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Clubs aren’t finding the shutdown funny, as the league has been suspended since March 9 due to the coronavirus pandemic, and revenue has thus been stagnated.
Chelsea are in talks with their players over taking wage cuts as the club looks to cut costs in response to the coronavirus crisis.
With football being suspended, Premier League clubs attempted to reach an agreement with their players over collective 30% wage drops, either through cuts, deferrals or a combination of both, however, the players rejected such advances.
Meanwhile, Chelsea players have reportedly told the club’s board that they are happy to take a cut of around 10% to help save the club money while the season is suspended. A deal in that region could save Chelsea between £8m and £10m in wages.
Chelsea’s captain, Cesar Azpilicueta, has been representing the players, during talks with Marina Granovskaia, the club’s director. Talks are believed to have gathered pace in recent days and are thought to have gone amicably so far.