Rennes goalkeeper Edouard Mendy has reportedly had his Chelsea medical after the two clubs agreed £22million transfer fee.
Having spent over £200m in the transfer window this summer, this reportedly upcoming transfer has the potential to be the most impactful signing for the Blues.
The fans are all aware of Chelsea’s goalkeeping problems and some of them have even grown tired of it.
Kepa Arrizabalaga made another error which gave away the second goal in Liverpool defeat on Sunday and Frank Lampard who often refused to point his finger at a particular player even called it “a clear mistake” (Chelsea’s official website).
A new goalkeeper could be on the horizon, though, for Chelsea as Sky Sports claimed Rennes’ Mendy has undergone his Chelsea medical ahead of his £22m transfer to Stamford Bridge.
The report also added that the transfer is set to be announced in the next 24 hours (Tuesday) following his finalising personal terms.
The 28-year-old recorded nine clean sheets from 24 Ligue 1 appearances last season (37.5% clean sheet rate) which is a clear upgrade compared to Arrizabalaga’s 24.2% clean sheet rate (eight clean sheets from 33 Premier League appearances).
Chelsea’s technical and performance advisor Petr Cech who is a former Rennes player has also reportedly been involved in identifying the Senegal international as a target.
It remains unclear whether Mendy’s potential arrival would be affected by the UK’s Covid-19 quarantine rule but according to RMC Sport journalist Mohamed Bouhafsi, Mendy has taken his medical in Berlin, instead of London, due to the UK regulations.