Latest Chelsea transfer rumours: Declan Rice valuation revealed, duo consider January exits

Chelsea were the talk of the summer transfer window, racking up a total spend of more than £200million.

With the help of Marina Granovskaia, Frank Lampard has overhauled his squad with the signings of Timo Werner, Kai Havertz, Hakim Ziyech, Ben Chilwell, Thiago Silva, Edouard Mendy and Malang Sarr.

There have also been a number of Chelsea departures and there could yet be more with the domestic window still open until October 16.

Players can still depart for the Championship, League One and League Two before that date but higher profile exits will have to wait until January.

And there is already talk of transfers in the winter window.

With that in mind, we have rounded up all the latest transfer talk below.

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Rice valuation revealed

West Ham United wanted £60million for midfield star Declan Rice during the summer window.

According to The Transfer Window Podcast, the fee the Hammers demanded was actually less than the £70million or £80million mooted.

However, it still proved too much for Chelsea who had already spent more than £200million.

“[There was] only one disappointment for Frank Lampard, and that was they did not manage to get Declan Rice from West Ham,” said Ian McGarry on the podcast.

“It is our information that West Ham’s fee for Rice was in excess of £60m, which in the end, proved just too much for Chelsea right now, who have decided to postpone the pursuit of Rice, although they remain interested in the player.”

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