1pm Chelsea news LIVE: Blues give NHS free accommodation at stadium hotel, Bailey £85m transfer interest – The Sun

CHELSEA will not play another fixture until at least April after chiefs suspended action due to coronavirus.

But Uefa have convinced all European leagues to commit to trying to complete their seasons by June 30.

Get all the latest news and gossip from Stamford Bridge here…

  • DOWN THE PJAN

    Chelsea are interested in rivalling Paris Saint-Germain for the signature of Juventus midfielder Miralem Pjanic, according to reports,

    The classy Bosnian remains a key figure for Maurizio Sarri's men, but with Rodrigo Bentancur a much younger option, the 29-year-old could potentially be cashed in on.

    Calciomercato claim that Pjanic could be prised away from Turin for around £55million.

  • 'NIGHTMARE'

    Former Chelsea goalkeeper Asmir Begovic says living in Milan is like being in a “movie scene” as coronavirus keeps Italy in its grip.

    The ex-Bournemouth star is on loan at AC Milan and able to see first-hand the devastating impact this killer bug is having on the city.

    Begovic – whose former side Chelsea have offered NHS staff free accommodation – said: “It’s a total lockdown. The streets are deserted. The only thing open are supermarkets. You can get a little bit of food and then it’s straight back to your home. It’s crazy.

    “It’s a big city, I live in the city and you think it’s a movie. People have said it’s like a movie scene and it really is. I’ve never seen anything like it before. I’m not sure people understand how bad it is here.

    “It’s hit Italy very hard. What the reason is for that I don’t know – maybe the medicine side of things.

    “But it’s hit the country hard. You feel for the country, with a lot of deaths and people being infected. It’s devastating and heartbreaking for the people.”

  • TEMP DEAL

    Premier League clubs will be allowed to sign players on temporary contracts if the season continues beyond the expiry of their current deals, according to reports.

    Hundreds of players including stars at Manchester United, Chelsea and Tottenham have contracts that expire this summer.

    The Premier League is currently suspended until April 4 with the EFL on hold until April 3.

    However, there are fears both will have to extend their delays further as football attempts to combat the spread of coronavirus.

    Euro 2020 was postponed by a year on Tuesday to allow domestic seasons to be completed over the summer if possible.

    But this may lead to a contractual nightmare with many players further down the pyramid fearing for their livelihoods.

    In a bid to combat such a situation, football authorities like the FA, Premier League, EFL and PFA are expected to be flexible and allow temporary deals in order to complete the season, according to the Telegraph.

  • ICYMI

    Chelsea are reportedly lining up a summer bid for Juventus midfielder Miralem Pjanic.

    The Blues are set to go head to head with PSG for the Bosnian 29-year-old.

    But Calcio Mercato report that Juventus will demand £55million to let him go.

  • YOU BLUE-TY

    Chelsea have shown their class after Roman Abramovich vowed to give NHS staff FREE accommodation at the Millennium Hotel during the fight against coronavirus, writes Dave Fraser.

    The Blues are making the Millennium Hotel at Stamford Bridge available to hospital staff who are tirelessly working around the clock during this coronavirus crisis.

    Chairman Bruce Buck contacted the NHS to strike up the deal, with owner Abramovich generously covering all costs.

    That is in spite of reports the Russian has seen his net worth plummet by £2.4BILLION over coronavirus.

    Chelsea revealed the heart-warming news in a statement on their club website.

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