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Chelsea summer splurge to continue with new keeper arrival imminent

Big-spending Chelsea are set to continue their huge summer recruitment drive with the signing of Rennes goalkeeper Edouard Mendy.

The Daily Star reports the Blues technical director Petr Cech could help facilitate the move, having played for the French side before moving to Stamford Bridge in 2004.

Chelsea have already spent in excess of £200million on players this summer with Timo Werner, Kai Havertz, Hakim Ziyech and Ben Chilwell all arriving for massive fees.

Mendy would reportedly cost an additional £18m and would step in to replace current Blues number one Kepa Arrizabalaga who has failed to convince since his £71m move from Athletic Bilbao in 2018.

Frank Lampard facing decision over Pulisic

Chelsea fans are understandably excited by the wealth of attacking talent at the club following the big-name arrivals at Stamford Bridge this summer.

Werner, Havertz and Ziyech have all joined for big fees and with the likes of Christian Pulisic already at the club, Frank Lampard is set to be left with a very welcome selection headache as he attempts to accommodate all his stars.

However, with the American suffering a hamstring injury in the FA Cup final defeat by Arsenal at the start of August, the Chelsea boss may need to re-adjust his plans ahead of the Premier League opener against Brighton.

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