According to Fabrizio Romano, Rennes President Nicolas Holveck has confirmed Chelsea’s interest in Edouard Mendy.
The 49 year old confirmed while speaking to @bidrac14, Fabrizio Romano understands.
In his words, Rennes has started official negotiations with Chelsea to sell Edouard Mendy.
Rennes president Holveck to @bidrac14: “We’ve started official negotiations with Chelsea to sell Edouard Mendy. We know the player wants to leave [and join Chelsea]. But the agreement at the moment is not 100% completed between the three parts”. 🔵 #CFC #Chelsea #transfers
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) September 9, 2020
Holveck also confirmed that the French goalkeeper has expressed his desire to leave the club and join Chelsea.
Chelsea have been rumoured to be in serious search for a new goalkeeper following a string of bad performances by Kepa Arrizabalaga in the just concluded 2019/20 season.
Chelsea are now heavily linked with 28 year old Edouard Mendy who is expected to be a tough competitor for Kepa Arrizabalaga.
The Spaniard is expected to stay at Chelsea this coming season due to lack of suitors for the goalkeeper.
According to Mohamed Bouhafsi, Chelsea have reportedly agreed personal terms with Edouard Mendy as talks seems to be progressing really fast.
Edouard #Mendy has reached an agreement with #Chelsea over a five-year contract. Mendy has informed #Rennes that he wants to join Chelsea.
Negotiations started between the two clubs two days ago. Chelsea made a bid of around €20M, but Rennes want €26M.
— Mohamed Bouhafsi (@mohamedbouhafsi) September 9, 2020
If Mendy joins Chelsea, he will become the club’s 6th major signing this summer window.