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Transfer News: Chelsea ready to pay more for Rennes star



Chelsea are allegedly set to return with a higher proposal for Rennes shot-stopper Edouard Mendy after seeing an initial offer of £14.2m dismissed by the French club.

In spite of having just signed Hakim Ziyech, Timo Werner and Ben Chilwell, another goalkeeper is still supposed to be on the plan for Chelsea boss Frank Lampard.

The Chelsea manager has apparently lost confidence in present number one Kepa Arrizabalaga following various mistake tossed displays last season, and Frank Lampard is accepted to have recognized Edouard Mendy as an ideal cut-price option to Atletico Madrid’s Jan Oblak.

In any case, report guarantees that Rennes won’t be forced into a deal and the Blues are setting up a second offer of £17.8m for the Senegal goalkeeper.

The report likewise guarantees that the Ligue 1 outfit are looking take Chelsea defender Fikayo Tomori on loan for the new season, but who knows with respect to whether the 22-year-old will be utilized as a feature of a deal for Edouard Mendy, and Rennes are interested to keep hold of the goalkeeper in any case.

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Lille’s Mike Maignan and Paris Saint-Germain’s Alphonse Areola have also been referenced as possible replacement for Kepa Arrizabalaga at Stamford Bridge.

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