‘Currently a gap’: Chelsea in talks over new contract for 30-year-old, he wants more than they’re offering - Journalist

Sky Sports journalist Dharmesh Sheth has claimed Chelsea and Edouard Mendy are still a way apart on terms regarding a new deal.

The Senegal international has become a crucial part of the Chelsea squad under Thomas Tuchel, with him only missing games through injury or in domestic cups.

However, they are set to make a further statement of intent to backing the 30-year-old, with them set to allow second-choice Kepa Arrizabalaga leave with no intentions of signing a replacement.

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He has rapidly become one of the best goalkeepers in the league, with Chelsea looking to reward him with a new deal whilst also securing the future of their impressive goalkeeper despite him still having three years left on his current contract.

Despite this, Sheth has stated that the two parties are apart in financial terms, despite remaining in talks.

Chelsea and Mendy apart on contract talks

He said: “Chelsea keeper Edouard Mendy’s representatives in talks with the club over a new contract. Currently, gap between what Chelsea are offering and what Mendy’s camp are after. Mendy has 3 years left in his contract.”

With the signing of Gabriel Slonina, the Blues have an extremely promising man for the future at Stamford Bridge, although his young age allows Mendy the chance to maintain his place at the top for a few more years.

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The Blues will do well to secure his services for the future though, with him being undoubtedly one of the better signings made by the club in recent history.

His importance in the club’s run to winning the Champions League last year is more than enough evidence for supporters that he’s the right man for the club, with his kicking in particular something he is continuing to work on in order to become a better all-round operator.

Jack is a football journalist who graduated from the University of Derby. He has freelanced for The Athletic and The Sun. Jack has reported live from Premier League and Championship grounds, whilst also being published in the Non League Paper.