Chelsea news and transfers LIVE: Latest takeover, Blues brace for striker deals, Ten Hag impact

Hello and welcome to football.londonChelsea’s live blog on Friday morning.

The Blues suffered a brief setback on Wednesday night after being beaten 4-2 by Arsenal at Stamford Bridge. Thomas Tuchel’s side will be looking to bounce back with a revitalized display against the Hammers.

Last time out, the Blues suffered a 3-2 defeat against David Moyes’ side at the London Stadium. So the west Londoners will be looking to get back on track when they host West Ham in another London derby on Sunday.

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Chelsea continued to roll with the punches the takeover saga threw. The consortium of Todd Boehly, Stephen Pagliuca and a group led by Sir Martin Broughton – joined by Serena Williams and Lewis Hamilton – remain in contention after the Ricketts family withdrew their proposal.

Amid headline-grabbing takeover updates, Tuchel’s side remain at the heart of transfer rumour, with many players linked with moves to and from the Blues. No matter who takes the reins from Roman Abramovich, Chelsea will be looking to go from strength to strength this summer

That being said, be sure to keep an eye on the blog throughout the day so you don’t miss any updates!

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