Coronavirus:Chelsea banned training due to fear of Covid-19

IF Chelsea pull off one of the greatest comebacks of all time, nobody will be there to see it after their Champions League return leg at Bayern Munich was announced as behind closed doors.


But for now, the Blues training has been called off over coronavirus fears.

Meanwhile the club are still looking for a Kepa replacement, with a bid for Bournemouth’s Aaron Ramsdale lined up.

Chelsea winger Willian could join Arsenal on a free transfer in the summer if Mikel Arteta’s side qualify for the Champions League, according to reports.

Willian’s current deal expires this summer with the club stalling on a new contract for the 31-year-old.

The Metro claims it could open the door for Arsenal to raid their rivals as they look to boost their squad after an underwhelming season so far.

A deal for Willian could depend on the Gunners qualifying for the Champions League, but there is eight points between them and Chelsea in fourth.

Three Premier League stars have shown symptoms of coronavirus and are being tested for the deadly disease today, according to reports.

All players at the mystery club are now being tested with results expected back tomorrow.

One of the trio first showed symptoms earlier this week and was immediately self-isolated, according to the Telegraph.

But after appearing to improve, he is said to have relapsed since.

The club’s game this weekend will certainly be called off if the results come back positive.

Danny Drinkwater future at Aston Villa is in jeopardy after a furious training-ground bust-up.

Reports claim the on-loan Chelsea midfielder, 30, HEADBUTTED team-mate Jota during a violent row on Monday.

Talks about Drinkwater’s future are said to have taken place on Tuesday and Villa may now consider cutting short his loan spell — his second of the season after a miserable stint at Burnley.

Meanwhile, Tuesday was a busy day for transfer news with the club signing 14-year-old Leo Castledine from AFC Wimbledon.

The midfielder is the son of former Homes Under the Hammer host Lucy Alexander and ex-Wimbledon star Stewart.

Olivier Giroud could be set to stay at Stamford Bridge with Frank Lampard keen to tie him down to a new deal.

And Chelsea are set to battle Spurs for the signature of former player Jeremie Boga – who has starred this season at Sassuolo.

The Blues are claimed to also be rivalling Tottenham for Bournemouth goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale.

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And they could lose Willian to Spurs with transfer guru Duncan Castles claiming the North Londoners have proposed an offer to him.

In other news, Chelsea legend John Terry – and current Aston Villa assistant boss – is being lined up to replace Dean Smith should he get the sack.

And the club have entered the race to sign Birmingham starlet Jude Bellingham.

However striker Michy Batshuayi could be on his way out with Crystal Palace keen to bring him back to Selhurst Park.

The player is expected to be fined two weeks’ wages after butting Aston Villa team-mate Jota in training.

And the on-loan Chelsea midfielder cannot play for more than three weeks.

Drinkwater, 30, is not allowed to face parent club Chelsea at Villa Park on Saturday.

Then their game with Newcastle that was scheduled for Saturday 21 has been postponed as the Geordies are in the FA Cup quarter-finals.

The following week is an international break for friendlies and Euro 2020 play-offs.

That means Drinkwater will not be available to play again until the visit of Midlands rivals Wolves on April 4.

Chelsea have received a boost in their bid to sign Jadon Sancho after Borussia Dortmund’s CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke revealed they would consider letting him leave.

The England international has been in incredible form for the German giants, scoring 14 goals and setting up a further 15 in the Bundesliga this season.

And although Dortmund would love to hold onto the talented teenager, they are prepared to discuss his exit should he want to go.

Watzke told RMC Sport: “Jadon is a very, very great talent, perhaps the greatest currently in Europe among players under the age of 21.

“In my opinion, he has the potential to become one of the top two or three players in the world in the years to come.

“We will do our best to keep him as long as possible. We have a very good relationship with him.

“But if one day, he comes to see us and tells us that he wants to leave the club, then we will discuss it.”

Sancho is also a target for Chelsea’s Premier League rivals Manchester United and Liverpool.