The Blues have agreed a deal to sign Rennes goalkeeper Édouard Mendy, who is anticipated to arrive in West London to sign a deal in near future.
Petr Čech was instrumental in highlighting Edouard Mendy as the ideal man to compete with the current number one Kepa Arrizabalaga for a considerable length of time next season, with Frank Lampard still unconvinced by the expensive goalkeeper.
Gianluca Di Marzio broke the news that Chelsea had agreed with Rennes, in spite of the fact that there has been some disagreement about exactly how much Chelsea have consented to pay.
As per report, Chelsea have consented to pay £20.4m to sign the 28-year-old, however Ouest-France express that the final fee could really sit nearer to the £26m mark.
Notwithstanding the uncertainty, one thing which appears to be clear is that Chelsea chief Marina Granovskaia has figured out how to negotiate Chelsea a discount from Rennes’ underlying asking price was over £30m.
Fabrizio Romano anticipates that Edouard Mendy should arrive in London in the coming hours, with just a having a medical standing in the way of an official announcement.
It’s not yet clear which goalkeeper Frank Lampard will place his confidence in this season.
Kepa Arrizabalaga will clearly start Monday’s Premier League opener against Brighton while Edouard Mendy goes through an obligatory quarantine period, but he could be promoted to the starting lineup soon.
Kepa Arrizabalaga has clarified that he means to stay and battle for his place at the club, with Frank Lampard comprehended to be impressed by the goalkeeper’s determination to bounce back from an appalling season.
With respect to Chelsea’s transfer business, next up is an aspiring move for West Ham United’s Declan Rice, who is valued at £80m by the Hammers. Will Roman Abramovich at long last be stopped?