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Chelsea to Sign GK Edouard Mendy as Kepa’s Future Gets Murky

Kepa Arrizabalaga has struggled for Chelsea

Chelsea’s staggering outlay of more than $250 million on players ahead of the new season failed to address arguably the biggest problem area in the team.

Frank Lampard hopes he is putting that right by signing Senegal goalkeeper Édouard Mendy.

In a move that will throw the future of error-prone Kepa Arrizabalaga — the world’s most expensive keeper — into further doubt, Chelsea was on the verge of signing Mendy for a reported fee of 22 million pounds ($27.75 million) from Rennes on Tuesday.

Mendy was having a medical examination, Lampard confirmed, with a view to joining in time to play against West Bromwich Albion on Saturday.

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