Here are your Chelsea morning headlines for Wednesday, 11th March.
Drinkwater to return from loan spell
Danny Drinkwater’s loan move to Aston Villa could be cut short after he reportedly had a training ground row with Jota.
The Chelsea midfielder is said to have headbutted the Spaniard following a disagreement at Bodymoor Heath, leaving the 30-year-old’s future in serious doubt.
As per the terms of the loan deal, Villa will still have to foot the bill.
Danny Drinkwater made his Aston Villa debut against Manchester City. (Photo by Alex Livesey – Danehouse/Getty Images)
He will likely receive a hefty fine following an internal investigation and despite the costs, Dean Smith may decide it is better to cut Drinkwater loose than carry a risk of further issues as they try to remain in the Premier League.
£40m Chilwell alternative
According to Portuguese outlet A Bola – as reported by the Daily Mail – Alex Telles has signalled his intentions to leave Porto after rejecting an offer of a new contract.
Telles’ current deal expires at the end of next season which means Porto are ready to cash in once the transfer window opens in order to avoid losing him for free.
This is set to alert Chelsea.
Goal are reporting that Frank Lampard is keen to sign a left-back this summer.
Leicester City’s Ben Chilwell is a name constantly tipped for a move to Stamford Bridge, but the Foxes’ asking price could place any transfer in doubt.
As a result, the Blues will turn their attentions to Telles if the England international proves to be out of reach.
Willian decision made
Willian expected to leave Chelsea when his contract expires in the summer.
That’s according to the Telegraph who state that the Blues have offered the Brazilian a two-year deal but there has been no breakthrough on agreeing fresh terms after the attacking midfielder demanded a three-year extension.
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