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, Philippe Coutinho and Lautaro Martinez – but the Blues could miss out on Timo Werner who is a target for Bayern Munich.
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…
QUEUING UP FOR ROD
Arsenal, Everton and Wolves are reportedly in the hunt for James Rodriguez, who has also been linked with Chelsea and Manchester United.
Marca claims Premier League clubs will queue up this summer for the Colombia winger, who contract expires in 2021. T
Rodriguez, 28, won three league titles and the Europa League with Porto before a £40million move to Monaco in 2013.
An incredible World Cup at the end of the season secured a dream move to Real Madrid, where he landed two Champions League and one La Liga crown.
However, the midfielder eventually fell out of favour under Zinedine Zidane and ended up spending two seasons on loan at Bayern Munich.
Rodriguez returned to the Bernabeu last summer but has made just seven league appearances this season.
Chelsea are reportedly in talks to sign Alex Telles AND Philippe Coutinho.
Nicolo Schira claims the Porto left-back and Barcelona playmaker could be heading to Stamford Bridge this summer in a thrilling double swoop for Frank Lampard.
It's believed Chelsea have good relationships with their agents, Pini Zahavi and Kia Joorabchian.
Telles could cost just £35million, but Coutinho could fetch a high price with Spurs also interested.
Premier League target Gareth Bale is reportedly willing to put his differences with Zinedine Zidane to one side in order to stay at Real Madrid.
The Bernabeu boss claimed last summer that it would be “best for everyone” if the 30-year-old Welshman left the Spanish giants.
The Mirror claim he is willing to put bust-up with the boss behind him in order to fight for his spot in the team.
Bale is under contract at the Bernabeu until the summer of 2022 and he rakes in a whopping £600,000-per-week.
Ramires has revealed John Terry lifting the Champions League in a full Chelsea kit was NOT his decision.
The former Blues skipper was left heartbroken after a red card against Barcelona in game before ruled him out of the final against Bayern Munich.
Ramires, who also missed the final, told FourFourTwo: “All of us changed post-match. The idea came from the club, because they wanted everyone ready for the team photo.”
BLUE IN THE FACE
Luiz Felipe Scolari has also revealed bust-ups with Nicolas Anelka led to his sacking as Chelsea boss.
And in an interview with Yellow and Green Football, the World Cup winning Brazilian said: “When (Drogba) came back, I tried to adapt so that Drogba and Anelka could play together.
“Anelka was the top scorer in the league. We had a meeting and Anelka said, 'I only play in one position.'
“So, there was a bit of a lack of friendship, of respect, of trying to play together with Drogba.
“They were both great, but someone had to do something different, to get back to help when we lost the ball.
“That was when it changed a bit. But we’ve met since then, me and Drogba. The last time was in Russia in 2018. We spoke openly about it.
“There wasn’t any ill intention from him or Anelka. But it happened and I lost out on one of the great chances of my life.”
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