- Edouard Mendy could complete dream Chelsea move in a few days
- The Senegalese goalkeeper is set for medical at the Premier League club this weekend
- Rennes are said to have accepted an offer of £25m from this Blues for the transfer of the keeper
Senegal international Edouard Mendy is reportedly on the verge of joining Premier League outfit Chelsea this summer.
The 28-year-old goaltender is expected to have his medical at the Cobham training complex this weekend.
Reports claim the Blues have reached an agreement with French League side Rennes over the transfer of their player after a breakthrough in talks between the two parties yesterday.
Daily Star claims that the shot-stopper was not part of Les Rennais' training session earlier today after his employers appear to have sanctioned his departure from the club.
The publication further revealed that the French club later accepted a fee that could rise to about £25 million with other benefits for the keeper.
Mendy will become Chelsea's eighth signing this transfer window once he finalises his transfer details and will be hoping he can succeed at Stamford Bridge following Petr Cech's footsteps.
The club legend who is now their technical director also joined the Blues from Rennes in 2004 and was instrumental to their many successes during his reign.
Frank Lampard's men open their Premier League contention for the new season as they battle Brighton on Monday, September 14.
The west London club made attempts to sign Jan Oblak, Andre Onana and Nick Pope but they were unable to convince any of them to move to Stamford Bridge.
Legit.ng earlier reported that Senegal international Edouard Mendy is on the verge of completing a five-year move to Chelsea valued around £18 million French League side Rennes this summer.
The 28-year-old goalkeeper has a deal with the Ligue 1 side until 2023, but the Blues have made him a replacement for Kepa Arrizabalaba.
However, Mendy's story goes beyond that of another football star moving to the Premier League as he was almost frustrated out of the game five years ago.
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