Revealed: Real reason why Petr Cech left Chelsea

Petr Cech’s Chelsea exit reportedly came about after a disagreement with Todd Boehly over Romelu Lukaku’s future.

And the Telegraph claims Cech decided to leave after finding his influence as technical director significantly reduced.

Key allies Bruce Buck and Marina Granovskaia were both shown the door this month.

It meant boss Thomas Tuchel was given a greater say over transfers.

And the German made it clear to interim sporting director Boehly that he did not want Lukaku anywhere near his squad.

But Cech, along with Granovskaia, wanted to keep Lukaku at Chelsea for at least another season.

Inter Milan defender Milan Skriniar reacts to Chelsea push to sign him

Inter Milan ace Milan Skriniar is reportedly claiming to be unaware of Chelsea’s interest in him as the west London club are keen to sign him.

The Blues made him their transfer target after being put off by Matthijs de Ligt’s £102million price-tag at Juventus.

And Tuchel has now turned his attention to Inter ace Skriniar.

But the Blues’ interest is news to the centre-back, according to FcInterNews,it.

They claim Skriniar or his camp were unaware of Chelsea’s attention until very recently.

As the Blues are yet to mount a bid for Skriniar, the report adds.

The 27-year-old Slovakian is rated as one of Europe’s best in his position.

And he has spent the last few years excelling in a back three, making him ideal for Tuchel’s system.

Gabriel Jesus completes Arsenal medical, jersey number revealed

Gabriel Jesus has reportedly completed his medical as he gets set to complete his a £45million move to Arsenal from Manchester City.

The 25-year-old was seen getting out of a car and hugging the club’s technical director and Brazilian compatriot Edu, as he arrived in north London on Tuesday morning.

According to Fabrizio Romano, Jesus successfully completed his medical and an official statement is ‘pending’ to confirm his move to the Emirates.

He is expected to put pen to paper on a five-year contract at Arsenal, as he looks to get regular starting time after failing to hold down a starting spot under Pep Guardiola.

Jesus would be Arsenal’s fourth signing of the summer, following Brazilian teenager Marquinhos, Portuguese midfielder Fabio Vieira and goalkeeper Matt Turner.

The Brazilian is reportedly going to be handed Arsenal’s jersey No. 9.

Revealed: Mikel Arteta’s promise that made Gabriel Jesus to join Arsenal

Gabriel Jesus opted to join Arsenal after they made him a promise that no other club could.

Jesus was keen to play a central role as a striker for the club he left Man City to join.

And the Gunners were the only side who could promise him the opportunity to do, according to 90min.

This was the main reason why the Brazilian chose to head to North London, the report added.

Chelsea and Real Madrid were also tracking the attacker.

Cristiano Ronaldo warned against Chelsea move

Cristiano Ronaldo will burn his briges with Man United if he joins Chelsea, according to Glen Johnson.

Johnson told GGrecon: “If he goes to Chelsea then he’d burn his bridges at Manchester United.

“From Chelsea’s perspective, he’s a massive brand and he may be expensive, but you’d probably make that money back in two weeks through shirt sales.

“He may cost a fortune but the club would probably make more by just having him. Signing Ronaldo is like signing a commercial deal.

“I don’t think Ronaldo can change Chelsea’s fortunes as a player now, but I think having him in the dressing room would.

“On the pitch now, he’s not the Ronaldo we all want to see, but him being in the dressing room will get another 5% out of everyone around him.”

Chelsea plot revenge move for exciting Barcelona youngster

Chelsea are plotting transfer revenge on Barcelona as they are reportedly eyeing the Catalan club’s starlet Alejandro Balde,

The teenager, who is currently part of the Barcelona B team, has been training with the first-team squad.

But he is desperate to play matches and is set to tell Barca chiefs that he wants to consider a move away from the club unless he is guaranteed more gametime throughout the 2022/23 campaign.

Barcelona are set to sign Andreas Christensen this summer when his contract with Chelsea expires. And the Spanish giants could also attempt to prise Marcos Alonso and Cesar Azpilicueta away from Stamford Bridge.

According to The Mirror, Chelsea tried to sign Balde a year ago but didn’t have any success. But they are considering making a move for the left-back once again during the current transfer window and will use Barca’s interest in Alonso and Azpilicueta to try and negotiate a deal for him.

Balde came through the Barcelona academy and made his first-team debut under previous manager Ronald Koeman as a late substitute against Bayern Munich in the Champions League last September. He has gone on to make five La Liga appearances and played in two Champions League matches last season.

His current contract is set to keep him at the Nou Camp until the summer of 2024. But if Barca can’t offer him the opportunities he is looking for, he could well persuade club bosses to let him depart over the coming months.

Chelsea midfielder set for ‘showdown talks’ with Thomas Tuchel

Chelsea midfielder Billy Gilmour is set for ‘showdown talks’ with Thomas Tuchel regarding his future at Stamford Bridge, according to reports.

The 21-year-old recently saw his contract renewed by a year, keeping him at Chelsea until 2024.

The Scotland international has made just 22 appearances for the Blues since coming through the academy after joining from Rangers.

Last season, Gilmour spent his first campaign away from Stamford Bridge as he played for relegated Norwich City.

The spell was less than successful, with Norwich’s fans turning on the loanee half-way through the season after a string of unimpressive performances in the poor side.

However, the Scottish Sun have now reported that Gilmour will hold ‘showdown talks’ with Tuchel regarding his future.

He is waiting to discover whether he will feature in Tuchel’s plans for the new season after the automatic extension clause in his contract was triggered.

Recent reports have linked former Chelsea boss Frank Lampard with a move for Gilmour.

The pair shared a strong relationship, with Lampard bringing Gilmour from the academy and into the first team during his time at Chelsea.

It is unclear as to whether Gilmour would be allowed to depart on a permanent deal or whether Chelsea could seek another loan move for the player.

Gilmour has been capped 15 times by his country, an impressive feat at such a young age.

The midfielder will no doubt be keen for first-team football and with N’Golo Kante, Jorginho, Mateo Kovacic and Ruben Loftus-Cheek currently ahead of him in the pecking order at Chelsea, he could depart.

Arsenal agree terms with Gabriel Jesus ahead of move

Arsenal are closing in on the signing of Gabriel Jesus from Manchester City after reportedly agreeing personal terms with the Brazilian.

The Gunners were desperate to sign a new striker this summer and appear close to landing No.1 target Jesus.

Transfer specialist Fabrizio Romano reports that personal terms are agreed and a deal until 2027 has been signed. Arsenal will pay around £45m.

Jesus was unlikely to see much game time at City next season due to the arrivals of Erling Haaland and Julian Alvarez.

Tottenham open talks to sign Chelsea target

Tottenham have opened talks to sign RB Leipzig defender and Chelsea target Josko Gvardiol, according to reports.

The 20-year-old enjoyed a good debut season with the German club following his £17million transfer from Dinamo Zagreb last summer.

According to Nabil Djellit, his strong season has caught the attention of Tottenham, who have opened talks over a potential transfer.

The club are desperate to sign a new centre-back, having been linked with Inter Milan duo Alessandro Bastoni and Milan Skriniar.

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