Chelsea news round-up: Pedro set for exit, Ben Chilwell revelation

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Chelsea will be aiming to qualify for the Champions League when the Premier League returns. 

The Blues are currently fourth in the top-flight, three points clear of fifth-placed Manchester United, and five behind third-placed Leicester City. 

Of course, a fifth-place finish may be enough to give a club Champions League qualification due to Manchester City's ban from next season's competition. 

Frank Lampard's men face nine games that will decide their destiny, then, as they look to qualify for Europe. 

GIVEMESPORT has taken a look at the news surrounding the club as football gears up for its big return after the COVID-19 pandemic brought the top-flight to a screeching halt. 

Take a look at the best news below!

Pedro set for exit

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Pedro is set to join Roma in the summer transfer window, according to AS.

The Spanish winger has a contract that expires at the end of the season and the report claims that Roma are confident of securing his signature once he becomes a free agent. 

The ex-Barcelona ace has won the Premier League, the FA Cup, and the Europa League during his time at Stamford Bridge but it appears that his time in west London is now coming to an end. 

Indeed, Juventus are also said to be interested, but Roma are the more concrete option for Pedro. 

Chilwell wants move

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According to The Transfer Window podcast, as transcribed by The Sun, Ben Chilwell has told Leicester City boss Brendan Rodgers that he wants to move to Chelsea. 

The England international is said to be keen on the possibility of a move to Stamford Bridge should a bid be tabled. 

The Sun claim that any deal could cost the Blues £85 million, with Chilwell emerging as a star at the King Power Stadium. 

The 23-year-old has made a total of 118 appearances for the Foxes and has also won 11 caps for England, per Transfermarkt

€15m (£13.4m) in the bank

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Chelsea have banked £13.4m according to journalist Nicolo Schira, who says Atalanta have exercised their option to sign Mario Pasalic permanently from the Blues. 

The midfielder moved to the Blues in 2014 but has never played for them, instead going out on loan to Elche, AS Monaco, AC Milan, Spartak Moscow, and Atalanta. 

In total, he has made 74 appearances for the latter, having first joined them in 2018, and will now remain in Italy. 

That will be a boost to Frank Lampard's side, as they bank another transfer fee for a player who has made no dent in their first-team squad.

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