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Monday's Chelsea transfer talk news roundup: Edouard Mendy, Kepa Arrizabalaga, Declan Rice

Here, Sports Mole rounds up the latest transfer talk for Chelsea on Monday, September 21.

The summer transfer window has now begun, with rumours and speculation continuing to swirl as Chelsea eye possible reinforcements.

The Blues failed to bring in a single player during the January window, despite seeing their transfer ban cut short by FIFA, but have already been busy this summer.

Here, Sports Mole rounds up the latest news on possible comings and goings from Stamford Bridge.

Monday morning's Chelsea transfer talk news roundup:


Chelsea 'agree transfer fee with Rennes for Edouard Mendy'

Rennes goalkeeper Edouard Mendy pictured in October 2019© Reuters

Chelsea will reportedly pay Rennes just over £20m for goalkeeper Edouard Mendy.

The 28-year-old is believed to have said goodbye to his Rennes teammates on Friday, with his agent confirming on Thursday that a deal was close to being completed.

There was some confusion over whether the Blues had actually agreed a transfer fee with the French outfit, who were said to be holding out for £25m.

However, according to The Telegraph, Frank Lampard's side will pay just over £20m for the stopper, who is expected to replace Kepa Arrizabalaga as the club's new number one.

The Senegal international joined Rennes from Reims last summer and made 33 appearances for the Red and Blacks during the 2019-20 campaign, keeping 13 clean sheets.

Chelsea will be looking to make it back-to-back wins at the start of the 2020-21 Premier League campaign when they welcome Liverpool on Sunday afternoon.



Edouard Mendy 'says goodbye to Rennes teammates'

Rennes goalkeeper Edouard Mendy pictured in October 2019© Reuters

Edouard Mendy has reportedly said goodbye to his Rennes teammates as he closes in on a move to Chelsea.

The 28-year-old's agent confirmed on Thursday that Rennes and Chelsea had reached an agreement for the stopper, who looks set to take Kepa Arrizabalaga's place between the sticks at Stamford Bridge.

Mendy will allegedly pen a five-year deal with Frank Lampard's side upon his arrival, although the Blues are yet to officially confirm the deal.

According to L'Equipe, the goalkeeper said goodbye to his Rennes teammates on Friday and is expected to miss Saturday's clash with Monaco in order to finalise a move to England.

Mendy played his French club's first Ligue 1 game of the season against Lille on August 22 but has missed their last two against Montpellier and Nimes.

Chelsea will be looking to make it back-to-back wins at the start of the 2020-21 Premier League season when they host Liverpool on Sunday afternoon.


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