Agent of Chelsea target Mendy provides update on Stamford Bridge switch

Agent of Chelsea target Mendy provides update on Stamford Bridge switch

The representative of Rennes goalkeeper Edouard Mendy has today confirmed that his client is on the verge of a move to Chelsea.

Chelsea rebuilding

Ongoings at Stamford Bridge have of course proven one of the talking points of world football of late.

This comes with the Blues currently in the midst of a remarkable recruitment drive.

On the back of a pair of transfer windows without a single signing, Chelsea have already secured 6 high-profile additions ahead of the new season.

After clinching deals for both Hakim Ziyech and Timo Werner before the summer window had even officially opened, the last week of August saw all of Ben Chilwell, Malang Sarr and Thiago Silva follow suit.

Agent of Chelsea target Mendy provides update on Stamford Bridge switch

BRIGHTON, ENGLAND – AUGUST 29: Timo Werner of Chelsea celebrates after scoring his team’s first goal during the pre-season friendly between Brighton & Hove Albion and Chelsea at Amex Stadium on August 29, 2020 in Brighton, England. (Photo by Darren Walsh/Chelsea FC via Getty Images)

And, in the Londoners’ biggest summer outlay yet, the long-anticipated arrival of Kai Havertz was finally made official a fortnight ago.

The German prodigy put pen-to-paper on a 5-year deal at Stamford Bridge, in a deal worth a rumoured £70 million.

‘Almost done’

Whilst such reinforcements will, for obvious reasons, no doubt result in Chelsea proving a markedly improved side next season, one area which remains a major source of concern at Stamford Bridge comes between the posts.

On the back of a hugely underwhelming campaign on the part of current no.1 Kepa Arrizabalaga, the Blues, in turn, have been tipped to swoop for a whole host of shot-stoppers.

Chief amongst these has been Edouard Mendy of Ligue 1 outfit Rennes.

Senegalese international Mendy enjoyed a stellar campaign last time out, with Chelsea having evidently identified the 28-year-old as a more financially viable target than the likes of previously linked Jan Oblak.

To this point, though, despite rampant speculation, a transfer has not come to fruition.

Agent of Chelsea target Mendy provides update on Stamford Bridge switch

LILLE, FRANCE – FEBRUARY 4: Goalkeeper of Stade Rennais Edouard Mendy during the Ligue 1 match between Lille OSC (LOSC) and Stade Rennais (Rennes) at Stade Pierre Mauroy on February 4, 2020 in Villeneuve d’Ascq near Lille, France. (Photo by Jean Catuffe/Getty Images)

As such, speaking this afternoon, Mendy’s agent was inevitably drawn on the status of his client’s Stamford Bridge switch.

And, if his comments are anything to go by, then fans of the Blues need not fret.

During an interview with Senegalese outlet Stades, Djily Dieng confirmed that an agreement has been reached between Chelsea and Rennes, with the possibility existing that a deal could be announced as early as tomorrow:

‘The two parties have come to an agreement. All that’s left is the formalisation.’

‘It could even be done tomorrow, if all goes well. Afterwards, the player will come to finalise everything, including having his medical examination.’

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This article was edited by Josh Barker.

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