Chelsea will affirm the signing of Edouard Mendy this week after his skipper at Rennes, Damien Da Silva, sent him a message of congrats.
Chelsea have just burned through £200m on six summer signings, Kai Havertz the most recent to move to Stamford Bridge.
The Blues’ huge spending power lately comes after two calm previous transfer windows, including their transfer ban the previous summer.
Nonetheless, reports guarantee Frank Lampard has a long way from wrapped up his squad ahead of the new season. The 42-year-old needs another goalkeeper, in the midst of questions about Kepa Arrizabalaga.
Ongoing reports have proposed Chelsea have stepped up their chase for Senegal goalkeeper Edouard Mendy. The shot-stopper intrigued with nine clean sheets in Ligue 1 last season.
Chelsea have purportedly had an offer rejected for Edouard Mendy, however report says a deal is close. The source claims Chelsea are edging nearer to fulfilling Rennes’ needs.
Presently, reports in France guarantee the Blues have agreed a bargain deal for the shot-stopper.
Chelsea will purportedly pay Rennes only £18.2million upfront. With bonuses, the deal could arrive at somewhat more, but Chelsea won’t pay higher than £25m.
What’s more, if Edouard Mendy demonstrates the upgrade in goal to Kepa Arrizabalaga than everybody anticipates that him should be, Chelsea will have themselves a deal.
For Rennes, the deal also denotes a sizeable benefit. They signed the goalkeeper for only £3.5m from Stade Reims the previous summer.
However, it will be a telling blow for Rennes if Mendy leaves the club, who have qualified for this current season’s Champions League.
His captain Da Silva, notwithstanding, demands Edouard Mendy merits the move to Stamford Bridge.