Edouard Mendy is having his medical at Chelsea after the club agreed a £22m fee with Rennes for the goalkeeper. Chelsea expected to announce seventh first-team signing in next 24 hours
According to Sky Sports, the deal is expected to be completed in the next 24 hours following his medical and finalising personal terms
Pressure has increased on Frank Lampard to bring in a new goalkeeper following two mistakes from Kepa Arrizabalaga from their opening two Premier League matches.
Chelsea have been in talks with Rennes since before the start of the season over the possibility of bringing Mendy to the club.
Petr Cech, Chelsea’s technical director, has strong links with Rennes and has been involved in identifying Mendy as a target.
The 28-year-old kept nine clean sheets in 24 Ligue 1 appearances last season.
Mendy will become Lampard’s seventh first-team summer addition, joining Timo Werner, Hakim Ziyech, Ben Chilwell, Thiago Silva, Malang Sarr and Kai Kavertz.
Lille’s Mike Maignan was also on Chelsea’s list of goalkeeper options but a price tag of £32m put Chelsea