Sport Chelsea agree £26million deal for Rennes goalkeeper Edouard Mendy
Edouard Mendy 'has said his goodbyes to Rennes team-mates'
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 this season.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.
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.
Frank Lampard confirms Edouard Mendy is having Chelsea medical
The 28-year-old goalkeeper is set to sign a five-year contract at Stamford Bridge and will compete with under-fire keeper Kepa Arrizabalaga for the No 1 jersey at Chelsea.The 28-year-old goalkeeper is set to sign a five-year contract at Stamford Bridge and will compete with under-fire keeper Kepa Arrizabalaga for the No 1 jersey.
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.
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Lampard on the cusp of completing swoop for Edouard Mendy from Rennes
If Mendy arrives in time he could be set to make his debut in this weekend's trip to West Brom, with Kepa Arrizabalaga facing the drop after a difficult start to the season. © Provided by Daily Mail Chelsea's move for goalkeeper Edouard Mendy from Rennes is on the verge of completion © Provided by Daily Mail Frank Lampard believes the shot-stopper's medical is done ahead of a £22million transfer 'With Mendy, the medical, I think it's done, but I want to be a bit careful and don't want to give absolute confirmation until I see him, possibly over the next 24 hours,' said Lampard.
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