Chelsea transfer news LIVE: Edouard Mendy to be announced imminently, Declan Rice latest plus possible exits


Edouard Mendy of Stade Rennais
Edouard Mendy of Stade Rennais(Getty Images)

Chelsea could still add more new faces before the summer transfer deadline closes next month.

The Blues have spent more than £200million so far with Kai Havertz, Timo Werner and Ben Chilwell the headline arrivals in a busy summer at Stamford Bridge. Hakim Ziyech, Thiago Silva and Malang Sarr have also joined as Frank Lampard looks to shape the squad into what he hopes will be title challengers.

There could be more to come too. Goalkeeper Edouard Mendy is set to arrive from Rennes in a £22million deal to replace Kepa Arrizabalaga who endured another torrid afternoon against Liverpool blighted by another costly mistake. They could yet test West Ham’s resolve over Declan Rice too with Lampard known to be a big admirer. There is likely to be exits too with N’golo Kante linked with Inter Milan, Tiemoue Bakayoko with PSG and Fikayo Tomori a possible loan departure to Everton. We’ll have all the latest for you throughout the day.

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MORATA SET FOR JUVENTUS MEDICAL

The former Chelsea striker arrived in Italy on Monday night ahead of his proposed medical.

Morata is expected to sign a contract at Juventus this week and confirm his move to the club he played for between 2014 and 2016.

Callum Rice-Coates22 September 2020 09:30

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FORMER CHELSEA DEFENDER SAYS MENDY WILL BE A ‘BARGAIN’

Former Chelsea defender Frank Leboeuf has backed goalkeeper Edouard Mendy to be a success at Stamford Bridge.

The Blues are set to sign the 28-year-old from Rennes to provide competition with the much maligned Kepa Arrizabalaga.

The Spaniard, signed for £71m back in 2018, has struggled throughout his time at Chelsea and made another costly mistake in Sunday’s 2-0 defeat against Liverpool.

“Well, comparing to what we see from Kepa… Kepa is doing what he does best – mistakes – yes, Mendy is much better than that,” Leboeuf told  ESPN.

“He had a very good season in Reims, signed for Rennes and had a very good season for Rennes.

“So I don’t know if there is another goalkeeper who Chelsea could find but for that amount of money – yeah it’s kind of a bargain to have Mendy.

“He’s a tall goalkeeper, very agile and I’m sure he’s going to do the job.

“But Kepa cannot do the job anymore. It’s over.”

Callum Rice-Coates22 September 2020 09:17

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Chelsea could still add more new faces before the summer transfer deadline closes next month.

The Blues have spent more than £200million so far with Kai Havertz, Timo Werner and Ben Chilwell the headline arrivals in a busy summer at Stamford Bridge. 

Hakim Ziyech, Thiago Silva and Malang Sarr have also joined as Frank Lampard looks to shape the squad into what he hopes will be title challengers.

There could be more to come too. Goalkeeper Edouard Mendy is set to arrive from Rennes in a £22million deal to replace Kepa Arrizabalaga who endured another torrid afternoon against Liverpool blighted by another costly mistake. 

They could yet test West Ham’s resolve over Declan Rice too with Lampard known to be a big admirer. 

There is likely to be exits too with N’golo Kante linked with Inter Milan, Tiemoue Bakayoko with PSG and Fikayo Tomori a possible loan departure to Everton.

We’ll have all the latest for you throughout the day.

Ben Burrows22 September 2020 09:02



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