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Edouard Mendy

Rennes FC have reportedly informed Chelsea that it will cost more than £30 million to sign their 28-year-old goalkeeper, Edouard Mendy, this summer, The Telegraph UK reports.

Rennes are holding out for a fee in the region of £30m for Mendy following his promising performances for the club last season.

The French Ligue 1 club would love to receive a transfer fee of £40 million for the Senegalese international given that he is in the prime of his career.

Chelsea coach, Frank Lampard, wants to sign a new goalkeeper to provide competition for current number one, Kepa Arrizabalaga following the Spaniard’s inconsistent performances last season.

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Lampard believes that Mendy would be able to put Kepa under pressure for a starting spot in his team in the 2020/21 Premier League season.

Mendy has spent the past two seasons at Rennes, where he has established himself as their first-choice goalkeeper thanks to his excellent performances.The shot-stopper started his career at Cherbourg and Stade de Reims before he moved to Rennes in the summer of 2018.

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