Chelsea will not resume their Premier League charge until the end of next month, at the very earliest, as the impact of COVID-19 continues to spiral.
With professional football suspended, an update from the FA this morning revealed that no matches will take place until April 30 – but the 2019/2020 campaign is set to be played to a conclusion.
Meanwhile, having been handed and forced to undergo a transfer ban last summer, the Blues were surprisingly quiet during the January window.
As and when attentions do turn back to the close season, though, there is plenty of gossip as to what Frank Lampard will do next.
Here are the latest Chelsea transfer rumours.
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Heading back to Stamford Bridge?
According to Gazzetta dello Sport, Napoli have opened talks with Sassuolo as they aim to sign Jeremie Boga this summer.
However, the key to that deal remains in Chelsea’s hands – as the Premier League side have an option to buy back their former winger.
The 23-year-old has been in superb form for Sassuolo since arriving in Serie A at the start of the 2018/2019 season.
During that time, Boga has scored 11 goals in 35 league starts and is set to attract a fee of around €20m – should he decided to move on.
Chelsea, though, have an option to bring him back to Stamford Bridge for €15m.
Clubs to fight for Albanian defender
Chelsea have joined rivals Manchester United in the race to sign Albanian defender Marash Kumbulla from Hellas Verona.
According to the Daily Express, the 20-year-old is poised to leave his current club this summer after making 18 appearances during a breakthrough season.
Despite that interest from the Premier League, though, it’s reported that Inter Milan are the favourites to land his signature.
Kumbulla, who was born in Italy, has already been capped at full international…