Arsenal forward Willian is understood to be keen on a return to Stamford Bridge, according to SkySport.
Willian has endured a pretty tough time at Arsenal where he didn’t contribute enough and he can probably be written off as a flop, so this would be a major shock if he somehow managed to force a return to Chelsea.
The Brazilian joined Arsenal from Chelsea as a free agent last summer; the 32-year-old is contracted at the Emirates until the summer of 2023, but is reportedly considering his options after scoring just one goal in 37 appearances for the north London club
Last summer Chelsea worked hard to extend his contract, but were unwilling to offer him a three-year deal, leading to his move to north London as a free agent.
Cristiano Ronaldo has posted a lengthy cryptic message which has fans believing he is quitting Juventus.
It read: “The life and career of any top player are made of ups and downs. Year after year, we face fantastic teams, with extraordinary players and ambitious goals, so we always have to give our best to keep ourselves at excellence levels.
“This year we couldn’t win Serie A, congratulations to Inter for the well deserved title. However, I have to value everything that we achieved this season at Juventus, both in collective and individual terms.
“The Italian Super Cup, the Italian Cup and the Serie A Top Scorer trophy fill me with happiness, mainly due to the difficulty they carry with them, in a country where nothing is easy to win.
“With these achievements, I reached a goal that I had set myself since the first day I arrived in Italy: to win the Championship, the Cup and the Super Cup, and also to be Best Player and Top Scorer in this great football country filled with tremendous players, giant clubs and a very own football culture.
“I’ve already said that I don’t chase records, records chase me. For those who don’t understand what I mean by this, it’s very simple: football is a collective game, but it is through individual overcoming that we help our teams achieve their goals.
“It is always looking for more and more on the field, working more and more off the field, that records eventually emerge and collective titles become inevitable, some being the natural consequence of the other.
“So, I’m very proud with this fact that has been widely replicated in recent days: Champion in England, Spain and Italy; Cup winner in England, Spain and Italy; Super Cup winner in England, Spain and Italy; Best Player in England, Spain and Italy; Best Scorer in England, Spain and Italy; Over 100 goals for a club in England, Spain and Italy.
“Nothing compares to the feeling of knowing that I’ve left my mark in the countries where I’ve played, and that I gave joy to the fans of the clubs I represented. This is what I work for, this is what moves me and this is what I’ll always keep chasing for until the last day.
“Thanks to everyone who took part in this journey! We stand together!”
With this message, some of his fans are already saying that he’s on his way out of Juventus.
AC Milan goalkeeper Gialuigi Donnarumma is reportedly edging towards a summer departure from the Serie A giants after eight years at the club, with Chelsea having a long-standing interest in the goalkeeper.
According to to reports in Italy, the Donnarumma said farewell to his teammates after the 2-0 win over Atalanta.
Tuttosport reports agent Mino Raiola was not satisfied by the Rossoneri’s offer of €8m a season and wanted €10m for the Italy international, who’s contract expires on June 30.
But the newspaper also highlights that he asked for a commission believed to be between €15m and €20m to sign the deal with the Diavolo.
Milan didn’t intend signing such a deal, as it meant they would be buying back the rights of a player who grew up in the youth team and developed into a starter at San Siro.
And MilanNews claims Donnarumma was already preparing to leave the club before the season was over, as he saluted his teammates after Milan secured a place in the Champions League next season.
The goalkeeper confessed he wouldn’t renew with Milan and the club has decided to sign LOSC Lille shot stopper Mike Maignan, who has carried out his medical this morning.
That is good news to Chelsea, who are rpeortedly keen to acquire the services of the Italy international.
While Edouard Mendy has mostly impressed in his debut season at Stamford Bridge, there do still remain question marks over whether he is a long-term solution to the problem position.
In fact, boss Thomas Tuchel has taken to alternating between Mendy and Kepa Arrizabalaga, with the latter starting the FA Cup final against Leicester.
Despite having two solid options though, it would be no surprise to see the Blues attempt to bring Donnarumma to the Premier League.
There are reports that ex-England and Chelsea star Daniel Sturridge is being sued by a man who found his stolen dog in Los Angeles two years ago.
Sturridge made a plea on social media after his beloved Pomeranian dog named Lucci, who is worth up to £4,000, was stolen after his house was burgled in July 2019, with bags also taken.
The footballer promised a reward of £26,000 ($30,000) to whoever found the pet but Foster Washington, the man claiming to have found the dog, is now filing a new lawsuit stating Sturridge still owes him the reward money, as per a report by TMZ Sports.
The report details that Washington says he found Lucci on the street after the burglary in July 2019 before reaching out to Sturridge, expecting the reward in return for finding his dog.
But according to TMZ, Washington insists Sturridge has not paid him anything at all, so he’s now suing claiming that Sturridge breached a contract by not living up to the reward offer.
Sturridge posted the scene at his burgled house on his Instagram, with detectives later arriving to gather evidence.
While they took fingerprints from a broken door, the footballer took matters into his own hands by pleading for help on social media.
The loss of the favourite pet Lucci was what he was most upset about and Sturridge insisted the ‘dognappers’ should come back “if they wanted to make money.”
Chelsea defence strongman Antonio Rudiger has revealed that he will take a decision on his Stamford Bridge future after this weekend’s Champions League final.
Rudiger is about to enter the final year of his contract with the Blues and is yet to make a decision about whether to sign an extension.
The German defender was out of favour under Frank Lampard but has become one of Thomas Tuchel’s most reliable players over the past few months.
Rudiger played just four times in the Premier League under Lampard this season and although he rejected suggestions of a difficult relationship with the former Chelsea midfielder, he has certainly enjoyed a more prominent role under his successor.
The 28-year-old has been a key component of a defence which has kept 18 clean sheets in the 29 matches under Tuchel, who has been very complimentary of him.
Tuchel was reportedly keen on signing his compatriot when in charge of Paris Saint-Germain and the Chelsea manager is now hoping Rudiger will sign a new deal at Stamford Bridge.
“Nothing is better than what he is doing for a new contract,” Tuchel said earlier this month.
“If he wants to have a new contract he has our full support to stay at the club. He is speaking with his performances. He has been amazing since day one.”
After securing a place in next season’s Champions League by finishing fourth in the Premier League, Chelsea now play Manchester City in Saturday’s Champions League final.
Ahead of the match, Rudiger was asked about Tuchel’s comments and his future at the club.
“That’s nice and I’m happy too,” he told Kicker.
“You always make your decisions to some extent dependent on the coaching staff, but in the long term you can never rely on them anyway.