Mendy passes review and Lampard does not assure his ownership

Édouard Mendy, Rennes goalkeeper, has already passed the medical examination this Tuesday prior to his move to Chelsea. Last Monday an agreement was reached, according to the BBC, between the ‘blue’ club and Rennes for the transfer of the 28-year-old goalkeeper. Chelsea manager Frank Lampard confirmed that Mendy will be from the 'blue' club. “Now pass the review and if all will be well with us,” said the technician.

Lampard: “With the arrival of Mendy there will be more competition for Kepa”

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Frank Lampard said that Mendy is coming to compete with Kepa Arrizabalaga, 25, and Willy Caballero, 38, for the starting position and that he is not guaranteed to be number one. The Basque goalkeeper arrived at Chelsea as the most expensive goalkeeper in the world (80 million euros paid by Londoners to Athletic in 2018).

According to Lampard, Mendy will not have guaranteed ownership

Kepa is currently under pressure after the mistake he made on Sunday in the game with his Chelsea against Liverpool, which resulted in the second goal by Sadio Mané and the 'reds', the final 0-2 at Stamford Bridge. Lampard explained that this Wednesday in the round of 32 of the League Cup The veteran Willy Caballero will start against Barnsley (Second Division).

Chelsea have previously made an offer for Edouard Mendy, which Rennes rejected. The second will be the good one for the 'blues'. The goalkeeper was born in France but is international for Senegal. It is expected that his signing for the Stamford Bridge club will be official shortly.

On Kepa, Lampard said after the 2-0 loss to Liverpool that “he made a clear mistake and he accepts it” and that his duty as a coach is to support the goalkeeper. “Kepa must continue working and have support around him,” were the words of the Chelsea manager.