Journalist: Chelsea may now consider selling their £22m player

'I've been told': Journalist says Chelsea have changed their mind on £22m player and could now sell him

Chelsea may reportedly consider selling Edouard Mendy next summer.

Mendy, 30, is currently going through a rare stage in his Blues career where he’s sat on the bench.

The £22million goalkeeper was the clear number one in net during former boss Thomas Tuchel, proving his qualities as one of the best shot-stoppers across Europe.

However, Graham Potter has favoured 28-year-old Kepa Arrizabalaga as the starting keeper since he became the new head coach last month.

Micah Richards recently claimed Chelsea now have two “top goalkeepers” battling it out at Stamford Bridge.

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Chelsea consider selling Edouard Mendy

According to well-respected journalist Simon Phillips, Mendy’s future in West London is now possibly in doubt.

He claims that Chelsea may actually be ready to receive bids for the Senegal international. Any thought to extend his current deal has been put on hold, too.

It sounds like the Blues have now changed their minds on Mendy as a result of Kepa’s revival.

“I’ve been told today that Chelsea will be willing to listen to offers for Edouard Mendy in the summer and he has become out of favour under Potter,” Phillips told GIVEMESPORT.

“Any new contract talks with him have been put on hold.”

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For now, Mendy needs to patiently wait on the sidelines for an opportunity to impress Potter.

It seems a no-brainer to keep playing in-form Kepa at this moment in time, so it could be a bit of an anxious wait these next few weeks.

If you check the calendar, the Carabao Cup fixture against Manchester City on 9 November is perhaps one where Potter should consider using Mendy.

The immediate future has plenty more Premier League and Champions League fixtures for Kepa to keep impressing in, though.

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Dom is a Chelsea supporter who has worked in online publishing for more than six years. Graduated from Staffordshire University in 2016, he now writes exclusively for The Chelsea Chronicle covering news, analysis and match coverage. He enjoys the dream position of writing about his boyhood club, which seems to be involved in more drama every single day than an episode of The Bill. Aside from his love for Chelsea, he supports and follows the England cricket team. He also fancies himself as the Sunday League version of Michael Essien.