Marina Granovskaia is close to completing Chelsea’s seventh major summer transfer


Chelsea have been one of the busiest clubs in Europe in the summer transfer window, and they are reportedly close to sealing yet another deal.

After finishing fourth as well as reaching the FA Cup final last season, the Blues have wasted no time strengthening their squad in a bid to close the gap on Liverpool and Manchester City this term.

No less than six major signings were sealed ahead of the 2020/21 season.

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Hakim Ziyech has arrived from Ajax to add creative quality in the attacking midfield areas after the departures of Pedro and Willian on free transfers.

Kai Havertz joined from Bayern Leverkusen for a club-record fee that could rise to £89million, depending on add-ons, whilst fellow Germany international Timo Werner provides extra competition in attack.

In defence, Lampard landed his number one left-back target in Ben Chilwell from Leicester City for a fee of around £50million.

Meanwhile, Thiago Silva also arrived on a free transfer after his release from Paris Saint-Germain.

Another centre-back in Malang Sarr has also joined as a free agent after his departure from Nice, but he is expected to be loaned out for the campaign in order to aid his development.

And the Blues are not done just yet, with Lampard keen on adding a new goalkeeper to their ranks to compete with Kepa Arrizabalaga.

Atletico Madrid’s Jan Oblak, Lille’s Mike Maignan and Manchester United’s Dean Henderson had all been linked with a move to west London, but Edouard Mendy is the chosen one.

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According to RMC Sport, Rennes and Chelsea have just finalised their agreement for the 28-year-old.

The report states that the Blues will pay €24m + €6m bonuses (£22m + £5.5m) which is a record fee for a goalkeeper sale in the top-flight of French football.

It’s claimed that Edouard will signing a five-year contract and will now undergo the medical examination in Berlin due to COVID regulations in England.





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