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Sport BREAKING NEWS: ​Chelsea sign Rennes goalkeeper Mendy

14:27  24 september  2020
14:27  24 september  2020 Source:   goal.com

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.

Big-spending Chelsea have signed goalkeeper Edouard Mendy from Ligue 1 side Rennes as Frank Lampard eyes a solution to a problem position. Chelsea have signed Senegal goalkeeper Edouard Mendy from Rennes on a five-year contract, the Premier League club said on Thursday.

Chelsea are set to sign a goalkeeper to put pressure on Kepa Arrizabalaga after reaching an agreement with Rennes over a deal for Édouard Mendy .

a man holding a baseball bat: Chelsea have signed goalkeeper Edouard Mendy © Getty Images Chelsea have signed goalkeeper Edouard Mendy

Chelsea have signed Senegal goalkeeper Edouard Mendy from Rennes on a five-year contract, the Premier League club said on Thursday.

The big-spending Blues have reportedly paid just over £20million to bring 28-year-old Mendy to Stamford Bridge.

Mendy's arrival in London will cast doubt over the future of Kepa Arrizabalaga, who made another costly mistake in Chelsea's Premier League defeat to Liverpool last weekend.

Chelsea's defensive cavalry can't come soon

  Chelsea's defensive cavalry can't come soon That first nervy moment led to a brief wobble and couple of dodgy clearances from Kepa which he and Chelsea survived then but were merely a sign of things to come. © Provided by Daily Mail © Provided by Daily Mail Chelsea's new left back was seen in the stands alongside Petr Cech and his fellow new recruits There was no escape on the stroke of half-time when Henderson spotted a gaping hole in Chelsea’s defence and arrowed a lofted pass through it.In a desperate attempt to make up for being slow to react Christensen dragged down a through-on-goal Sadio Mane.

Chelsea on Thursday announced the signing of goalkeeper Edouard Mendy from Rennes on a five-year deal. The Senegalese international will compete with Kepa Arrizabalaga and Willy Caballero for a starting spot at Stamford Bridge. "I am so excited to be joining Chelsea ," said Mendy .

Chelsea are expected to increase their offer for Rennes goalkeeper Édouard Mendy after an initial bid of around £14m was rejected. They signed the 28-year-old only last year, from Reims. Other possible goalkeeping targets for Chelsea include Lille’s Mike Maignan and PSG’s Aphonse Areola.

The towering Mendy helped Ligue 1 side Rennes qualify for the Champions League for the first time last season and now becomes Frank Lampard's eighth new recruit in the transfer window.


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Frank Lampard hails Edouard Mendy after Chelsea debut .
Mendy was handed his first start in the fourth-round Carabao Cup tie after completing a £22million move from Rennes last week and produced a fine stop from Sergio Reguilon. require(["inlineoutstreamAd", "c.

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