Chelsea Football Club of England are close to finalizing an agreement to sign goalkeeper Edouard Mendy from Rennes.
Chelsea manager, Frank Lampard is keen to sign a new goalkeeper to provide competition for the Blues’ first-choice, Kepa Arrizabalaga ahead of the new season.
Recall that Chelsea’s technical director, Petr Cech, is understood to be behind the club’s push to sign Mendy.
According to The Guardian, Chelsea have entered negotiations with Rennes and are now close to finalising an £18.2 million deal for the Senegalese shot-stopper.
Meanwhile, Barcelona captain, Lionel Messi, has finally returned to the club’s pre-season training ahead of the 2020/21 season.
Barcelona disclosed this known in a post via the club’s official Twitter handle on Monday.
Messi now wants to reintegrate himself into the team following his failed attempt to leave Barcelona this summer.