(WATCH VIDEO) Reece James house burgled, shares shocking CCTV clips showing how robbers break into house to steal his medals

Chelsea star Reece James has revealed shocking CCTV of the moment “cowardly” thugs broke into his home and stole his football medals.

The 21-year-old footballer said the group of robbers broke into his house on Tuesday and snatched a safe containing his Champions League, Super Cup, and Euro 2020 medals.

James shared a number of CCTV clips of the shocking burglary, showing four suspects walking up the driveway of his home and shining torches into the house.

One video shows the group struggling to open the electric gates to the property as they lift a huge safe out of the house and roll it across the driveway.

The Chelsea defender shared the clips outside his home as he appealed for fans to help “identify and turn in these low life individuals”.

He added: “I hope together we can catch these individuals and deliver justice where it is due.”

James confirmed in a statement on Instagram he wasn’t at home at the time and he is “safe and well”.

He said he was devastated by the theft of the medals, but added: “These medals were won representing Chelsea and England – honours that can never be taken away from me whether or not I have the physical medals to prove it.

“Nevertheless, I am appealing to all my Chelsea and England fans to help identify and turn in these low life individuals who will never be able to rest easy as the evidence is mounting against them.

“The police, my advisers and Chelsea FC (and many others) are all behind me as we have firm leads on who the perpetrators are.

“We are closing in on them. Luckily, no one was present during the break in but I want to let all of you know I am safe and well.

“I really do appreciate having the platform to tell you all about my misfortune and I hope together we can catch these individuals and deliver justice where it is due.”

Koeman’s job on the line as Barcelona President holds emergency meeting after club’s heavy defeat to Bayern Munich

Joan Laporta is said to have held an emergency meeting of sorts on Wednesday morning on the back of Barcelona’s heavy defeat to Bayern Munich.

The Blaugrana lost 3-0 at home in their Champions League opener, Thomas Muller opening the scoring before Robert Lewandowski scored a brace.

Unsurprisingly, the defeat has not gone down well with Barcelona fans, or indeed the men currently in charge of the club.

In fact, according to Sport, via Football Espana, Laporta held a meeting with board members Mateu Alemany and Rafa Yuste straight after the game.

It’s reported the meeting went on until the early hours of the morning, with none of the three men leaving Camp Nou until 2am.

Just what the meeting was about remains to be seen, and it is not expected that any rash decision will be made on Ronald Koeman on the back of this defeat.

But news of the meeting will be further cause for the Dutchman to sit uncomfortably, even if he has been dealt a poor hand.

Putting up a good fight against Bayern was always going to be a tough task after losing Lionel Messi and Antoine Griezmann this summer, and it must be said that there was a degree of fortune for two of the three goals.

“We are really happy that he is really helping everyone”- Jorginho talks about his Chelsea teammate

Jorginho’s believes ex-Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku has arrived at Chelsea armed with the qualities to become a huge hit.

Italian midfielder Jorginho revealed his international team-mates tipped him off about Lukaku’s attributes long before he signed.

Lukaku’s 30 goals for Inter Milan last season helped them win the Serie A title.

And he has picked up straightaway by scoring four in four for Chelsea since a £97.5million move.

Jorginho said: “They said that he works a lot, he can help a lot, he tries to talk, he works hard.

“We are really happy that he is really helping everyone.

“That’s what everyone does here, we try to help each other — and he came with the right mentality, working and trying to help.

“So I’m really happy for him as well because he works so hard during training and deserves every goal. A big impact is well deserved.”

Antonio Conte touted for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s Manchester United job

Antonio Conte could be open to a sensational return to the Premier League, according to reports.

The Italian, who took Chelsea to the Premier League title in 2017, has been out of work since leaving Inter Milan at the end of last season.

Conte won the Italian giants their first Serie A title in 11 years but then departed after disagreeing with club bosses.

He was then interviewed for the position as head coach of Tottenham over the summer, only for those talks to break down.

It is now being said that he would be open to taking the managerial role at Manchester United if Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was to be sacked.

However, it is not thought he would be interested in replacing Mikel Arteta at Arsenal.

Sky Sports reporter Gianluca Di Marzio said: “He would only accept a winning project. So I don’t think he would accept Arsenal and that is why he said no to Tottenham.

“I think he would only accept if say Manchester United called.”

(Watch Highlights on Video) Liverpool coast to victory after first half scare as AC Milan score two quickfire goals (Match Report)

Liverpool led and went behind before eventually beating AC Milan who are returning to the Champions League after a seven-year absence .

Milan put up a remarkable battle at Anfield, fighting back from a goal down and parrying a penalty to lead 2-1, but were eventually beaten 3-2 by Jordan Henderson’s Liverpool scorcher.

Divock Origi was a surprise starter and looked rusty, scuffing an Andrew Robertson cross wide in the opening minutes, with the hosts getting off to an extremely aggressive start.

It felt inevitable that Liverpool would break through and Trent Alexander-Arnold skipped away from Rafael Leao down the right, his attempted cross taking a deflection off Fikayo Tomori to wrong-foot Mike Maignan.

Moments later, Tomori had to fling himself in the way of Mohamed Salah’s strike, after the Egyptian had turned Theo Hernandez inside out.

Liverpool were awarded a penalty when Diogo Jota’s shot was deflected by Ismael Bennacer’s outstretched arm. However, Maignan made the save on both Salah’s spot-kick and the Jota rebound.

Maignan palmed a Salah half-volley over the bar, but Milan managed to weather that early siege and once the tempo and intensity of the Liverpool press dropped, the game was transformed.

They equalised when Leao’s slide-rule pass released Ante Rebic to strike it first time into the far bottom corner.

Just one minute and 48 seconds later, Milan had taken a 2-1 lead, as Leao went on another strong run, his pass to Rebic took a deflection, but the Croatian knocked it back across for Brahim Diaz to fire in from 12 yards.

Milan had the ball in the net again straight after the restart when a corner was not dealt with and Simon Kjaer tapped in, but the offside flag was up during the build-up.

Moments later, Liverpool equalised, as Salah completed a give and go with Divock Origi, flicking it past Maignan off the outside of the boot as it bounced.

Olivier Giroud was unleashed off the bench for the last half-hour, but Liverpool restored their lead with a stunning strike from Jordan Henderson. A corner was cleared to the edge of the box, where he let it bounce and smashed an unstoppable effort into the near bottom corner.

Giroud couldn’t keep his header on target from a Theo Hernandez cross, while Kjaer’s glancing header on a corner was gratefully smothered by Alisson before Brahim Diaz could pounce.