Chelsea’s recent poor form could tempt Frank Lampard to go back into the transfer market this month, despite the club’s spending spree over the summer.
Roman Abramovich supplied over £200million for Lampard to improve the Blues ‘ squad before the season started, but there could be even more business at Stamford Bridge in January.
The west London club have been linked with a host of new players, with numerous squad members also rumoured to be wanting a move away.
In light of this, we have gathered the very latest transfer rumours and stories that concern Chelsea.
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Rice makes decision
Declan Rice would rather stay in London and has no desire to join Manchester United, according to a report from the Mirror.
The report claims that Rice has told his friends that his preference is to stay in the capital, with a source close to the player saying: “Dec has been flattered by interest in him but he doesn’t see himself moving to Manchester. It’s obvious where he’d like his next move to be.”
The England midfielder has been strongly linked with a move to Chelsea in recent times, and could leave West Ham United in the summer.
However, if this report is to be believed, then Rice will not be moving to Manchester and a switch to Stamford Bridge could certainly be on the cards.
Leipzig’s Upamecano stance
Reports emerged recently that Chelsea were ready to join the transfer battle for RB Leipzig defender Dayot Upamecano.
Now, Leipzig’s CEO has openly admitted that the club would be willing to sell their top performers – with Upamecano certainly falling into that category.
“We have a squad that is very broad in terms of quality,” Leipzig’s CEO Oliver Mintzlaff said (via Manchester Evening News ).
“So we will sell top performers again if it makes financial sense and we can cope with it from a…