Chelsea confirm Mendy signing
Chelsea have officially confirmed the signing of goalkeeper Edouard Mendy from Stade Rennes.
The Senegalese shot-stopper arrives at Stamford Bridge for around £22million and will provide instant competition for the number one jersey.
Kepa Arrizabalaga’s poor performances have resulted in the Chelsea hierarchy having to act in the transfer market.
While Mendy does not have the same pedigree as Jan Oblak or Andre Onana, his arrival should push the Blues in the right direction.
Granovskia already lining up next Chelsea transfer
Chelsea transfer chief Marina Granovskia is believed to be eyeing up one more signing before the end of the transfer window.
The Blues have already secured several impressive additions to the first team – including Timo Werner, Kai Havertz, Thiago Silva, Ben Chilwell and Hakim Ziyech.
After securing the signing of Mendy on Thursday, football.london understands that Chelsea will turn their attention to signing Declan Rice before the window shuts.
Despite the Hammers demanding around £80million for Rice, the Blues will be confident of getting a favourable deal after signing a whole host of world class players in this summer transfer window.
Villa and West Ham eye Loftus-Cheek loan deal
Aston Villa and West Ham are reportedly among a number of clubs eyeing a loan move for Chelsea midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek.
That is according to the Guardian who claim that several clubs are keen on signing the 24-year-old.
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Loftus-Cheek has been left out of Chelsea’s last two matchday squads against Liverpool and Barnsely, leading to detailed speculation over his future under Frank Lampard.
After overcoming a long-term achilles injury, a loan move with more guaranteed minutes on the pitch could be the best thing for Loftus-Cheek’s long-term development.
Impressive showings for both England and Chelsea suggest that he has the talent required to play at the top level, but some injury concerns have so far halted his progression into a regular first team player.