Edouard Mendy has reportedly agreed a five-year contract with Chelsea

A fresh update concerning Chelsea’s reported pursuit od Edouard Mendy has today emerged online.

Who is Edouard Mendy?

Mendy joined Rennes last summer for just over £3.5m.

The 28-year-old went on to enjoy a superb debut campaign with the French outfit.

Granted, the 2019/20 Ligue 1 season was cut short, but Mendy still played a key role in Rennes’ boasting of the joint-best defensive record in the French top-flight, alongside champions PSG.

Chelsea make Mendy bids

Such exploits, in turn, have seemingly impressed Chelsea, who are in clear need of reinforcements between the sticks after Kepa’s dismal 2019/20.

It was claimed in late August that the Londoners had seen a bid worth £15 million rejected for the Frenchman.

The Blues, though, didn’t appear to be disheartened by said rejection with it alleged just a few days later that Frank Lampard and co. had tabled an improved bid of €20 million (around £18m) for the shot-stopper.

LONDON, ENGLAND – NOVEMBER 09: Frank Lampard, Manager of Chelsea gives his team instructions during the Premier League match between Chelsea FC and Crystal Palace at Stamford Bridge on November 09, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Darren Walsh/Chelsea FC via Getty Images)

Chelsea agree personal terms with Mendy

Now, with less than a month of the transfer window to go, a fresh update on Chelsea’s Mendy pursuit has been forthcoming.

As per Mohamed Bouhafsi of RMC Sport, the Rennes standout has reached an agreement with Chelsea over a five-year contract.

Mendy is also understood to have informed his current club of his wishes to join Chelsea.

However, Rennes and Chelsea appear to be still some way apart over a transfer fee.

Bouhafsi reports that the Londoners have made a bid of around €20m, but the Ligue 1 side are understood to want €26m:

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A fresh update concerning Chelsea’s reported pursuit od Edouard Mendy has today emerged online. Who is Edouard Mendy? Mendy joined Rennes last summer for just over £3.5m. The 28-year-old went on to enjoy a superb debut campaign with the French outfit. Granted, the 2019/20 Ligue 1 season was cut short, but Mendy still played a keyFootball (soccer) greatest goals and highlights | 101 Great Goals – Feed

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