Chelsea are closing in on the signing of Rennes goalkeeper Edouard Mendy.

Chelsea are closing in on the signing of Rennes goalkeeper Edouard Mendy, with technical and performance director Petr Cech the driving force behind the move.

The Blues are in the market for a new goalkeeper this summer, following Kepa Arrizabalaga’s poor form during the 2019/20 campaign, drawing up a shortlist of targets that includes Burnley number one Nick Pope, Borussia Dortmund’s Roman Burke. , Ajax’s Andre Ona and Lille’s Mike included. Magnan

Kepa Arrizabalaga’s inconsistency sees Chelsea target rivals for number one spot / Poll / Getty Images

According to the Mirror, Chelsea have made a move for Mendy on Cech’s recommendation. The former Blues number one spent two seasons between the sticks for Rennes before sealing a move to Chelsea in 2004.

A source has told 90 Minutes that Cech has scouted Mendy heavily and the club are following his recommendation, preferring his signature ahead of Onana or Pope.

A deal worth around £30m has now been agreed between the two clubs.

The final fee will be much higher than the £72.6m the club paid to bring Capa to Stamford Bridge in 2018. Still trying to transfer it on loan.

Mindy has enjoyed a meteoric rise / Jean Catuffe/Getty Images

Reigns will receive a substantial return on Mendy, 28, who joined the club in the summer of 2019 for just £3.5million.

Mendy’s potential acquisition would be another new arrival at Chelsea this summer, with the Blues spending more than £200m on new recruits, more than making up for lost time following last summer’s transfer ban.

If the early signings of Timo Werner and Hakim Ziyech weren’t exciting enough, the Blues have since splashed out on Ben Chilwell and Kai Havertz – one of the most wanted players of the window – in addition to bringing in Thiago Silva and Miling Sarr. . Free transfer.

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