CHELSEA stars have agreed to take a £10million pay cut as the club cut costs due to the pandemic.
Meanwhile there are reports that Olivier Giroud has agreed terms for a move away from the Bridge, while we have the very latest on the Blues' pursuit of Philippe Coutinho.
Follow all the latest updates from West London below…
COUT HE SIGN?
Chelsea are leading their rivals in the race to sign Barcelona misfit Philippe Coutinho according to reports.
90min.com claim Liverpool aren't interested in re-signing the Brazilian playmaker they sold to Barcelona for £142million in 2018.
And Chelsea are rumoured to have contacted the Catalan side who hope to sell Coutinho for around £100million.
The Brazil star is said to be keen on returning to England.
RUDI NICE OF ANTONIO
Antonio Rudiger has pledged to cover the costs of catering for frontline staff at a hospital in Germany, according to reports.
The Blues defender, who supported the Players Together campaign to donate money to the NHS, is helping the Berlin-based hospital he was born in for the next three months.
Football.london claims Rudiger is expected to take a pay cut at Chelsea following talks between the first team squad and the club.
The Germany international, who's 27, said: “Even though I now live in London, Berlin is still a very special city for me.
“When I have free time, I am still often there. I have a lot to thank Berlin for, so I'm happy to help out now.”
'WANTED TO STAY'
Hernan Crespo has revealed he did NOT want to leave Inter Milan when he joined Chelsea in 2003.
During an interview with former team-mate Christian Vieri, he said: “You and I only plyed one year together.
“I wanted to stay at Inter but they sold me to Chelsea.
“I had a four year contract and I had just bought a house in Milan.”
Chelsea are reportedly 'close' to sealing a deal for Philippe Coutinho as an agreement grows near with Barcelona.
The Brazilian left Anfield for Barcelona in January 2018 but failed to live up to expectations and was shipped out on loan to Bayern Munich last summer.
According to Catalan publication Sport, the Blues are leading the charge and are very close to securing a deal with the Brazilian.
The west Londoners are reportedly locked in talks with Barcelona over the former Liverpool star.
MICHAEL THE GOAT
Fikayo Tomori is enjoying watching the documentary about Michael Jordan, The Last Dance.
The ESPN documentary gives fans a view into Jordan's final season with the Chicago Bulls in 1997-98.
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