The Blues have been connected with various managers since the end of last season because of the temperamental type of Kepa Arrizabalaga.

Having just added six new outfield players to their crew in front of the 2020-21 mission, The Athletic cases that another guardian is presently approaching at Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea specialized chief Petr Cech is supposed to be driving talks with Rennes and an advancement seems to have been reached, with the clubs clearly concurring an expense for Mendy.

The 28-year-old, who could cost more than £20m, has spent only one full season at Roazhon Park in the wake of joining from Ligue 1 opponents Reims a year ago.

Then, Chelsea’s spending isn’t relied upon to stop there as another holding midfielder – either Lille’s Boubakary Soumare or West Ham United youth Declan Rice – is as far as anyone knows likewise on Frank Lampard’s radar.

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