Chelsea are in talks with Edouard Mendy to replace Kepa Arrizabalaga.
Chelsea have been very active in this transfer window and currently is looking to sign a new goalkeeper after a disappointing display from Kepa Arrizabalaga last term.
According to Sky Sports reporter Kaveh Solhekol, Chelsea are in interested in Rennes goalkeeper Edouard Mendy and could get him for as little as £18million.
Chelsea have been linked with a handful of goalkeepers this summer including Dean Henderson and Jan Oblak but both seem to be out of Chelsea’s reach with Henderson having agreed to a new contract at Manchester United.
The Senegal international joined Rennes from Stade de Reims last summer and could be one of the cheaper options for Frank Lampard if they can get him for £18m.
“Chelsea at the moment in talks with Rennes about signing their goalkeeper Edouard Mendy,” Solhekol said on The Transfer Show.
“There is an interesting connection between Rennes and Chelsea because Chelsea’s technical director at the moment is Petr Cech, who of course used to play for Rennes, so he has good contacts at the club and it would make sense for Chelsea to sign Edouard Mendy.
“I think he would be available for about £18m and if they were to sign him, then that would be another piece of the jigsaw put in place by Frank Lampard.
“He wants a goalkeeper and it could be Edouard Mendy.”
Chelsea legend Frank Lebouf remarks that the goalkeeper position is a problem and Kepa needs to be replaced.
“It’s a problem, it’s a real problem,” Leboeuf told ESPN FC.
“He was very inconsistent last season, he has to go.
“The fans, the coach have lost confidence about his performances, and maybe the centre-halves are also feeling the pressure.
“When you’re a centre-half or a full-back you need to have a comfortable presence behind you so that if you’re in danger, you know the guy behind you will save you.
“That wasn’t the case last season. I think he has to go, but they have to find another one.”