Declan Rice remains Chelsea’s ‘main target’/Lampard provides Kepa & Rudiger future updates

Declan Rice remains Chelsea’s ‘main target’/Lampard provides Kepa & Rudiger future updates

Updates on a number of potential incomings and outgoings at Chelsea have been forthcoming on Monday.

Chelsea rebuilding

Ongoings at Stamford Bridge have of course proven one of the talking points of European football this summer.

This comes with the Blues currently in the midst of a remarkable recruitment drive.

On the back of a pair of transfer windows without a single signing, Chelsea have since secured 7 high-profile additions.

After clinching deals for both Hakim Ziyech and Timo Werner before the summer window had even opened, the last week of August saw all of Ben Chilwell, Malang Sarr and Thiago Silva follow suit.

The Londoners’ biggest outlay yet, meanwhile, came 3 weeks ago, when the long-anticipated arrival of Kai Havertz was finally made official in a deal worth a rumoured £70 million.

Declan Rice remains Chelsea’s ‘main target’/Lampard provides Kepa & Rudiger future updates

BRIGHTON, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 14: Kai Havertz of Chelsea runs with the ball during the Premier League match between Brighton & Hove Albion and Chelsea at American Express Community Stadium on September 14, 2020 in Brighton, England. (Photo by Glyn Kirk/Pool via Getty Images

And, in perhaps the most exciting addition when it comes to the their side’s fortunes on the pitch, the Chelsea faithful were finally treated to news of reinforcements between the posts last Thursday, when Edouard Mendy arrived from Ligue 1 outfit Rennes.

West Ham standout targeted

Incredibly, however, if the latest word stemming from the media on Monday is to be believed, then the transfer chiefs in southwest London do not yet appear ready to call time on their massive summer spending spree.

This comes amid claims that yet another high-profile star is being firmly eyed as a potential addition to the Blues’ midfield ranks.

The individual in question? Declan Rice.

As per a report from transfer expert Fabrizio Romano, English international Rice represents Chelsea’s ‘main target’ for the final week of the transfer window.

The capital giants are now hard at work to move some of the deadwood from Frank Lampard’s squad on, to raise funds ahead of an assault for Rice.

West Ham, however, remain adamant that their star man will not be on the move any time soon:

‘Wouldn’t assume anything’

In other news surrounding Chelsea’s squad, meanwhile, Frank Lampard was today drawn on the futures of two of the club’s transfer-linked stars.

Speaking in a press conference ahead of his side’s League Cup meeting with Tottenham on Tuesday, Lampard was first drawn on whether or not Kepa Arrizabalaga has played his final game for the club, following the aforementioned arrival of Mendy.

The Blues boss, though, was quick to play down such a possibility, explaining:

‘No, I won’t go to that point. It’s been a hard time for him. Kepa is a young man and a lot of the spotlight has been unfair.’

On Antonio Rudiger, who has been named as a target for PSG after slipping down the defensive pecking order at Stamford Bridge, Lampard added:

‘I wouldn’t assume anything. I will make no assumption.’

Quotes via Goal

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This article was edited by Josh Barker.

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