Chelsea transfer news LIVE: Emerson to Napoli, Chilwell injury UPDATE, John Terry to rival Rooney for Derby job

FRANK LAMPARD's side are back in Premier League action this week as they travel to Newcastle.

On the transfer front, the Blues are reportedly in talks with Napoli over the loan move of flop Emerson while we've the very latest on Ben Chilwell's fitness.

Follow ALL the latest Chelsea transfer news below…

  • William Pugh

    NO CHIL

    Frank Lampard will be sweating over the fitness of Ben Chilwell ahead of Saturday’s game against Newcastle.

    The Chelsea defender limped off the pitch during the first half of England’s 2-0 defeat to Belgium at the weekend.

    But Chilwell is not the manager’s only concern ahead of the Premier League clash.

    Christian Pulisic missed USA’s friendly against Wales due to a hamstring injury but it looks unlikely that the American star will be fit enough to face Newcastle.

    Thiago Silva revealed he is suffering from a ‘terrible headache’ before the international break but should be available.

    And Kai Havertz tested positive for coronavirus earlier this month and will only return to the squad if he tests negative first.

  • William Pugh

    FANDEMONIUM

    Football fans could be allowed back into stadiums as early as NEXT MONTH, according to reports.

    Premier League and Football League clubs could welcome supporters back into stadiums in December under plans drawn up by the Government, according to Sportsmail.

    The Department of Culture, Media and Sport are said to have submitted proposals which would allow fans in areas where coronavirus infection rates are low to attend games for the first time since March.

    While the Government are yet to officially agree to the proposal, the DCMS' involvement is encouraging.

    Football fans have long bemoaned not being allowed to re-enter stadiums, while other sports and activities have welcomed back crowds, albeit in limited numbers.

  • Jim Sheridan

    BLUES ROUND-UP

    Chelsea face Newcastle this weekend as the Premier League returns.

    Off the field, it's a busy time for the Blues as Frank Lampard plots moves in the January transfer window.

    But one player who appears set to leave the Bridge is Emerson Palmieri.

    Repubblica claims the Italy left-back, 26, could be set to join Tiemoue Bakayoko at Napoli this winter.

    Emerson hasn’t made a single Premier League appearance this season following the £50million arrival of Ben Chilwell from Leicester.

    And Chelsea could now send him to Napoli on loan before letting the Serie A side make the deal permanent next summer.

    Speaking of Chilwell, the Blues hope that he will be able to face Toon this weekend.

    The England man was forced off against Belgium while playing for the Three Lions with back spasms.

    And the Telegraph’s Matt Law reports Chilwell is hoping it’s not a major issue and could be due to the large amount of travelling he has done in the past few weeks.

    Finally, Chelsea legend John Terry could rival Wayne Rooney for the vacant Derby manager job, according to reports.

    The Rams sacked Phillip Cocu at the weekend with the club bottom of the Championship and winning just one of their first 11 league games of the season.

    Rooney, Liam Rosenior, Shay Given and Justin Walker have been left in charge of training and are on course to take Saturday's game away at Bristol City.

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