Chelsea move a step closer to signing goalkeeper

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According to L’Equipe, Chelsea have moved a step closer to signing Edouard Mendy after Rennes made contact to replace him with PSG goalkeeper Alphonse Areola.

Areola, who has also been linked with a move to Chelsea, spent last season on loan at Real Madrid and is under contract at PSG until 2023.

Chelsea boss Frank Lampard is keen on signing Rennes goalkeeper Mendy to provide competition for Kepa Arrizabalaga, who struggled in goal for the Blues last season.

Areola is keen on replacing Mendy as Rennes goalkeeper as he bids to keep his place as France’s third-choice stopper for the European Championships next summer.

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