Chelsea are ready to make Rennes goalkeeper Edouard Mendy their next summer signing. Blues chief Marina Granovskaia and boss Frank Lampard have been busy in the transfer window.
Chelsea have already signed Hakim Ziyech, Timo Werner, Ben Chilwell, Thiago Silva and Malang Sarr.
The Blues are also closing in on the signing of Bayer Leverkusen playmaker Kai Havertz.
The Germany international could join Chelsea in the coming days after the Blues agreed a deal for the 21-year-old.
Chelsea will pay £72million for the attacking midfielder, with the deal potentially rising to £82m including add-ons.
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While the Blues are intent on signing Havertz, Chelsea boss Lampard could also sign a new goalkeeper to replace Kepa Arrizabalaga.
And according to the Mirror, Chelsea have their eyes on Rennes keeper Mendy.
The Blues are readying another bid for the Senegal star after having a £14m offer turned down.
Mendy, 28, would likely replace Arrizabalaga as Lampard’s No. 1 at Stamford Bridge.
However, the Spaniard could stay at Chelsea as their second choice keeper.
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Arrizabalaga has failed to impress at Chelsea following his £71m move Athletic Bilbao.
Willy Caballero replaced Arrizabalaga as Lampard’s No. 1 at the end of last season.
The 38-year-old started in the FA Cup final and Chelsea’s Champions League clash against Bayern Munich last month.
Lampard was asked about Chelsea’s spending spree following their 1-1 friendly draw at Brighton on the weekend, with the Blues boss saying: “We have an idea to try to add to improve, as you should do at a club of our level.
“And we know that has not been absolutely possible for us, and we knew the ban and all this talk, and it was important for me to try to improve the squad.
“And with the players that we are bringing in, it feels that way, but we need to be careful of getting too far ahead of ourselves because we need to give time to players to come in and adapt, to the way I want us to play and to their team-mates.
“But I think the moves we are making our positive, so I am excited and then it is up to us to get our heads down and work very hard.”
Chelsea kick off their Premier League season next weekend against Brighton.
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