Here are your Chelsea morning headlines for Friday, 11 September.
Batshuayi reaction to Gilmour’s new number
Chelsea’s confirmation of Billy Gilmour’s new shirt number prompted a humorous response from Michy Batshuayi.
The Blues, on Thursday, revealed their squad numbers for the 2020/21 season with Gilmour set to take Batshuayi’s No.23 shirt.
Batshuayi, this week, joined Crystal Palace on a season-long loan deal after signing a one-year contract extension at Stamford Bridge.
“Oh… I thought you were my guy @billygilmourrr,” wrote the Belgian striker on Twitter. “Love bro make me proud.”
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Gilmour, 19, replied by saying : “Your my bro, always Michy.”
Chelsea and Rennes apart on Mendy fee
Rennes goalkeeper Edouard Mendy has agreed to join Chelsea although the transfer is being held up by the two clubs struggling to agree on a fee, as per RMC Sport.
Mendy is keen to join the Blues with Frank Lampard interested in supplying stiff competition for Kepa Arrizabalaga.
However, talks are set to continue after Chelsea’s €20million offer fell €8million short of Rennes valuation.
Mendy would become Chelsea’s seventh new arrival in the current window if he were to sign.
They have already made a significant impression in the market by signing Kai Havertz, Hakim Ziyech, Timo Werner, Ben Chilwell, Thiago Silva and Malang Sarr.
Lampard would prefer to sell Jorginhno over Kante
Chelsea are not interested in selling N’Golo Kante to Inter Milan but would listen to offers for Jorginho, according to The Guardian .
Chelsea have rejected an offer from the Italians for the French midfielder which included Marcelo Brozovic as a makeweight, with Inter boss Antonio Conte determined to land the 28-year-old.
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