Antonio Rudiger joins Real Madrid on free transfer from Cheslea

Real Madrid have confirmed the long-awaited signing of Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger on a four-year deal. The 29-year-old will move to the Bernabeu on a free transfer after he turned down the Blues’ attempts to renew his contract.

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Todd Boehly consortium completes £4.25bn takeover of Chelsea

Todd Boehly has vowed to build on Chelsea’s “remarkable history of success” after completing his £4.25billion purchase of the Stamford Bridge club. The 48-year-old US tycoon’s consortium finally took the Stamford Bridge helm on Monday, having finalised the record sports franchise purchase from Roman Abramovich.

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Todd Boehly consortium signs agreement to buy Chelsea

Chelsea have confirmed Todd Boehly’s consortium has agreed terms to buy the Stamford Bridge club from Roman Abramovich in a £4.25billion deal. Los Angeles Dodgers co-owner Boehly has won the race to buy the Blues amid the most public major sports franchise takeover in history.

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Benzema makes the difference as Real hold off Chelsea fightback

Karim Benzema was Chelsea’s tormentor once again as his extra-time header earned Real Madrid a spot in the Champions League semi-finals with a 5-4 aggregate victory. Chelsea raced into a three goal lead and were on track to progress but a late Rodrygo goal forced extra-time allowing Benzema to pounce.

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Benzema hat-trick gives Real Madrid upper hand on Chelsea

Chelsea must overturn a two-goal deficit at Real Madrid to salvage their Champions League defence after Karim Benzema’s hat-trick secured a 3-1 quarter-final first-leg victory over the error-strewn holders at Stamford Bridge. Benzema dispatched two exquisite headers in three first-half minutes at a rain-drenched Stamford Bridge as Madrid set about avenging last season’s semi-final defeat

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