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Sport Edouard Mendy close to finalising £25m Chelsea deal, says his agent

20:42  17 september  2020
20:42  17 september  2020 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

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Edouard Mendy is on the brink of becoming a Chelsea player and the deal could be even be confirmed by Thursday night, according to his agent . 'The deal with Chelsea is almost done. It could even be completed in the next hours': Rennes keeper Edouard Mendy close to finalising £ 25 m

Chelsea have agreed a deal to sign Rennes goalkeeper Edouard Mendy , according to the player's agent . Frank Lampard has been keen for Chelsea to sign It could even be done tomorrow, if all goes well. ‘Afterwards, the player himself will come to finalise everything, including having his medical

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Edouard Mendy is on the brink of becoming a Chelsea player and the deal could be even be confirmed by Thursday night, according to his agent.

The 28-year-old has been pursued by the Blues as manager Frank Lampard wants a new goalkeeper to usurp much-maligned Kepa Arrizabalaga as his No 1.

Talks with Mendy's club Rennes have been ongoing but according to his agent Djily Dieng a significant breakthrough has happened.

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Edouard Mendy will have a medical in Berlin this week ahead of completing his move to Chelsea on a five-year deal . Mendy pulled out of training when an agreement first appeared close but was unable to complete a medical last Saturday as the clubs failed to finalise a fee.

Chelsea are close to finalising an agreement to sign goalkeeper Edouard Mendy from Rennes. Chelsea manager, Frank Lampard is keen to sign a new goalkeeper to provide The newspaper report that the transfer could eventually increase to £ 25 million after add-ons are included in the deal .

'The deal with Chelsea is almost done. Only the formalisation is remaining,' he told Extra Time on Thursday afternoon as per Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano.

'It could be completed even in the next hours'.

Mendy is set to become the seventh signing in an extraordinary summer of spending for Chelsea after Sportsmail revealed at the weekend they had agreed a £25million fee with the Ligue 1 side.

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Imminent Chelsea signing Edouard Mendy will be a better option for Frank Lampard than Kepa "I know Petr Cech is very close to Rennes, playing two years there just before coming to Chelsea . Kepa Arrizabalaga prediction made about Edouard Mendy as £ 25 m Chelsea transfer 'confirmed'

CHELSEA are reportedly closing in on a deal for Rennes goalkeeper Edouard Mendy . Chelsea had been linked with the likes of Atletico Madrid’s Jan Oblak, Burnley’s Nick Pope and But if they fail to sign Mendy , Lampard could instead opt to promote academy star Nathan Baxter to his senior side.

Mendy was initially pulled out of training on Friday after Chelsea's bid was accepted and was subsequently left out of Rennes' 4-2 victory against Nimes on Sunday.

Chelsea conceded 54 goals in 38 Premier League games last season and manager Frank Lampard wants Mendy to help eradicate such a poor record.

His arrival would take Chelsea's outlay this summer beyond £250m following the purchases of Hakim Ziyech, Timo Werner, Ben Chilwell, Malang Sarr, Thiago Silva  and Kai Havertz.

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Arrizabalaga will KEEP place in Chelsea line-up for West Brom clash .
Edouard Mendy joined Chelsea on Thursday and has not had enough time to prepare to face West Brom on Saturday, says Frank Lampard. Kepa Arrizabalaga is set to keep his place.The Blues splashed out £22million on Mendy from Rennes to challenge their No 1, who has endured a horrendous time of late.

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