12pm Chelsea news LIVE: Jorginho set for new contract, Ter Stegen transfer bid, Havertz and Werner star for Germany – The Sun

BEN CHILWELL has returned to Stamford Bridge from England duty and will play no part against Denmark.

Meanwhile we have the very latest on Victor Moses' future, while Blues legend Petr Cech has been spotted back at the Bridge.

Get all the latest updates from Stamford Bridge here…

  • Joe Miles

    KANTE BELIEVE IT

    Declan Rice would be an 'upgrade' on N'Golo Kante for Chelsea, claimed Darren Bent.

    Speaking on talkSPORT, Bent said: “For me, I think Declan Rice would be an upgrade.

    “Not only because he can play that role really, really well, he can get about the pitch, has got good energy and can read the game but he can also drop into centre half, so that's two positions he can play in.

    “For someone like Kante, he has been superb but we've not seen him play in the role over the past season and a half so if they sell Kante and bring in Rice, I am all for that.”

  • Joe Miles

    RESCUE PACKAGE

    Premier League clubs are set to make a £50million bail-out offer to keep League One and Two clubs alive.

    But there will be NO money available for Championship clubs.

    And the top flight outfits are also expected to demand the head of English Football League chairman Rick Parry.

    The majority of Premier League clubs are furious at Parry for conducting secret negotiations with Liverpool and Manchester United that saw the EFL chairman become the public face of Project Big Picture.

    EFL clubs have come out in support of Parry, pointing to the promise of £250m immediately coming from the Premier League to the lower three divisions as a result of the plan.

  • Joe Miles

    RUDI MESS

    Antonio Rudiger appeared to smash an opponent in the face with a horror elbow – but got away with it.

    The Chelsea defender, 27, lined up in defence for Germany in their Nations League clash with Switzerland.

    But the ex-Roma star was fortunate not to go in for a slightly early bath in the 3-3 draw.

    As he went up for a header with Swiss centre-back Nico Elvedi in the fifth minute of injury time, Rudiger led with his elbow and caught the Borussia Monchengladbach man flush on the jaw.

    The severity of incident was seemingly misinterpreted by the referee who showed the Blues defender a yellow card.

  • Joe Miles

    BEING FRANK

    Frank Lampard has insisted he is on a mission to bring success to Stamford Bridge.

    Speaking on the club website, he said: “I've completely engulfed my in this job and I want to bring success to this club.

    “Coming back to Chelsea and receiving that reception that I did from the fans, you want to bring the supporters that success because they deserve it.

    “So that's what we are all working towards now.”

  • Joe Miles

    GREAT DANE

    Gareth Southgate is set to ring the changes for England's clash against Denmark tonight.

    The Three Lions boss is aiming for a trio of wins this international break after beating Wales in a friendly and Belgium in the Nations League last Sunday.

    Chelsea ace Mason Mount could start the fixture up top alongside Tottenham talisman Harry Kane.

    Here's how Southgate's side could look…

  • Joe Miles

    MORE FROM MOUNT…

    Mason Mount has insisted he CAN play alongside Jack Grealish for England.

    He told Sky Sports: “I love watching him [Grealish] play as well. He's brilliant to be around.

    “Obviously we all know what he can do, what a brilliant player he is.

    “I get on very well with Jack. He's a brilliant player and, yes, we always want to play together.”

  • Joe Miles

    GOING SOUTH

    Mason Mount has praised Gareth Southgate for having a “massive impact” on his career.

    He said: “I remember when I first came into England at Under-16, he was there.

    “We had to introduce ourselves and speak to him. Even at that young age, he was there looking at our improvements, looking at how we was playing, watching our training.

    “He's definitely had a massive impact from Under-16 until now.”

  • Joe Miles

    'JOR THE ONE'

    Chelsea are ready to offer Jorginho a shock new contract, according to reports.

    The midfielder, 28, was heavily linked with a move away from Stamford Bridge this summer.

    But after snubbing Arsenal's interest to stay put in West London, the Blues could reward him with a new deal.

    According to AreaNapoli, the Italian wants to put pen to paper on an updated contract.

  • Joshua Jones

    GOOD MORNING BLUES FANS

    Chelsea were one of many clubs to try and tempt Marc-Andre ter Stegen during the transfer window.

    According to Mundo Deportivo, the Blues urged the goalkeeper to reject a new Barcelona contract.

    Juventus and Inter Milan were also poking at Ter Stegen, 28, in a bid to lure him away from the Blaugrana.

    But, with his contract to 2022 currently up for renewal, the German apparently wants to remain in Spain.

    Meanwhile, Ben Chilwell has hailed Thiago Silva’s immediate impact at Chelsea.

    Chilwell said: “Ever since he came in the building, when he is in the room he has a presence about him.

    “He makes everyone want to do well and standards will never slip, which they shouldn’t anyway.

    “He demands quality and assures the whole team around him so it is great to have him in there with us, and he talks throughout the whole game.”

    Finally, Kai Havertz and Timo Werner both scored as Germany drew 3-3 at home with Switzerland.

    The visitors raced into a 2-0 lead before Werner scored a wonder goal.

    Havertz levelled the scores in the 55th minute but the Swiss went ahead again seconds later.

    However, Serge Gnabry made it 3-3 in the 60th minute before Fabian Schar was sent off for Switzerland in the dying stages.

  • Anthony Chapman

    FROM SUNSPORT’S MARTIN LIPTON

    Man United and Liverpool may ramp up Euro Super League plans in a bitter twist if Project Big Picture is snubbed.

    SunSport has been told smaller top-flight teams have been threatened with a breakaway European league if they do not agree to the deal.

    It has emerged the Big Six stand to rake in 'hundreds of millions' if they get the rights to sell up to eight games a season on overseas pay-per-view streams.

    According to club sources, the ultimatum came as top flight outfits voiced their private anger at the Project Big Picture proposals, including giving the Big Six a policy veto and a fundamental change in the club revenue split.

  • Anthony Chapman

    FAN REVOLT

    Premier League clubs are set to spark the 'angriest meeting ever' as they oppose the 'Project Big Six Picture'.

    According to the Mirror, fan groups from Liverpool and Man United will put forward a statement declaring war on the plans.

    That statement will also be backed by Arsenal, Chelsea, Tottenham and Manchester City.

    It reads: “By floating this latest plan, those behind it are acknowledging football needs to be reformed. It’s something we have been saying for many years. There are some suggestions in this plan that have merit.

    “But we are totally opposed to concentrating power in the hands of six billionaire owners and departing from the one club, one vote and collective ethos of the Premier League.

    “This part of the proposal must be dropped immediately if other elements are to be given serious consideration.”

  • Anthony Chapman

    KAI IN THE SKY

    Kai Havertz and Timo Werner both scored as Germany drew 3-3 at home with Switzerland.

    The visitors raced into a 2-0 lead before Werner scored a wonder goal.

    Havertz levelled the scores in the 55th minute but the Swiss went ahead again seconds later.

    However, Serge Gnabry made it 3-3 in the 60th minute before Fabian Schar was sent off for Switzerland in the dying stages.

  • Anthony Chapman

    LEYT CALL

    Leyton Orient chief Nigel Travis backs Man Utd and Liverpool’s Project Big Picture, claiming coronavirus will wipe out Football League clubs in six weeks.

    He told BBC Radio Five Live: “If clubs don't get something soon you will see clubs disappear, I would predict, within five to six weeks.

    “One thing I need to quash is, this isn't about the pandemic, this is about a crisis in football that goes back many years.

    “Before the pandemic, 75 per cent of clubs were losing money – that can't continue.

    “The pandemic has, if you like, exacerbated the problem and we need to get it fixed.

    “I know you are talking about 'Project Big Picture' – this is a great proposal as far as we are concerned.

    “It is certainly very promising and clubs need it. Something like this has to go through.”

  • Anthony Chapman

    TIMO TIME

    Timo Werner has scored a brilliant goal for Germany in their game against Switzerland.

    The visitors were 2-0 up until Werner pulled one back in the 27th minute.

    What a strike!

  • Anthony Chapman

    MONEY MAKERS

    Premier League clubs will be able to show traditional 3pm Saturday kick-offs under the new 'Project Big Picture' but only on their own channels.

    According to the Times, one of the proposals state that if the broadcast blackout is lifted, clubs would then own the rights to show their matches.

    It means the prospect of top clubs generating even more money from fans.

    Saturday 3pm kick-offs have always been under a British broadcast blackout which was lifted during the pandemic with fans unable to attend matches.

    Premier League clubs will hold a crisis meeting on Thursday where the majority are likely to oppose the new structure.

  • Anthony Chapman

    HAIR WE GO

    Mason Mount reckons both he and Jorginho had the worst hair when Chelsea players returned from lockdown.

    He said: “There were quite a few! I reckon I was up there. My hair was everywhere and I had a goatee come through.

    “Jorginho’s hair was very long and curly, and I didn’t think it would be able to go like that. He had a big beard as well. It suited him but I have never seen him like that.

    “Everyone has got trimmed now and it is back to normal and I have almost forgotten what everyone looked like before.”

  • Anthony Chapman

    PART AND PARCEL

    Arsenal star Thomas Partey's dad took a swipe at Chelsea and Juventus by claiming his son was waiting for a 'bigger team' to come in amid their transfer interest.

    Jacob Partey told My Joy Online: “We actually weren't disturbed by anything because we hoped a bigger team will come for Partey.

    “We were aware of the [other teams interested]: Juventus, Chelsea and so forth.

    “All through this we knew God was with us. From that minute we started to dance to 'Party after Party'.”

  • Anthony Chapman

    PROJECT BIG PITCH

    Man United and Liverpool's radical plans to restructure the Premier League will be outlined at an emergency meeting of all 20 clubs on Thursday.

    The Mail claims Reds owner John Henry and United counterpart Joel Glazer held crisis talks on Monday in the face of rising criticism.

    There is thought to be a recognition that the controversial plan to effectively give the Big Six veto power and a greater share of broadcast revenue may have to be watered down.

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  • Anthony Chapman

    SILVA LINING

    Ben Chilwell has hailed Thiago Silva’s immediate impact at Chelsea.

    Chilwell said: “Ever since he came in the building, when he is in the room he has a presence about him.

    “He makes everyone want to do well and standards will never slip, which they shouldn’t anyway.

    “He demands quality and assures the whole team around him so it is great to have him in there with us, and he talks throughout the whole game.”

  • Anthony Chapman

    REECE LIGHTNING

    Chelsea fans will be hoping to see Reece James make his first start for England when they face Denmark tomorrow.

    The right-back, 20, made his Three Lions debut off the bench against Wales before coming on in the win over Belgium.

    Not bad for a player who only made his Chelsea bow just over a year ago.

  • Anthony Chapman

    ALA-BYE

    Juventus are leading the race to sign David Alaba on a free transfer next summer.

    SportMediaSet claims the versatile defender will leave Bayern Munich when his contract expires.

    Man Utd and Chelsea were both linked with moves for Alaba in the last window.

    But the Austrian looks set to join Juve despite also being monitored by Man City and PSG.

  • Marc Mayo

    GOLAZO

    Check out this sweet counter-attack from Chelsea Women as they beat Manchester City on the weekend.

    Frank Lampard, take note!

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    How’s this for a counter-attack! 🔥⚡️ @samanthakerr20 finishes off a superb team move in @chelseafcw’s 3-1 win over Man City at the weekend! 👏 #CFC #Chelsea #CFCW

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  • Marc Mayo

    INTERNATIONAL BLUES

    Keeping an eye on tonight’s internationals?

    A number of Chelsea players are in action, with Antonio Rudiger, Kai Havertz and Timo Werner vying to start for Germany against Switzerland in the Nations League.

    A win is vital for Joachim Low’s side as they bid to top Group 4.

    Spain currently lead the way and Kepa Arrizabalaga will hope to start in their trip to Ukraine, both games kicking off at 7.45pm.

    Callum Hudson-Odoi is in contention to feature in England Under-21s’ game against Turkey.

    Hakim Ziyech will not be involved as Morocco face DR Congo in a friendly.

  • Marc Mayo

    PET BACK IN THERE

    Chelsea fans were excited to see Petr Cech pull his goalkeeper gloves on for a training ground drill over the international break.

    In the latest episode of the club’s ‘Unseen’ series, the legend popped in between the sticks – leaving fans asking if he can fill in for injured first-choice Edouard Mendy!

  • Marc Mayo

    AGAIN, BEN?

    More details emerging of Ben Chilwell’s withdrawal from the England squad.

    Having been ill in the week, the defender’s exit is now being put down to a pre-existing foot injury, by multiple outlets.

    That would be worrying for Chelsea, with a foot problem keeping Chilwell out of action for the first few weeks in West London.

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