CONFIRMED: Club boss admits Chelsea have held talks with player

Rennes boss Julien Stephan has admitted Chelsea and Rennes have held talks over the transfer of Rennes goalkeeper Edouard Mendy.

Stephan also confirmed Chelsea have held talks with the Rennes goalkeeper over personal terms.

Stephan said, “You know that there are discussions, we did not hide it, between the two clubs, between Édouard and Chelsea.

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“So far, it has not yet come to fruition. I told you that he had a little physical problem before Nîmes, he was able to resume training on Tuesday normally, I don’t know what will happen in the next 48 hours for his personal situation, in any case he is physically fit to resume normal football activity.

“The ideal is to have a final decision that goes quickly one way or another, but there is no problem with Edouard, he is a top guy, he does not pose any problem, of course. The opposite.

“In the game, this morning again in training, he is a driving force, he communicates with everyone, he talks a lot, he is still the leader in the locker room.”

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