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.
LAMPARD ON GOALKEEPER COMPTETION
Frank Lampard has also opened up on what Edouard Mendy’s arrival might mean for Kepa Arrizabalaga.
“I don’t know what benefits in the long run, football is in your hands. Competition is a regular thing. We have brought Mendy in for that competition. It’s in everyone’s hands to get into the squad,” the Chelsea boss said.
“I think it is the hardest position, because of the individual nature of it. I have to be sympathetic to that point. Last year I changed it a few times, it’s a different thought process. We are always striving for the best performance.”
Callum Rice-Coates22 September 2020 13:50
LAMPARD REVEALS CECH WAS ‘IMPORTANT’ IN MENDY TRANSFER
Frank Lampard has revealed that Petr Cech played an “important” part in the imminent signing of Edouard Mendy.
The Rennes goalkeeper is set to undergo a medical today ahead of his £22m move.
And Cech, now a performance adviser at Chelsea, was consulted as the Blues looked for a new No.1.
Callum Rice-Coates22 September 2020 13:47
MORATA ON THE MOVE AGAIN
Former Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata can’t seem to settle.
The Atletico Madrid man, who joined the Blues in 2017 before departing permanently this year after a loan spell with the La Liga side, is undergoing a medical with Juventus.
The Spaniard spent two years with the Serie A champions between 2014 and 2016, between spells with his first club Real Madrid.
Alex Pattle22 September 2020 13:29
COLE SAYS CHELSEA WILL NEED TO ‘BE PATIENT’ WITH NEW SIGNINGS
Ashley Cole has called for patience with Chelsea’s new signings after Sunday’s 2-0 defeat against Liverpool.
Of the Blues’ summer arrivals, only Timo Werner and Kai Havertz have played so far, and Cole has insisted there is plenty more to come.
“How much quality they have there is frightening and exciting at the same time,” he told Sky Sports.
“Yes, we’ve added loads of quality into the team. With Thiago Silva, we’ve added experience as well.
“We’re going to have to be patient at times to wait for them to gel. It’s definitely looking way more exciting than it was towards the late stage of last season.”
Callum Rice-Coates22 September 2020 13:04
LUKE MCCORMICK JOINS BRISTOL ROVERS ON LOAN
Chelsea youngster Luke McCormick has joined Bristol Rovers on a season-long loan, the League One club have confirmed.
The 21-year-old midfielder spent last season at Shrewsbury Town and will now return to the third tier for the 2020/21 campaign.
“It’s a perfect place for me on my journey,” he said. “I’m really looking forward to getting going at the weekend.
“I’ve had experience in League One before, been around the [Chelsea] first team before, so I’m happy to be here now and get into some proper league football.”
Callum Rice-Coates22 September 2020 12:37
SILVA REVEALS REASON BEHIND CHELSEA MOVE
Thiago Silva has opened up on his decision to join Chelsea so late in his career:
Callum Rice-Coates22 September 2020 12:15
ABRAMOVICH HELD ‘SECRET’ STAKE IN PLAYER WHO APPEARED AGAINST CHELSEA
Peruvian winger Andre Carrillo, who appeared for Sporting in the Champions League against Chelsea, was one of the players in question.
The rights were held through a company based in the British Virgin Islands.
A spokesperson for Abramovich has insisted no third-party ownership rules were broken, though former Football Association chairman Lord Triesman has questioned the conduct.
Callum Rice-Coates22 September 2020 11:49
JUVENTUS WANT CHELSEA LEFT-BACK
Juventus are interested in out of favour Chelsea left-back Emerson Palmieri, according to Gianluca Di Marzio.
The 26-year-old is behind both Ben Chilwell and Marcos Alonso in the pecking order at Stamford Bridge and could leave before the close of the transfer window.
Juventus are reportedly hoping to sign Emerson on an initial loan deal, though they may look to sell left-back Mattia De Sciglio in order to make space in the squad.
Callum Rice-Coates22 September 2020 11:29
MENDY TO UNDERGO CHELSEA MEDICAL TODAY
A £22m fee has been agreed between the Blues and Rennes for the goalkeeper.
The Senegal international is expected to replace Kepa Arrizabalaga in the starting XI after the latter made another costly mistake against Liverpool on Sunday.
Callum Rice-Coates22 September 2020 11:07
UNNAMED CLUB TO MAKE HUDSON-ODOI BID
An unnamed club are set to push for the signing of Callum Hudson-Odoi this week, according to a report from The Athletic.
The Chelsea winger has played just ten minutes of football so far this season, brought on as a second-half substitute against Brighton last weekend and dropped from the matchday squad for Sunday’s defeat at the hands of Liverpool.
The 19-year-old was linked with a move to Bayern Munich last year but shortly after signed a new five-year deal at Stamford Bridge.
His lack of first-team football, though, appears to have changed the situation, with the player’s representatives now reportedly considering a meeting with the club.
Callum Rice-Coates22 September 2020 10:54