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Chelsea news and transfers LIVE: Victor Osimhen instruction, Declan Rice price tag, Onana message
Catch all the latest Chelsea news and transfer headlines including updates on Declan Rice's price tag, Victor Osimhen and the Blues' preparations ahead of the clash with West Ham

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Graham Potter already knows next Chelsea transfer plan and makes Romelu Lukaku point
Chelsea made a number of signings in the January transfer window and Graham Potter will have his work cut out to ensure his squad remains content with their opportunities

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Jose Mourinho tells 'next Didier Drogba' how to complete Chelsea transfer as £45m deal eyed
Victor Osimhen is continuing to attract interest from Europe's biggest clubs as he helps guide Napoli towards Serie A glory

Chelsea FC News in the past 120 minutes to 240 minutes

Mykhailo Mudryk, Reece James, Pulisic: Chelsea injury news and return dates ahead of West Ham
Chelsea injury news: The Blues still have a number of injury concerns in the squad ahead of the clash with West Ham but the cavalry are slowly returning to action

Chelsea news: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang exclusion explained as Hansi Flick theory emerges
Chelsea news: The latest headlines and gossip with updates on Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's future, Graham Potter and Ben Chilwell's return to injury

Chelsea news: Next transfer target emerges as Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang call explained
Graham Potter is struggling to get his Chelsea revolution started nearly five months into the job and Todd Boehly's spending is showing no signs of stopping, with Victor Osimhen now a transfer target

Chelsea: Christian Pulisic claims he'll be 'back soon' as he continues knee injury recovery
The American sustained a knee injury during Chelsea's 1-0 defeat by Manchester City on January 5 and was expected to be sidelined for two months but shared an update to Instagram.

Chelsea FC News in the past 240 minutes

Todd Boehly told he's had 'trousers pulled down' as £107m Chelsea transfer strategy questioned
Enzo Fernandez impressed on his Chelsea debut as Fulham held their west London rivals to a goalless draw at Stamford Bridge but was he worth the large fee the Blues paid for him?

PSV chief reveals Noni Madueke broken promise as Chelsea force decision despite Liverpool worry
Noni Madueke impressed on his Chelsea debut as he showcased his exciting potential after replacing Mykhailo Mudryk at half-time

Chelsea's Aggie Beever-Jones lifts lid on playing with 'idol' Fran Kirby and Everton loan spell
The 19-year-old joined Everton on a season-long loan from Chelsea in the summer and notched her first WSL goal against West Ham last month

Amadou Onana sends Arsenal and Chelsea very clear transfer message in 'passionate' outburst
Amadou Onana has made it clear that he has no intentions of leaving Everton amid interest from Chelsea and Arsenal. The midfielder was heavily linked with an exit from Goodison Park following the sacking of Frank Lampard but a move failed to materialise

Why Rio Ferdinand thinks Mykhailo Mudryk may already have been found out as Chelsea frustrated
Mykhailo Mudryk enjoyed a fantastic start to life at Chelsea with an impressive display versus Liverpool but he struggled against Fulham, albeit as he struggled with a heavy cold

Christian Pulisic issues injury update as Chelsea sent return date hint amid Graham Potter plan
Christian Pulisic has hinted that he could return for Chelsea soon after picking up an injury at the start of last month

Graham Potter hits back at Pep Guardiola and Jurgen Klopp over Chelsea transfer spend
Chelsea splashed £323million on transfers in January, with eyebrows raised about how that will work with Financial Fair Play - including by Pep Guardiola and Jurgen Klopp

Jose Mourinho hints at U-turn on Roma exit plan amid Chelsea return speculation
Jose Mourinho's Roma returned to winning ways on Saturday as they edged past Empoli - but the former Chelsea boss has revealed he was close to quitting last year

Chelsea will now target Victor Osimhen and pay whatever it takes to beat Man Utd
Manchester United have made Victor Osimhen one of their targets for the summer transfer window - although may baulk at the £89million valuation - with Chelsea now prepared to join them

Chelsea's Enzo Fernandez transfer has complicated Liverpool's Jude Bellingham move
Chelsea completed a British record transfer deal for Enzo Fernandez on deadline day, but the move is likely to cause complications in Liverpool's pursuit of Jude Bellingham

Moises Caicedo faces Arsenal transfer embarrassment after following Luis Suarez's advice
Brighton midfielder Caicedo is having to return to the Seagulls fold having tried and failed to engineer a move to the Gunners before the transfer deadline

Premier League supercomputer predicts final table after record January transfer window
Chelsea led the way by some distance with their lavish spending during the January transfer window, but their bid for a top-four finish in the Premier League hangs in the balance

Chelsea's spending spree could see them fall foul Financial Fair Play rules as soon as next season
Chelsea's near-£600million splurge on players since last summer could see them fall foul of UEFA's new Financial Fair Play (FFP) rules as soon as next season.

Mason Mount's Chelsea future is in DOUBT with talks over a new contract on hold
Mason Mount's Chelsea future is in doubt with the two parties a long way apart on a new contract with the England star rejecting the latest offer from the club.

Arsenal fans left baffled as boss Mikel Arteta brings off Thomas Partey for new signing Jorginho
The Ghana international was taken off in the 59th minute for the former Chelsea midfielder. Not even a minute later, Everton opened the scoring as James Tarkowski nodded home.

Graham Potter reveals he has warned his Chelsea signings to get used to derisive chants about fees
Chelsea manager says 'all of football' will be singing it after record £105m transfer Enzo Fernandez was taunted by Fulham fans during their goalless draw on Friday night.

Brentford 3-0 Southampton: Saints stay rock bottom after a comfortable victory for Bees
ADRIAN KAJUMBA AT THE GTECH COMMUNITY STADIUM: As days to forget go, it will have been hard to top this one in Southampton's season so far.

Barcelona, Atletico Madrid and AC Milan on alert for Chelsea's Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
ADRIAN KAJUMBA: The Spanish duo and Italian side have all made enquiries ahead of potential summer moves since he was left out of Chelsea's squad for the knockout stages.

Chelsea plot £110million striker signing despite Graham Potter’s Romelu Lukaku warning
The Chelsea manager may be on a different wavelength to the club's owners.

David Moyes says Arsenal and Chelsea will need to break transfer record for Declan Rice
The West Ham skipper will cost at least £106million.

Amadou Onana sends clear transfer message to Chelsea and Arsenal after Everton win
‘I ain’t f***ing going nowhere! I’m f***ing here!’

‘We’re not playing Football Manager here!’ – Paul Merson sends message to Todd Boehly over Chelsea spending
Boehly has smashed transfer records in his first year at Stamford Bridge.

Glenn Hoddle says David Datro Fofana is ‘not ready now’ after Chelsea’s draw with Fulham
'He's not the answer.'

Fulham hilariously troll Chelsea over Reece James tweet
'You come at the King, you best not miss.'

Chelsea’s gamble on young guns looks like another shot in the dark by US owners | Jonathan Wilson

Huge spree on Fernández, Mudryk, Nkunku and Madueke raises more questions about the coherence of Boehly’s plans

Amortisation over a long-term deal. Heavily incentivised contracts. A couple of relatively quiet windows before Roman Abramovich was forced to sell the club. There’s been a lot written over the past few months about how Chelsea can afford a spree that will hit £620m when the Christopher Nkunku deal happens next June. But perhaps the bigger question is why? What on earth are they doing?

Structure the deals as cleverly as you like, that money still has to be paid at some point. Chelsea’s spending has been of the sort you would expect from a megalomaniac billionaire taking over a club, when the point is to have fun or make a splash, when long-term planning means less than “Get me Robinho, now!” In that regard, the careful squad-building of the Saudi Public Investment Fund at Newcastle has been a huge disappointment.

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Chelsea’s plan impossible to understand after Todd Boehly’s transfer splurge | Barney Ronay

Blues chairman is wandering around football’s shark-infested casino halls with a sack of money asking how you play blackjack

As ever, you have to admire football’s inexhaustible dramatic energy. This week there was an element of perfect comic timing in the coincidence of two events. First the news that the proposals on football governance and ownership are set to be published, with the usual hedged and cautious talk about regulation and fitness and non-monetary values.

And secondly the simultaneous end-of-window spasms of Todd Boehly, stumbling out of his chinchilla fur-lined helicopter gunship, torso caked in vintage crusted parmesan cheese dust, solid gold bowler hat askew, calling for more dancing horses, more music, ever-larger clouds of captive butterflies. Except, hang on. You, uh, want to stop me doing what? You want to regulate which industry? Resaddle Pegasus. Fire up the money cannon. We ride for Lisbon.

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