Chelsea transfer rumours: Loan deal confirmed, Mendy move close, Zappacosta to sign contract

Chelsea have just over two weeks to conclude any transfer business.

The Blues have signed no less than six first-team players in Timo Werner, Kai Havertz, Ben Chilwell, Thiago Silva, Hakim Ziyech, and Malang Sarr, but 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 for a move.

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There also looks to be some outgoings, with the likes of Emerson Palmieri, N’Golo Kante and Tiemoue Bakayoko all linked with moves away from west London.

With that said, here are the latest Chelsea transfer rumours.

Mendy message

Edouard Mendy has said his goodbyes at Rennes as he prepares to join Chelsea.

This is after his agent Djily Dieng, has said that an agreement has finally been reached for the £20million-rated Senegal international.

“The two parties have come to an agreement,” he said, as per the Metro. “All that’s left is the formalisation. It could even be done [Friday], if all goes well.

Edouard Mendy in action

“Afterwards, the player himself will come to finalise everything, including having his medical examination.”

However, Friday passed without an announcement and according to L’Equipe – via Get French Football News – there is still no final agreement between Rennes and Chelsea.

With that said, the same report states that the 28-year-old said goodbye to his Rennes teammates on Friday and looks set to miss their home game against AS Monaco on Saturday evening.

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