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Today is the day! England’s Euro 2020 final against Italy at Wembley Stadium gets under way tonight at 8pm sharp, and we will be bringing you all of the best build up as the Three Lions aim to end their 55-year wait for a major trophy.
In the meantime, we will also bring you the latest news from Stamford Bridge as Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel aims to bolster his squad ahead of the 2021/22 season.
Names are constantly linked with a switch to west London and the name that has been on everyone’s lips this summer has been that of Erling Haaland. We will bring you the latest in the Blues’ pursuit of the Norwegian.
Elsewhere, there are set to be a few departures from the club this summer and Olivier Giroud looks set to be the latest out of the door as he inches close to a move to AC Milan.
Make sure you stick with football.london throughout the day for the very best Chelsea news.
That’s it for today
We’re going to call time on today’s Chelsea blog here, folks.
Thank you for joining us today. We shall be back to do it all over again tomorrow. Take care.
Italy win the Euros
It went all the way to penalties in the Euro 2020 final.
Jorginho saw his effort saved but Gianluigi Donnarumma’s stop from Bukayo Saka means it is Italy who are European Champions.
As a result, Jorginho and Emerson are double European Champions after winning the Champions League with Chelsea at the end of last season.
The Euro 2020 final has gone into extra-time.
Luke Shaw opened the scoring inside the first five minutes, but Italy pressure paid off in the second half as Leonardo Bonucci converted from close range to get his side back on level terms.
30 more minutes, plus penalties (potentially).
1-1 at Wembley
Italy have been the better team in the second half and their reward is an equaliser thanks to Leonardo Bonucci.
Still just over 10 minutes of normal time to play at Wembley.
Chelsea teammates in action
Club loyalties are on hold for 90 minutes as England face Italy in the Euro 2020 final.
Mason Mount and Jorginho were in the Blues side that lifted the Champions League at the end of May, tonight they are in battle against each other.
It’s currently going the way of the Chelsea no.19.
Wayne Bridge has backed Chelsea youngster Billy Gilmour to thrive on loan with newly-promoted Norwich next season.
I was surprised to see him go on a season-long loan to Norwich. But, I also understand the reason behind it.
I think he has a huge future at Chelsea – still young but he has so much quality and plays with maturity.
Going out on loan can definitely help. A prime example being Harry Kane going to Leicester and then coming back and smashing it. The people that I know of who’ve been on loan, it’s always helped them mature and learn from the experience.
Chelsea duo start for Italy
Fans attempt to storm into Wembley Stadium
Post-Euro 2020 plans
It’s a huge day in English football as England and Italy go head-to-head at Wembley Stadium in the Euro 2020 final.
Speaking last month, Manchester City midfielder Phil Foden did reveal that his England teammates had all agreed to follow in his footsteps and dye their hair blonde if they go all the way in the competition and lift the famous trophy.
I told the team that if we win it they have to get the same haircut as me and they all agreed.
Hopefully if we win it you will see everyone with the same haircut. I think Romania did it so I would make everyone get the same haircut, which would be funny.
Mason Mount is set to start tonight’s Euro 2020 final for England against Italy.
Gareth Southgate is set to keep faith in the midfielder against Italy as he seeks to lead England to their first major international tournament since 1966.
Marina Granovskaia hatches transfer plan
Marina Granovskaia reportedly has a transfer plan for Chelsea flop Tiemoue Bakayoko amid links with AC Milan.
According to The Sun, he is set to be offered a new contract with Chelsea in the hope that will drive his transfer fee up.
As per the reports, the Blues are considering activating a one-year extension in the 26-year-old’s current deal that is set to expire next summer.
Haaland can ‘imagine’ Chelsea future
Well, this will be good news for Chelsea fans and that is that Dortmund forward Erling Haaland can ‘imagine’ a future with the Blues.
That is according to Sport 1, who suggest that despite that, a move to Stamford Bridge is unlikely for this summer.
Read the full story here.
Mount set to start?
Nervous yet? It’s just five-and-half hours until kick-off from Wembley Stadium and the England team has already been revealed.
The Sun have suggested that Three Lions boss Gareth Southgate is set to make just one change as Kieran Trippier comes in for Arsenal’s Bukayo Saka.
Meanwhile, Mason Mount is set to start the game.
Read more here.
Napoli open Emerson talks
According to Gazzetta dello Sport, Napoli have opened talks with Chelsea over the signing over full back Emerson Palmieiri.
The Italian, who is set to start for his country in tonight’s Euro 2020 final, has apparently agreed to join the Serie A club.
Meanwhile, an official bid has seemingly been lodged by the Partnopei.
Find out more here.
Bakayoko price set
On the topic of outgoings, Chelsea could be set to cash-in on midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko this summer.
The Frenchman is interesting Italian giants AC Milan but the Serie A outfit are only willing to pay £10m for his signature, whilst Chelsea are thought to be asking for double that.
Read more on his future here.
Chelsea striker move planned
Young forward Ike Ugbo could soon be on the way out of Stamford Bridge.
According to Fabrizio Romano, the Nigerian is attracting the advances of Feyenoord, Besiktas, Genk and PSV.
He has just one year remaining on his current Chelsea contract.
Jorginho future made clear
A surprising story this summer has been the future of midfielder Jorginho.
The Italian has starred at Euro 2020 and with two years remaining on his contract, has been talked up as a potential departee.
However, his agent has once again intervened, stating that his client is not hinking of a transfer – in the short term at the very least.
Milan eye Ziyech alternatives
Chelsea could be set to keep midfielder Hakim Ziyech after all, with current suitors AC Milan reportedly looking for alternatives.
As per reports in Italy, the Serie A giants are considering Isco and Marcel Sabitzer as they look for a replacement for Hakan Calhanolgu.
Read more on their interest here.
Tuchel sets Haaland deadline
It seems now or never for Chelsea’s move for Erling Haaland if reports are to be believed.
According to Bild, Blues boss wants the striker ‘immediately’, with the west London club’s interested having been reported throughout the summer.
Chelsea have already been linked with potential alternatives including Gerard Moreno and Lautaor Martinez.
Read more here.
Chelsea eye Kounde
Chelsea are eyeing defensive recruits this summer and could be set to compete with Tottenham for the signing of Jules Kounde.
According to Eldesmarque, the Blues are keeping tabs on the Sevilla centre-back and have even declared their interest in bringing the Frenchman to Stamford Bridge.
Read the full story here.
Chelsea fans name ideal Chelsea squad
Whilst Chelsea are yet to make any signings this summer, it has certainly not stopped you lot from cooking up your ideal Blues’ squads heading into 2021/22.
Of the current crop, Chelsea supporters want as many as six players shown the Stamford Bridge exit door before the season starts including Emerson Palmieri, Kepa and a few more.
Read your decisions in full here.
Blues eye Euro 2020 glory
Staying with international football and it may have escaped your notice but there is guaranteed to be Blues glory at Wembley today.
Mason Mount, Reeca James and Ben Chilwell are all in contention for the Euro 2020 final against Italy and will be hoping to lift the Three Lions’ second-ever trophy.
Meanwhile, Jorginho is surely set to start for Italy following a highly-impressive tournament so far.
Silva edged out by Messi and co.
Just some news to bring you overnight as the Copa America concluded in the early hours of Sunday morning.
Argentina ran out the victors over Thiago Silva’s Brazil at the Maracana in Rio de Janeiro.
The game was decided by a 22nd-minute Angel di Maria strike.
Declan Rice alternative
Marina Granovskaia could save Chelsea a lot of money this summer by looking at Boubacar Kamara as an alternative to Declan Rice.
West Ham have a reported £80m price tag on the England star, whereas Kamara – who ranks in the top 10 midfielders in Ligue 1 on a number of metrics – could be available for as little as £12.8m this summer.
Chelsea have been handed a boost in the race to sign Eduardo Camavinga.
The young star is apparently attracting much attention from the likes of Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester United, as well as the Blues.
However, the Manchester Evening News report that the young midfielder is not United’s first choice option in midfield, leaving the door open for Chelsea to steal a march on the 18-year-old.
Chelsea dealt Haaland blow
Chelsea look to have been dealt a major blow in their prusuit of Erling Haaland after Borussia Dortmund’s director, Michael Zorc spoke out on the club’s plans.
Zorc said that the German club were including the Norweigan in their preparations ahead of next season, claiming ‘nothing has chnaged’ amid the Blues interest.
As a result, according to cfcnewspage, cited by journalist Simon Phillips, Tuchel has since held ‘positive talks’ with Lukaku.
Zorc said: “Nothing has changed. We plan with Erling for the new season.”
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