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Transfer roundup: Chelsea close to deal for Rennes goalkeeper Edouard Mendy

  • Senegal international would compete with Kepa Arrizabalaga
  • West Ham make £27m bid for Burnley’s James Tarkowski

Chelsea are close to signing a new goalkeeper to compete with Kepa Arrizabalaga after holding talks with Rennes over an £18.2m deal for Edouard Mendy.

Frank Lampard is determined to strengthen in goal after losing faith in Arrizabalaga, who has failed to convince since moving to Stamford Bridge for a world-record fee of £71.6m two years ago. However Chelsea have struggled to find a club capable of buying the Spaniard and although they have looked at signing Atlético Madrid’s Jan Oblak, they have lowered their sights to more affordable options.

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