Chelsea news and transfers live: Takeover updates, Blues prepare striker bids, latest on Lukaku

Hello and welcome along to’s live Chelsea blog on Friday morning.

The Blues suffered a brief setback on Wednesday evening after they were defeated 4-2 by Arsenal at Stamford Bridge. Thomas Tuchel’s side will be looking to bounce back with a revitalised display against the Hammers.

Last time out, the Blues suffered a 3-2 loss to David Moyes’ side at the London Stadium. So, the west Londoners will be looking to get back on track when they welcome West Ham on Sunday in another London derby.

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Chelsea have continued to roll with the punches that the takeover saga has thrown their way. Todd Boehly’s consortium, Stephen Pagliuca and a group headed by Sir Martin Broughton – joined by Serena Williams and Lewis Hamilton – remain in the running after the Ricketts family withdrew their proposal.

In the midst of takeover updates that have swamped the headlines, Tuchel’s side remains at the heart of the transfer rumour mill, with plenty of players tied to moves to and from the Blues. Regardless of whoever takes the reins from Roman Abramovich, Chelsea will be looking to strengthen in the summer

With all of that being said, make sure you keep your eyes on the blog throughout the day so that you don’t miss a single update!

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