According to the Athletic’s Adam Leventhal, Chelsea’s deal for goalkeeper Edouard Mendy is ‘almost done’, with the transfer worth a potential total of €25m.
Leventhal reports that the Blues will part with a €20m initial fee for the Rennes ace, with the deal for the 28-year-old also including a further €5m in potential add-ons.
It seems as though a deal being completed is imminent given that the stopper was not part of Rennes’ squad for this afternoon’s Ligue 1 clash against Nimes.
Frank Lampard is in desperate need of a new option between the sticks following a disastrous season from marquee signing Kepa Arrizabalaga.
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Told deal for keeper Edouard Mendy to move to Stamford Bridge is “almost done” from source at Rennes. Understand fee is €20m (+ €5m add-ons).@TheAthleticUK
— Adam Leventhal (@AdamLeventhal) September 13, 2020
Chelsea have already bolstered their lacklustre defensive ranks – which conceded the most goals of any top-half side last season – with the additions of Ben Chilwell and experienced centre-back Thiago Silva.
Mendy kept 13 clean sheets in 33 appearances for Rennes last season, with the Senegalese star helping the side to a remarkable third-place finish in Ligue 1.
For a mega-rich club like the west London outfit, a deal worth a total of up to €25m is not bad at all, it pales in comparison to the fee used to bring Kepa to Stamford Bridge two summers ago.