12pm Chelsea news LIVE: Neuer transfer shock, Pedro opens up on potential exit, Premier League latest – The Sun

CHELSEA won't be playing again until at least May after the Premier League's coronavirus suspension was extended.

But there's always drama down at Stamford Bridge with winger Pedro claiming quotes about him being ready to leave were mistranslated.

Elsewhere we have updates from the rest of the squad whilst in lockdown and the latest on the Blues' transfer targets.

Follow all the latest updates and Chelsea gossip below…

  • LAU BLOW

    Chelsea have been dealt a huge blow after reports in Spain claimed Lautaro Martinez agreed personal terms with Barcelona.

    The Blues had hoped to revolutionise their attacking line with the Inter Milan striker as part of a £300million overhaul this summer.

    But Martinez, 22, has agreed personal terms with Barca, with the two clubs now just needing to negotiate a transfer fee, according to Sport.

    Frustratingly for Serie A giants Inter, the release clause they had in place for their star striker will now count for nought.

    The Italians added a clause in his contract that would allow him to leave for £100m between July 1 and July 15.

  • LIFE IN SPAIN

    Pedro has given Chelsea fans an update on what's happening back in Spain.

    Spain has been decimated with 5,690 deaths, the second most worldwide behind Italy.

  • 'GROWING SERIOUSNESS'

    Premier League and EFL chiefs have admitted “difficult decisions will need to be made” about what to do with the rest of the season amid the coronavirus crisis.

    A new statement has been released on behalf of the Prem, EFL and PFA indicating that leagues will not recommence until April 30 at the earliest.

    And they said tough choices will need to be made with regards the economic impact on football of Covid-19.

    The statement read: “The Premier League, EFL and PFA met today and discussed the growing seriousness of the COVID-19 pandemic.

    “It was stressed that the thoughts of all three organisations continue to be with everyone affected by the virus.

    “The Premier League, EFL and PFA agreed that difficult decisions will have to be taken in order to mitigate the economic impact of the current suspension of professional football in England and agreed to work together to arrive at shared solutions.

    “The leagues will not recommence until 30 April at the earliest. They will only do so when it is safe and conditions allow.

    “Further meetings will take place next week with a view to formulating a joint plan to deal with the difficult circumstances facing the leagues, their Clubs, players, staff and fans.”

  • HAZARD LIGHTS

    Eden Hazard has admitted his debut season at Real Madrid has been “bad” but told fans to judge him next campaign.

    The Belgium winger has struggled to sparkle in Spain since his whopping £130million move from Chelsea last summer.

    Reported by Marca, he said: “My first season in Madrid is bad, but not in its entirety.

    “It is an adaptation season. I will be judged in the second.

    “It is up to me to be in good shape next year. The group is good.

    “For me it has been a great experience. I still have four years on my contract.”

  • BACK-UP PLAN

    Gary Neville has revealed his five-point plan to save the 2019-20 Premier League season.

    The Manchester United legend has had his say on how he would finish the 2020-21 campaign – and how it would affect next season.

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