4pm Chelsea news LIVE: Coutinho linked with summer move, Neuer transfer UPDATE, Prem stars urged to take wage cut – The Sun

CHELSEA are eyeing up a big summer rebuild to back Frank Lampard when the transfer window opens – with the club's transfer ban lifted.

We have the latest transfer talk on the likes of Gabriel Magalhaes, Alex Telles and Philippe Coutinho and – but the Blues could miss out on Bayern Muncih goalkeeper Manuel Neuer.

Meanwhile, former defender Ashley Cole was attacked in his home by a gang of masked robbers.

Follow all the latest updates and gossip from West London below…

  • HAND OF DROG

    Jadon Sancho has admitted he liked to watch Frank Lampard and Didier Drogba when he was a youngster.

    He told The Independent: “Ronaldinho was the main guy I used to watch on YouTube.

    “But I liked Frank Lampard quite a lot and Didier Drogba when they were playing for Chelsea.”

  • NO JOE-KE

    Blues legend Joe Cole has been doing his bit in the fight against coronavirus.

    The 38-year-old made this fan's day after he called him up for a chat!

  • COUT COUP

    Chelsea are in negotiations with Philippe Coutinho over a summer transfer, according to reports.

    The Brazilian, 27, is currently on loan at Bayern Munich from Barcelona for the season.

    But according to Sport, the Bavarians are unwilling to exercise their £105million option to buy him at the end of his spell.

    And now it is thought Chelsea made a march on their rivals to land Coutinho by contacting the player's agent Kia Joorabchian, with whom they have a strong relationship.

  • CUT YOUR CLOTH

    Premier League stars are being urged to take a pay cut during the coronavirus pandemic with a potential £100million ready to be contributed to the fight.

    Clubs across Europe are instilling salary reductions to ensure regular staff are paid during football's lockdown – but English football is yet to agree on its next step.

    The latest official accounts on player wages, tallied by Deloitte, outline a massive £2.9billion earned annually across the top-flight.

    Given these numbers are for the 2017/18 season, they are undoubtedly higher now after salaries rose 15 per cent to reach that figure from the previous year.

    Therefore a simple two-month pay cut of 20 per cent across the board would raise at least £100m to ensure staff are paid and to help the NHS.

    And that figure rockets up to £150m if the cut is either extended to three months or two months' wages are reduced by 30 per cent.

  • CECH MATE

    Former Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech has been wowing fans with his silky skills.

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