Here are your Chelsea morning headlines for Sunday, 9 August.
Blues in for Stones
Chelsea are willing to offer Manchester City £20million for out-of-favour central defender John Stones.
The details are outlined in a report in the Daily Mail, via the Mirror, which claims the opening offer will be less than half of the £47million City paid for the England international back in 2016.
It is claimed that officials at the Etihad Stadium are willing to take a hit in order to shift the central defender, although it is unclear if they would accept such a miserly offer.
A move could suit all parties as Chelsea need to bolster their defensive ranks this summer, while Stones has fallen from prominence at City, who have already signed Nathan Ake from Bournemouth this summer.
Aware of his lack of first-team opportunities at City, the former Everton star could be open to a move to Stamford Bridge.
Lampard on lessons from Bayern defeat
Frank Lampard admits heavy defeat by Bayern Munich is tough to take but believes there are lessons to be learned for his side’s loss.
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Chelsea slumped to a 4-1 reverse in Munich and a 7-1 aggregate defeat in their Champions League last-16 tie against the German champions.
“Without a doubt,” Lampard replied when asked if he had learned from the defeat, in quotes carried by football.london.
“A game against this high-level opponent will stretch you and strain you. It will be an experience for Reece, Callum, Tammy and Mason.
“I saw young players staying in the game, showing their qualities and fighting to the end. N’Golo Kante played 50% of our games this year, we missed him badly and he showed why he is the player that he is with his level of performance in the game – especially in the second half.
“The result isn’t nice. Probably most people expected us to…