Chelsea 'agree £22m transfer fee' with Rennes for keeper Mendy as Cech finally pushes through deal

RENNES' keeper Edouard Mendy has agreed a £22million Chelsea switch, reports say.

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.

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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.

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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.

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