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CHELSEA will not play another Premier League fixture until at least April after chiefs suspended action due to coronavirus.
And Callum Hudson-Odoi is one of the players who has tested positive for the virus, while Mason Mount has apologised after leaving self-isolation.
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TINO TEEN SENSATION
Chelsea's contract talks with young attacking midfielder Tino Anjorin are progressing nicely, according to reports.
The Blues have been in negotiations for some time with the 18-year-old, as they seek to tie down another of their academy's most promising players.
But according to Goal, despite talks having recently moved forward, there are still “several small details” needing to be tied up to complete the deal.
Chelsea are hoping to secure Anjorin's future up to 2025, with his current contract set to expire in just over a year.
Boss Frank Lampard handed the gifted starlet his first-team debut back in September, when he replaced Pedro in the 67th minute of their 7-1 League Cup trouncing of Grimsby Town.
Arsenal face a battle to sign Leon Bailey with Chelsea ready to splash £85m on the Bayer Leverkusen star.
The Jamaican winger has been one of Bundesliga's brightest talents in recent seasons, with Man Utd also previously showing a interest.
Yet, Daily Express report that the Blues sent scouts to watch the 22-year-old when Leverkusen faced Rangers in the Europa League last week.
Liverpool are also running the rule over the speedster, while Bayern Munich would like to cherry-pick another Bundesliga talent – but Bailey's current side would prefer to sell to a non-German club.
REACH FOR THE SKY
SKy Sports are giving customers the chance to pause their subscriptions for free to save them shelling out for cancelled events.
The coronavirus outbreak has seen the vast majority of sporting fixtures postponed or scrapped entirely.
And with it, many fans who fork out each month to watch Sky Sports’ coverage put pressure on the broadcaster to give them some leniency when it came to their monthly tariff.
Now Sky have relented by offering their consumers to put a temporary stop on their TV deal to get rid of the currently-needless sports package.
The company said: “While we expect that many of the recently postponed sports events will eventually go ahead, if you wish to pause your sports subscription in the meantime you will not be charged a fee to do so or be held to any notice period.
“Meanwhile we continue to provide high quality content across all of our 11 sports channels.”
TALK TO FRANK
Mason Mount has apologised to boss Frank Lampard after being spotted having a kickabout in public despite having been instructed to remain in self-isolation.
The 21-year-old has shown no symptoms of coronavirus – but Chelsea ordered the precautions upon their players after Callum Hudson-Odoi tested positive for the disease.
Mount opted to ignore his club’s instructions, however, and was spotted playing five-aside with West Ham midfielder and best friend Declan Rice.
Chelsea were unimpressed with their midfielder’s actions, with a club spokesman reminding him of his responsibilities.
According to the Mail, Mount has now spoken with Lampard over the phone and apologised for his actions.
Tammy Abraham is reportedly demanding £180,000-a-week to sign a new contract at Chelsea.
The Athletic claims Abraham is open to extending his Stamford Bridge stay after bursting into Frank Lampard’s starting XI this season.
The England international, 22, has scored 13 goals in 25 Premier League appearances for Chelsea.
And Abraham, who has been sidelined with an ankle injury since the start of February, wants to be on equal terms with fellow Blues youngster Callum Hudson-Odoi.
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