It was fairly clear that Chelsea had been going to signal a brand new keeper this summer time, however Kepa did his greatest to make sure this could be the case with a poor begin to the Premier League season.
The scenario with Edouard Mendy has dragged on for some time now, however it seems that a charge has been agreed with Rennes and the switch is now set to undergo:
Chelsea have now agreed deal to signal Edouard Mendy for simply over £20m. Lastly! #cfc
— Matt Regulation (@Matt_Law_DT) September 19, 2020
Clearly Chelsea followers will probably be determined to see him go straight into the primary group, however there could also be some concern that he’ll must quarantine for 14 days on arrival from France:
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— British in France (@BritishinFrance) August 15, 2020
A report from SBnation has regarded into this in a bit extra element, and it really appears to be like like there will probably be additional excellent news right here.
They cite some recommendation for the federal government that gives exceptions for “worldwide elite sportspersons” which ought to embrace Mendy, and it seems that he received’t must quarantine in consequence.
In addition they affirm that he really examined constructive for Covid-19 just a few weeks in the past so presumably he’s recovered, and he needs to be accessible for Chelsea immediately so long as he exams adverse and doesn’t present any signs.
This has but to be formally confirmed by the membership, so it’s value keeping track of this.
He doesn’t have numerous prime flight expertise, so will probably be attention-grabbing to see if he’s adequate to supply a transparent improve between the sticks, but it surely’s onerous to see him being any worse than Frank Lampard’s present choices.