Football may have been brought to an abrupt halt across the globe as a result of the coronavirus crisis, but there is still plenty going on behind the scenes.
There is lots of work to be done, both in terms of planning for the sport’s return and looking ahead to the transfer window – whenever it might open.
Chelsea are among the clubs staying busy, with the club’s name in the headlines for a variety of reasons over the past couple of days, some more laughable than others.
So, hold onto your hats – here’s a roundup of the latest Blues news.
Tammy Makes Rashford Admission
Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham has admitted he would ‘love’ to play alongside Manchester United front man Marcus Rashford in a strike force.
Speaking in an interview with Rio Ferdinand for Copa90, Abraham said: “
Abramovich Gestures Prompted Chelsea Pay Cuts
According to The Sun, Roman Abramovich’s work to fight coronavirus prompted the Chelsea squad to agree to a pay cut.
The Chelsea owner has offered NHS staff free accommodation at the 72-room hotel at Stamford Bridge, while the kitchens at the stadium have been used to prepare meals for key workers.
The Sun’s report suggests that these charitable actions convinced the Blues’ playing staff to take a ten per cent wage cut.
Barcelona Unsure on Chelsea Target
Barcelona boss Quique Setién has admitted that coronavirus may disrupt a move for Inter star Lautaro Martinez.
The striker has been linked with a move to Chelsea too, although Barcelona is thought to be his preference.
Speaking to Spain’s Onda Cero radio station (via the Mirror), he said: “We talk about transfers, but this pandemic is going to condition many things. The situation of the clubs will be economically complicated.
Pickford Linked With £44m Move