Thiago Silva has signed a one-year contract extension with Chelsea after a fantastic debut campaign.
The Brazil international arrived at Stamford Bridge on a free following his release from PSG, featuring 34 times in all competitions.
As well as winning the Champions League and FA Cup in his first season in English football, the 36-year-old is a vital member of Thomas Tuchel’s squad due to his experience.
Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia said: “When we brought Thiago Silva in last summer, we knew we were adding a world-class player to the squad.
“Thiago has duly shown everyone at Chelsea his immense quality throughout this season, and he has had a huge influence on and off the pitch for us.
“We said when he signed that we hoped Thiago would add new trophies to his impressive list of honours, and he has done just that with our success in the Champions League this weekend.
“We now hope that he carries on in exactly the same fashion in the coming year.”
Gareth Bale insists Carlo Ancelotti’s return to Real Madrid does not change his future.
The Italian coach left Everton to rejoin Los Blancos earlier this week, just six years after being sacked by club president Florentino Perez.
Bale scored 11 goals in 20 Premier League games in a loan spell with Tottenham last season and previously said a decision on his future would cause ‘chaos’.
In an interview with Sky Sports, Bale revealed he is still in the ‘same boat’, despite Ancelotti’s reappointment at Real Madrid.
He told Sky Sports: “I know Carlo Ancelotti is a great manager. I get on with him really well, we had some great times in the past.
“He’s returned to Real Madrid and he’s a great guy.
“We had a great time together at Real Madrid and I’m sure he’s going to be amazing in charge there.
“I spoke to him when we played Everton at the start of the season, we hugged and had a little chat which was nice.
“But I’m still in the same boat and haven’t thought about it too much. I’m concentrated on our preparation now and what’s going to happen in the Euros. I’ll sort the rest of it after.”
Manchester United remain in talks to sign Jadon Sancho from Borussia Dortmund.
The England winger has been a long-term target for United having thrived in Germany since leaving Man City in 2017.
Sancho scored 16 goals and registered 14 assists in an impressive 2020/21 campaign.
And Sky Sports claim Man United are ‘cautiously optimistic’ of bringing Sancho to Old Trafford this summer.
The report adds that last year’s price tag for Sancho, which was £108million, will be significantly less this time around.
Leicester star Youri Tielemans could reportedly replace Gini Wijnaldum at Liverpool this summer.
Wijnaldum is set to leave Liverpool following his contract expiring and is set to join Barcelona.
Jurgen Klopp will want to replace the Dutchman and is said to be keen on Tielemans.
The Liverpool Echo report that the Leicester star could be heading to Anfield this summer.
Tielemans has been superb for the Foxes since joining from Monaco and his stock could rise further if he shines for Belgium at Euro 2020.
Tielemans cost Leicester £32million and he would likely command a fee far greater than that should Liverpool’s interest materialize into a bid.
Arsenal are ready to sell Matteo Guendouzi this summer when he returns from his loan spell at Hertha Berlin.
The French midfielder made 24 appearances for the Bundesliga club last season, scoring two goals.
But it is claimed Mikel Arteta is open to offers for the 22-year-old when the transfer window opens, having fallen out with Guendouzi before he left the club on loan.
And reports from France from Le10Sport claim Arsenal are willing to sell the young star for just €10million (£8.6m), amid links with a possible return to his homeland with Marseille.