Senegalese goalkeeper Edouard Mendy had his medical on Tuesday ahead of a £22million move to Stamford Bridge from Ligue 1 side Rennes.
According to Chelsea boss Frank Lampard, Chelsea legend Petr Cech played a key role in the imminent arrival of goalkeeper Edouard Mendy.
“Petr was important in that, because the goalkeeper position is a very particular position,” Lampard said ahead of Wednesday night’s EFL Cup meeting with Barnsley.
“Petr Cech was the best in the world at that for a long time. He certainly will have a big say in this situation from my point of view, I lean heavily on him when it comes to the goalkeepers day to day, planning and the future. He was very influential.”