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Done Deal: Chelsea affirm signing Rennes star on five-year deal

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Chelsea have authoritatively announced the signing of shot-stopper Edouard Mendy from Rennes in a move that is purportedly worth around £22m.

The Senegalese has enjoyed a outstanding season in France with Reims and Rennes and also has eight caps to his name for his country.

The 28-year-old has been on Chelsea radar who have now moved to add another goalkeeper to their positions alongside Willy Caballero and Kepa Arrizabalaga.

According to the club’s official site, they have affirmed the move for the goalkeeper and have also uncovered that he has signed a five-year contract.

Chelsea haven’t affirmed the transfer fee involved in the swoop, however Sky Sports note that it is accepted to be £22m as they include further competition for places between the posts at Stamford Bridge this season.

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The truth will surface eventually what his appearance implies for either Kepa Arrizabalaga or Willy Caballero, as it’s questionable regarding whether Frank Lampard needs three top alternatives in that position, with Kepa specifically going under further analysis this season after committing errors against Brighton and Liverpool lately.

It is not yet clear if Edouard Mendy is promptly tossed into the starting XI or is at first compelled to work his way into contention, however the weight will positively increase on Kepa pushing ahead realizing that Frank Lampard has another alternative accessible to him and according to the report above, if Chelsea have in fact burned through £22m on goalkeeper Edouard Mendy, he’ll be required to play regularly as opposed to just sit on the bench.

Chelsea’s spending spree continues this summer as it follows any semblance of Kai Havertz, Timo Werner, Ben Chilwell and Hakim Ziyech all moving to west London as they hope to vie for significant honours pushing ahead.

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