News and gossip from the past 24 hours at Stamford Bridge.
After breaking Bobby Tambling’s scoring record with an important brace against Aston Villa on Saturday Frank Lampard has revealed he wants to stay at the club; and The Mirror believe he might. They feel the club might just perform a U-turn on the player after his impressive form at the end of the season.
Benfica playmaker Pablo Aimar has started the war of words ahead of the Europa League final but suggesting his side have the upper hand for the game as the Chelsea fans and players are not behind Rafa Benitez. He believes this could be key in Amsterdam when the two face off.
The reports linking Radamel Falcao with a move to Monaco are gaining credence. Reports from Spain originally announced he was on his way to the principality. Russian billionaire Dmitry Rybolovlev is set to bankroll the deal that could be worth in excess of £40 million. His contract with the club will reportedly have a one-year release clause; allowing him to move on if they do not win the title in their first season.
Sami Khedira is being linked with a move to Chelsea. He would follow the outgoing expectant manager Jose Mourinho from Real Madrid. The 26-year-old is expected to be brought in to strengthen the midfield that is looking flimsy this season. Andre Schurrle’s deal is also expected to be done in the coming weeks.
Reports in Spain are suggesting that Chelsea could be involved in a massive swap deal with Barcelona. The reports suggest that the Spanish champions want loaned out goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois as a replacement for Victor Valdes who has handed in a transfer request; and they are willing to throw Alexis Sanchez into the equation.
Chelsea are reportedly looking to seek action against Aston Villa for cheering as John Terry left the playing field injured. It is reported that Villa fans chanted ‘Racist, Racist’ at the former England captain as he was hauled from the field with a nasty looking ankle problem.
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