Chelsea have signed Senegalese goalkeeper Edouard Mendy from Ligue 1 outfit Rennes in a deal reportedly worth £22m.

The  28-year-old signed a five-year deal at Stamford Bridge and becomes Chelsea’s seventh summer signing. He is expected to become Chelsea’s No 1 ahead of Kepa Arrizabalaga and Willy Caballero.

While reacting to the transfer, Mendy said, “I am so excited to be joining Chelsea. It’s a dream for me to be a part of this exciting squad and to work with Frank Lampard and all of his coaching staff. I look forward to meeting my team-mates and can’t wait to get started.”

Chelsea director, Marina Granovskaia, also added, “As soon as Petr Cech and our technical team identified Edouard as the most suitable goalkeeper to complement our existing group, there was only one player we wanted to bring in. Edouard arrives following a season of real success with Rennes, he is ambitious for more, and we welcome him to our club.”

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