Chelsea transfer news and rumours live: Thiago decision, £25m Mendy deal close, Batshuayi exit

Hello and welcome to football.london’s live Chelsea transfer blog for Wednesday, September 9.

Chelsea have already been very busy in the summer transfer window, bringing in Timo Werner, Kai Havertz, Ben Chilwell, Thiago Silva, Hakim Ziyech and Malang Sarr.

And they are not done there, Frank Lampard keen to bring in another goalkeeper with Rennes stopper Edouard Mendy linked, and a defensive midfielder could also be on the shopping list with Declan Rice tipped to switch the London Stadium for Stamford Bridge.

We could well see some departures, too, with N’Golo Kante, Tiemoue Bakayoko, Michy Batshuayi, Fikayo Tomori, Davide Zappacosta Emerson Palmieri and Jorginho all linked with exits.

As ever, we will be right across any transfer developments as they happen today, and we could well see some deals done with Tomori and Batshuayi understood to be close to completing respective moves.

Join us on our live blog below and scroll down for all the latest updates as they happen.