Reports: Chelsea cool interest in Lille goalkeeper Mike Maignan
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Reports: Chelsea cool interest in Lille goalkeeper Mike Maignan

According to reports, even if Chelsea are looking to replace Kepa Arrizabalaga this summer, they might not do it with Lille's Mike Maignan as the Blues have cooled their interest in him.

Kepa, the world's most expensive goalkeeper, ended the campaign with the lowest save percentage in the Premier League, while Chelsea as a team had the worst defensive record in the top half.

This has made the London side's boss Frank Lampard push for his exit, and now, they have set their eyes on Edouard Mendy of Rennes.

The likes of Jan Oblak, Mendy, and Maignan are among the names to have been linked with a switch to Stamford Bridge, but Sky Sports News reports that they have ended their pursuit of the latter.

Lille were reportedly demanding £32m for the 25-year-old, whereas Chelsea were only willing to pay up to £22m.

The Blues are hopeful of landing Mendy for a similar price having opened talks with Rennes - a club technical director Petr Cech has close ties to, having previously played there.

Chelsea have been the biggest spenders in this summer's window already, with the imminent arrival of Kai Havertz set to take their outlay to more than £200m.

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