In our look at the latest Chelsea-related news stories from the media, Vitesse Arnhem pay tribute to Mason Mount and Eduardo for a thoughtful act and the Blues could re-unite Timo Werner with one of his current team-mates next season.
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Mount and ex-team-mates help out Vitesse fans
Vitesse Arnhem have tweeted a thank you note to four of their former players including Mason Mount and ex-Chelsea reserve goalkeeper Eduardo after they paid for season tickets for health care workers to watch the Eredivisie side, TalkSport reports.
Both players spent time on loan from Chelsea at the Dutch club with Mount winning Vitesse’s Player of the Year award in 2017/18 and Eduardo establishing himself as their first-choice goalkeeper last season.
However, the pair have not forgotten the club and its supporters and have reportedly paid for season tickets for health care workers and other fans who are unable to afford them.
Former defender Vyacheslav Karavaev and retired midfielder Louis Laros also contributed to the cause and their kind gesture was noted by Vitesse in a Dutch language tweet.
‘The support of our (former) players is great!’ stated the club.
‘@masonmount_10, Vyacheslav Karavaev, @Loweietje73 and Eduardo purchased season tickets!
‘They have made supporters and care workers who are unable to purchase season tickets themselves very happy.’
Blues eyeing Leipzig defender?
According to the Sun, Chelsea could be looking to sign another player from RB Leipzig this summer after being linked with French defender Dayot Upamecano.
Arsenal are also reportedly interested in the France Under-21 international who was signed by Leipzig from Red Bull Salzburg in 2017.
‘The Gunners have been chasing the highly rated 21-year-old since last summer and it appears likely that he will be departing the German side at the end of the season,’ states the report.
‘The Frenchman has a £50million release clause in his Leipzig contract that expires next summer.
‘But while Arsenal seemed in pole position for some time, the Blues could step in and steal Upamecano from under their noses as they recently did with Timo Werner and Liverpool.’
‘The West Londoners are said to have a good relationship with Leipzig - as a result of recently agreed Werner’s transfer – and could use that to nab centre-back Upamecano.’
Klopp does not think City will take foot off gas
Jurgen Klopp has laughed off the suggestion that Manchester City will take things easy against Chelsea in tonight’s Premier League match in order to focus on their upcoming FA Cup tie this weekend, Goal.com reports
City boss Pep Guardiola suggested in his pre-match press conference that his club’s quarter-final trip to Newcastle on Sunday is a bigger priority than the match at Stamford Bridge.
Asked about Guardiola’s comments following the Reds’ 4-0 win over Crystal Palace on Wednesday, Klopp gave an incredulous response.
‘What? He said that? Pep...he should play poker probably,’ said the German.
Liverpool could clinch their first league title in 30 years if Chelsea win or draw tonight.