Mendy Chelsea fans, Rice agrees personal terms, Odoi pushing for summer exit and Mendy proud in Icchelseanews roundup..
Chelsea new boy Edouard Mendy has revealed his lifelong love for the Blues after his summer move to the club.
It is no secret that Frank Lampard is fed up with the constant mistakes that Kepa has been making over the past 12 months, and knows that he was unable to challenge for the Premier League title with the Spaniard as his number one.
But after agreeing that massive five-year deal to sign up with the club the stopper has revealed his lifelong love for us, and admitted that he has been a fan of the club since he was a little boy
Speaking on the club website, the goalkeeper said: “I’ve been a Chelsea supporter since I was little. I adore this club.
“When I was 12 I had the chance with a past club I played for to go to Brighton, and we watched a match.
“I thought English football was amazing.
“We went into shop and I saw the Chelsea shirt, this was about 2003 when Ranieri was the manager, and I brought this shirt. So I’ve always liked this club.”
Chelsea have reportedly ‘agreed personal terms’ with Declan Rice ahead of a summer transfer move
It is no secret that we have been one of the most active sides in the transfer window this summer, and have pretty much brought a squad that has the potential to challenge for that Premier League title this season.
But Frank Lampard is not done and there are constant reports that he is hoping to sign Rice before the transfer window in the early weeks of October.
Rice has become one of the best holding midfielders in the game over the past 12 months and his performances have led to many believing that he is far too good to stay at the Hammers, and needs to leave the club in order to further his career.
Now, according to Nicolò Schira, personal terms are agreed for Rice to make the move to Stamford Bridge in a deal that could cost the club a massive £200,000-a-week over the next five years.
Schira also claims talks are ongoing between the two London clubs with West Ham having already rejected a bid of €50M, plus add-ons.
Edouard Mendy has announced he is proud to be following in the footsteps of Didier Drogba, Michael Essien, Samuel Eto’o and John Obi Mikel at Chelsea.
Mendy ended alot of transfer speculation and rumours last week by agreeing to sign with the club in a deal that will cost the club £22 million and about £150,000-a-week over the next five-years.
He is the answer that Frank Lampard is hoping to have in his squad after Kepa failed to impress the club legend towards the back-end of last season, and the start of this season, having cost the club goals already.
But after getting his dream move to Stamford Bridge, Mendy has announced he is proud to be following in the footsteps of Didier Drogba, Michael Essien, Samuel Eto’o and John Obi Mikel, Mendy told the clubs official website: “Most of the biggest African talent has played for this team.
“Drogba, Essien, Eto’o, Mikel. When you see that, you want to continue it. Regarding the goalkeeper, I am the first, so it really makes me very proud, and it’s also a big responsibility.”
“It’s true that it’s incredible. People say hard work pays off, and it does. I have worked very hard; I haven’t taken anything for granted.
“I was at Marseille, and then Reims, and then Rennes, and now Chelsea. It’s been a constant progression, and now I am ready to continue on that upward path.”
Chelsea forward Callum Hudson-Odoi is pushing for a loan move away from Stamford Bridge, fans have been told.
We have done some wonderful transfer business this summer window, but their arrivals has meant that a number of talented players may have to seek a move away in order to get the game time that they need.
And The highly-rated England international, 19, has fallen down the pecking order for the 2020/21 campaign with all the transfer signings that have been been signed by Lampard and that has led to speculation in the media that he is now seeking a move away from the club.
And talkSPORT’s transfer insider Alex Crook revealed that Hudson-Odoi wants to leave on loan before the transfer window closes next month – and long-term suitors Bayern Munich are once again keen.
Said Crook: “Chelsea have been the big spenders this transfer window, but the emphasis is now on trimming their wage bill.
“talkSPORT understands Callum Hudson-Odoi is pushing for a loan move with Bayern Munich reviving their interest.
“Meanwhile, Ruben Loftus-Cheek could be on his way out of Stamford Bridge with Aston Villa keen on signing the England international.”
There is no doubt that Hudson-Odoi has alot of potential in those young legs of his, but if he wants to leave this summer, it will be sad news because he has the potential to become a superstar for us
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