Chelsea are readying themselves for a potential bid for midfielder N’Golo Kante from Premier League rivals Manchester United after the Red Devils made contact over the France international, while there could be other exits and additions to the Blues midfield.
Should either Kante or Jorginho go, that will surely lead Frank Lampard to push harder for a move for West Ham’s Declan Rice, but Hammers assistant coach Alan Irvine said on Monday night that the England international is “extremely happy” where he is. Follow all the latest news, rumours and deals below.
LAMPARD PRAISES HUDSON-ODOI AMID TRANSFER SPECULATION
Frank Lampard hailed the performance of Callum Hudson-Odoi in Saturday’s draw at West Brom.
The 19-year-old, who has been linked with an exit before the close of the transfer window, came off the bench to score and help his side to a second-half comeback.
“Callum gave us everything that I wanted,” said Lampard.
“He gets his goal from giving us something different and that’s what he needs to do because that’s the impact he can have for us.
“It has to be consistent but he’s given himself a great platform to continue in that vein because he’ll be very important for us if he does.”
Callum Rice-Coates28 September 2020 09:57
BLUES PREPARING £40M BID FOR RICE
Chelsea are readying a £40m bid for West Ham midfielder Declan Rice, claim the Sun.
The Hammers, who have insisted the 21-year-old is not for sale, could now be more open to offers as they look to raise funds to strengthen their squad.
West Ham are also reportedly interested in Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger, who could be included as part of a deal.
Callum Rice-Coates28 September 2020 09:45
EVERTON TARGETING CHELSEA DEFENDER
Everton are interested in signing Kurt Zouma as they look to strenghten their defence before October 5, according to Le10Sport.
The Frenchman spent the 2018-19 season on loan with the Toffees, and Chelsea are reportedly open to offers.
Leicester are also considering a move for the 25-year-old, who was dropped for Chelsea’s 3-3 draw against West Brom on Saturday.
Callum Rice-Coates28 September 2020 09:27
BLUES PREPARING FOR KANTE BID FROM RIVALS
Chelsea are readying themselves for a potential bid for midfielder N’Golo Kante from Premier League rivals Manchester United after the Red Devils made contact over the France international.
The 29-year-old would likely have to take a significant wage cut, according to The Mirror, with Kante currently earning approximately £300,000 per week.
It is reported that United have made contact with Kante’s advisers, rather than Chelsea themselves.
Alex Pattle28 September 2020 09:02