CHELSEA overcame Crystal Palace 3-2 to push on for a Champions League spot next season.

And on the transfer front the Blues are making progress with Kai Havertz and said to be willing to offer Fikayo Tomori to West Ham on loan in order to secure Declan Rice.

Follow all the latest transfer gossip and updates below….

  • RAM RAID

    Chelsea have reportedly been offered Arsenal legend Aaron Ramsey or Adrien Rabiot in exchange for Jorginho by Juventus.

    Former Blues boss Maurizio Sarri is believed to be ramping up his pursuit of his former Napoli and Stamford Bridge lieutenant.

    Tuttosport claims his Juventus side are currently in talks with Chelsea over a deal.

    It states the Serie A giants want to pay a transfer fee in instalments due to the current financial crisis caused by the coronavirus.

    But to sweeten the deal, they are willing to add either the 28-year-old Welshman or French midfielder, 25, as part of the package for Jorginho.

    The playmaker cost Chelsea £58million two years ago when he arrived from Napoli with Sarri, 61, in West London.

  • TOUCH N'GO

    Chelsea could be forced into selling N'Golo Kante or Jorginho in order to sign Kai Havertz to find their £90million Kai Havertz chase, according to reports.

    Italian international Jorginho came off the bench for the first time since the season restarted on Tuesday, playing the final ten minutes of the win at Crystal Palace.

    But his agent Joao Santos reckons it is unlikely his client will leave this summer due to Chelsea's high asking price.

    Kante, meanwhile, has been a long-term target for both Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain.

    However, Casemiro has excelled in Los Blancos' midfield over recent seasons and PSG already have Idrissa Gueye who plays a very similar style to Kante.

    Defenders Kurt Zouma and Emerson remain linked with moves away from Stamford Bridge with Tottenham and Inter prepared to pay a combined £48m, according to reports.

  • ZOUM TO SPURS

    Tottenham are growing increasingly confident of signing Kurt Zouma from Chelsea this summer, according to reports.

    The Express claim Spurs boss Jose Mourinho is a big fan of the powerful defender.

    Chelsea manager Frank Lampard has lined up a move for West Ham star Declan Rice to bolster his backline.

    And that could see Zouma, who has fought his way back into Lampard's side recently, on his way to north London.

  • GOOD MORNING BLUES FANS

    Chelsea face a fight to land Kai Havertz this summer.

    The Telegraph claims both Bayern Munich and Real Madrid are keen on the Bayer Leverkusen star.

    His club are also demanding a whopping £90m, but Chelsea are offering just £70m.

    It's reckoned Bayern Munich and Real Madrid are prowling.

    And the Mirror reports that one of N’Golo Kante or Jorginho could be sold in order to fund Havertz’s London switch.

    One man who believes Jorginho will get the chop is Gary Neville.

    He said: “You have to think that he [Jorginho] is being managed out of Stamford Bridge.

    “I think it’s been clear from the moment Frank Lampard came in that he wants to build a young and hungry squad.

    “Look at the way David Luiz was let go.

    “With the way Jorginho has been dealt with, it’s quite clear where Lampard wants to take the team.

    “Frank Lampard has got a clear plan.”

    Meanwhile, Chelsea have been dealt a transfer blow with PSG leading the race for Sergej Milinkovic-Savic.

    Le10Sport claims PSG chief Leonardo is in regular contact with the Lazio star’s agent, former Chelsea striker Mateja Kezman.

    And the French champs are ready to make a move this summer despite interest from the Blues and United.

    Finally, Chelsea new boy Timo Werner has headed out on holiday as he prepares to link-up with his new team-mates.

    He has jetted off on a sunny break before he’s forced to become accustomed to English weather.

    Werner shared a snap of himself playing kick-ups in swimming shorts, but he may want to pack an umbrella for London instead.

  • GOING DUTCH

    Fans can finally sit down and enjoy themselves in Ajax's stadium…not to watch any football but to dine out on the pitch itself.

    Supporters can eat their dinner in a pop-up restaurant at Ajax's Johan Cruyff Arena with tables laid out on the edge of the field.

    Maybe something for the Premier League’s elite to chew over?

  • WOLVES FELLED

    Man Utd and Chelsea have been given a boost with Wolves seemingly out of the Champions League hunt with defeat to Sheffield United.

    Chelsea are now eight points clear of Wolves, with United able to go six clear if they beat Aston Villa.

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  • RICH PICKINGS

    Conor McGregor, Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua are in the top five for money earned per day's work.

    But which other sportsmen are on the list?

    Check it out here!

  • LIVE AND LET KAI

    Chelsea face a fight to land Kai Havertz this summer.

    The Telegraph claims both Bayern Munich and Real Madrid are keen on the Bayer Leverkusen star.

    His club are also demanding a whopping £90m.

    And with Chelsea offering just £70m at the moment, it makes for an intriguing transfer tale.

  • KANTE BELIEVE IT

    Chelsea could be forced into selling N'Golo Kante or Jorginho in order to sign Kai Havertz this summer, according to reports.

    The Bayer Leverkusen ace could cost £90million.

    And the Mirror claims one of Kante or Jorginho could be sold by Lampard to free up funds and space for the German.

  • SCHURR THING

    Borussia Dortmund have slashed their asking price for Andre Schurrle by nearly 93 PER CENT.

    The ex-Chelsea winger has failed to live up to expectations at the Bundesliga side and Bild claims they want just £2million for him – £25m less than the £27m they paid Wolfsburg for his services.

    A smaller Premier League club may be tempted to take a chance on him.

    Schurrle could yet make a second return to West London, with both Fulham and Brentford vying for a place in next season's top flight.

  • HOME RUN

    Could this be the future of sport with no fans?

    Creepy dancing robots and dogs have replaced fans at a Japanese baseball ground.

    Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks had 20 of them dancing on an otherwise empty platform ahead of their Nippon Professional Baseball game against Rakuten Eagles yesterday.

    How would you feel about seeing this at a football match, or a boxing fight, or an F1 race?

  • LINK UP

    Man Utd and Chelsea have been dealt a transfer blow with PSG leading the race for Sergej Milinkovic-Savic.

    Le10Sport claims PSG chief Leonardo is in regular contact with the Lazio star’s agent, former Chelsea striker Mateja Kezman.

    And the French champs are ready to make a move this summer despite interest from the Blues and United.

  • BY JORG

    Jorginho finally made his first appearance of the restart last night, coming off the bench near the end of Chelsea's 3-2 win at Crystal Palace.

    But Gary Neville reckons the midfielder will be sold by Frank Lampard this summer.

    He told Sky Sports: “You have to think that he [Jorginho] is being managed out of Stamford Bridge.

    “I think it’s been clear from the moment Frank Lampard came in that he wants to build a young and hungry squad.

    “Look at the way David Luiz was let go.

    “With the way Jorginho has been dealt with, it’s quite clear where Lampard wants to take the team.

    “Frank Lampard has got a clear plan.”

  • WERN FINE DAY

    Chelsea new boy Timo Werner has headed out on holiday as he prepares to link-up with his new team-mates.

    The 24-year-old striker is on his way to Stamford Bridge this summer after finalising terms on a £53million move.

    Werner achieved a fairy tale ending in Germany after becoming RB Leipzig’s all-time top goal scorer with a double against Augsburg on the final day of the Bundesliga season.

    He has since jetted off on a sunny break before he’s forced to become accustomed to English weather.

    Werner shared a snap of himself playing kick-ups in swimming shorts with a few simple tropical emojis as the caption.

    And fans are eagrly awaiting his arrivial, with one replying: “Chelsea is waiting Timo.”

    Another said: “Come to London fast.”

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  • HIGH FIVE FOR PREM

    Premier League clubs will be given the option of using up to five substitutes for NEXT season, reports MARTIN LIPTON.

    Football’s law-making body the International FA Board rushed through Fifa’s proposal for a “temporary” change in laws to allow more replacements in May.

    The switch was a response to fears over the impact of the coronavirus shutdown on player safety when the game returned under a concentrated timetable.

    But the announcement of the change came with the confirmation that “the IFAB and FIFA will determine at a later stage whether this temporary amendment would need to be extended further… for competitions due to be completed in 2021”.

    The two bodies have now agreed that there should be an extension for next term for competitions that wish to take it up.

  • WHAT A TACKLE!

    Chelsea fans were in raptures over John Terry’s comment on Kurt Zouma’s tackle against Crystal Palace.

    The French centre-back raced across the pitch to make a goal-saving slide challenge on Christian Benteke during the Blues’ 3-2 win at Selhurst Park last night.

    Olivier Giroud, Christian Pulisic and Tammy Abraham scored for the West Londoners as they eked past their London rivals for who Benteke and Wilfried Zaha bagged a goal each.

    But some fan focus after the match was on Terry’s Instagram actions.

    The Blues posted an action shot of Zouma’s tackle on their official Instagram account alongside a caption that read: “Absolute perfection! @KurtZouma cryche cfc chelsea.”

    And Terry replied: “What a tackle @KurtZouma.”

  • CHAMPIONS LEAGUE CHANGES

    Chelsea currently trail Bayern Munich 3-0 ahead of the away second leg, which is due to be played on 7 or 8 August pending a decision on whether the tie is to be played in Germany or Lisbon.

    Changes will include the fact that teams will now be permitted to make up to five substitutions in a game.

    These changes must be made at only three breaks in play, not including half-time, between the end of normal time and extra-time, or half-time in extra-time. One additional sub is permitted in extra-time.

    The number of players available to be introduced has also been increased, with the number of substitutes increased from seven to 12.

    In terms of registering new players for the rest of the competition, clubs can add three new ‘List A’ players, as long as these players have already been registered and were eligible to play for the club at domestic level since 3 February.

    Unfortunately this means Timo Werner and Hakim Ziyech are unable to be added to Lampard’s squad.

  • UNBELIEVABLE SKILL

    In this flashback, Kurt Zouma shows the tackle of the season.

  • HAVERTZ DEAL

    ESPN reports that Chelsea are pushing ahead with a deal to sign Bayern Leverkusen's Kai Havertz after the forward indicated he wants to move to Stamford Bridge this summer.

    Bayern Munich were in the running to sign the youngster along with other clubs. Real Madrid were interested but never made a formal offer.

    With the big clubs out of the running it makes the job of signing him that much easier for the Blues.

  • TRANSFER GOSSIP

    Chelsea could be looking to buy dynamic duo Havertz and Werner & Chelsea want to act quickly to associate Havertz with Werner. The club want him this summer whilst rivals such as Madrid want to wait a year.

  • THE WILLIAN WAY

    Willian Borges da Silva has had a hand in all of the goals scored for the Chelsea in the last four PL matches for the first time in Chelsea's history.

  • ABRAHAM SAYS BLUES 'DUG DEEP'

    Tammy Abraham has praised his Blues team for the way they fought back and won those ever needed three points against Crystal Palace in yesterday's game.

    He came off the bench at Selhurst Park to score the winning goal of the game.

    ''We played them at the start of the season and it was a tough game at Stamford Bridge so we knew it was going to be a tough game here as well. So give credit to our boys who dug deep and defended for their lives,’ said our number nine.

    ‘We knew we had to win.

    ''The result against West Ham put us in a downer and the last game we played well. This game we knew we needed the whole three points and that’s why you could see bodies flying on the line to stop the goal and to score.

    ''We had to dig deep, the last 10 minutes was probably the most we’ve been attacked and we had to stay patient, we made some great saves, some great blocks in the last minute and that’s what it’s all about.''

  • JORGINHO PRAISE

    Chelsea boss, Frank Lampard was full of nothing but praise for Jorginho after the Blues 3-2 win over Crystal Palace.

    The Chelsea manager was asked if Billy Gilmour is now ahead of Jorginho, Lampard replied: ''It’s certainly not a case of being number one.

    '‘I thought Jorginho when he came on was quality. We needed his experience and his ball retention. He made a lot of passes and calmed us down.

    ''I think Billy did okay as well but I don’t think it was our midfield’s best performance today. That’s not just Billy, I think generally we can do better than that.

    ''The players know that but it’s part of their experience because they’re pretty young in there. Without a doubt Jorginho it’s not a case of being number one.

    ''Players like Jorginho are invaluable. He’s played a lot of games for me this season and he’ll continue to be important for us.''

  • PASS MASTER IN MAKING

    This is one heck of a stat from Opta.

    Billy Gilmour (62 successful passes) is the first teenager to lead all players for successful passes in each of his first two Premier League starts since Denilson for Arsenal in March 2007.

  • BLUES HAV A BIG CHANCE

    Chelsea are likely to face a scrap with Bayern Munich to sign Kai Havertz this summer.

    Real Madrid are also interested in the German attacker, but need to raise the funds to land him.

    According to the Telegraph, Leverkusen want £90million for Havertz, while Chelsea value him at around £70m.

    The 21-year-old is determined to leave Bayer this summer to find a bigger club, but with the impact of coronavirus lockdown, transfer fees are likely to be reduced.

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