Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has been keen to recruit a new goalkeeper this summer following Kepa Arrizabalaga’s poor form last season.
Amid reports linking Rennes goalkeeper Edouard Mendy with Chelsea, Rennes captain Damien Da Silva admits Mendy deserves to join Chelsea as the goalkeeper closes in on a move to Stamford Bridge.
“We are a little selfish, we don’t want to lose Edouard Mendy but it’s part of football and the transfer market,” Da Silva told Telefoot, according to Metro, when asked about Mendy’s Chelsea transfer.
“He’s a great goalkeeper who deserves what happens to him.”
Mendy is set to become Chelsea’s seventh new arrival this summer after Ben Chilwell, Hakim Ziyech, Timo Werner, Kai Havertz, Thiago Silva and Malang Sarr.
According to reports, Chelsea have agreed to pay Rennes an initial £18.2m fee for Mendy but the deal could rise to £25m after add-ons.