Speaking during a press conference on Wednesday afternoon, Rennes President Nicolas Holveck confirmed that talks were ongoing with Chelsea over the possible sale of goalkeeper Édouard Mendy.
“Talks have been initiated. We are at the discussion stage, there is truly no agreement at the moment, far from it. We know the value of Édouard as a player and as a man too, because in our dressing room, he is a very important player. But this is part and parcel of the transfer window, I cannot say where things will end up, but for the moment Édouard is a Rennes player.”
“I can understand Édouard’s desire (to join Chelsea). He has told us, but at the same time he is not exactly currently in the worst club in Europe either. He will play Champions’ League football if he stays.”
RMC report that Édouard Mendy has agreed to a 5-year contract with Chelsea and that Chelsea’s offer currently stands at around €20m, with SRFC wanting a package of around €30m, at least €26m upwards.