Chelsea players agree to 10 per cent wage cut

20 April 2020

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Photo: PA Images The club will save around £10 million from the move, according to media reports.

The club will save around £10 million from the move, according to media reports.

Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich's support for the NHS convinced the squad to agree to the reduction.

Emil Gjerding Nielson nielson@offthepitch.com

Chelsea's players have agreed to take a 10 per cent wage cut to help the club keep down the financial consequences of the coronavirus, according to the Daily Mail.

After talks between the Professional Footballers' Association (PFA), the Premier League and the EFL stalled, several clubs, including Southampton and West Ham, have begun implementing their own measures to tackle the current lack of income.

The London-team's squad agreed to the measure, reportedly saving Chelsea £10 million, after witnessing Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich's support for the NHS.

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