After weeks of deliberation, the team from west London finally settles with no wage cut for it’s players. The Chelsea squad will not be taking a wage cut during the coronavirus crisis, it has been revealed.
Issuing a statement on Saturday, the west London side confirmed the players will not be asked to reduce their wages in order to help the club, but have instead been asked to make charitable donations.
It has however been noted that talks remain open regarding ‘financial contributions’ during the difficult time, which shows no clear signs of ending soon.
The statement, issued by the club read: ‘Representatives of the Chelsea board have recently held extensive talks with the men’s first team to discuss how they can contribute financially to the club during the coronavirus crisis.
‘The objective of these talks has been to find a meaningful partnership around ensuring we preserve jobs for staff, compensate fans and participate in activities for good causes.
‘We are grateful to the team for having played their role in assisting the club with community activities as well as all the charitable causes they have been supporting in their respective home countries and through the initiative supporting the NHS.
‘At this time, the men’s first team will not be contributing towards the club financially and instead the board have directed the team to focus their efforts on further supporting other charitable causes.
‘As this crisis develops the club will continue to have conversations with the men’s first team regarding financial contributions to the club’s activities.’