It’s been an incredibly busy summer transfer at Chelsea, with over £200million of new talent walking through the door at Stamford Bridge already.
But there’s still 10 days left of the transfer window and if the rumour mill is to be believed, the Blues aren’t done spending yet.
According to the papers, Frank Lampard is still targeting at least one more new recruit as he looks to bolster his squad following last year’s transfer ban.
The Chelsea boss has reasons to be optimistic after Kai Havertz scored a hat-trick, while Thiago Silva and Ben Chilwell also received good reviews for their debuts in Wednesday evening’s 6-0 thrashing of Championship side Barnsley.
Meanwhile, there’s a suggestion that several first-team players could be set to exit the club before the window closes on October 5. Willian and Pedro left the club on free transfers after their contracts expired and more could be set to follow.
Here’s all the latest Chelsea transfer news and rumours.
Chelsea announce signing of Edouard Mendy
After widespread reports earlier this week, Chelsea have made it official and announced it on their official website.
The 28-year-old Senegal international icon follows in the footsteps of Chelsea icon Petr Cech in making the switch from the Ligue 1 club to Stamford Bridge. He’s signed a five-year deal, with the fee believed to be in the region of £22m (via Sky Sports ).
With Kepa Arrizabalaga under severe pressure after his error in last Sunday’s defeat by Liverpool, Mendy could go straight in and make his debut in Saturday’s trip to West Bromwich Albion.
Ruben Loftus-Cheek tipped for another loan
According to The Guardian, Ruben Loftus-Cheek could be set to spend the 2020/21 campaign on a season-long loan elsewhere.
Aston Villa and West Ham are cited in the report as being among “several clubs” that are interested in the midfielder’s signature.
The Chelsea academy graduate impressed during the 2017/18 season at Crystal Palace and may be allowed to leave on another loan in search of regular minutes as he looks to recover from an ongoing Achilles issue.
The 26-year-old has been left out of Chelsea’s last two matchday squads but is believed to be fit, alerting clubs to his potential availability.
Bayern Munich renew Callum Hudson-Odoi interest
Callum Hudson-Odoi wants to leave Chelsea on a loan deal, according to talkSPORT.
The 19-year-old winger played in last night’s victory over Barnsley but favours a move away in search of more regular first-team opportunities this season.
Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich were said to be keen to secure the rising star on a permanent deal back in January 2019, but failed in their pursuit as they reportedly saw three bids knocked back.
But the winger was handed just seven Premier League starts by Lampard last season, and Bayern have renewed their interest.
The Bundesliga and European champions are open to taking Hudson-Odoi on loan for the 2020/21 campaign.