Stamford Bridge Chief Executive dismisses players’ request.
Chelsea players have been told they will not be receiving a bonus should they win the Europa League, according to The Sun.
A number of the players reportedly went to the club’s Chief Executive, Ron Gourlay, to enquire about whether they would be rewarded for bring the cup to Stamford Bridge.
But they were apparently given short shrift by Gourlay who insisted there was nothing in their contracts about it as they weren’t expected to be playing in the competition in the first place.
Chelsea officials are adamant that they will refuse to reward the squad for winning Europe’s second-tier competition.
The club believe that the squad have already failed by failing to remain in the Champions League and have no intention of rewarding that failure regardless of their performance in the Europa League.
The club lifted the Champions League trophy less than twelve months ago but failed to negotiate their way through this season’s group stages.
The Blues are currently favourites to lift the Europa League trophy though. They are set for a semi final tie against Swiss side Basel, who knocked out Tottenham on penalties in the previous round before the winner goes on to face the victors of Fenerbahce and Benfica in Amsterdam next month.