Chelsea news: Wolves boss Bruno Lage to miss Blues clash and Koulibaly linked with summer move

Here is your Chelsea summary for Saturday, May 7.

Chelsea linked with Koulibaly

Chelsea have been mooted as a possible destination for Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly. The Blues are expected to be on the hunt for defensive reinforcements this summer with Andreas Christensen and Antonio Rudiger out of contract next month.

According to a report by Napoli area, Koulibaly’s agent Fali Ramadani is confident he can arrange a move to England as his client still has a year left on his contract. The Serie A outfit are believed to be ready to sell in order to prevent him leaving on a free transfer next summer.

Napoli are rumored to want around €35m (£30m) to sign the 30-year-old. However, they haven’t ruled out the possibility of linking him to a new deal which would see him stay at Napoli for the rest of his career.

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The Blues hope to repeat Rudiger’s trick

Chelsea are expected to be in the market for a new defender this summer with Antonio Rudiger leaving for Real Madrid and Andreas Christensen likely to leave for Barcelona.

Several names have been linked across Europe as Chelsea scramble to find an immediate replacement for the talismanic Rudiger, who was arguably the club’s player of the season.

A new name that has come to the fore is Torino Gleison Bremer, the 25-year-old Brazilian defender who is currently plying his trade in Serie A with the 10th-placed side.

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The wolves blow before the shock of the Blues

Wolves manager Bruno Lage will miss Saturday’s trip to Chelsea after testing positive for Covid-19. The West Midlands side confirmed the deal ahead of their pre-match press conference, with a swipe at the Blues’ opponents.

Chelsea currently sit in third place with just four Premier League games to go. It would take a big change for Thomas Tuchel’s men to miss out on a Champions League place next season, but after last weekend’s loss to relegation-threatened Everton, he won’t take anything for granted.

But the Blues are not without problems. Ahead of the clash, it was confirmed that Jorginho, N’Golo Kante, Callum Hudson-Odoi and Ben Chilwell were all set to miss out through injury. Blows will be a particular concern with the FA Cup final clash with Liverpool a bit more. a week in a row.

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