Rice ‘will be last Chelsea target’ after Mendy deal completed

Date published: Wednesday 9th September 2020 9:05

Declan Rice Mason Mount West Ham Chelsea

Declan Rice is reportedly being lined up by Frank Lampard as Chelsea’s last business of the summer.

The Blues have had a remarkable transfer window so far, completing deals for seven new stars, including Hakim Ziyech, Timo Werner, Ben Chilwell and Kai Havertz.

They have also brought in Thiago Silva on a free transfer as well as Malang Sarr and Xavier Mbuyamba.

A goalkeeper is their top priority, with negotiations ongoing to bring Edouard Mendy in from Rennes for around £30million.

But even after that they plan to test West Ham’s resolve over Declan Rice, with the Chelsea academy graduate thought to be a good option to play at centre-back.

Angelo Mangiante, a Sky Sports transfer expert, claims Rice will be Chelsea’s ‘last target’ after a deal is completed for a new goalkeeper.

Rice played alongside Mason Mount for England in their 0-0 draw with Denmark on Tuesday; the lifelong pals could be seeing much more of each other in the near future.

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