Edouard Mendy has been linked with a move to join Chelsea from Rennes – The Blues want the Senegalese star to replace Kepa at Stamford Bridge
Petr Cech recommended the 28-year-old goalie for Chelsea boss Frank Lampard
Premier League side Chelsea are reportedly ready to go for the signing of Rennes goalkeeper Edouard Mendy who was recommended bu the Blues’ legend Petr Cech.
Chelsea are looking another goalkeeper who will give Kepa Arrizabalaga a good competition at Stamford Bridge following his unimpressive performances last season.
Before joining Chelsea in 2004 from Rennes, Petr Cech played more than 70 games for the side and he is still keeping contact with the club’s chiefs.
Cech and Lampard have considered a string of keepers this summer including Ajax’s Andre Onana, Burnley ’s Nick Pope, Borussia Dortmund’s Roman Burki and Mike Maignan of Lille.
But for now the pair are focusing on Mendy as they look to bring in a rival for Kepa Arrizabalaga.
According to the report on UK Mirror, Mendy will cost the Stamford Bridge landlords massive sum of £18 million as owner Roman Abramovich continues to back his big manager to the hilt.
And with Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich supporting Lampard this summer in buying players, getting Mendy won’t be a problem for the Premier League giants.
Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how embattled Chelsea goalie Kepa Arrizabalaga has reportedly made up his mind to stay at Stamford Bridge this summer and fight for his position in the coming Premier League season.
Two years ago when Chelsea signed Kepa from Athletic Bilbao, Chelsea fans thought that the Spanish goalie would impress, but he was unable to win the hearts of the club’s faithfuls.
Prior to the end of last season’s campaign, Frank Lampard decided to bench Kepa Arrizabalaga for some games and decided to use Willy Caballero.
Former Real Madrid star reveals how Mourinho almost ‘killed’ Ronaldo despite scoring a hat-trick Kepa missed the FA Cup final against Arsenal which was won by the Gunners and was also left out of the Champions League return leg against Bayern Munich.
This fueled speculation that Kepa would not play for Chelsea again, but the 25-year-old has put the trouble of last season behind him.