Rice to make Chelsea decision, plus Mendy and Kumbulla updates

Rice to make Chelsea decision, plus Mendy and Kumbulla updates

Declan Rice is set to decide whether he will push for a move to Chelsea in an effort to force West Ham into selling the England midfielder, with the Blues weighing up yet another multi-million pound offer after a summer of lavish spending. Rice remains the outstanding transfer target at Stamford Bridge this summer, but the main business in the coming days appears to be through player exits as Frank Lampard prepares to slim down his squad. The stunning summer in the market has seen the arrivals of Bayer Leverkusen’s Kai Havertz and Leicester City’s Ben Chilwell joined Hakim Ziyech of Ajax and Timo Werner of RB Leipzig while defenders Thiago Silva and Malang Sarr arrived on free transfers from Ligue 1. Goalkeeper Edouard Mendy is set to arrive from Rennes imminently, with Kepa Arrizabalaga failing to show any signs of improvement against Brighton on Monday. Emerson appears destined to leave with Inter Milan and West Ham keen, as Marcos Alonso looks set to remain and compete with Chilwell for game time. Follow the live updates below.
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