8am Chelsea news LIVE: Gabriel Magalhaes £30m fee agreed’, Willian transfer admission, and Alisson revelation – The Sun

CHELSEA are eyeing a summer rebuild despite the coronavirus uncertainty which continues to suspend the Premier League.

We have the latest transfer talk on the likes of Gabriel Magalhaes, Samuel Umtiti and Lautaro Martinez.

Meanwhile, former defender Ashley Cole was attacked in his home by a gang of masked robbers.

Follow all the latest updates and gossip from West London below…

  • MORNING, CHELESA FANS

    TWO superstar Chelsea wingers face contrasting 12 months.

    Brazil star Willian, 31, is now being linked with Juventus as well as Tottenham, while recovered coronavirus victim Callum Hudson-Odoi feels “perfect” and is targeting next year’s Euros.

    Willian is said to want a three-year contract to extend his Stamford Bridge deal beyond the summer rather than the 24 months on offer.

    He told ESPN Brasil he would prefer to stay in the Premier League.

    But Tuttosport say Juve are among the clubs monitoring him – an unexpected and perhaps enticing development for Willian.

    Meanwhile, Hudson-Odoi believes the suspension of football due to the Covid-19 pandemic could at least give him clear goals for the next year.

    He told Chelsea TV: “For me it is an opportunity to show again and keep pushing myself to the max to hopefully have an opportunity to go to the Euros.

    “The Euros is a massive thing and I have big belief in myself.

    “I just want to make sure that I keep pushing myself every game and every minute and making sure that I keep trying to score goals and make assists and keep trying to help the team as much as possible to get what we want, which is a trophy.”

    Elsewhere, Barcelona centre-back Samuel Umtiti has reportedly suggested he would prefer a move to Chelsea over Manchester United.

    That’s somewhat ironic as the latest speculation is Lille’s Gabriel Magalhaes now being ABOVE Umtiti on Bridge boss Frank Lampard’s possible wishlist of defenders.

  • CALLUM FEELING WHATS-HAPPY

    Chelsea star Callum Hudson-Odoi has revealed WhatsApp group chat and messages from team-mates helped him get over coronavirus.

    The Blues winger was one of the first Premier League aces to be diagnosed with the killer virus that has KO'd the top flight until April 30 at the earliest.

    The 19-year-old insists he has now fully recovered from his coronavirus scare which he though was a 'minor temperature' at first.

    Hudson-Odoi has claimed he didn't feel too bad while suffering with the virus which put him into self-isolation for 14 days.

    On Chelsea's website he said: “‘I am feeling perfect. I had the virus which has cleared now, I fully feel good, fit, so I am feeling back to myself so it is all good.

    “I had it (the illness) three weeks ago now I think, on a Monday when I felt a bit hot and I was thinking this is a bit unusual, why do I feel this hot?

    “The next day I was feeling back to normal. I thought it was just a minor temperature thing but obviously it wasn’t. I said to myself this wasn’t actually that bad, the symptoms, and I said to myself I feel good, I feel better.”

  • BLUES BECKED OUT OF ALISSON TALKS

    Chelsea pulled out of advanced to talks to sign Alisson Becker before Liverpool pounced for him – as they thought they could persuade Thibaut Courtois to stay.

    Brazil keeper Alisson, 27, instead went on to become a £67million key part of Jurgen Klopp's all-conquering Reds – while the Blues are still struggling between the sticks, with doubts over Kepa Arrizabalaga.

    Courtois, meanwhile, has never looked quite the same player since leaving Stamford Bridge for  Real Madrid.

    The Athletic say Roma star Alisson was keen on moving to Stamford Bridge but Chelsea gave the negotiations a break to focus on a failed bid to change Courtois's mind.

    Now Blues' boss is reportedly hunting a successor for Kepa.

    But the latest suggestion is Bayern Munich captain Manuel Neuer will reject Chelsea as he aims to stay with the German champions.

  • BLUES' JADON HOPES BOOSTED

    Chelsea and Manchester United's hopes of landing England attacker Jadon Sancho have been boosted by reports Liverpool have no interest in signing the 20-year-old.

    The Borussia Dortmund star has been linked with many European clubs in a potential £100million transfer race this summer.

    But The Mirror claim Liverpool are not amongst his keenest admirers.

    That could leave United locking horns with Chelsea at the front of a queue to sign Sancho.

  • ON CALL FOR THE EUROS

    Callum Hudson-Odoi is feeling “perfect” and targeting a Euro 2020 spot for next year after being the first Premier League player to get Covid-19.

    Chelsea's England winger, 19, was easing his way back from a hamstring injury in February when coronavirus struck first him then football as a whole, with action now suspended indefinitely.

    But he believes delaying Euro 2020 at least gives him clear goals for the next 15 months.

    Hudson-Odoi told Chelsea TV: “For me it is an opportunity to show again and keep pushing myself to the max to hopefully have an opportunity to go to the Euros.

    “The Euros is a massive thing and I have big belief in myself and hopefully I will be able to get into the team.

    “I just want to make sure that I keep pushing myself every game and every minute and making sure that I keep trying to score goals and make assists and keep trying to help the team as much as possible to get what we want, which is a trophy at the end of the day.”

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