Report: 30-year-old Chelsea player contemplating leaving the club after rejecting Boehly’s last contract offer
Reports have claimed that Chelsea goalkeeper Edouard Mendy is considering leaving the club.
According to the Daily Mail, the Senegal international is seemingly fearing that he will not oust Kepa Arrizabalaga as the Blues’ first team goalkeeping option.
It took the 30-year-old a long time to be handed an opportunity to prove his worth to Graham Potter at Stamford Bridge.
An injury mixed with the sensational form of his counterpart left him in the cold for a number of weeks, before the Spaniard’s own injury gave him his opportunity.
The Blues have lost three out of the four games since he came into the starting side, with him not impressing again with his distribution in comparison to Kepa’s.
The winless run domestically should lead to the Spain international returning to the starting side when the Premier League returns after the unprecedented winter World Cup.
Mendy considering leaving
The Daily Mail are reporting that this could lead to more unrest in Mendy’s camp, and an attempt to secure a move away from the side he won the Champions League with just over a year ago.
The report goes on to say that he has already rejected an approach from Todd Boehly to stay at the club, potentially pushing him closer to an exit.
In truth, it is likely that Chelsea go into next season with neither Mendy or Kepa between the sticks.
Neither have shown this season that they have the all round game to maintain a place as number one for a club with the ambitions of the Blues.
Mendy’s work with his feet is a genuine concern, while Kepa will always struggle to shake off the tag of error-prone following a tough few seasons at the Bridge.
Reports have claimed that the Blues are looking to add Robert Sanchez to their ranks, with Potter having a great relationship with him from their time together at Brighton.