Rudiger has superb response on Havertz links
Antonio Rudiger has described Kai Havertz as a ‘great talent’ after the Bayer Leverkusen star was linked with a move to Chelsea.
The 21-year-old has had another excellent season in the Bundesliga, and now is being heavily linked with a move to Stamford Bridge.
Rudiger played a big part in helping convince Timo Werner to join Chelsea, and there have been rumours that the Blues defender is doing the same with fellow Germany international Havertz.
However, the Blues defender laughed off that but admits he has been impressed with the young forward.
Ake buy-back clause explained
Manchester City have had a £41million bid accepted for defender Nathan Ake and that has implications for Chelsea.
The Blues, along with Manchester United, have been linked with a move for Ake this summer, but it appears City have won the race, providing they can agree personal terms.
However, Bournemouth must allow Chelsea to match the £41million offer from City before they can sell him.
That is according to talkSport who insist that was part of the deal that saw Ake move to the south coast in 2017.
Giroud sends Werner warning
Olivier Giroud has fired a warning to Tammy Abraham and Timo Werner ahead of the battle for a starting spot in the Chelsea side next season.
Giroud enjoyed a significant u-turn at Stamford Bridge this season, netting important goals for the Blues as they pushed to secure a top-four finish and Champions League football.
The French World Cup winner was due to seal his deal in West London at the end of the season but penned a 12-month extension.
With Werner’s arrival and Abraham already established as competition, Giroud may be considered as third in line for a starting berth but he has warned his teammates that he isn’t just there to make up the numbers.