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Deal CLOSE: Rennes confirm replacement for Chelsea-bound star

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Chelsea want to sign another goalkeeper this summer, with the west London club looking set to sign Édouard Mendy from Stade Rennais.

While that is (most likely) extraordinary news for us, it will leave the Ligue 1 requiring another goalkeeper three weeks into the 2020-21 season, which isn’t ideal.

Luckily, as per French paper Ouest-France, they have recognized a name to fill the hole left by Edouard Mendy’s departure, Granada’s Rui Silva.

Granada was named the best goalkeeper in the Spanish second division two years prior, and furthermore played a major part in Granada completing in the European spots in La Liga last season also.

Granada would clearly have no desire to sell a player that significant, however the 26-year-old goalkeeper allegedly has just a €15m release clause.

The show-stopper also in the last year of his contract, which implies that Rennes may even have the option to get him for much less.

Regardless, the significant part here is this is further affirmation that Edouard Mendy’s coming to Chelsea, which ought to happen decently soon, with personal terms previously agreed and the teams closing in on a transfer fee.

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