Reports: Edouard Mendy's transfer to Chelsea being held up by last-minute Rennes demand
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Reports: Edouard Mendy's transfer to Chelsea being held up by last-minute Rennes demand

Edouard Mendy is set to become Chelsea's seventh signing this summer, but it seems like there is a hold-up in the move, with Rennes introducing a last-minute demand that the Blues are not willing to accept.

According to reports, the French club now wants to include Fikayo Tomori in the deal, despite their goalkeeper's £23million move to the Blues being a 'done deal'.

There was even a report claiming that the shot-stopper had already passed his medical on Monday and was given a tour of Stamford Bridge, but the club is yet to make a formal announcement due to Rennes' latest demand.

When asked about his goalkeeping situation at the club and Kepa Arrrizabalaga's future, Chelsea boss Frank Lampard said to Sky Sports on Monday: “There’s obviously some weeks to go until the end of the window." 

“We’ve got a big squad now as well so we have to manage that and look at how we move forward in terms of getting the right level of competition within the squad.

“But no news on that one at the minute. I’m very happy with Kepa.

“I thought Kepa today, I think with the shot I’m not sure if he could’ve done any better but I saw a lot of confidence with how he was playing.

“I’m happy with him. Kepa’s here, he’s our keeper and I’m happy with him.

“If we are bringing in competition, it will be competition, that’s the nature of Chelsea.

“That goes throughout the squad so we’ll see.”

Chelsea are set to play Liverpool next in the Premier League, after beating Brighton 3-1 in their season opener.

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