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Chelsea close to completing deal for Rennes goalkeeper Edouard Mendy?

Chelsea close to completing Edouard Mendy deal?
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A report claims that Rennes goalkeeper Edouard Mendy is close to joining Chelsea in a deal that could be worth around £20m.

Chelsea are on the verge of finalising a deal for Rennes goalkeeper Edouard Mendy, according to a report.

The Blues have been linked with a number of keepers since the end of last season due to the shaky form of Kepa Arrizabalaga.

Having already added six new outfield players to their squad ahead of the 2020-21 campaign, The Athletic claims that a new keeper is now incoming at Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea technical director Petr Cech is said to be leading talks with Rennes and a breakthrough appears to have been reached, with the clubs apparently agreeing a fee for Mendy.

The 28-year-old, who could cost more than £20m, has spent just one full season at Roazhon Park after joining from Ligue 1 rivals Reims last year.

Meanwhile, Chelsea's spending is not expected to stop there as a new holding midfielder - either Lille's Boubakary Soumare or West Ham United youngster Declan Rice - is supposedly also on Frank Lampard's radar.


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