8.30am Chelsea transfer news LIVE: Tomori SNUBS West Ham, Hudson-Odoi future, Loftus-Cheek joins Fulham, Rice latest – The Sun

CALLUM HUDSON-ODOI teased his Bridge future after posting a cryptic Instagram picture of himself next to a private jet.

But the winger ultimately stayed put, as did Fikayo Tomori – who snubbed a loan to West Ham ten minutes before the transfer deadline.

Get all the latest updates from Stamford Bridge here…

  • John Hutchinson

    TIEM FOR ANOTHER MOVE

    So, The Blues shipped off Bakayoko on transfer deadline day – the Frenchman's third club in four years.

    The Chelsea flop, 26, had been chased by six clubs, including AC Milan and PSG this summer.

    But Napoli have won the race after agreeing to pay a £4.5m loan fee for Bakayoko.

    Chelsea had been hoping to sell the former Monaco man permanently.

    Many clubs had pursued a loan deal with an obligation to buy – but balked at the Blues' asking price.

    A terrible waste of money for Chelsea this one…

  • John Hutchinson

    IN THE FIK OF IT

    Chelsea star Fikayo Tomori snubbed a loan move to West Ham just TEN MINUTES before the deadline to fight for a spot under Frank Lampard.

    The two clubs had agreed to a loan fee and the division of wages – with the deal on the brink of going through.

    But Tomori, 22, decided at 10.50pm he would prefer to stay and fight for a spot at Stamford Bridge.

    It was a major, late blow to West Ham, who also missed out on two other top defensive targets in James Tarkowski and Antonio Rudiger.

  • Dave Fraser

    GOOD MORNING CHELSEA FANS

    Chelsea shipped Tiemoue Bakayoko out on loan to Napoli for the 2020-21 season on Deadline Day.

    The midfielder had fallen down the pecking order at Stamford Bridge following this summer's long list of arrivals.

    He will reunite with Gennaro Gattuso, who was in charge of AC Milan when Bakayoko spent the season there in 2018-19.

    Meanwhile, the Blues were also in talks to loan Antonio Rudiger to AC Milan for the season to reduce their wage bill after excessive spending spree.

    Rudiger, 27, has fallen out of favour at the Bridge and has entered the last two years of his contract.

    Spurs and PSG had also been in the race to land the defender.

    But the move failed to materialise and Rudiger ended up remaining at Chelsea, with reports claiming he was ready to spot for his spot in the starting XI.

    In other news, Chelsea are stuck with unsettled pair Kepa and Marcos Alonso as no serious offers came in.

    Alonso, 29, was actively seeking a move away from Stamford Bridge following a bust up with boss Lampard ten days ago.

    Kepa is another who looks destined for the sidelines with the signing of Edouard Mendy, who kept Chelsea's first clean sheet of the season on his Premier League debut on Saturday.

  • Joshua Mbu

    HAMMER BLOW

    Chelsea's Fikayo Tomori has turned down the opportunity to join West Ham on a season-long loan.

    West Ham were reportedly willing to offer a HUGE loan fee to get the player to join the club.

    The club have failed in their attempts to sign a centre-back despite boss David Moyes identifying the position as an area to strengthen.

    West Ham will now need to turn to the Championship if they'll want to bring players In, with the deadline set for October 16.

    Craig Dawson looks to be the main name being spoken about and it's safe to say the West Ham faithful ARE NOT happy!

  • Joe Miles

    CASE CLOSED

    The transfer window has officially CLOSED.

    Premier League clubs had until 11pm tonight to make new signings.

    But if they submitted a deal sheet between 9pm and 11pm tonight, they have until 1am.

  • Joe Miles

    HAMMER TIME

    West Ham are still in talks to secure a late loan move for Fikayo Tomori.

    Speaking in the Sky Sports studio, Harry Redknapp said: “I'm surprised Frank is letting him out.

    “What a signing that will be.”

    Tomori made 17 Premier League appearances for the Blues last season, scoring one goal.

  • Joe Miles

    DONE DEAL

    As fans wait for Ruben Loftus-Cheek announcement, Fulham have announced another signing.

    The club have confirmed the arrival of Joachim Andersen on loan from Lyon.

  • Joe Miles

    TICK TOCK

    There's just over half an hour to go now until the transfer window slams shut.

    But that's still plenty of time to get the last minute deals over the line.

  • Joe Miles

    FUL OF HOPE

    Ruben Loftus-Cheek is having his Fulham medical right NOW, according to David Ornstein.

    The Blues star is set to join the Cottagers on a season-long loan deal.

    Southampton and Aston Villa have also been linked to the England star.

    Chelsea are prepared to farm out the midfielder, but are not prepared to sell him permanently.

  • Joe Miles

    COR BLIMEY

    The Premier League have confirmed nine new coronavirus cases recorded in the last week.

    The English top flight had 1,587 players and members of staff tested between Monday September 28 and Sunday October 4, as has now become customary.

    And they have recorded nine new cases – one fewer than last week's tally of ten.

    Both figures are higher than those recorded in the first fortnight of the season, in which three and four personnel tested positive respectively.

  • Joe Miles

    MOR TO COME?

    West Ham are still eyeing a loan move for Fikayo Tomori, according to talkSPORT.

    It is understood that Chelsea are prepared to let the defender leave before the deadline.

    In the Premier League he scored one goal and made 15 appearances for Chelsea last season.

    Meanwhile, West Ham have decided to cancel Jack Wilshere's contract.

  • Joe Miles

    IN THE RED

    Harry Redknapp has hit out at Ruben Loftus-Cheek's huge wage packet at Chelsea.

    He said: “The reporter there just said Ruben Loftus-Cheek's wages may be a slight stumbling block in his move to Fulham.

    “A slight stumbling block? £150,000-per-week? How many games did he play at Chelsea? It's scary, unbelievable.

    “No wonder the game is in a state.”

  • Joe Miles

    CHEEKY MOVE

    Talks are hotting up over Ruben Loftus-Cheek's move to Fulham.

    The midfielder is on a stunning £9million-a-year contract at Stamford Bridge.

    But Chelsea are prepared to pay £100,000 a week out of his £150,000 pay packet to get him a new temporary home.

    Fabrizio Romano said: “Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Joachim Andersen are both set to sign as new Fulham players.”

  • Joe Miles

    HUD ENOUGH?

    Callum Hudson-Odoi has sent fans into meltdown with this cryptic Instagram post.

    One said: “Where on earth is he going??????”

    Another added: “Do not tell me you are going to Bayern Munich.”

    And one Instagram: “Where are you off to Callum? Don't do this to me.”

    View this post on Instagram

    A post shared by Callum Hudson-Odoi (@calteck10) on

  • Joe Miles

    'NEW TEAM, NEW CHALLENGE'

    Tiemoue Bakayoko is ready to take on a new challenge in Italy with Napoli.

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    New team! New challenge!

    A post shared byTiemoué Bakayoko 14 🇨🇮🇫🇷 (@bakayoko_official14) on

  • Joe Miles

    BAK AT IT

    Chelsea have said farewell to Tiemoue Bakayoko following his switch to Napoli.

    A statement on the club website read: “The midfielder will link up again with Gennaro Gattuso, the Napoli manager who was in charge of AC Milan when Bakayoko spent the 2018/19 season there.

    “The Frenchman joined Chelsea in the summer of 2017 and made 43 appearances for the Blues under Antonio Conte, scoring three goals.

    “He played the full game as we beat Manchester United in the FA Cup final at Wembley.”

  • Joe Miles

    DONE DEAL

    Tiemoue Bakayoko has completed his loan move to Napoli from the Blues.

  • Joe Miles

    SAUR NOTE

    Michy Batshuayi has fired a cheeky dig at Arsenal on social media after they temporarily axed their much-loved mascot Gunnersaurus.

    It was revealed on Monday how Jerry Quy – the man inside the costume – has lost his job of 27 years as a result of cuts due to coronavirus.

    The news of the sacking sent social media into meltdown, with Chelsea striker Batshuayi – on loan at Crystal Palace – giving his say on the matter.

    Posting a picture of him embracing the Belgium national team's mascot, he tweeted: “And this is how you treat your team mascot.”

  • Joe Miles

    HAMMER TIME

    West Ham are considering a bid to take Fikayo Tomori on loan from Chelsea.

    Tomori had been set to stay at Stamford Bridge but the failure to offload Toni Rudiger means the Blues are now stacked with too many defenders.

    Now the Hammers are looking at a possible loan for the remainder of the season having seen a bid to sign Jonathan Tah from Leverkusen rejected.

  • Joe Miles

    CHEEKY MOVE

    Ruben Loftus-Cheek is hoping to complete a loan move to Fulham, according to The Times.

    Frank Lampard has given the England star permission to leave on loan for the 2020-21 season.

    But the Blues boss sees Loftus-Cheek's long-term future with him at Chelsea.

    He is desperate to secure regular first-team football this term.

  • Joe Miles

    RICE ISN'T RIGHT

    Chelsea have priced out a move for top target Declan Rice.

  • Joe Miles

    MADE HIS MARC

    Marcel Lavinier has confirmed his move to Tottenham from Chelsea on Instagram.

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    Delighted to have signed for @spursofficial in the next step of my career. Very big club with very high ambitions. Grateful for this opportunity and I can’t wait to get started !🔥 #COYS🤍🤍

    A post shared byMarcel Lavinier (@marcel.lavinier) on

  • Joe Miles

    HARD LUCK

    Chelsea are set to be stuck with unsettled pair Kepa and Marcos Alonso as no serious offers have come in.

    Alonso, 29, was actively seeking a move away from Stamford Bridge following a bust up with boss Frank Lampard ten days ago.

    Kepa is another who looks destined for the sidelines with the signing of Edouard Mendy, who kept Chelsea's first clean sheet of the season on his Premier League debut on Saturday.

    The stopper has vowed to stay and fight for his place and will only leave for another top side.

  • Joe Miles

    ANT GOING ANYWHERE

    Antonio Rudiger is STAYING at Chelsea, according to the Daily Mail.

    Journalist Sami Mokbel claims the 27-year-old is now planning to work his way back into Frank Lampard's plans.

    He has been heavily linked with a move away from Stamford Bridge this summer.

    Tottenham, Paris Saint-Germain and AC Milan were among the clubs monitoring him.

  • Joe Miles

    GUNNAR MISS YOU

    Chelsea have put their rivalry with Arsenal to one side to say farewell to Gunnarsaurus.

    The Gunners have sacked their beloved club mascot after 27 years in order to cut costs amid the coronavirus pandemic.

    Jerry Quy, the man inside the costume since its birth in 1993, has been released by club bosses.

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