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CHELSEA fans are eagerly awaiting news of when the Premier League may return.

But they have had a boost on the transfer front with targets Declan Rice and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang both being put up for sale by respective London rivals West Ham and Arsenal

Follow all the latest news and transfer updates from the Bridge below…

  • AUBA AND OUT

    Arsenal are ready to sell captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang for just £30m, writes SunSport's Mark Irwin.

    With the players having already agreed a wage cut, it is clear that the Gunners will have a severely restricted transfer budget this summer.

    And they will therefore stick rigidly to Raul Sanllehi's policy of selling any player who reaches the final year of their contract without signing a new deal – including Aubameyang.

    The Gunners are also reported to be in a strong position to bring in Willian on a free transfer to add some extra firepower up front.

    Technical director Edu has an excellent relationship with Willian's agent Kia Joorabchian and the Gunners are believed to be front runners for the Chelsea star's signature.

    However, they will want him to modify his demands of a three-year deal on his current £120,000-a-year salary for the transfer to go through.

  • UNDER THE HAMMER

    Declan Rice is the star name up for grabs as West Ham prepare for a huge squad overhaul.

    Club insiders say ‘nobody is safe’ from the cull which will be triggered partly by cash flow issues caused by the coronavirus pandemic but also because boss David Moyes wants to reshape the squad for the long term.

    And although Moyes would rather keep £70million-rated Rice, Chelsea are keen to re-sign the prospect they let go at 15.

    Manchester United and Arsenal have also been linked with the England holding midfielder, 21, who has become a key player for the Hammers.

    N’Golo Kante, talented rookie Billy Gilmour and Jorginho are competing for two midfield spots at Chelsea.

    It is most likely Brazil-born Italy international Jorginho, 28, would be allowed to leave to make way for Rice’s return.

  • GOOD MORNING BLUES FANS

    Yesterday was a busy day as Premier League stars abroad face a two-week quarantine headache with clubs set to recall stars for training restart.

    Prem chiefs have also been given a four week deadline by Uefa to produce restart plans for the season plan to resume in June before mid-July finish and start next season in August after coronavirus delay.

    And the House of Commons was told the government is in talks with England’s top flight to return ASAP to boost bored fans and to 'support whole football community'.

    In transfer news, Chelsea will 'pull the plug on Philippe Coutinho transfer despite Barcelona being willing to take a £66MILLION hit on flop'.

    But the Blues look set to recoup the £40m transfer fee they blew on flop Bakayoko with PSG keen on a move.

    But in a blow to the West Londoners, Ajax keeper Andre Onana is set to snub Lampard in favour of a Barcelona return.

    And everyone’s apparent target Declan Rice could be sold as West Ham prepare for huge overhaul of their squad meaning a return to Stamford Bridge could be on.

    But Chelsea 'will be forced to cut transfer budget' after failing to agree a pay-cut deal with the players and they will have to rely on kids, according to Gary Neville.

    Elsewhere, Billy Gilmour revealed he got 'stick' for being a Burberry child model but the Chelsea wonderkid was able to see funny side.

    Didier Drogba flopped in his bid to become Ivory Coast FA president as ZERO ex-players voted for the Chelsea legend.

    Arjen Robben also hinted at a shock retirement U-turn as he admitted he gets 'tickle' to play again.

    Blues legend Cesc Fabregas has offered to defer his ENITRE £130,000-a-week wages to help Monaco during coronavirus.

    And finally, Mason Mount showed off his new lockdown moustache as he plays video games to pass time.

  • ALL HANDS ON DEC

    Declan Rice is the star name up for grabs as West Ham prepare for a massive squad overhaul.

    Club insiders say ‘nobody is safe’ from the cull which will be triggered partly by cash flow issues caused by the coronavirus pandemic but also because boss David Moyes wants to reshape the squad for the long term.

    And although Moyes would rather keep £70million-rated Rice, Chelsea are keen to re-sign the prospect they let go at 15.

    Manchester United and Arsenal have also been linked with the England holding midfielder, 21, who has become a key player for the Hammers.

    N’Golo Kante, talented rookie Billy Gilmour and Jorginho are competing for two midfield spots at Chelsea.

    It is most likely Brazilian Jorginho, 28, would be allowed to leave to make way for Rice’s return.

  • FOUR YOU TO SORT IT

    Premier League chiefs have been handed a four-week Uefa deadline to produce their restart plans.

    The directive has come from Uefa president  Aleksander Ceferin and general secretary Theodore Theodoridis.

    But the chances of any football in Europe getting the green light have suffered a blow.

    A new circular stated: “National Associations and/or Leagues should be in a position to communicate to Uefa by May 25, 2020, the planned restart of their domestic competitions — including the date of restart and the  competition format.”

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