Edouard Mendy to Chelsea: Kepa replacement is ‘very influential’, highly rated

Just two games into the new season and Chelsea’s need for a new shot-stopper couldn’t be more evident. They’ve already made SIX major signings this summer but, luckily, their seventh done deal is edging ever closer.

Goalkeeper Edouard Mendy is set to join Hakim Ziyech, Timo Werner, Malang Sarr, Ben Chilwell, Thiago Silva and Kai Havertz on the glittering list of acquisitions.

Frank Lampard has already spent over £200million in the transfer window and he’s not stopping there

talkSPORT understands that Chelsea have agreed a £20million fee with Rennes and the swoop will take the Blues’ summer spending to near £250million.

Mendy is due to complete the final parts of the deal this week and an official announcement is expected imminently.

This could turn out to be the most important signing of Chelsea’s transfer window, with Frank Lampard having seemingly run out of patience with record signing Kepa Arrizabalaga, while his error against Liverpool confirmed it was the right decision.

But what kind of goalkeeper is Chelsea buying and can the Senegal international make them realistic challengers to the Reds’ top-flight crown?

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