Blues land FA Cup final spot, Haaland transfer BOOST, Terry key to Chelsea Pagliuca bid

Good morning Chelsea fans

Chelsea punched their ticket to the FA Cup Final after beating Crystal Palace 2-0 at Wembley.

The Blues opened the scoring on 65 minutes with Ruben Loftus-Cheek, who came on for the injured Mateo Kovacic during the first half.

The West Londoners then sealed qualification with Mason Mount after 76 minutes.

Thomas Tuchel’s men are now set to face Liverpool in the final, just a few months after their failed Carabao Cup Final.

Chelsea manager Tuchel announced that Kovacic suffered an ankle injury and “it does not look so good”.

The German tactician said: “We went for Jorgi [Jorginho] in the mix as he was hungry to play this match.

“The season is not finished and we wanted to reward Jorgi and Azpi [Cesar Azpilicueta] to stay part.

“Kova goes out. He is in pain and the ankle is swollen. It’s a huge ankle right now. It does not look so good but let’s wait for the examination.”

Meanwhile, Chelsea legend John Terry will play a key role in Boston Celtics and Atalanta co-owner Steve Pagliuca’s bid to become the club’s new owner, according to SunSport’s Andy Dillon.

Pagliuca won Terry’s backing just 24 hours before final offers were submitted on Thursday.

The Celtics chief will now tap into the former Blues captain’s expertise to help win the race to take over from Roman Abramovich.

A preferred bidder may be announced by the middle of next week and a deal completed by the end of the month.

The former England international is part of the True Blues group, which has aligned itself to Pagliuca’s bid to buy the £3billion-rated club.

Finally, Bayern Munich have ruled out a move for Borussia Dortmund superstar and Chelsea target Erling Haaland.

Bayern CEO Oliver Kahn admitted the German champions would love to sign Haaland.

But he admitted the Bavarians can’t afford Dortmund’s release clause for the Norway international.

Kahn said: “Haaland? I don’t think we would be doing our job properly if we didn’t consider such a young striker.

“He’s an excellent striker and a very interesting player for the future. But financial dimensions [of a deal] are beyond our imagination”


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