The official announcement of the transfer of Edouard Mendy is still awaited, maybe the purchase of Declan Rice, now is the time for Chelsea to reduce the payroll and fill the coffers in the last ten days of the transfer window.
The news of the day from West London is not the signature of Edouard Mendy, since it is still waiting for the Senegalese goalkeeper to be presented, but the potential departure of Antonio Rudiger to PSG! Since he was not even in the protocol for the meeting with Liverpool, it became clear to everyone that something serious was happening in Rudiger's case, and now the cards have been revealed.
Paris Saint-Germain, in search of an adequate stopper, the successor of Thiago Silva - who moved to Chelsea this summer as a free agent - knocked on the door of Stamford Bridge and opened negotiations with Chelsea.
In parallel with this job, Leonardo and his associates are also working on the possible bringing in of Bakayoko, because Thomas Tuchel needs a central midfielder with somewhat more defensive characteristics.
He will not be playing against Barnsley
According to all previous announcements, Rudiger will not be combined for tonight's match with Barnsley in the League Cup, because the German wants to stay healthy so that he can make an exit transfer and get what he wants - a standard place in the first team and more minutes.
He did not win the code at Chelsea before the end of last year, and at the start of this season he played only one game as a starter, as Andreas Cristiansen and Kurt Zouma got the advantage at Frank Lampard.
Thiago Silva should soon be involved in that equation, so that Rudiger's time on the field would be maximally limited.
This summer, Chelsea has the last chance to sell the German for some more serious money, since they have a contract for another two years, however ... PSG hopes that Chelsea will agree to two loans. In West London, they are for such a combination for Bakoyoko, according to the formula of 5,000,000 euros immediately, with the option to buy at 45,000,000 euros.
The leaders of the Paris club want to reduce the amount of compensation by 10,000,000 euros, so that the whole deal goes to 40,000,000 euros.
There will essentially be a matter of compromise. Chelsea would agree to loan Rudiger as well, if PSG would guarantee him a good salary next summer.
Kicker later announced that Barcelona and Roma had joined the race for Rudiger's signature!
There is reason, because both clubs are chasing one stopper. Barcelona partners Gerard Pique, and Roma is looking for a quality central defender on all sides.
Rudiger arrived in Chelsea from Roma three years ago for 35,000,000 euros, and if there is nothing about the long-awaited transfer of Chris Smalling, Roma could get serious about this issue ... Bakayoko position is a story in itself.
He has a contract until June 2022, and Chelsea wants to fight him at any cost because it turned out to be one of the biggest failures in the club's history. Milan is also in the game, but the Rossoneri do not have the money to pay for his transfer immediately, nor are they ready to risk paying dearly next summer either.