Chelsea No.8 could yet stand chance to play against Liverpool

Chelsea may have allegedly received a major boost ahead of the FA Cup final after it was stated that midfielder Mateo Kovacic’s ankle injury isn’t as bad as first feared.

During the first half of this week’s 3-0 victory over Leeds United, the Croatian was on the receiving end of a nasty challenge from Daniel James, who was later handed a red card.

After the match at Elland Road, Blues manager Thomas Tuchel suggested that the former Inter Milan and Real Madrid player would require “a miracle” to play at Wembley Stadium.

However, according to The Times’ Tom Roddy, the ankle injury picked up by him is not as severe as initially feared.

Mateo is in line to feature in training in an attempt to prove his fitness ahead of the showdown with Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool.

The 28-year-old has made a total of 29 starts and 11 substitute outings for his side in all competitions during the 2021-22 term, the German tactician adding on Wednesday that he’d have been a certain starter versus the Merseyside giants.

In other news, Chelsea are supposedly still eyeing Seville’s France international Jules Kounde, according to the latest reports.

Juventus interested in prising right winger away from Chelsea

Juventus are eyeing up a move for the United States and Chelsea forward Christian Pulisic in the summer transfer window, reveals Tuttosport.

It is stated that I Bianconeri could bring in as many as five new players as boss Massimiliano Allegri looks to rebuild his roster in an attempt to return to contention for the Serie A and Champions League title.

The Old Lady are 11 points off the top of the standings with just three matches left to play, while they are likely to part ways with contract rebel Paulo Dybala at the end of the campaign.

The 23-year-old Pulisic is one of two players on their shortlist to replace the Argentine star, alongside Sassuolo talent Giacomo Raspadori.

And, with Christian having made just 10 starts in the English top-flight this season, he could be prepared to take on a fresh challenge at a club where he’d join his international teammate Weston McKennie.

Paulo is likely to depart Turin this summer after seven campaigns at Juventus and sign for rivals Inter Milan as a free agent, La Gazzetta dello Sport reports.

A rumoured target of the Blues, Paris Saint-Germain, Manchester United and Barcelona among others, his preference is to remain in the country and I Nerazzurri have reportedly offered the player a four-year contract worth €6 million net per season.

Chelsea face battle to retain services of Germany international

Erling Haaland will be quitting Borussia Dortmund this summer’s transfer window. He’ll be joining Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City on their quest to UEFA Champions League glory.

As scary as this sounds for the Citizens’ Premier League rivals, it is even more frightening for Thomas Tuchel’s Chelsea as the club look set to lose one of their attackers as a result.

BVB have been exploring the possibility of bringing striker Timo Werner back to his homeland, according to 90min.

The player excelled during his time at RB Leipzig netting 34 goals and 13 assists in his last term in Germany.

In spite of his recent record with the Blues which has been far from brilliant, the 26-year-old has caught the eyes of Die Borussen as their replacement for the Norwegian ace.

It will be some big shoes for Timo to fill but Borussia Dortmund might just get the better end of the possible deal if the side are able to get it across the line.

In the meantime, Declan Rice has allegedly been offered an eight-year deal by West Ham United in a bid to fend off interest from the Blues, Manchester United and Manchester City.