Chelsea’s pursuit of Rennes Goalkeeper Édouard Mendy is already sounding like a broken drum, with different updates coming from different sources.
It was earlier reported by Italian transfer specialist Fabrizio Romano as a done deal, awaiting medical and confirmation.
The new bid from Chelsea for Edouard Mendy has been accepted by Rennes: here we go! Deal to be completed on next days, the goalkeeper is ready to fly to London and he’ll have medicals soon. Personal terms agreed days ago. Lampard will have his new GK. 🔵 @DiMarzio #CFC #Chelsea https://t.co/iPXVcUm2ij
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) September 11, 2020
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) September 14, 2020
Romano’s claims was backed up by Canal+ journalist Paul Tchoukriel, who reported the deal as imminent and said both clubs have agreed a €22m deal plus €6m in bonuses.
However, another twist to the story arrived tonight courtesy of Telefoot journalist, Fabrice Hawkins who tweeted that both clubs are yet to agree a deal for the Senegalese star but stated that Mendy is still waiting for a go-ahead order from Rennes to travel to London.
Hawkins also suggested that the holdup in concluding the deal was as a result of Chelsea’s attempt to include Fikayo Tomori to the deal.