Chelsea close to sealing £25m move for goalkeeper Edouard Mendy from Rennes.

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Edouard Mendy, Rennes goalkeeper is set to be the latest acquisition of the Premier League side, Chelsea as the deal is closing on, as the reports suggest.

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Eduoard Mendy, the goalkeeper of Ligue 1 side, Rennes could be heading towards Stamford Bridge to join the Blues.

Reportedly, both the parties have agreed on a deal worth £18.2 million. But, later the deal could be for £25m after tallying the add-on bonus.

This could prove to be Chelsea boss, Frank Lampard’s seventh signing of the summer transfer window along with Ben Chilwell, Hakim Ziyech, Timo Werner, Kai Havertz, Thiago Silva and Malang Sarr.

Chelsea close to sealing £25m move for goalkeeper Edouard Mendy from Rennes. - THE SPORTS ROOM

Kepa Arrizabalaga, current Chelsea goalkeeper has not been in his top form and has been inconsistent throughout the 2019/20 campaign for the Blues.

Frank Lampard, the gaffer of Chelsea has been eyeing to strengthen up his goalkeeping department, now that he has sorted with defense.

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The Spanish goalkeeper has been struggling for a while and has not provided top-notch performance for the club. The manager is certainly checking on for other options, with Edouard Mendy be the top preference.

Petr Cech, the Chelsea legend is the technical and performance advisor of the club. He discussed the recent performance of the Spaniard, Kepa Arrizabalaga.

Chelsea close to sealing £25m move for goalkeeper Edouard Mendy from Rennes. - THE SPORTS ROOM

He said, “Kepa struggled last season, that is unquestionable.”

Petr Cech, the former Chelsea goalkeeper continued, “But the club invested in him and gave him a long-term contract because they believe he has the qualities and attributes to be successful.”

The 38-year-old added, “Additions will be made to the squad, perhaps even in goal, and this is what is being discussed now. But nobody is giving up on Kepa and we all hope he has a great future.”

Edouard Mendy: Yet another quest for Chelsea?

Edouard Mendy began his career at AS Cherbourg which competed in the third tier of the French football league, Championnat National. The Senegalese International signed with Reims in 2016 and helped his team win the Ligue 2 in 2018/19 season.

Chelsea close to sealing £25m move for goalkeeper Edouard Mendy from Rennes. - THE SPORTS ROOM

The 28-year-old joined Ligue 1 side, Rennes for £3.5m deal and secured his side the Champions League spot this season.

Frank Lampard is determined to sign Edouard Mendy as he aims to bolster his goalkeeping department.

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