Every Premier League club were running to sign a potential players before the transfer window close, the Blues are set to add a remarkable seventh new signing to the club.
Frank Lampard side have agreed to sign Rennes goalkeeper Edouard Mendy around £22m ($29m).
The Blues didn’t make it to the first place last season, but they are preparing hard this new season as they set to add another remarkable seventh new signing to the club in a busy transfer window.
The 29-year-old has reached a verbal agreement on a five-year contract with the west Londoners and is set to complete the relevant paperwork and undergo medical upon his arrival in the United Kingdom.
Chelsea are considering their options for a replacement as they have been locked in talks all month after making their first approach with the Ligue 1 side.
League 1 side Rennes asked for Fikayo Tomori on loan as part of the deal but the Blues have been reluctant to sanction his exit during this stage of the transfer window.
Chelsea’s technical and performance advisor Petr Cech was heavily involved in the recruitment process for a new goalkeeper, with his expertise having been considered.
Frank Lampard’s side have now spent well over £200m ($252m) in the summer transfer window, having already added six players.
But Chelsea are willing to upload more players before the transfer window close.