Latest Chelsea news and rumors including the updates on Kante, Bakayoko, Gallagher, Rice, Mendy, and Odoi transfer.
Chelsea made sure to kick start a 2020/21 Premier League campaign by collecting three points against Brighton. Frank Lampard splashed around £220million in the summer transfer window and added plenty of new talent to the squad.
The Blues managed to secure the services of Hakim Ziyech, Timo Werner, Malang Sarr, Thiago Silva, Ben Chilwell, and Kai Havertz. However, Chelsea isn’t winding up on the transfer window and is closing in on a deal for Goalkeeper. Édouard Mendy’s agent confirmed that the deal is really close as Chelsea has agreed to the terms with Rennes.
Mendy is waiting for the “green light” from Rennes
Frank Lampard is set to sign the 28-year old from Rennes as the two clubs have reached an agreement as per his agent. Chelsea is signing Mendy for £20million with a few million in add ons. The acquisition of a new goalkeeper is to provide competition between the sticks to Kepa Arrizabalaga.
The agent confirmed that the only formalization is left and Chelsea has offered a five-year contract to the goal stopper. Édouard Mendy is waiting for the green signal from his club so as to go through the other major steps of the transfer.
Bayern interested in Odoi move
According to Sky Sport in Germany, Bayern Munich could revive their interest in Callum Hudson Odoi. The Bundesliga giants were highly keen to bring Odoi to the German but the England winger signed a new contract at Stamford Bridge.
However, with the adequate purchase of attackers in the transfer window. Players will now face a healthy competition to get their names in the starting XI. After adding quality players in the attacking area. Hudson Odoi will face enough competition for regular playtime.
£30m Bakayoko agreement
Inter Milan has reached an agreement with Chelsea as they prepare a move for Tiemoue Bakayoko according to Sky Sport Italia. Milan has offered Chelsea a €3million loan fee along with an option to buy for €30million.
However, Chelsea has put up the permanent sale on the player. Therefore the sky has claimed the two clubs are involved in the transfer negotiations and agreement.
Kante is a part of Lampard’s plan
N’Golo Kante has been linked with a move away from Chelsea for all these months. However, Frank Lampard has ruled out any speculation that involves the selling of the world cup winner this summer.
Lampard has confirmed that Kante is a part of his plans and wouldn’t move out of the club. Inter Milan though was favorite to land him but Chelsea rejected a bid considering it as derisory.