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7am Chelsea news LIVE: Werner ‘won’t play to force transfer’, Benrahma ‘talks open’, Havertz blow, Chilwell update

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CHELSEA continued their preparations for the return of the Premier League with a 7-1 win over West London rivals QPR.

And the Blues may have to move quickly to get their deal for Timo Werner over the line with his release clause expiring, while they remain £15m away from Leverkusen’s valuation of Kai Havertz.

Follow all the latest updates and transfer gossip from the Bridge below…

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Bayern Munich 2-1 Sevilla (AET): Javi Martinez gets the winner

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Bayern Munich finally crushed the spirit of Sevilla to win the UEFA Super Cup final 2-1.

But as the relentless red machine added another trophy to the Champions League it won last month and extended its run of straight wins to 23 games, it was tested to the limit by the Europe League holders.

Spanish substitute Javi Martinez got the winner for Bayern, heading past Bono after the Sevilla keeper had parried a David Alaba shot straight to him. There were 104 draining minutes on the clock when Bayern finally got themselves in front. 

Bayern Munich celebrate winning the UEFA Super Cup with a 2-1 victory over Sevilla following extra-time on Thursday

Bayern Munich celebrate winning the UEFA Super Cup with a 2-1 victory over Sevilla following extra-time on Thursday

The Champions League winners had to come from behind to beat the Europa League holders in the UEFA Super Cup

The Champions League winners had to come from behind to beat the Europa League holders in the UEFA Super Cup

Bayern Munich's Spanish midfielder Javi Martinez celebrates after scoring Bayern Munich's winner in extra time on Thursday

Bayern Munich’s Spanish midfielder Javi Martinez celebrates after scoring Bayern Munich’s winner in extra time on Thursday

The midfielder is mobbed by his team-mates following his extra-time winner as Bayern added another trophy to their haul

The midfielder is mobbed by his team-mates following his extra-time winner as Bayern added another trophy to their haul

Lucas Ocampos celebrates after scoring his team's goal from the penalty spot during the UEFA Super Cup match

Lucas Ocampos celebrates after scoring his team’s goal from the penalty spot during the UEFA Super Cup match

Bayern Munich's Leon Goretzka celebrates scoring Bayern's equalising goal with Robert Lewandowski and Leroy Sane

Bayern Munich’s Leon Goretzka celebrates scoring Bayern’s equalising goal with Robert Lewandowski and Leroy Sane

Alaba had conceded a first half penalty from which Lucas Ocampos gave Sevilla the lead from. Leon Goretzka had levelled on 34 minutes before Bayern got their extra-time winner.

The game was played in front of 20,000 spectators in the 67,000-capacity Puskas Arena, with around 500 travelling from Spain and 1,000 from Germany.

Sevilla took the lead on 12 minutes when Ocampos sent Manuel Neuer the wrong way from the penalty spot.

Ivan Rakitic, making the second Sevilla debut of his career, won the spot kick. 

Robert Lewandowski celebrates scoring a goal after another good Bayern Munich move, but it was disallowed for offside

Robert Lewandowski celebrates scoring a goal after another good Bayern Munich move, but it was disallowed for offside

Sevilla's Croatian midfielder Ivan Rakitic reacts after he was brought down in the box, and he was awarded a penalty

Sevilla’s Croatian midfielder Ivan Rakitic reacts after he was brought down in the box, and he was awarded a penalty

Jesus Navas had overlapped Suso down the right but checked back on to his left foot before crossing for Luuk de Jong. The big target man headed the ball down to Rakitic who took it on his chest but was barged sideways by David Alaba. English referee Anthony Taylor booked the Austrian and Ocampos rolled in the kick.

Nervous minutes followed for the Spanish. Keeper Bono slipped as he tried to clear and Fernando had to clean things up in a hurry.

Then Rakitic went in late on Robert Lewandowski but De Jong made sure Niklas Sule’s header went out for a corner.

Manchester City target Jules Kounde added a few more euros to his value with a goal-saving block that prevented Thomas Muller scoring.

Bayern were swarming forward and when Benjamin Pavard and Serge Gnabry doubled up down the right with no Sevilla defender in attendance Pavard had a free shot that he pulled wide. 

Some fans were allowed into the stadium to watch the UEFA Super Cup match in Budapest on Thursday evening

Some fans were allowed into the stadium to watch the UEFA Super Cup match in Budapest on Thursday evening

Players of FC Bayern Munich talk to Referee Anthony Taylor after he gave a penalty to Sevilla early on in the game

Players of FC Bayern Munich talk to Referee Anthony Taylor after he gave a penalty to Sevilla early on in the game

Sane was next to shoot and this time it was Diego Carlos who blocked. Bono then saved at close-range from Lewandowski.

On 34 minutes finally Bayern’s pressure finally paid off. Muller found Lewandowski who laid off to Goretzka who side-footed the ball past Bono.

Sevilla stayed on terms until half time and refreshed at the restart Ocampos’ flick allowed Sergio Escudero to cross and De Jong’s shot forced a corner.

Lucas Hernandez then teed-up Sane who crossed to Lewandowski. The Pole nodded to Muller who gave it back to him on the edge of the six-yard box. He scored and Bayern celebrated but VAR ruled that Lewandowski had been just offside.

Sane then had the ball in the net but the goal was harshly ruled out for a foul from Lewandowski on Escudero in the build-up. Sevilla’s cup luck was still in. 

Lucas Ocampos of Sevilla scores his team's first goal from the penalty spot by sending Manuel Neuer the wrong way

Lucas Ocampos of Sevilla scores his team’s first goal from the penalty spot by sending Manuel Neuer the wrong way

Ocampos celebrates after scoring his team's first goal with team-mates during the UEFA Super Cup match

Ocampos celebrates after scoring his team’s first goal with team-mates during the UEFA Super Cup match

Leon Goretzka (2-L) of Bayern Munich celebrates after scoring the 1-1 equalizer during the UEFA Super Cup final

Leon Goretzka (2-L) of Bayern Munich celebrates after scoring the 1-1 equalizer during the UEFA Super Cup final

By now a tired Rakitic had made way for Oliver Torres in a break in play brought about by Kounde’s impeccable block on Lewandowski. The Bayern forward needed treatment but there had been no foul.

The next time Kounde took a risk, this time on Muller, the foul was given but Alaba curled the kick over. Bono then got down well to his right to save from Muller, unsighted he did well to hold the shot.

With three minutes left Sevilla almost nicked it on the break when Navas played substitute Youssef En-Nesyri in. He was through for glory and he did nothing wrong but Neuer did what Neuer does getting down to his right to push the shot clear and force extra time. 

Bayern Munich's Lewandowski raises his leg to try and bring the ball under control under pressure from Sergio Escudero

Bayern Munich’s Lewandowski raises his leg to try and bring the ball under control under pressure from Sergio Escudero

En-Nesyri had the first chance of extra time, which this time Neuer blocked on to his post. VAR would have been required if the ball had gone in because the striker looked offside.

Bayern brought on Alphonso Davies, the injection of pace looked cruel on Sevilla’s exhausted players. But it was another sub who won it.

The Spanish side were tired mentally as well as physically. Diego Carlos cleared for a corner when he had Bono behind him to gather. And from the kick Martinez scored to win the game and the Super Cup. 

Sevilla's goalkeeper Bono is left stranded in the net after Javi Martinez scored the winner for Bayern Munich

Sevilla’s goalkeeper Bono is left stranded in the net after Javi Martinez scored the winner for Bayern Munich

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Bayern Munich boss Hansi Flick pays tribute to UEFA Super Cup winner Javi Martinez

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Bayern Munich boss Hansi Flick has paid tribute to the ever-reliable Javi Martinez after the Spaniard came off the bench to score the winning goal in the UEFA Super Cup final.

With the game in extra time, Flick sent on the 32-year-old to shore up his defence but it was his contribution at the other end of the field that made the crucial difference, heading in Bayern’s second goal and ultimately winning them the final. 

It was Martinez’s first goal since April 2019 and could well be his last as he looks to bring the curtain down on his trophy-laden eight-year spell with the club, having been linked with an emotional return to Athletic Bilbao this summer.

Hansi Flick paid tribute to Javi Martinez (pictured) after Bayern's UEFA Super Cup triumph

Hansi Flick paid tribute to Javi Martinez (pictured) after Bayern’s UEFA Super Cup triumph

And while questions remain over Martinez’s future, Flick decided to focus on the here and now, praising the versatile veteran for his late contribution at the Puskas Arena.

‘Javi scored the goal and won us the game. Sometimes football writes these stories – this is a beautiful one,’ head coach Flick told Sky.

‘On Wednesday there were reports that he was in Bilbao, yet tonight he scored the winning goal.

The Bayern Munich boss insisted that 'you can always count' on the experience Spaniard

The Bayern Munich boss insisted that ‘you can always count’ on the experience Spaniard

‘You can always count on him, whenever he comes on he always gives 100 per cent out there and has the experience and mentality to win games like he did today, that was the key,’ Flick added.

‘As for his future, it is not the most important thing right now, it is something he has to decide for himself.’

Flick has used Martinez sparingly since taking over as Bayern coach last year but is not the only coach to struggle to find a role for the player, who can operate as a defensive midfielder and a centre back.

He has only started more than half of Bayern’s league campaigns on three occasions, while he missed almost all of the 2014-15 season after rupturing knee ligaments.

Minutes after coming on as a substitute, Martinez scored the winning goal with a header

Minutes after coming on as a substitute, Martinez scored the winning goal with a header

His cup final-winning goal could be his last contribution for Bayern as he looks for a move away

His cup final-winning goal could be his last contribution for Bayern as he looks for a move away

‘I always want to give 100 per cent for Bayern and I showed that today,’ Martinez said.

‘Even if I only play 10 or 15 minutes, I try to help the team and I did that today with my goal.

‘Now I want to celebrate with the team and my team mates. As long as I am in Munich I will give all I have for the team and defend this shirt.’

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Lewis Hamilton goes into a potentially historic Russian Grand Prix threatening to defy Formula One bosses by breaking their anti-politics rules.

The six-time world champion, who leads this year’s championship by 55 points, wore a T-shirt carrying the slogan, ‘Arrest the cops who killed Breonna Taylor’, on the podium at Mugello a fortnight ago — a reference to the death of a black medical worker who was shot multiple times during a botched drugs raid in Louisville, Kentucky, in March.

After looking into the apparent breach of the FIA’s non-political regulations, the sport’s governing body will ‘clarify’ what can be worn ahead of Sunday’s race, where the Briton can match Michael Schumacher’s record of 91 Formula One victories.

Lewis Hamilton wore a shirt at the Tuscan Grand Prix referencing the death of Breonna Taylor

Lewis Hamilton wore a shirt at the Tuscan Grand Prix referencing the death of Breonna Taylor

Lewis Hamilton wore a shirt at the Tuscan Grand Prix referencing the death of Breonna Taylor 

Sportsmail understands that Hamilton will be told he cannot wear crusading messages during the podium ceremony, though he may be allowed to do so while he takes a knee before the race.

‘Lots of rules have been written for me over the years but that hasn’t stopped me,’ said Hamilton, who earlier wrote on social media that he was ‘sad but not surprised’ at news on Wednesday that none of the police involved in the shooting had been charged with murder.

He added: ‘I have not spoken to the FIA. What was really positive was the support I got from the fans. I don’t regret a single moment of it.

FIA is expected to rule that anti-racism clothing will not be allowed on Formula One podiums

FIA is expected to rule that anti-racism clothing will not be allowed on Formula One podiums

FIA is expected to rule that anti-racism clothing will not be allowed on Formula One podiums 

Hamilton has long been fighting for more diversity in the sport, and to try and combat racism

Hamilton has long been fighting for more diversity in the sport, and to try and combat racism

Hamilton has long been fighting for more diversity in the sport, and to try and combat racism

‘I usually follow my heart and do what is right and I felt that was me following my heart.

‘I did something that has never really happened in Formula One before, and obviously they will stop it from happening again. People say sport is not a place for politics, but it is about human rights issues, and in my mind that is something we should be pushing towards.

‘We have a huge group of amazing people from different backgrounds and cultures who watch our sport, and we should be pushing positive messages to them, especially about equality.’

Hamilton says he doesn't regret anything, and will continue to work to try and educate people

Hamilton says he doesn't regret anything, and will continue to work to try and educate people

Hamilton says he doesn’t regret anything, and will continue to work to try and educate people

The governing body is expected to rule that the podium should be kept as a 'neutral space'

The governing body is expected to rule that the podium should be kept as a 'neutral space'

The governing body is expected to rule that the podium should be kept as a ‘neutral space’

Former F1 driver Vitaly Petrov hit out at Hamilton and claimed racism doesn't exist in Russia

Former F1 driver Vitaly Petrov hit out at Hamilton and claimed racism doesn't exist in Russia

Former F1 driver Vitaly Petrov hit out at Hamilton and claimed racism doesn’t exist in Russia

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