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.

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

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

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

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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