail reports the 27-year-old as saying: “Since day one of coming to Chelsea, he and David Luiz got me into the team and helped me out in the first couple of months because it was not that easy.

    “He is a great guy and a really, really good footballer.

    “He is calm and humble and it will be sad if I don't see him again as a team-mate.

    “He is not the type of player who talks that much.”

  • WOULD BE RICE

    Chelsea are reportedly willing to listen to offers for Jorginho to fund their move for Declan Rice.

    The 28-year-old is one of ten first-team stars that Frank Lampard could offload this summer.

    According to The Telegraph, Chelsea will use Jorginho's fee to boost their bid for Rice.

    The England star is also thought to be keen on a move back to Stamford Bridge, although he is unlikely to to force his way out of West Ham.

  • HEND HINT

    Sheffield United have dropped a big hint that Dean Henderson will not be returning to them next season – by having a £12million rejected for Bournemouth’s Aaron Ramsdale.

    SunSport exclusively revealed last month the Blades were eyeing up a reunion with their former stopper Ramsdale to fill the void of Manchester United loanee Henderson.

    Chris Wilder has now made a firm offer which has been turned down by the relegated Cherries.

    Bournemouth see Ramsdale as a future England goalkeeper and value the 22-year-old far higher.

    It remains to be seen if the Blades return with an improved bid.

    But it suggests they are expecting Henderson, who has spent the last two seasons on loan from Old Trafford, to head back to his parent club amid interest from Chelsea.

  • SERG IN DEMAND

    Chelsea arw in advanced talks to sign Real Madrid's Sergio Reguilon, according to reports.

    It is no secret the Blues are trying to sign a left-back and Frank Lampard's side have been strongly linked with Leicester star Ben Chilwell.

    But the Foxes demands of £80million plus for the England ace may have made a move impossible and caused the West London side to look elsewhere.

    ESPN reports the negotiations to bring Reguilon from the Bernabeu to Stamford Bridge are at an advanced stage with just the finishing touches required.

  • LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN

    Neil Warnock thinks Rangers and Celtic would be able to finish in the top six of the Premier League.

    He told BBC Scottish Football podcast: “If you put Celtic and Rangers down in England, you’re talking about the top six.

    “Those two clubs, if they got the money that the English clubs have coming in, they would spend it. They’d spend it on good players and they would then compete.

    “I look at Celtic and Rangers – I don’t think about Man City or Liverpool, I think they’re way ahead – but I think the rest below that, Man United, Chelsea, I think Rangers and Celtic would more than cope with that.

    “The money that the Premier League [clubs] get, it wouldn’t take long (for Celtic and Rangers to compete) – within 18 months, two years.”

  • RICE RICE BABY

    Chelsea are reportedly willing to listen to offers for Jorginho to fund their move for Declan Rice.

    The 28-year-old is one of ten first-team stars that Frank Lampard could offload this summer.

    According to The Telegraph, Chelsea will use Jorginho's fee to boost their bid for Rice.

    Jorginho made the move to Stamford Bridge in 2018 when Maurizio Sarri was in charge.

    The Italian star made 31 league appearances for Lampard's side during the 2019/20 campaign.

    But the Blues boss is prepared to get rid of him to bring in his top target.

    Jorginho has tipped to reunite with Sarri at Juventus this summer.

  • JORGIN-GO

    Jorginho's agent has teased a possible reunion between the Italian midfielder and former Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri at Juventus.

    Joao Santos told Radio Kiss Kiss: “Sarri has never called Jorginho personally to talk about Juventus.

    “I know there’s talk in the papers, but we have never had direct contact with Sarri or even director of sport Fabio Paratici.

    “When the directors Paratici and Marina Granovskaia find an agreement, if they find an agreement, then and only then can I talk about the situation.

    “Everyone knows there is a very strong rapport between Sarri and Jorginho after five years working together, I’d be a hypocrite to deny that, but I also want to remind you that Jorginho has three years left on his Chelsea contract.”

  • HAVERTZ WATCH

    Chelsea target Kai Havertz is currently in action for Bayer Leverkusen in the Europa League against Rangers.

    The German started for the Bundesliga outfit who are currently carrying a 3-1 lead in the second leg tonight.

    You can keep up to date with all the action on SunSport's Live Blog HERE.

  • DIFFERENT BALL GAME

    Mason Mount has been named as a FIFA 21 Next ambassador.

    The FIFA Next is a curated list featuring the freshest emerging talent from across the world of football with the Chelsea starlet recognised for his stunning breakout success.

    Mount is a new Next ambassador alongside Phil Foden, Steven Bergwijn, Aaron Connolly and Manchester City Women’s Georgia Stanway.

  • HAV TO GET HIM

    Kai Havertz is determined to join Chelsea this summer, according to Fabrizio Romano.

    Speaking on the Beautiful Game Podcast, he said: “It’s so similar to the [Jadon] Sancho situation, because the player has a total agreement with the club. The player wants to leave and in the case of Havertz, the player is determined to leave the club this summer.

    “He wants another option because Bayer Leverkusen is different to Borussia Dortmund, so you can understand why a player like Kai Havertz wants to join a Premier League club.

    “Chelsea are speaking with Bayer Leverkusen to find an agreement, at the moment there is no agreement but the price they’re going to offer Bayer Leverkusen is around €80million.

    “At the moment there is no agreement but also like the Sancho deal for the instalments and add-ons, they’re speaking. Bayer Leverkusen are also playing in Europe so they need time to finalise this agreement but I think it’s possible that the deal will be complete on next weeks because the player really wants to join Chelsea, he’s pushing to join Chelsea.

    “He’s the main target for Chelsea this summer after Timo Werner.”

  • ED AND SHOULDERS ABOVE

    Antonio Rudiger compared Willian to Chelsea legend Eden Hazard, who left for Real Madrid last summer.

    He told the Mail: “He does his thing on the pitch, just like Eden Hazard. By playing, he shows what he is about.

    “He is a guy who dictates the game and not many players in the world have this type of quality.

    “He is always training [hard] and practicing free-kicks after. He is someone who always wants to improve.”

  • WILL MISS YOU

    Antonio Rudiger believes Chelsea will greatly miss “calm and humble” Willian if the Brazil winger seals his Arsenal move.

    The Mail report the 27-year-old as saying: “Since day one of coming to Chelsea, he and David Luiz got me into the team and helped me out in the first couple of months because it was not that easy.

    “He is a great guy and a really, really good footballer.

    “He is calm and humble and it will be sad if I don't see him again as a team-mate.

    “He is not the type of player who talks that much.”

  • HAV A BIT OF THAT

    Chelsea's transfer guru Marina Granovskaia has reportedly come up with a plan to seal a deal for Kai Havertz.

    Italian media outlet calciomercato claim the Blues are ready to reduce the £36million asking price for midfielder Jorginho to rush through with a deal for the German.

    Juventus and former Chelsea chief Maurizio Sarri are believed to be leading the race for the former Napoli star.

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