JUST IN: Chelsea agree fee for Rennes shot-stopper Edouard Mendy

The Blues are on the verge of completing their seventh major signing of the summer after agreeing fee with Rennes for the shot stopper according to Fabrizio Romano.

Rennes goalkeeper Edouard Mendy is closing in on a move to Chelsea after they made a breakthrough in talks on Friday, which saw the 28-year-old pull out of a training session to complete talks.

Chelsea had a verbal agreement for a five-year contract with Mendy, but have found it harder to come to an agreement over a fee for their primary goalkeeping target.

The Blues’ previous bid was around €20 million (£18m/$24m) and it is understood that a fee will be reached somewhere between that figure and a maximum of €28m (£25m/$33m).

Mendy was seen leaving training with his agent on Friday morning and he went into an afternoon meeting with club president Nicolas Holveck to conclude discussions.

After today, the paperwork will still need to be completed with Mendy heading to London from the north of France for his medical.

Rennes are seeking a replacement and go into their Ligue 1 clash with Nimes this weekend without Mendy. Head coach Julien Stephan spoke about his selection issue ahead of this weekend’s action.

Mendy spent just a season at Rennes, playing 34 games in their historic effort to earn qualification to the Champions League for the first time.

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