Chelsea have reportedly agreed a £22m Transfer Fee with french side, Rennes for goalkeeper, Edouard Mendy.
The Senegal star, 28, seems certain to become Frank Lampard’s seventh summer signing within days.
And he will aim to quickly push £71.6m Kepa Arrizabalaga for his Blues’ No1 shirt.
Mendy is thought to have accepted a five-year contract at Stamford Bridge, having only joined Rennes from Ligue 1 rivals Reims in August 2019.
He will arrive on the back of a glowing recommendation from ex-Chelsea keeper Petr Cech, who is now their technical and performance adviser.
Rennes rejected the Blues’ opening offer for Mendy of £14.2m last month.
And the successful, increased offer is believed to be around £18.2m plus add-ons.
Rennes reportedly hoped – without any luck – to persuade Chelsea to swap Mendy for France striker Olivier Giroud.
And they were also linked with a loan move for the Blues’ once-cap England centre-back Fikayo Tomori, who Everton have also been monitoring.
Source: The African Media