9am Chelsea transfer news LIVE: Kai Havertz LATEST, Ben Chilwell wants to QUIT Leicester, Branislav Ivanovic to Everton – The Sun

CHELSEA are preparing for their FA Cup final against Arsenal, having secured Champions League football for next season by finishing fourth in the Premier League.

Off the pitch, the Blues are pressing ahead with a move for Kai Havertz, who wants to seal his transfer to Stamford Bridge next week.

While Willian's agent has revealed the Brazilian has FIVE offers on the table and we have the latest on under-fire goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga.

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

  • STILL FEELING BLUE

    Chelsea legend Branislav Ivanovic is reportedly in talks over a shock transfer to Everton.

    The 36-year-old defender played over 250 Premier League matches during his nine-year stint at Stamford Bridge.

    After leaving to join Russian joining Zenit St Petersburg in 2017, many Blues supporters thought they had seen the last of the veteran defender in England.

    However, according to Serbian newspaper Novosti, Ivanovic could be back playing against Chelsea next season with the Toffees.

    Ivanovic is a free agent and also has interest from Red Star Belgrade back in his native Serbian.

    But the report states his negotiations with Everton are in the “final phase” as a move to Merseyside edges closer.

  • BLUES BROTHERS

    Kai Havertz has been talking with Antonio Rudiger and Timo Werner over his potential move to Chelsea.

    Frank Lampard is desperate to add the Bayer Leverkusen midfielder as his third summer signing.

    Werner’s arrival from RB Leipzig is already confirmed along with fellow attacker Hakim Ziyech’s from Ajax.

    Now Football.London claims Germany international Havertz has been sold on the Chelsea manager’s vision after chats with the Blues pair and his fellow countrymen.

    Werner has already been training with the West London outfit in preparation for the upcoming campaign.

    Havertz hopes to join him at the club and have a deal sealed by next week.

  • BEN TEN

    Ben Chilwell will tell Leicester he wants to quit for Chelsea this week.

    The England international reportedly sees his long-term future at Stamford Bridge.

    The Mirror say the decision comes not just following Leicester missing out on Champions League football by finishing fifth.

    But that the 23-year-old sees himself playing for the Blues – who landed Champs League football by finishing fourth – for the next five to six years.

  • MORNING CHELSEA FANS

    Kai Havertz reportedly wants to seal his Chelsea transfer by next week following the club’s successful Champions League qualification.

    According to Sky Sports, the German has already agreed terms on a move to West London, with a fee between Chelsea and Bayer Leverkusen all that remains to be settled.

    The Bundesliga side value their star attacker at around £90million but the Blues are hoping to lower the figure by around £20m with add-ons.

    In other news, Chelsea star Willian has FIVE offers on the table, his agent Kia Joorabchian has revealed.

    He told talkSPORT: “I don’t think he’s done a U-turn or any kind of turn, he’s always been very much the same mode.

    “We had big offers – one from MLS which required him to move on July 1 – but he’s always wanted to finish the season at Chelsea and the day after the season has finished he would decide.

    “He has two concrete offers from Premier League clubs on the table, an offer from an MLS club, and two other offers from Europe. He is going to make his decision after the last game of the season.”

    Meanwhile, Jan Oblak will remain at Atletico Madrid despite interest from Chelsea, Enrique Cerezo has maintained.

    The Atleti chief told Marca: “For me, Oblak, and I speak as a fan, is the best goalkeeper in the world. [Thibaut] Courtois is another great goalkeeper and, fortunately, both have worn our badge and with both we won many trophies.

    “I always say that Oblak has a contract with Atletico and is the best goalkeeper in the world. It is not strange that he has offers from great teams other than Atletico.”

    And finally, Chelsea have been joined by Bayer Leverkusen in the race for Ajax goalkeeper Andre Onana.

    The German side reportedly had a £20million offer rejected by the Dutch champions which will be a concern for the Blues.

  • WILLI PLAY?

    Frank Lampard's FA Cup Final plans have been thrown into turmoil over the future of Brazilian star Willian.

    Chelsea’s boss faces a massive selection headache following a bombshell announcement by his agent amid interest in the winger from Saturday’s opponents Arsenal.

    Willian, 31, is out of contract at the end of this season and his advisor revealed the player has a concrete offer on the table from one of Chelsea’s Premier League rivals.

    Arsenal are red-hot favourites to snap up long-serving Willian who has been demanding a three year deal to stay on.

    Willian’s wife dropped a big hint on Instagram back in March by writing: ‘it’s not been easy but good things are on the way’ at the same time picturing the couple’s two daughters wearing red – Arsenal’s colours.

    But Willian’s representative insists no decision will be made until AFTER the game – leaving head coach Lampard the dilemma of whether to pick a key player to face a team he may be joining in just a couple of weeks’ time.

  • FAB NEWS

    Cesc Fabregas has been offered an epic payday to end his career with Qatari club Al-Gharafa.

    The former Arsenal and Chelsea star quit Stamford Bridge to join Monaco last year.

    Spain international Fabregas has since struggled to justify his £5.7million-a-year salary from the Ligue 1 club.

    He made 22 appearances without scoring as Monaco ended the season ninth in the 20-team league.

    Fabregas, 33, has two years left on his contract with the Monte Carlo club…

  • HEND OF THE BRIDGE?

    Dean Henderson nis reportedly stalling on a new Manchester United contract amid interest from Chelsea.

    The Mirror claims Frank Lampard is ready to pounce for the £55million-rated Sheffield United loanee, who is seeking assurances on his Red Devils future from Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

    It’s reckoned Henderson, 23, is wanted back at Old Trafford next season following some poor performances from David De Gea.

    United are said to be offering a new and improved contract as they look to secure the England hopeful’s long-term future.

    However, Henderson wants confirmation that he will be the club’s No 1 next term, whereas Solskjaer still sees De Gea as his go-to goalie.

    So that could open the door for Chelsea, who are looking to replace Kepa Arrizabalaga.

  • TIM FOR A NEW ERA

  • CLOUD NINE

    Nine Premier League clubs including Manchester United, Arsenal, Chelsea and Liverpool tried to stop Manchester City overturning their European ban.

    City were slapped with a ban from all Uefa European competitions for two seasons after “serious breaches” of Financial Fair Play in February.

    Pep Guardiola's side were also hit with a £27million fine.

    But the Court of Arbitration for Sport controversially overturned the ban earlier this month.

    CAS also reduced the fine to £9m after City's appeal and today released a 92-page document with full details from the case.

    Within the pages CAS revealed the reasons behind their decision which split opinion.

    And one was that almost half the teams in the Prem had written to them to oppose City asking for a “stay of execution” on their ban.

    Burnley, Leicester, Newcastle, Spurs and Wolves were the other sides to come forward.

    The statement read: “On March 9 2020, nine Premier League clubs filed an application for intervention…for the limited purpose of opposing any possible application by MCFC to request for a stay of execution of the Appealed Decision.”

  • COMM ON BACK

    EXCLUSIVE – Community Shield will be played on August 29 – and fans are likely to be allowed into Wembley to watch the game.

    The season curtain-raiser is scheduled for the last Saturday in August with Liverpool taking on the winners of this weekend's FA Cup final between Arsenal and Chelsea.

    And the FA are a long way down the line in talks with the government to allow supporters to watch the game – the first time any fans will have been back in a football ground since mid-March.

    They want the Department for Culture, Media and Sport to give the green light to the match being the maiden test event involving football for the return of fans back in stadiums.

    The hope is the green light will be given later this week, which would allow a reduced capacity of around 15,000-20,000 to be present while observing social distancing guidelines.

    It would be the first opportunity Liverpool fans could get to celebrate with their players since they were crowned champions earlier this month.

  • SEASON'S GREETINGS

    West Ham have become the first club to announce season ticket holders will enter a ballot for every game before knowing if they can watch the team in action.

    SunSport revealed last week how Premier League clubs were looking to stage lotteries on a regular basis to determine who would be allowed into grounds when fans are finally allowed back into stadiums.

    The government hopes to give the green light to people to watch sporting events from October 1, but at hugely reduced capacities to allow for social distancing measures to be enforced.

    The Hammers are the first top flight team to reveal details how it would all work after publishing their season ticket policy for the new campaign.

    Season tickets will be sold as per usual, but for every game staged at the London Stadium a ballot will be held to decide who gets to be there in person.

    Those who miss out will be given a cash refund for the value of that game which would be paid within 30 days of it being played.

  • GUNNED DOWN

    Shkodran Mustafi will miss the FA Cup final against Chelsea after he took to Twitter to announce he has undergone surgery on his right hamstring.

    He said: “Missing out the @EmiratesFACup Final for the second time.

    “The good news is that the surgery went well and that I am not the type of guy who gives up easily.

    “After the disappointment I accepted the situation and I am now focused to recover to be back on the pitch.”

  • ROUD AWAKENING

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  • OB MAN OUT

    Jan Oblak will remain at Atletico Madrid despite interest from Manchester United and Chelsea, Enrique Cerezo has maintained.

    The Atletico club president believes his No1 is the “best in the world” and a deal will not be discussed with either side.

    SunSport reported on United's interest in the Slovenian last week amid David De Gea's struggles in goal.

    However it is Chelsea who are more desperate for a new shot-stopper with Kepa Arrizabalaga expected to be replaced in the summer market.

    But Cerezo is adamant that Oblak will remain at Estadio Wanda Metropolitano.

    The Atleti chief told Marca: “For me, Oblak, and I speak as a fan, is the best goalkeeper in the world. [Thibaut] Courtois is another great goalkeeper and, fortunately, both have worn our badge and with both we won many trophies.

    “I always say that Oblak has a contract with Atletico and is the best goalkeeper in the world. It is not strange that he has offers from great teams other than Atletico.”

  • OH NA!

    Chelsea have been joined by Bayer Leverkusen in the race for Ajax goalkeeper Andre Onana.

    The German side reportedly had a £20million offer rejected by the Dutch champions which will be a concern for the Blues.

    Kepa seems destined to leave Stamford Bridge after Frank Lampard benched him for the final game of the season against Wolves yesterday.

    And Onana was one of the men on the West Londoners' list to replace him along with Dean Henderson and Jan Oblak.

  • MAN (UTD) ABOUT TOWN

    Manchester United are officially the most-popular football team on the planet.

    After a DECADE-long study of Google trends, Footy.com have confirmed the Red Devils are the top-followed club on Earth.

  • GIN AND TONIC

    Germany international Matthias Ginter is reportedly on Chelsea and Arsenal’s radar – but Inter Milan lead the fight for the defender.

    Reports in Ginter’s homeland suggest a number of clubs are competing for his signature after he helped Borussia Monchengladbach qualify for next season’s Champions League.

    Inter are searching for a long-term replacement for veteran centre-back Diego Godin and have eyed Ginter for a transfer, according to Sky Deutschland.

    Also said to be keen are Chelsea and Arsenal although their interest is thought to be lower than the Serie A club.

    Ginter made 36 appearances in all competitions last season as Borussia’s early title challenge faded to a fourth-placed finish.

  • AFTER-WERNERS

    Chelsea have posted more footage of Timo Werner looking sharp in training.

  • WILL GUNNER GO

    Chelsea expect Willian to join Arsenal on a free transfer… with the two teams meeting in Saturday’s FA Cup final.

    The Brazilian winger, 31, is set to leave the Blues after seven years at the club.

    According to The Guardian, Chelsea now anticipate him joining their North London rivals after they could not agree a deal.

    Arsenal, however, would need to stump up some hefty wages and be prepared to offer him a lengthy contract.

  • FAMOUS FIVE

    Chelsea star Willian has FIVE offers on the table, his agent has revealed.

    The Brazilian's contract at Stamford Bridge is set to expire after Saturday's FA Cup final.

    And amid links with the likes of Arsenal, Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur, the 31-year-old's representative Kia Joorabchian has revealed that there are so far five offers to choose from – including two from the Premier League.

    He told talkSPORT: “I don’t think he’s done a U-turn or any kind of turn, he’s always been very much the same mode.

    “We had big offers – one from MLS which required him to move on July 1 – but he’s always wanted to finish the season at Chelsea and the day after the season has finished he would decide.

    “He has two concrete offers from Premier League clubs on the table, an offer from an MLS club, and two other offers from Europe. He is going to make his decision after the last game of the season.”

  • BIG COU

    Philippe Coutinho wants a returns to the Premier League, according to his agent.

    Kia Joorabchian confirmed the news that the former Liverpool star is eyeing up a return to England.

    He told TalkSPORT: “It’s no secret he wants to come back to the Premier League.

    “It’s still very much open. There is a lot of genuine interest.”

    The Brazilian was previously linked with Chelsea, Manchester United and Arsenal.

  • CAN I OR CAR-N'T I?

    Former Chelsea star Oscar wants to surrender his Brazilian passport in order to represent the Chinese national team.

    Current Fifa laws do not allow players to switch international allegiances if they have already played in a competitive match for their country.

    But the 48-cap Selecao star wishes that was not the case.

    Oscar, 28, told CGTN: “As far as I can, I can think about, it's difficult to go to Brazil national team now because I'm here, but in China everyone sees how good I play.

    “If in the end, if the China national team need one good midfielder, so I can help if they change.

    “I like China but I think the players now, if they go to change the nationality to go to China, they can do better also.”

  • However they are understood to favour getting him off their payroll faced with a financial downturn caused by the Covid-19 crisis.

    Respected France Football magazine has now claimed Al-Gharafa have made enquiries about the World Cup-winning midfielder.

    The Qataris are managed by Slavisa Jokanovic, the ex-Chelsea midfielder and former Watford and Fulham boss.

    Their squad includes former Aston Villa striker Jonathan Kodjia and ex-Wolves, Crystal Palace and Nottingham Forest midfielder Adlene Guedioura.

  • PRESENTS FOR PED

    Chelsea took to Twitter to wish their Spanish winger Pedro a happy birthday.

    The wideman is joining Roma this summer.

  • HOLIDAY VILLA

    John Terry has jetted off on holiday with his wife Toni after Aston Villa avoided relegation.

    Villa secured their Premier League safety on the final day of the season after a 1-1 draw with West Ham.

    And assistant coach Terry decided to celebrate his side's heroics in style.

    The Chelsea veteran and his wife Toni were pictured enjoying a glass of bubbly on their private plane.

    And he gave his 5.1million Instagram followers a glimpse inside his luxurious villa.

    The loved-up couple then headed out for a few drinks at a nearby bar in Algarve.

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