Chelsea are ready to announce the signing of shot-stopper Edouard Mendy from Rennes.
Following months of looking for another shot-stopper to replace the unconvincing Kepa Arrizabalaga as the club’s No. 1, Frank Lampard and his staff have chosen Edouard Mendy.
It’s presently hazy whether Edouard Mendy will quickly become Chelsea’s first choice goalkeeper or whether he will just give Kepa Arrizabalaga extra competition over the next coming months.
However, Chelsea have now completed Edouard Mendy’s move, as indicated by the reliable Fabrizio Romano.
Edouard Mendy deal as Kai Havertz… ‘simply a question of time’. Agreement with Chelsea has been completed already. He’s joining on a permanent deal. Fee the of around €24m. Here we go affirmed, he tweeted on Saturday morning.
When Fabrizio Romano tweets the words ‘Here we go’, you can securely summer that implies it’s a done deal.
Edouard Mendy turns 29-year-old next March, has just been at Rennes for a year after joining the club from Reims.
In any case, the goalkeeper did what’s needed during the 2019-20 season to intrigue the people pulling the strings at Stamford Bridge.
Curiously, Fabrizio Romano also says that subsequent to reporting Edouard Mendy, Chelsea will at that point consider a move for West Ham defensive midfielder Declan Rice.
The west London outfit have been connected with the Englishman this summer however, as things stand, they have made no conventional methodology for Declan Rice.
Fabrizio Romano adds that Chelsea are yet to make an offer for Declan Rice, who is one of West Ham’s most significant players.
Declan Rice was at Chelsea’s youth academy between 2006-2014. He was released by the West London club aged 14 before joining West Ham’s academy.
Declan Rice remains close companions with Mason Mount and the two midfielders could be brought together before the summer transfer window closes on October 5.