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Sport Chelsea agree £26million deal for Rennes goalkeeper Edouard Mendy

04:11  20 september  2020
04:11  20 september  2020 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

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

  Edouard Mendy close to finalising £25m Chelsea deal, says his agent 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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Chelsea have agreed the £26million signing of goalkeeper Edouard Mendy from Rennes after finally reaching agreement on a payment structure.

The 28-year-old had been allowed to undergo part of his medical a week ago after believing a deal was in place only to be called back when they failed to agree on a final fee.

The deal is understood to be £22m plus add-ons with Mendy signing a five year contract.

Lampard confirms Rennes goalkeeper Mendy undergoing medical at Chelsea

  Lampard confirms Rennes goalkeeper Mendy undergoing medical at Chelsea Lampard confirms Rennes goalkeeper Mendy undergoing medical at ChelseaChelsea's decision to boost their goalkeeping options follows a dip in form since the start of last season for first-choice keeper Kepa Arrizabalaga, who was at fault in Liverpool's second goal on Sunday.

a man standing in front of a crowd: Chelsea have agreed the signing of Edouard Mendy from Rennes for £26million © Provided by Daily Mail Chelsea have agreed the signing of Edouard Mendy from Rennes for £26million Frank Lampard sitting in front of a laptop: Frank Lampard has been looking for a replacement for the much-maligned Kepa Arrizabalaga © Provided by Daily Mail Frank Lampard has been looking for a replacement for the much-maligned Kepa Arrizabalaga

Rennes had asked for players on loan in negotiations, notably defender Fikayo Tomori but he is expected to join Everton.

Mendy said his farewells to teammates on Friday after playing 34 games for the club.

Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has wanted a new goalkeeper to usurp much-maligned Kepa Arrizabalaga as his No 1.

Mendy is set to become the seventh signing in an extraordinary summer of spending for Chelsea, which is set to top £250million.

Chelsea full-back Davide Zappacosta has finalised his loan to Genoa. The right-back has been at Stamford Bridge since 2017, but went on loan to Roma last season.

Edouard Mendy joins Chelsea in £22m transfer from Rennes

  Edouard Mendy joins Chelsea in £22m transfer from Rennes The 28-year-old has joined the Blues in a £22million transfer from Ligue 1 outfit Rennes - in what will be a major boost to manager Frank Lampard. He is now expected to become their No 1 goalkeeper.The 28-year-old has joined the Blues in a £22million transfer from Ligue 1 outfit Rennes - in what will be a major boost to manager Frank Lampard.

a man holding a ball: Chelsea have spent yet more money on their summer transfer window spending spree © Provided by Daily Mail Chelsea have spent yet more money on their summer transfer window spending spree Read more

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