Chelsea have triggered their option to extend Olivier Giroud's contract by another year, sources have told ESPN FC.
Giroud had been set to become a free agent, but Chelsea have decided to keep him as they weigh up whether to take their appeal against a two-transfer window ban imposed by FIFA to the Court of Arbitration for Sport.
Chelsea's move to retain the France international follows their decision to break their policy of only offering one-year extensions to players over the age of 30 when...
Ruben Loftus-Cheek faces months on the sidelines after rupturing his Achilles' tendon during Chelsea's 3-0 friendly victory against the New England Revolution in Foxborough, Massachusetts on Wednesday.
The 23-year-old had to be helped from the field in the 68th minute and left the Gillette Stadium on crutches after getting his left heel trodden on and caught in the turf, having come on as a half-time substitute.
He is set for surgery on Thursday. It is not yet clear how long Loftus-Cheek will be...
UEFA has offered to work with Arsenal "to help find cheaper solutions" for fans to get to the Europa League final in Baku later this month.
The Gunners demanded an explanation from European football's governing body over the decision to hold the final in the capital of Azerbaijan after being allocated just 6,000 tickets for the all-Premier League clash with Chelsea.
John Obi Mikel is closing in on a return to the Premier League with a source telling ESPN FC that the former Chelsea star is considering multiple offers from around the league and could make a decision before heading off to the Africa Cup of Nations with Nigeria.