Lampard still expects Chelsea to sign £73million player after Mendy transfer is completed

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According to Football London, the Blues are still expected to push for the signing of West Ham midfielder Declan Rice after the transfer of Rennes goalkeeper Mendy is completed.

Previous reports had claimed West Ham want £80million for Rice, who left Chelsea when he was 14, but Football London claim West Ham value the England international at around £73million.

Chelsea boss Frank Lampard is a fan of the 21-year-old West Ham midfielder, with the Chelsea manager making Rice a top target in a summer which has already seen the Blues fork out over £200million on new signings.

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Lampard also expects Mendy to provide competition for Kepa Arrizabalaga when he completes his transfer from Rennes in the next few days.

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