FRANK LAMPARD and Steven Gerrard’s midfield battle has continued into management — after a tug-of-war for Chelsea star Mason Mount. Midfielder Mount , 20, looks set to play a key role for the Blues this season in Lampard’s first year in the hot-seat at Stamford Bridge. But last summer the Englishman was considering various loan offers after a season in Holland with Vitesse Arnhem. Werder Bremen, Sporting Lisbon and Red Bull Leipzig had shown interest, as well as Bournemouth and Norwich. Dad Tony, 62, revealed: “We went up to London and met Frank and Jody [Morris, Lampard’s assistant at Derby and now Chelsea] at a hotel. “Talk about inspired! I wanted to play for Frank after that meeting. I knew Mace was only going to go one place. LET'S BE FRANK “Frank was brilliant, explaining what he could give Mason. He knew him inside out, was talking about games he’d watched Mason play. “We spoke to Steven Gerrard about going to Rangers and Steven Gerrard was very … [Read more...] about Frank Lampard and Rangers boss Steven Gerrard fought over signing Chelsea ace Mason Mount
FERNANDO TORRES shared a brilliant throwback photo on the eve of his final professional appearance. The striker, 35, will play one last time tomorrow before hanging up his boots for good. From the start to the end, getting the most out of every single moment. @saganofficial17 @Atleti pic.twitter.com/1IdQDCDIeK — Fernando Torres (@Torres) August 22, 2019 His Sagan Tosu side take on Vissel Kobe in their J1 League clash, which is an important game with both sides at serious risk of relegation. In a bizarre twist of fate, Torres will go up against two of his long-term international team-mates with Andres Iniesta and David Villa set to play for Kobe, who also have Thomas Vermaelen and Lukas Podolski in their squad. The trio helped Spain win Euro 2008 - their first major trophy for 44 years - and then the World Cup in 2010. Torres and Iniesta were both part of the Euro 2012 squad, too, with the striker bagging in successive European Championships finals. 'El … [Read more...] about Fernando Torres posts amazing throwback picture on eve of last ever game for the ex-Liverpool and Chelsea star
At the height of his powers, Hernan Crespo was one of the most clinical strikers in all of Europe - but the former Chelsea man wasn't just content with scoring on the pitch. During his illustrious career, the Argentine superstar - who turns 47 on Monday - turned out for the likes of the Blues, Inter Milan and Lazio , notching over 270 goals in 608 career games. After a number of lucrative moves, Crespo had racked up a wedge of money in the early years of his career, and he revealed that his wealth and success on the pitch made him a huge hit with the ladies. Crespo was single until he met his wife, Alessia Rossi Andra, at the age of 27. And after stepping forward to admit that he'd taken part in an orgy on an Argentinian television show, the former Serie A star lifted the lid on his wild sex-life. READ MORE: Sexiest transfer target WAGs including Arsenal hopeful's wife who loves nipple covers Crespo said: “When I was young I had orgies with many women. I was … [Read more...] about Chelsea hero Hernan Crespo ‘had orgies with many women’ and said ‘always more girls’
Chelsea expect to complete a £45million deal for Manchester City winger Raheem Sterling this week, with the England international set to sign a four-year deal at Stamford Bridge. The former Liverpool star has decided to leave the Etihad rather than renewing his contract, which has just 12 months to run in the north-west. Pep Guardiola is keen to keep Sterling but he’s failed to give the forward the assurances that he was seeking over playing time, with Sterling feeling he had little choice but to seek an exit. Thomas Tuchel is keen to transform his frontline after the departure of Romelu Lukaku to Inter Milan and he is hopeful of signing Raphinha from Leeds United, though Chelsea face competition from Barcelona. But Sterling would be an all-together bigger coup and the Mail say Chelsea are closing in on a £45m deal for the forward. Chelsea co-owner Todd Boehly is keen to kick off a new era at the club with a number of statement signings and he could continue … [Read more...] about Chelsea set to finalise £45million deal for Man City star Raheem Sterling
Fern Britton opens up on her first marriage ending Sign up for FREE for the latest news from the world of showbiz SUBSCRIBE Invalid email We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you've consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info Speaking on the Postcards from Midlife podcast, Fern Britton, explained her experience working in the TV industry had been turbulent. Fern said: "All those men I worked with, some are better than others. Related articles Ashley Roberts puts on braless display after showing off peachy rear Phil Schofield and wife Stephanie Lowe in fits of giggles at Wimbledon Speaking on the Postcards from Midlife podcast, Fern explained her experience working in the TV industry had been turbulent. Fern said: "All those men I worked with, some are better than … [Read more...] about Fern Britton says Frank Bough bragged about ‘big c**k’ and asked when they’d have ‘affair’
Gary Cahill proved his competitive nature is still alive and well despite nearing the end of his career with a committed dive in a school sports day sack race. The former Chelsea and England defender, 36, went sack-to-sack with other parents at his child's sports day. Naturally, the pressure was on for him to outperform the rest of the field who haven't got a Champions League , two Premier Leagues , two Europa Leagues, two FA Cups and a League Cup on their resume. But he found himself neck-and-neck with another dad. As losing was out of the question, Cahill chucked himself at the finish line, leaping like a salmon to secure first place. READ MORE: Five footballers who broke promises after Romelu Lukaku returned to Chelsea 'for life' The hilarious moment was captured on video and uploaded to social media by the man himself, who wrote: "I just wanted it more!" It had his old colleagues in stitches. Paulo Ferreira, who spent nine years with Chelsea between 2004 and … [Read more...] about Gary Cahill hilariously flops over finish line in school sports day sack race
Former Made In Chelsea star Spencer Matthews has spoken out about the steroids scandal that led to him being dropped from I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here! last year. Late entrant Spencer was immediately a hit with viewers and an early favourite to win but was removed from the show after admitting to have taken steroids. At the time, he claimed that he had been training for a charity boxing match but he has now confessed that he ‘wanted to look good in the shower’. Saying that he didn’t think he was doing anything wrong at the team as the pills were so easy to obtain, Spencer explained to Radio 1’s NewsBeat: ‘I wasn’t thinking properly and made a mistake. I took some pills to enhance my training. It was quite a costly mistake in the end because the pills travelled with me to Australia and when I spoke of them I was asked to leave. ‘It was completely out of vanity. I just wanted to look good in the shower. When the reality came in that I was going home on the … [Read more...] about Spencer Matthews reveals why he took steroids and admits that his I’m A Celeb exit left him ‘depressed’
Queen of the jungle Vicky Pattison has already bagged a date with Made In Chelsea’s Spencer Matthews. The former Geordie Shore star had previously said that Spencer had invited her on a little romantic rendezvous, but that it was yet to happen. Well, for those who have been rooting for these potential love birds, it has happened. Although it might not happen again. She wrote in her new! column that the pair had indeed spent a night of boozing and eating, but that she’s well aware he has a bad reputation: ‘I went on a date with a certain Spencer Matthews last week. We enjoyed a lovely night having drinks and dinner. ‘The date was really nice. Yes, I did post a quote on Instagram afterwards that said, “My mind forgets to remind me you’re a bad idea.” What can I say?’ She’d posted the image on Instagram that read: https://www.instagram.com/p/BCOZTlLru3H/?taken-by=vicky_gshore She went on to say though she has no idea how far things will go as they are two … [Read more...] about Vicky Pattison and Spencer Matthews have been on a sneaky date!
Spencer Matthews has been frank about leaving I’m A Celebrity after just three days because of his addiction to steroids. But new reports claim that the Made In Chelsea star was axed after a furious row with the ITV show’s bosses when they refused to give him drugs. A source told The Daily Mirror: ‘He flipped and was behaving in an aggressive and unusual way. He was struggling to cope. ‘Bosses tried to calm him down but they were never going to give him steroids. In the end the only option was for him to leave.’ After quitting the show, Matthews admitted he used steroids to bulk up for a charity boxing match. He said: ‘I screwed up and have some explaining to do. ‘Shortly after I arrived in Australia I told the production team I was taking a steroid-based medication that began some weeks ago. It was in preparation for a charity boxing match which, ironically, never took place. ‘Vanity, I suppose, had been the reason. I had intended to come off the pills … [Read more...] about Was Spencer Matthews axed from I’m A Celebrity after demanding steroids from show’s bosses?
Meghan Markle's half-sister Samantha wanted $1,500 from a radio station to discuss the royal family earlier this week. In an email conversation between The Domenick Nati Show and Samantha, obtained by Newsweek , the duchess's sister wanted $1,500 for a phone interview that would be played on the radio. "I would do it for you for 1500," she wrote on Thursday, noting that her minimum is usually "much higher." "But I would only do it if I'm not being set up by a shock jock who wants to be rude and slam the phone down because I worked in radio I am good with comebacks so I don't want to embarrass the host," Samantha added. "If it's a straightforward interview that's cool." Following the exchange, The Domenick Nati Show refused to pay the large fee and ended their request. After Prince Harry and Meghan Markle married at Windsor Castle in May, the show reached out to Samantha through Facebook for an interview to discuss her newlywed sibling but she did not respond until this … [Read more...] about Meghan Markle’s half-sister Samantha wants $1,500 per radio appearance to talk about the royals