Chelsea target Erling Haaland, Lewandoski, others to be confined to quarantine camps

There are reports that Bundesliga stars including Erling Haaland, Jadon Sancho and Robert Lewandowski will be confined to quarantine camps so the season can finish on time.

According to The Sun, a recent surge of Covid cases in teams has put pressure on the schedule so the German Football League has implemented the measures.

Bundesliga side Hertha Berlin and three second-division clubs have all had to postpone games this month after coronavirus outbreaks in their squads.

And more cases could mean there’s no time to squeeze the games in before this summer’s Euros starts in June.

Measures described as ‘quasi quarantine’ will begin from May 3 with players and staff allowed to spend time only at home or at club facilities.

And from May 12, they’ll move into a quarantine training camp shut off from the outside world for the last two rounds of games.

The Bundesliga is due to end on May 22 but more time is needed to hold promotion-relegation playoffs before teams release players for Euro 2020.

Hertha had to postpone three games and cancel team training for two weeks after the virus spread through the squad, with coach Pal Dardai among those infected.

UEFA considering punishing Chelsea, others as president Ceferin confirms ” UEFA still talking to our legal team”

Uefa are reportedly considering slapping sanction on the dirty dozen after their attempts to breakaway and start the Super League.

The Guardian reports Uefa are increasingly more inclined to punish the 12 sides involved.

President Aleksander Ceferin has warned the rebel teams that they will ‘suffer the consequences’ of ‘their mistake’.

Punishments could extend to bans from the Champions League next season but it remains to be seen if or what is handed down to the sides.

Ceferin said the UEFA ‘still talks to the legal team’ and expects the breakaway teams will ‘realise their mistake and suffer the consequences’.

Chelsea battle others for Brazil wonderkid

Chelsea are in a four-way transfer battle for wonderkid Gabriel Menino, according to reports.

The Brazilian has attracted interest with his ‘great technical qualities’ while playing for Palmeiras.

The Blues are long-standing admirers of Menino, and have been linked with making a £17million swoop.

But now they’ve got competition.

According to Calciomercato, Tottenham are also interested in the gifted midfielder, who can play at right-back.

Menino starred as his side won the Copa Libertadores last year, being selected in the official team of the tournament.

Defiant Real Madrid president claims Chelsea fans protests against Super League at Stamford Bridge were STAGED

Florentino Perez continues to cling on to his European Super League dream despite nine clubs pulling out.

And the Real Madrid president sensationally claimed protests from Chelsea fans were STAGED.

He told Spanish radio show El Larguero: “If anyone thinks the Super League is dead, are they wrong? Absolutely.

“We’re going to keep working and what everyone thinks is for the best will emerge.

“The project is on standby. The Super League still exists.”

He said: “Who brought those Chelsea fans to protest? Someone moved them.””Chelsea fans? They were 40 people outside Stamford Bridge … and if you want, I will tell you who took them there,” said Perez in an interview with El Larguero on Wednesday evening.

He added: “Who took Chelsea fans at Stamford Bridge are the same people who put those anti-Super League shirts on Cadiz tonight…”

“Sad and angry” Blues star linked with Chelsea exit

Chelsea outcast Tammy Abraham has been linked with a return to Aston Villa with the striker ‘sad and angry’ at the Blues.

The striker has fallen out of favour since Thomas Tuchel took over from Frank Lampard in January and a Villa Park reunion is reportedly on the cards.

Abraham, 23, has not played for the Blues since February and he wasn’t even in the squad for Saturday’s FA Cup semi-final win against Manchester City.

The England ace does not appear to be in Tuchel’s plans and his spot in Gareth Southgate’s Euros squad is undoubtedly at risk given his lack of game time.

As a result, his old club Villa are keeping tabs on the situation ahead of a potential summer move, according to the Birmingham Mail.

Abraham scored 26 goals in 40 games on loan at Villa to help fire the club back to the Premier League in the 2018-19 season.

He is said to retain several admirers at Villa Park with Dean Smith expected to target attacking reinforcements at the end of this campaign.