Edouard Mendy

Chelsea are closing in on a new goalkeeper – and Kepa Arrizabalaga’s latest error will only have persuaded them that they are right to do so.

Rennes manager Julien Stephan has confirmed Edouard Mendy’s transfer to Chelsea is imminent.

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“We’re looking for a goalkeeper, it’s no secret,” Stephan told Telefoot. “Edouard will certainly leave us to join Chelsea.

“In this position, we need to get someone in very quickly, I cannot give you names as there is nothing definitive.”

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Sadio Mane double seals 2-0 win for Liverpool at Chelsea on Sunday.

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The Blues were reduced to 10 men when Andreas Christensen was sent off just before half-time and goals from Sadio Mane after the break secured a dominant Liverpool all three points, with Jorginho missing a penalty for Chelsea.

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However, Lampard was keen to take the positives from his side’s performance and ranked it better than their 3-1 opening weekend win at Brighton.

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