Chelsea have reached a ‘essential stage’ in talks with Rennes to signal Edouard Mendy, in keeping with stories.
Blues boss Frank Lampard is known to be looking out for a brand new goalkeeper having misplaced religion in Kepa Arrizabalaga.
The Spaniard turned the membership’s document signing when he joined in a £71.6million deal from Athletic Bilbao in 2018.
After serving to Chelsea win the Europa League in his debut season, he struggled for type within the 2019/20 marketing campaign.
Journalist Kevin Palmer claims £18m-rated Mendy, who solely joined Rennes final 12 months, may very well be Chelsea’s subsequent large summer season arrival.
He stated: “I’m listening to that Rennes keeper Edouard Mendy may very well be the subsequent large arrival at Chelsea as talks attain a vital stage… however he’s not their solely goalkeeper possibility this summer season.”
Chelsea have already introduced in Hakim Ziyech, Timo Werner, Kai Havertz, Thiago Silva and Ben Chilwell in what has been a busy summer season in west London.
And Kepa may very well be the subsequent Blues participant to have his beginning place in danger amid switch hyperlinks to Mendy.
Final month, Chelsea technical and efficiency adviser Petr Cech admitted the membership might usher in a brand new goalkeeper.
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He stated: “Kepa struggled final season, that’s unquestionable.
“However the membership invested in him and gave him a long-term contract as a result of they consider he has the qualities and attributes to achieve success.
“Additions will likely be made to the squad, even perhaps in purpose, and that is what’s being mentioned now.
“However no one is giving up on Kepa and all of us hope he has an amazing future.”