Edouard Mendy, it has been revealed, may be confirmed as a new Chelsea player TODAY.
On his transfer to Stamford Bridge, the Rennes goalkeeper is closing in, where he can challenge Kepa to become the Blues’ new No.1.
If he is to appear against Liverpool on Sunday, Chelsea must register Mendy by 12 pm on Friday, and the glovesman’s lawyer, Djily Dieng, announced on Thursday that the move will go through with an agreement reached today.
The Blues had been expected to turn their attention to Declan Rice once Mendy was revealed as a Chelsea player and eventually launch an offer for the West Ham ace.
“The two parties have come to an agreement,” Dieng told Senegalese newspaper Stades. “All that’s left is the formalisation. It could even be done tomorrow, if all goes well.
“Afterwards, the player himself will come to finalise everything, including having his medical examination.”
The former Blues academy player is considered to be keen on Frank Lampard and if he returns to Stamford Bridge, he wants to turn him into a center-back.
The Athletic, however, has played down the likelihood of a move being made this summer, saying Chelsea ‘s management has concerns about spending upwards of £ 75 million on Rice, having already splashed out on signings over £ 200 million.
In addition, Stamford Bridge staff have concerns about Rice’s technical skill with questions about whether he’s changed enough since his release as a 14-year-old in 2014 to merit a return to Chelsea.