8pm Chelsea news LIVE: Lautaro Martinez transfer race, Kays Ruiz-Atil boost, Cech quit Blues after Courtois benched – The Sun

IT'S all go at Stamford Bridge as Chelsea prepare for a busy summer in the transfer market.

We've got the very latest on the Blues' pursuit of Luataro Martinez, while there's also an update on the contract situation surrounding Paris Saint-Germain wonderkid Kays Ruiz-Atil.

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


    Chelsea legend Petr Cech has named Wayne Rooney as his toughest opponent.

    He told Chelsea’s official website: “Every time we played against United I had to make sure I was aware every time he had the ball, because he was very unpredictable and very clever.

    “He is a guy who can chase, who can fight, who can run, who is clever with his shot.

    “He could score from the halfway line, he could try and chip you if you were too high. That was a challenge I enjoyed.”


    Frank Lampard is looking at a big overhaul this summer – but before that can take place, there's the small matter of Project Restart.

    As yet, the government haven't given the green light for top-flight clubs to get back playing.

    It look set to be a busy summer of comings and goings, with Lampard hoping to build on a promising first year back in West London.

    In transfer news, Manchester United have reignited their interest in Chelsea target and Inter Milan striker Lautaro Martinez.

    Sport reports that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has tried to tempt him by putting a “multi-million pound contract” on the table.

    Martinez has a huge £94million buyout clause in his contract in his contract with the Serie A giants.

    Whie in a boost for the Blues, Paris Saint-Germain's prodigy Kays Ruiz-Atil has reportedly rejected a new contract.

    The young star, just 17 and already dubbed the 'new Messi', is being tipped for big things after becoming the youngest outfield player to sign a pro contract at the French giants.

    But his current deal expires in a year and according to Le Parisien, he has turned down a new offer, opening the door for Chelsea to make their move.

    And finally, Petr Cech has revealed how he made the decision to quit Chelsea when Jose Mourinho benched him for Thibaut Courtois.

    He told the club’s official website: “I was not happy at all.

    “I could see in pre-season how hard I was working. There was nothing obvious suggesting I wouldn’t be ready to keep my spot.

    “But in a football team you can only have one goalkeeper playing every week, and unfortunately that was the way it went. Thibaut was regarded as the future of the club with all his potential and quality. I understood the choice was made, even if I didn’t think it was my time.”

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