Chelsea had a very busy summer transfer market this season after completing a one-year transfer ban last season. To continue the process of rebuilding the squad Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has already signed some big names like Timo Werner, Hakim Ziyech, Kai Havertz, Ben Chilwell, Thiago Silva. Now they are interested to sign Eduardo Mendy from Rennes.
Chelsea has faced multiple problems in the goalkeeping position in the last two seasons. The performance of Kepa Arrizabalaga and Willy Caballero was not up to the mark. Kepa has faced a disastrous season last year. It was expected that Frank Lampard will try to end the goalkeeper problems this summer.
According to multiple reports in Europe, Chelsea wants to sign Eduardo Mandy before the season kicks off. Rennes president Holveck confirmed, “We’ve started official negotiations with Chelsea to sell Edouard Mendy. We know the player wants to leave [and join Chelsea]. But the agreement at the moment is not 100% completed between the three parts.”
Italian reporter Fabrizio Romano tweeted, “Chelsea have agreed personal terms with Mendy few days ago – new bid expected soon to complete the agreement with Rennes. Deal still expected to be done soon. No chances for Oblak as always said [Atlético will keep him].”
At first, it was rumoured that Chelsea is trying to sign Jan Oblak from Atletico Madrid. But Atletico is not ready to sell their star goalkeeper. So Chelsea is now going for Mendy.
The 28 years old French goalkeeper has kept 13 clean sheets for Rennes in his 33 appearances last season. Chelsea has tabled a bid of 20 million euros which was rejected by Rennes as per some reports. Blues are ready to push up to 28 million euros.
The deal will be completed in next few days if both the clubs come to an agreement.
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