10pm Chelsea transfer news LIVE: Havertz to meet Cech, Areola buys London house, Dean Henderson offered £170k-a-week, – The Sun

CHELSEA are preparing for Liverpool as the Premier League season closes in on its finale.

And in more exciting news, Kai Havertz will meet Petr Cech in Germany on Sunday while Frank Lampard has demanded a new goalkeeper even if Kepa stays.

Get all the latest news and transfer gossip from Stamford Bridge here…

  • THE RAUL DEAL

    Jason Cundy has urged Manchester United to sign Raul Jimenez from Wolves this summer.

    The ex-Chelsea defender told talkSport: “If I was Ed Woodward, go and get him.

    “You can't get [Harry] Kane right now. Kane is going to be tough and he's had injury problems.

    “Can you imagine putting Jimenez in a side that could potentially create more problems.”

  • LONDON CALLING

    Chelsea fans think they might have their new goalkeeper, as Alphonse Areola has purchased a house in London.

    The PSG goalkeeper is currently on loan at Real Madrid.

    And his wife Marrion wrote: “A few years ago our dream was to have our home in London.

    “Our dream came true. Happiness blessed.”

  • CHEEKY TIME

    Ruben Loftus-Cheek plans to force his way back into Chelsea's starting XI after making a full recovery from injury.

    He told Chelsea's official website: “The focus now is for me to keep working hard and force my way back into the team on a consistent basis.

    “I've played a few games now and it was just such a great feeling to get back out onto the pitch after 13 months out, and be there helping the team.

    “We want to finish the season strongly ahead of next season and it's the same for me on a personal level too.”

  • LONDON CALLING

    Goalkeeper Alphonse Areola has set tongues wagging after purchasing a house in London.

    The French shot-stopper, 27, has been linked with a move to Chelsea this summer.

    And a deal with Paris Saint-Germain could be close after Areola’s wife posted a picture to social media showing the family posing outside their new London home.

    Marrion Areola wrote: “A few years ago our dream was to have our home in London.

    “Our dream came true. Happiness blessed.”

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  • HANDS ON DEC

    Chelsea fans are desperate to see their club announce the signing of Declan Rice

    If this tweet does not work, nothing will.

  • BLUE LOOK

    This could be how Chelsea line up next season if Frank Lampard lands all of his transfer targets.

    The ambitious Blues boss is determined to close the gap to Liverpool and Manchester City as he aims for a third-place finish and glory in the FA Cup this season.

    And that means there is likely to be a lot of change at Super Frank's Stamford Bridge.

  • OD MAN OUT

    Callum Hudson-Odoi “could consider” a Chelsea exit this summer after playing just 48 minutes post lockdown.

    Apart from losing his starting place, the 19-year-old England winger has seen the Blues sign attacking midfielder Hakim Ziyech and striker Timo Werner for next season – with wideman Kai Havertz another prime target.

    And the Independent say Hudson-Odoi will not try to force a move but will assess his options.

    He only signed a new five-year contract last September, reportedly worth £120,000 a week, after interest from Bayern Munich.

  • KAI HIGH

    Kai Havertz is reportedly set to become Chelsea’s fifth-highest earner with a weekly wage of £140,000 BEFORE bonuses.

    Nicolo Schira claims Bayer Leverkusen’s star man has agreed personal terms with Chelsea ahead of a big-money transfer this summer.

    Frank Lampard’s side are looking to pay £72million for a player valued at £90m by his club.

    But the Blues have already held talks with Havertz and are believed to have struck personal terms on a five-year deal worth £140k per week.

  • WAGE TO GO

    Chelsea are set to make Dean Henderson an offer too good to turn down in order to prize him from Manchester United, according to reports.

    The Manchester Evening News report that the Blues are willing to more than double his current wages from £70,000-a-week to £170,000-a-week.

    They add that Chelsea have already contacted Henderson's representatives, while United are set to begin new contract talks next week.

    Frank Lampard is said to be so determined to start next season with a new goalkeeper that he will buy one even if Kepa stays at the club.

    He is reported to have asked Petr Cech to draw up two lists of targets – one for if Kepa stays and another more expensive one for if he goes.

  • HEN DO

    Chelsea are reportedly prepared to DOUBLE Dean Henderson's wages to convince him to leave Manchester United.

    Manchester Evening News claim Frank Lampard's side have made contact with the 23-year-old's representatives.

    He currently pockets £70,000-per-week – which the majority has been paid by Sheffield United in the last year.

    But Chelsea are prepared to lure him away from Old Trafford with an offer of £170,000-per-week.

  • EXCLUSIVE

    Nathan Ake is in no rush to chase a move to Manchester City – because he could have his pick of some of the Premier League’s biggest clubs this summer, reports DUNCAN WRIGHT.

    City have made the first tentative contact with Bournemouth about a potential £35million deal for the Dutch international defender.

    Boss Pep Guardiola is desperate to strengthen the weakness in his defence which cost them the chance of challenging Liverpool for the title this season.

    But SunSport understands there is unlikely to be any quick switch finalised because Ake, 25, is likely to be a man in demand over the coming two months.

    Chelsea still retain a buy-back option on the centre-back who came through their academy system.

    And the London club have been monitoring his progress closely as Frank Lampard wants someone to improve his own back line before the new season and he could cost HALF of Declan Rice's fee.

  • COULDN'T LET IT SLIDE

    Chelsea have taunted champions Liverpool ahead of their meeting tomorrow by replaying footage of Steven Gerrard's infamous 2014 slip.

    Demba Ba ran through to score the opening goal at Anfield before Fernando Torres sealed the 2-0 win late on.

    The Blues seem determined to poke the bear ahead of tomorrow night's match-up.

    Will the newly-crowned champions be out for revenge before their title party?

  • SIXTH 'SENS

    Chelsea are reportedly one of four clubs weighing up a move to sign Atalanta defender Robin Gosens as Frank Lampard continues his search for a left-back.

    The Blues fear that they could be priced out of a move for No1 target Ben Chilwell, while their back-up option Nicolas Tagliafico is being eyed up by Atletlico Madrid.

    Current Chelsea left-backs Marcos Alonso and Emerson Palmieri are understood to have been deemed as surplus to requirements and are likely to be shifted on.

    And should the club fail to secure the services of Chilwell or Tagliafico, Gosens is seen as the perfect alternative.

    SunSport reported in January how the West London outfit had sent scouts to watch the 26-year-old in action against Parma.

  • BE MORE CONSISTENT

    Frank Lampard says he is still looking at the bigger picture even after a confidence-boosting win over Manchester United.

    The Chelsea boss said: “I wouldn't put it on a young team. Part of the story has been that, but it is more of where we are at.

    “Sometimes after a good result everything can look rosy, defeats the opposite. I have to look at the bigger picture.

    “We have to try to replicate the mentality that we showed against Manchester United.”

  • PREDICTED XI

    Chelsea travel to newly crowned champions Liverpool with the chance to secure Champions League qualification.

    And they do so riding high off the back of a 3-0 win over Manchester United, who rival them for a top four spot.

    Frank Lampard will go into the trip to Anfield tomorrow night with a tactical decision to make on whether to stick or twist with his formation.

    The Blues boss set up with a 3-4-3 against United in the FA Cup final, a formation that brought them scoring opportunities throughout.

    But it’s the same shape Lampard was forced to ditch against Arsenal in December after 30 minutes, with Chelsea going on to win 2-1 after reverting to a back four.

  • DOUBLE SWAP

    Chelsea plan to offer West Ham a swap deal for Declan Rice including Ross Barkley and Michy Batshuayi, according to reports.

    The Blues are keen to be reunited with the Hammers star but the East Londoners are reportedly not interested in taking on the rarely used pair.

    Rice, 21, came through Chelsea’s academy but was released aged 14 when he signed for the Hammers.

    But having been the stand out performer for West Ham this season, his old club will move to sign him again and offer two of their own players in return, according to the Times.

    Barkley and Batshuayi have played peripheral roles under Frank Lampard and seem destined to leave Stamford Bridge this summer regardless.

  • TOP FOU-WHAA?

    This seemingly never-ending Premier League season could produce one last unbelievable twist.

    Chelsea, Manchester United and Leicester City have been slugging it out for a Champions League position since the campaign got underway, all the way back on August 9, 2019.

    But now, with the season set to finally come to an end 352 days later – the latter pair could be in for yet another extension to their domestic campaigns.

    For if the Red Devils and Foxes were to finish below Chelsea and on the same number of points, goal difference, goals scored and head-to-head – FA rules stipulate that the pair would need to meet in an unprecedented top-four play-off.

    This would decide which team would snatch the final Champions League position.

  • SEA LEGS

    Former Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata has been enjoying a summer break on a boat with his pregnant wife Alice and twin sons.

    The 27-year-old has been enjoying a few days off granted by Diego Simeone for the players to get some R 'n R before they resume their assault on the Champions League in their quarter-final against RB Leipzig on August 13.

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  • ICYMI – KAI OH MY

    Chelsea may end up paying more than £90million for top target Kai Havertz.

    Germans Bayer Leverkusen are resigned to losing the impressive forward with Chelsea close to a deal.

    But they want £63m up front plus add-ons that would take the fee above £90m.

    Frank Lampard’s Blues have already signed striker Timo Werner and winger Hakim Ziyech.

    And closure on a deal for Havertz, 21, would take Chelsea’s spending to more than £170m.

    That will wipe out the £150m banked, add-ons permitting, when they sold superstar Eden Hazard to Real Madrid this time last year.

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  • HELPING HEND

    Manchester United will hold showdown talks with Chelsea target Dean Henderson next week over the possibility of replacing David De Gea as the club's No1, according to reports.

    The English stopper is set to return to Old Trafford after Sheffield United's last league game following a two-year loan stint at Bramall Lane.

    Henderson, 23, has impressed under Chris Wilder with the boss keen on keeping him for an extra year.

    But the Daily Mail report how United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wants to hold face-to-face talks with Henderson as the dilemma over the future No1 spot rumbles on.

    United will also discuss improving Henderson's £35,000-a-week contract that expires in two-years time.

    They want Henderson to sign a new contract and ward off interest from Chelsea who are also looking for a new keeper to replace Kepa Arrizabalaga.

  • GOOD MORNING CHELSEA FANS

    Manchester City have made their first move to beat Chelsea to the signing of Nathan Ake.

    While no bid has yet been lodged, it is believed an approach from City has gone into the relegation-threatened Cherries.

    Pep feels Ake could help fill the gap left by former skipper Vincent Kompany who left to return to Belgium 12 months ago.

    But Chelsea have also been linked with their former defender Ake and are believed to have a buy-back option.

    In other news, Inter Milan are reportedly hoping to sign Chelsea star Emerson for a bargain price.

    However, Antonio Conte has accepted he will receive no favours from his old side after a disastrous fallout two years ago.

    Tuttosport claims Emerson, 25, is a target for Inter this summer as Conte looks to rebuild his five-man defence.

    Achraf Hakimi has already been snapped up from Real Madrid to become Inter’s new right wing-back.

    And Emerson is wanted to slot in on the left after falling out of favour under Frank Lampard.

    Meanwhile, Olivier Giroud is looking to break Arsenal's hearts once again in a final as he gears up for the FA Cup clash on August 1.

    The French striker scored in Sunday's 3-1 semi-final victory against Manchester United – his eighth goal of the season in his 21st outing in all competitions.

    Commenting on the match-up, he said: “I said to the boys I would love to win another one, it would be my fifth FA Cup and we are in another final.

    “A big game against Arsenal which will be so special for me personally.”

  • MY GOS

    Chelsea have turned to a new target at left-back and appeared to move away from Leicester's Ben Chilwell.

    Brendan Rodgers last week said he was confident Chilwell would stay and the Blues are now reportedly interested in Atalanta's Robin Gosens.

    Kicker state that Gosens would be available for £27.1m, giving Frank Lampard plenty of loose change to sign Kai Havertz and a new goalkeeper, should that become his priority.

  • KAI OH MY

    Chelsea may end up paying more than £90million for top target Kai Havertz.

    Germans Bayer Leverkusen are resigned to losing the impressive forward with Chelsea close to a deal.

    But they want £63m up front plus add-ons that would take the fee above £90m.

    Frank Lampard’s Blues have already signed striker Timo Werner and winger Hakim Ziyech.

    And closure on a deal for Havertz, 21, would take Chelsea’s spending to more than £170m.

  • KEP OUT

    Frank Lampard will sign a new goalkeeper even if Kepa stays, according to the Telegraph.

    Lampard is said to be so determined to start with a different keeper next year that he has ordered Petr Cech and former goalkeeping coach Christophe Lollichon to compile two lists.

    One of these lists will comprise options should Kepa be sold and another cheaper targets if the Spaniard stays.

    Jan Oblak will without doubt be in the expensive list, dependent on Kepa going, as he is valued at £110m by Atletico Madrid.

    But it is not known what list Dean Henderson would be in, with the Man Utd goalkeeper, currently on loan at Sheffield United, estimated to be worth about £50m.

  • BUBBLE BATH

    Mason Mount is ready to witness Liverpool's long-awaited title victory with a presentation on the Kop.

    And then the Blues star plans to make a splash at Stamford Bridge this season.

    He said: “Yeah, definitely. I’m a winner so I don’t like watching other people win things.

    “It’s hard to watch someone else win. They are worthy winners but it will give us extra motivation to win.

    “For a team to be as dominant as they have been this season definitely gives you motivation for next season to match them.

    “We have played them three times this season and have been  competitive with them.”

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