12pm Chelsea news LIVE: Chilwell OUT of England squad after being recalled, Victor Moses finally set for transfer – The Sun

MASON MOUNT was the England hero as the Chelsea youngster hit a winner against Belgium at Wembley.

Meanwhile we have the very latest on Danny Drinkwater's future at the Bridge, while Ben Chilwell missed the Three Lions victory with a 'non-Covid' related illness.

Get all the latest updates from Stamford Bridge here…

  • Marc Mayo

    HAK EM UP

    Many clubs want players to be given time off during the international break.

    Not Chelsea.

    Morocco’s fixtures are being seen as a prime opportunity to boost Hakim Ziyech’s fitness.

    And the North African nation’s FA have confirmed, according to the Star, that Chelsea asked for Ziyech to be given proper game time in their recent match.

    The midfielder entered after 59 minutes of Morocco’s 3-1 win over Senegal on Friday, making an assist, and is now back in London while his country faces DR Congo tonight.

  • Marc Mayo

    TIM TO SHINE

    Timo Werner is back to full fitness after a coronavirus scare.

    Germany boss Joachim Low could hand the striker a start against Switzerland tonight after having to bench him on the weekend.

    After suffering flu-like symptoms, Werner tested negative for Covid-19 and is now back to full strength.

    Low told reporters: “Timo Werner is back to full strength and there are no weaknesses.

    “He is available.”

  • Marc Mayo

    VIC BOX EXERCISE

    Victor Moses WILL complete his loan move to Spartak Moscow, it has been claimed.

    There have been concerns over the winger’s switch, reportedly of a medical nature.

    But Football.London states that the deal will go ahead before the Russian market shuts on Saturday.

  • Marc Mayo

    BREAKING

    Ben Chilwell has returned home from England's Nations League camp.

    The FA have confirmed that the full-back, along with Kieran Trippier, will not feature against Denmark on Wednesday.

    The Chelsea man had been suffering with illness and Gareth Southgate recently confirmed that his fitness needed to be evaluated.

    He said: “There’s a little bit of assessment needed over the next couple of days but he is with the group now.”

  • Marc Mayo

    NEV-ER TURN IT DOWN

    Reece James and Mason Mount will have benefited hugely from their week with England, says Pat Nevin.

    The Scot told the Chelsea website that the full-back’s debut and midfielder’s goal versus Belgium will help them when they return to Stamford Bridge.

    He wrote: “For Mason, that second goal on his ninth appearance will have made him feel like a central part of the set up.

    “A winner against the top-ranked team in the world is never to be sniffed at, but following on from him not starting against Crystal Palace in the last league game, it will certainly have given him a much-needed and timely boost.

    “Similarly, Reece James didn’t start against Palace either in the 4-0 win but by the time he gets back into training at Cobham he will be an international with at least two caps to his name. It is hard enough getting a cap, especially for a nation like England and specifically at right-back/wing-back, the most hotly contested position in the squad.

    “That is very impressive. Like Mason, it will be a huge lift for a young player who thoroughly deserves it considering the improvement he has made in a very short time.”

  • Marc Mayo

    STEG OF THE DUMP

    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.

  • Marc Mayo

    ZOU WHAT?

    Ever wanted to immortalise your favourite player on a T-shirt?

    This Kurt Zouma mega fan has done just that with a stunning birthday present honouring the Chelsea defender.

    Reddit user Larrydrib posted this Wikipedia-based gift online and… Well. Genius or disastrous? You decide.

  • Marc Mayo

    GRIM UP NORTH

    Grimsby Town duo Louis Boyd and Ben Grist are reportedly interesting Chelsea and Liverpool.

    Still 15, midfielder Boyd became the club's youngest-ever player when making a goalscoring debut against Harrogate last month.

    And the League Two side may have to sell amid financial difficulty, according to The Athletic.

  • Marc Mayo

    OF MICE AND TEN

    Christian Pulisic is loving life as Chelsea's new No10.

    The American was handed the shirt, previously worn by Joe Cole, Mark Hughes and Eden Hazard, in the off-season and wants to replicate their achievements.

    He told CBS: “It meant a lot. It’s no secret that it’s been my favourite number. It’s the number I wanted to be.

    “Now that Willian moved on this season, there was an opportunity there. I spoke with the club and everyone felt like I was ready for it, and I felt I was ready, and it’s a number I like.

    “So it was a really proud moment for me last weekend to wear it for Chelsea for the first time.

    “I understand what it means and how much history it has, how many incredible players have worn it before me, but I see it as my favourite number. I just want to do well.”

  • Marc Mayo

    BEN BACK

    Ben Chilwell has joined up with the England squad and could face Denmark, Gareth Southgate confirmed.

    The Chelsea left-back, 23, missed Sunday's 2-1 win over Belgium with a non-coronavirus illness.

    And the defender will be assessed before Southgate decides whether he will feature against Denmark in the Nations League clash at Wembley tomorrow.

    The England boss said on Sunday: “Ben reported to the hotel today.

    “He did a training session on his own. We’ve just got to assess where he’s at because he hasn’t been able to train through the week.

    “So, there’s a little bit of assessment needed over the next couple of days but he is with the group now.”

  • <a href='http://www.thesun.co.uk/sport' rel='external nofollow ugc' class='url'>Alex Terrell</a>

    UNITED NATIONS

    Arsene Wenger wants a World Cup or Euros every summer.

    And he is willing to see the Nations League scrapped in order to accommodate the major shake up.

    Wenger, 70, was appointed Fifa's head of global football development last year and suggested the new plans to improve the international game.

    The ex-Arsenal boss – whose home nation France are the reigning world champions – told Bild: “We need to get rid of the Nations League and find clearer events that everyone understands.

    “If you ask people in the street what the Nations League is, you won’t find many able to explain it.

    “We need to have as few events as possible. One World Cup and one European Championship every other year would probably be more appropriate for a modern world.”

  • Joshua Jones

    GOOD MORNING CHELSEA FANS

    Chelsea midfielder Jorginho is edging closer to signing a new contract, according to reports.

    The Italian was heavily linked with a move away from Stamford Bridge this summer.

    But he is now going to sign a new deal having been returned to the starting XI, according to Area Napoli.

    The 28-year-old's current deal has three years left to run.

    Elsewhere, Frank Lampard has sent a Champions League warning to his squad.

    Lampard is content with the draw but has warned his squad to not get complacent ahead of their Champions League opener against Sevilla.

    Speaking to the club's official website he said: “I am happy with the draw in the fact that we analysed straightaway the teams we are playing against.

    “So I know a lot of the reaction afterward was what a great draw it is for Chelsea but we can’t approach it with that mindset at all.

    “They are very tough games, all the teams that we play, especially when you are travelling in Europe you always know you are going to get very competitive games.

    “Sevilla won the Europa League last year, and both of the other teams are emerging teams that will cause us a lot of threats and dangers, so let’s see.”

    In other news, left-back Emerson has admitted “things are not going as I wish” after his failed transfer exit.

    The full-back had been linked with a move away from Stamford Bridge throughout the summer but failed to find a way out.

    He has yet to make a Premier League appearance this season and his route to the first team has been blocked by the signing of Ben Chilwell.

    The 26-year-old, currently on international duty, has admitted his frustration as he faces at least the next few months on the sidelines.

    He said: “When I arrive here [with Italy] I change my head, I feel important and part of the group.

    “At Chelsea, things are not going as I wish in this part of the season. I just have to work.”

  • William Pugh

    HOMES UNDER HAMMER

    Premier League chiefs want the head of Rick Parry — as it emerged Spurs and Liverpool would get a £150million stadium rebate under Project Big Picture.

    Parry’s future as EFL chairman is under serious threat after football’s civil war intensified.

    Top-flight clubs and League bosses want Parry OUT after he was the frontman for Liverpool and Manchester United’s widely panned scheme.

    The news two of the Big Six wealthiest clubs — both criticised for plans to furlough staff in lockdown — will be huge winners from the proposals added to the turmoil.

    Another day of drama saw all-out war, with:

    – Prem leaders calling off any more EFLbailout talks in protest.

    – Seething club bosses wanting Parry to step down by Thursday’s EFL board meeting, with even some Championship sides admitting the plan is dead.

    – Prem chiefs accusing Parry of seeking to use backing from Liverpool and United to return to the Prem as CEO.

  • William Pugh

    MOUNT-AIN TO CLIMB

    Jamie Redknapp has urged Mason Mount to follow in former-Chelsea midfielder Kevin De Bruyne's footsteps.

    Speaking after England's Nations League win over Belgium at Wembley in which Mount got the winner – via a wicked deflection – the pundit admitted he hopes for more from the playmaker.

    He said: “We were purring watching some of Kevin De Bruyne's passes and he comes to find the ball.

    'When we talk about Mount I want him to do that more, he can do it for us, you haven’t got to stay out on the right.”

  • William Pugh

    ABSOLUTELY JORGEOUS

    Chelsea midfielder Jorginho is edging closer to signing a new contract, according to reports.

    The Italian was heavily linked with a move away from Stamford Bridge this summer.

    But he is now going to sign a new deal having been returned to the starting XI, according Area Napoli.

    The 28-year-old's current deal has three years left to run.

  • William Pugh

    FRANK WARNING

    Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has sent a Champions League warning to his squad.

    Lampard is content with the draw but has warned his squad to not get complacent ahead of their Champions League opener against Sevilla.

    Speaking to the club's official website he said: “I am happy with the draw in the fact that we analysed straightaway the teams we are playing against.

    “So I know a lot of the reaction afterward was what a great draw it is for Chelsea but we can’t approach it with that mindset at all.

    “They are very tough games, all the teams that we play, especially when you are travelling in Europe you always know you are going to get very competitive games.

    “Sevilla won the Europa League last year, and both of the other teams are emerging teams that will cause us a lot of threats and dangers, so let’s see.”

  • William Pugh

    WHAT THE FIK

    Fikayo Tomori styled out a miss in training in casual style.

    The Blues centre-half was stretching for a tap in but missed and skidded on his knees instead.

  • William Pugh

    TEENAGE KICK$

    Manchester United kept up their tradition of spending big on teenage stars in the summer transfer by bringing in Atalanta ace Amad Diallo.

    And Diallo is by no means the first big-money youngster to head to Old Trafford in recent years.

    In fact, United absolutely dominate the list of most-expensive teenagers in Premier League history.

    We've put together the costliest XI ever, below…

  • William Pugh

    NOT KEANE ON IT

    Roy Keane has hit out at Chelsea youngster Ethan Ampadu for his reaction to a challenge during Wales vs Ireland.

    The 20-year-old who is on loan at Sheffield United collided with Irish goalkeeper Darren Randolph and went down holding his head – seemingly trying to win a penalty – but ex-Republic of Ireland captain Keane was not having any of it.

    He said: “Just disgraceful, really.

    “This Ampadu, like, what's the game coming to?

    “He should be ashamed of himself, grabbing his head. I'd be embarrassed if I was him. Ridiculous.”

  • William Pugh

    POOR OLD PARRY

    Under-fire EFL chairman Rick Parry was plunged into a second crisis as chief executive David Baldwin quit after just three MONTHS in the job.

    Baldwin filled the vacancy left by December’s departure of Shaun Harvey only in June.

    But he has now announced he will walk out ofhis role in March, leaving Parry and the EFL scrambling to find a replacement.

    Baldwin, a former chief exec at Bradford and Burnley, insisted his decision was “not linked” to the Project Big Picture furore.

    He said: “Clearly, accepting this position pre COVID-19 means the situation is now very different to the one I originally envisaged.

    “That is coupled with it being a very different environment inside the EFL compared to the one I left in 2015/16. Taking those two factors into consideration and balancing the needs of my family, health and well-being, I feel the decision to leave is the right one.”

  • William Pugh

    REST AND RECOVER

    Chelsea's Italian stars Jorginho and Emerson were both pictured in a pool today recovering while on international duty.

    They both played 90 mins during Italy's 0-0 Nations League draw with Poland yesterday.

  • William Pugh

    FEELING BLUE

    Chelsea outcast Emerson has admitted that “things are not going as I wish” after his failed transfer exit.

    The full-back had been linked with a move away from Stamford Bridge throughout the summer but failed to find a way out.

    He has yet to make a Premier League appearance this season and his route to the first team has been blocked by the signing of Ben Chilwell.

    The 26-year-old, currently on international duty, has admitted his frustration as he faces at least the next few months on the sidelines.

    He said: “When I arrive here I change my head, I feel important and part of the group.

    “At Chelsea, things are not going as I wish in this part of the season. I just have to work.”

  • William Pugh

    Clubs could also make backdated requests to cover recently-finished work, allowing Spurs and Liverpool to cash in.

    Up to £250m would be available for teams who have been in the top flight for at least 12 of the last 15 seasons.

    And clubs who have been in the Premier League for four straight seasons or eight out of ten seasons could claim £100m.

    The measures would also allow Liverpool to get back half of the estimated £60m costs of the planned expansion of the Anfield Road Stand.

  • William Pugh

    CASHBACK

    Tottenham and Liverpool will be entitled to multi-million pound rebates for their stadium rebuilds under the small-print in Project Big Picture.

    Spurs would be eligible to claim back £125million of the £1billion cost of their new 62,000 capacity home at white Hart Lane.

    Liverpool, meanwhile, the joint architects of the package with Manchester United, could rake back £30m of the cost of their new main stand at Anfield.

    The news of the potential pay-outs will only add to the backlash by the 14 Premier League clubs left out of the loop.

    Under the proposals, a new 'infrastructure fund' worth £150m per year would be set aside from the Premier League revenue stream for 'assistance payments' for clubs embarking on stadium projects…

  • Jake Lambourne

    KANY UNDERSTAND

    N'golo Kante was caught on camera hilariously trying to understand what Billy Gilmour is saying – before revealing he hasn't got a clue.

    Scotsman Gilmour, 19, and the French World Cup winner were discussing a rating for the new edition of FIFA 21.

    In the clip posted online, Gilmour can be seen reading out a question about the game's player ratings to his Chelsea team-mate.

    Referring to a fan’s comment, the youngster is heard talking about how it is surprising that Thiago Silva has a lower physical rating than Kante.

    He then goes on to ask 29-year-old Kante what his views are on the comment.

    When the camera turns to Kante, he looks clueless and admits that he couldn't understand a word Gilmour said, to which they both burst out laughing.

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