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‘No wage cuts, Players will support charities’

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Chelsea Football Club has decided not impose a pay cut on its firstteam squad. The club authorities have rather encouraged the players to support charities in the wake of coronavirus pandemic. Negotiations were going on between players and the authorities about a possible salary reduction of around 10 per cent. However on Saturday, the blue giants released a statement saying they have decided not to impose any wage cuts. The statement put on their official website said: “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…”

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