Chelsea’s transfer for Rennes goalkeeper Edouard Mendy is ‘100 per cent performed’ however their switch enterprise won’t finish there.
Frank Lampard has been pursuing a brand new goalkeeper to supply competitors for Kepa Arrizabalaga.
Lampard dropped the Spaniard for a number of video games final season in favour of veteran Willy Caballero.
Switch skilled Fabrizio Ramano claims Mendy is on his method to Stamford Bridge and Chelsea will then transfer swiftly on to their subsequent goal.
Romano wrote on Twitter: “Edouard Mendy might be in London in subsequent few hours – the deal is 100% performed. Chelsea will think about a transfer for Declan Rice on following days however gained’t pay €80million.
“West Ham insist they don’t wish to promote Rice. Match on. Bakayoko just isn’t in Lampard plans.”
A brand new bid for Mendy was submitted on Friday and the deal has moved shortly after being accepted by Rennes’ president.
The price is believed to be within the area of £20million and he might be competing with Kepa for a beginning place reasonably than a straight substitute.
Chelsea have been linked with a transfer for Rice all summer season and the Hammers are reluctant to promote their star participant.
Rice was with the Blues as a teen earlier than being launched and went on to flourish with West Ham’s academy and for the Hammers’ first workforce.