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Rennes’ initial demands to Chelsea were €40m + the free loan of Olivier Giroud for Édouard Mendy

L’Équipe report that Ligue 1 side Rennes started the negotiating with Chelsea for 28-year-old goalkeeper Édouard Mendy at €40m + the free loan of 33-year-old French international striker Olivier Giroud.

The transfer of Mendy to Chelsea, although not yet concluded, is a question of when and not if. The final fee is expected to be €28m including bonuses.

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