Romano Reveals Chelsea Are “Close” To Making 7th Summer Signing And Names Who Could Be The 8th

Romano Reveals Chelsea Are “Close” To Making 7th Summer Signing And Names Who Could Be The 8th

The Guardian‘s Fabrizio Romano has confirmed that Chelsea are now “close” to signing Rennes goalkeeper Eduoard Mendy, with personal terms having been agreed with the 28-year-old.

The reliable Italian journalist claims the Blues are now “confident” that a deal can be finalised today, with the Senegalese international becoming the London club’s seventh signing of the summer transfer window:

Romano doesn’t expect Chelsea’s spending to stop there, and he predicts that the club will weigh up a bid for West Ham’s Declan Rice once they have sewn up the transfer of Mendy:

Most expect that the Blues would have to fund a bid for Rice from player sales, with reports suggesting that manager Frank Lampard would prefer to sell Jorginho over N’Golo Kante.

There were claims in the English press this morning suggesting that the Blues have turned down bids for the Frenchman from Inter Milan, which included former Tottenham star Christian Eriksen, as well as Croatian international Marcelo Brozovic.

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