Chelsea news and transfers LIVE: Rice rejects contract, Ancelotti’s Rudiger demand, Kounde hint

Hello everyone and welcome to’s live Chelsea blog on Saturday. There is currently plenty going on at Stamford Bridge and we will be on hand to bring you the latest news updates and rumours throughout your weekend.

First and foremost, the takeover process keeps rolling on, with supporters still none the wiser as to knowing who will be Roman Abramovich’s successor in west London. Lewis Hamilton and Serena Williams could yet become investors in the Blues though in a move that has somewhat caught fans off-guard. We will be bringing you all of the developments on the takeover.

Once a deal is conducted, Thomas Tuchel and his staff can then turn their attentions to the transfer market, and some deals appear to have moved forwards over the past few days. Declan Rice could potentially be on the way out of West Ham United, whilst the Blues’ Darwin Nunez hopes have been handed a considerable boost.

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Finally, there is plenty to get supporters talking on the pitch this weekend. The battle for the top four is set to take twists and turns over the next few days, with Chelsea set to host West Ham United at Stamford Bridge tomorrow.

With all of that being said, ensure you keep the blog locked all day long so that you don’t miss a single update.

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