Rennes goalkeeper, Edouard Mendy is ready to join Chelsea in the next 24 hours.

According to Chelsea coach Frank Lampard, his decision to leave Antonio Rudiger and Ruben Loftus-Cheek out of his squad against Barnsley does not mean they are definitely leaving Chelsea.

Rudiger and Loftus-Cheek have both been linked with loan exits from Stamford Bridge before the transfer window closes next month, Evening Standards reports.

Meanwhile, the arrival of Thiago Silva has effectively pushed Antonio Rudiger down to fifth-choice centre-back at Chelsea and he has been linked with Paris Saint-Germain.

As for Loftus-Cheek, the talented player faces limited opportunities this season following the arrivals of Kai Havertz and Hakim Ziyech.

While making comments on the development, Lampard said: “They were not in the squad, that is just a choice at the moment.

“With the centre backs, I cannot have them all in the squad. I know I keep getting asked about the question about the size of the squad, yes there may be movement in the squad but nothing is concrete so do not read too much into those selections at the minute.