Chelsea’s Premier League return is just days away.
The Blues head to Villa Park on Sunday to take on Aston Villa, their first game in more than three months, and they will be looking to take another step towards Champions League qualification.
But as preparations continue for that game, Blues boss Frank Lampard will know the importance of preparing for next season.
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Chelsea continue to be linked with a number of players and with that in mind, we run you through the latest rumours surrounding Stamford Bridge below.
Werner arrival a ‘high probability’
Timo Werner has reportedly been removed from RB Leipzig’s Champions League squad.
Chelsea are believed to be moving nearer to signing the German after pushing ahead of Liverpool in the queue to sign one of the most highly-coveted young forwards in world football.
Sources have told football.london that there is now a “high probability” that Frank Lampard’s side will activate the striker’s €55million release clause before it expires on June 15.
Timo Werner celebrates scoring against Tottenham in the Champions League
(Image: (GLYN KIRK/IKIMAGES/AFP via Getty Images))
Bild have reported that a deal is done and that Werner will sign a five-year deal worth €10million a year.
While football.london has been told that there have been positive negotiations but outstanding details must still be agreed.
Pedro headed to Roma
Chelsea winger Pedro could be heading to Roma this summer.
According to Corriere Dello Sport, Roma boss Paulo Fonseca has already spoken to Pedro over a possible move.
The Spaniard is out of contract at Stamford Bridge this summer and is free to move on a free.
The report claims Fonseca has spoken to Pedro about the role he would play in the Italian capital and that Pedro is a big fan of Serie A.