After a busy summer on the transfer front, Chelsea made the ideal start to the new Premier League campaign on Monday evening, defeating Brighton & Hove Albion 3-1 at the Amex Stadium.
Goals from Jorginho, a stunner from Reece James and Kurt Zouma sealed a winning start for Frank Lampard’s side, who had to battle all the way to secure a winning start to the campaign.
Despite having spent more than £200million on new additions so far during this summer’s transfer window, the Blues, who face Liverpool at Stamford Bridge on Sunday afternoon, are still eager to strengthen their squad before the window closes for business next month.
With that in mind, here is a round-up of all the very latest Chelsea transfer rumours and gossip.
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Genoa eye Blues outcast
Chelsea defender Davide Zappacosta is attracting interest from Italian outfit Genoa, according to Sportitalia, via Inside Futbol.
The Italian defender spent last season on loan at Serie A giants Roma and it is seems highly likely that he will return to his homeland once more.
The 28-year-old, who joined the Blues back in 2017, has been linked with no shortage of Italian clubs, including Fiorentina.
However, it remains to be seen whether Genoa would pursue a permanent deal for the defender or a loan move.
Agent confirms Mendy deal is close
Chelsea are on the brink of bolstering their goalkeeping options with the addition of Rennes goalkeeper Edouard Mendy.
The Blues have been desperate to add a new goalkeeper to their ranks for most of the summer, with the likes of Manchester United’s Dean Henderson and Jan Oblak of Atletico Madrid having been linked with moves to Stamford Bridge.
Now, though, Chelsea have elected to go for a cheaper option in Mendy, and a deal is on the brink of being concluded, according to the goalkeeper’s…