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Sport Chelsea agree £22m deal to sign Rennes goalkeeper Edouard Mendy

01:45  22 september  2020
01:45  22 september  2020 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

Edouard Mendy 'has said his goodbyes to Rennes team-mates'

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

Edouard Mendy as Rennes goalkeeper travels to Berlin to undergo medical before signing Chelsea are set to announce the signing of Edouard Mendy from Rennes The goalkeeper will undergo a medical in Berlin this week and sign five-year deal Goalkeeper Mendy , 28, is on the verge of sealing his move after Chelsea agreed a £ 22 million

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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.

Goalkeeper Mendy, 28, is on the verge of sealing his move after Chelsea agreed a £22m deal with Rennes and imminent arrival will intensify the pressure on under-fire Kepa Arrizabalaga.

Mendy had initially being lined up to provide healthy competition and push Kepa for the No1 position.

Frank Lampard confirms Edouard Mendy is having Chelsea medical

  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.

Chelsea have agreed a fee of around £ 22 m (m) with Rennes for goalkeeper Edouard Mendy , Goal can confirm. The Blues' head of the goalkeeper department Christophe Lollichon was also consulted in the move for Mendy , with both him and Cech having made the switch from Rennes to

Chelsea hope to persuade Rennes to sell Édouard Mendy , despite having their first offer of €16m ( £ 14.2m) for the goalkeeper rejected. Frank Lampard is keen to sign a new goalkeeper after losing faith in Kepa Arrizabalaga, who has failed to convince since moving to Stamford Bridge for a world

a man holding a ball: Chelsea have agreed a £22m deal to sign Rennes keeper Edouard Mendy on five-year contract © Provided by Daily Mail Chelsea have agreed a £22m deal to sign Rennes keeper Edouard Mendy on five-year contract

But the Spaniard's ongoing struggles have increased the prospect of 6ft 6in Senegalese stopper Mendy starting games for the Blues sooner than expected.

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.

He returned to training while the clubs continued to negotiate and now a deal has been struck his tests have been rescheduled for ahead of his move to London.

a group of people playing a game of football: Current Chelsea No1 Kepa Arrizabalaga made another costly error during defeat by Liverpool © Provided by Daily Mail Current Chelsea No1 Kepa Arrizabalaga made another costly error during defeat by Liverpool

Kepa suffered another nightmare moment in Chelsea's 2-0 defeat against Liverpool when his sloppy backpass gifted Sadio Mane his second goal.

Lampard on the cusp of completing swoop for Edouard Mendy from Rennes

  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.

Chelsea agree £ 25 m deal for Rennes goalkeeper Edouard Mendy with seventh signing of summer Chelsea have agreed a deal worth up to £ 25m for Rennes star Edouard Mendy Chelsea 's bid was accepted on Friday and Mendy then pulled out of training

Chelsea have finally agreed a deal to sign goalkeeper Edouard Mendy from French club Rennes . Following weeks of haggling, Mendy will join for a Chelsea head coach Frank Lampard had wanted a new goalkeeper following a string of disappointing performances from Kepa Arrizabalaga, the latest

Manager Frank Lampard offered his support to Kepa but refused to totally spare the Spaniard, admitting he made 'a clear mistake.'

Kepa, 25, is determined to fight for his Chelsea future and prove his worth following his world record £71.6m move to Stamford Bridge in 2018 but he has failed to convince Lampard and was dropped twice last season.

But Chelsea accept there will be no takers at the level of fee - at least £50m - they would be willing to accept for Kepa.

Frank Lampard sitting in a car: Frank Lampard admitted the Spaniard made a 'clear mistake' during the Premier League defeat © Provided by Daily Mail Frank Lampard admitted the Spaniard made a 'clear mistake' during the Premier League defeat

Meanwhile, they are reluctant to take a big hit on what they paid Athletic Bilbao leaving him set to remain unless a long-term loan could be found, with the borrowing club taking on a significant portion of his wages.

Chelsea midfielder Mason Mount insisted Kepa still has the backing of his teammates.

Edouard Mendy v Kepa Arrizabalaga: Chelsea keepers compared using Opta data

  Edouard Mendy v Kepa Arrizabalaga: Chelsea keepers compared using Opta data Edouard Mendy is expected to displace Kepa Arrizabalaga as Chelsea's number one. We used Opta data to compare the two goalkeepers.Club director Marina Granovskaia said upon the announcement of his arrival: "Kepa is a talent we have admired for a long time and we are extremely excited about his arrival.

Rennes goalkeeper Edouard Mendy will be joining Chelsea for £ 26million. Chelsea have agreed the £ 26million signing of goalkeeper Edouard Mendy from Rennes after finally reaching The deal is understood to be £ 22 m plus add-ons with Mendy signing a five year contract.

Chelsea have reached an agreement to sign Senegal international goalkeeper Edouard Mendy from Rennes , according to widespread reports. Now, those issues appear to have been resolved, with the deal closing in on its final stages. Rennes asked about Chelsea pair. Mendy will sign a five-year

He said: 'We know that Kepa is an experienced goalkeeper, he will look at it and he knows where he needs to look at it and improve but we are all going to be behind him.'

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