Tue. Jun 22nd, 2021

As confirmed by a host of reliable sources online this evening, Premier League giants Chelsea have reached an agreement with Stade Rennais over the signing of goalkeeper Edouard Mendy.

Chelsea rebuilding

Ongoings at Stamford Bridge have of course proven one of the talking points of world football over recent weeks.

This comes with the Blues currently in the midst of a remarkable recruitment drive.

On the back of a pair of transfer windows without a single signing, Chelsea have already secured 6 high-profile additions ahead of the new season.

After clinching deals for both Hakim Ziyech and Timo Werner before the summer window had even officially opened, the last week of August saw all of Ben Chilwell, Malang Sarr and Thiago Silva follow suit.

BRIGHTON, ENGLAND – AUGUST 29: Timo Werner of Chelsea celebrates after scoring his team’s first goal during the pre-season friendly between Brighton & Hove Albion and Chelsea at Amex Stadium on August 29, 2020 in Brighton, England. (Photo by Darren Walsh/Chelsea FC via Getty Images)

And, in the Londoners’ biggest summer outlay yet, the long-anticipated arrival of Kai Havertz was finally made official this day last week.

The German prodigy put pen-to-paper on a 5-year deal at Stamford Bridge, in a deal worth a rumoured £70 million.

Mendy on the way

Whilst such reinforcements will, for obvious reasons, no doubt result in Chelsea proving a markedly improved side next season, one area which remains a major source of concern at Stamford Bridge comes between the posts.

On the back of a hugely underwhelming campaign on the part of current no.1 Kepa Arrizabalaga, the Blues, in turn, have been tipped to swoop for a whole host of shot-stoppers.

To this point, though, no such move has come to fruition.

LONDON, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 22: Antonio Rudiger of Chelsea tries to shield the ball so that Chelsea goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga can gather the ball during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea FC at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on December 22, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Mark Leech/Offside/Offside via Getty Images)

But, as outlined above, if the latest word emerging from the media over the last couple of hours is to be believed, then Chelsea’s goalkeeper search finally looks set to bear fruit, and imminently.

As confirmed by transfer expert Fabrizio Romano, along with a host of others, the Londoners have struck a deal with Ligue 1 outfit Stade Rennais, over the signing of Edouard Mendy.

28-year-old Senegalese international Mendy is already thought to have agreed to the personal terms of a contract in southwest London, with a medical booked for the coming days:

An insight into the fee agreed between the clubs, meanwhile, has also been forthcoming.

As first reported by Get French Football News, the ‘total package’, including bonuses, for Mendy, comes in at around €28 million:

Others, however, have suggested that the figure is in fact closer to €22 million:

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