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Latest Chelsea transfer rumours: January move lined up for Declan Rice, David Alaba’s stance

Chelsea have been in tremendous form recently, demonstrated by their dazzling performance at Burnley on Saturday afternoon.

Hakim Ziyech, Kurt Zouma and Timo Werner all scored for the Blues, as they won 3-0 against the Clarets at Turf Moor, with Frank Lampard’s side now sitting in sixth-place in the Premier League table.

The new signings at Stamford Bridge are finally settling in, and with the January transfer window now just under two months away from opening, Lampard could look to improve his squad even more.

Here are the latest Chelsea transfer stories.

Cech watched Mendy for three years

Chelsea advisor Petr Cech has revealed he watched new signing Edouard Mendy play for three years before the club signed him in the summer.

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Mendy has come into the Blues side and been very impressive so far – keeping four clean sheets in his last four outings for his new side.

Speaking to Telefoot Chaine (via Sport Witness ), Cech opened up on the move for the ex-Rennes shot-stopper: “We had to make sure it was someone everyone agreed on, not just me. It had to be the club, and especially the manager, who had to be comfortable with the choice.

“In the end, my knowledge of Edouard for the past three years helped. I think he’s a goalkeeper who can still improve, with his work, professionalism and desire to be better every day. I’m convinced he’ll improve more, and these aren’t the best performances you’ll see from Edouard Mendy.”

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