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Nicolas Confirms Chelsea Talks For Mendy

Amuda Segun

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Rennes President Nicolas Holveck has confirmed that Chelsea are in talks to sign goalkeeper Edouard Mendy in this transfer window.

Edouard Mendy has been identified by manager Frank Lampard and Chelsea as the man to improve their goalkeeping department especially after the performances of first choice Kepa Arrizabalaga last season.

Spanish international Kepa had an average season in the Blues goal in the last campaign and was even dropped for 38-year-old Willy Caballero in some games.

The Rennes president confirmed that negotiations are underway between his club and Chelsea in his latest interview monitored by journalist Fabrizio Romano. He further added that the player wants to leave Rennes for Chelsea.

An agreement is yet to be reached for Mendy but the player already agreed personal terms with the Blues. A transfer is imminent for the 28-year-old as per Fabrizio Romano.

It was also revealed by the Italian journalist that Chelsea goalkeeper target Jan Oblak will be staying at the club and that his Spanish team Atletico Madrid are not willing to lose his services.

Apart from Edouard Mendy and Jan Oblak, other goalkeepers linked with the Blues include Ajax Amsterdam shot stopper Andre Onana, Burnley goalkeeper Nick Pope and Manchester United shot stopper Sergio Romero.

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