11pm Chelsea transfer news LIVE: Edouard Mendy LATEST, new third kit mocked, Declan Rice UPDATE, Soumare link

The Chelsea manager appeared on The High Performance podcast, hosted by BT Sport’s Jake Humprey, and told how stinging criticism by his father over his performances as a young boy left his mother feeding him goodies and offering him words of advice to lift his mood.

12pm Chelsea transfer news LIVE: Edouard Mendy talks in progress, Batshuayi to Palace DONE DEAL, Declan Rice latest

The Blues boss told Chelseafc.com: “He is a player I have been aware of for a long time and as a fellow attacking midfield player, I have paid particular attention to those type of players for some time.

11pm Chelsea transfer news LIVE: Mendy bid ACCEPTED, Giroud wants to stay, Rice LATEST, Lampard on Brighton

Final decision is now up to Rennes president. Mendy wants to join Chelsea and the club are trying to make it happen – that’s why Lampard decided to keep silence about this deal to respect Rennes. After signing a new goalkeeper, Chelsea will consider a move for Rice. 🔵 #CFC

Neymar agrees world-record £450m transfer from Barcelona to Paris Saint-Germain

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Sky Sports’ Season of Sustainability: All live Premier League coverage to be albert certified

Earlier this year, Sky announced it had achieved CarbonNeutral® certification for all of its UK Sky Original productions and received planning permission to build Sky Studios Elstree, what it is planning to be the most environmentally friendly TV studios in the world.

The kindness of strangers: should surrogates get paid?

With Gamble’s help, the men managed to get the babies passports and returned to the UK, where parental orders were granted despite the lack of written consent. Tariq never did find out what happened to his boys’ surrogate mother, and still doesn’t know her identity. “You just hope the surrogate got whatever deal she entered […]

The Sputnik Intelligent Punter’s Guide to the 2020-1 Football Season

LEEDS Odds: 250-1. It’s great to see the one-time giants of English football back in the big time after a 16-year absence.  Although the step up to the Premiership is often a struggle, Wolves and Sheffield United have shown in recent years that you can excel in your first season up, and Leeds are likely […]