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Rennes manager Julien Stéphan confirms Édouard Mendy transfer to Chelsea

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It’s happening

LOSC Lille v Stade rennais FC - Ligue 1 Photo by Anthony Dibon/Icon Sport via Getty Images

Ladies and gentlemen, it’s happening. After weeks of rumors and confirmations and false starts, Édouard Mendy’s transfer to Chelsea is finally happening.

We’ve had personal terms agreed with for almost a month now, but the agreement between the two clubs was not forthcoming. That has reportedly changed this weekend, and has now in fact been confirmed by Mendy’s soon-to-be former head coach, Julien Stéphan.

Speaking after their 2-1 win over AS Monaco on Saturday, which did not feature Mendy but did put Rennes at least temporarily atop Ligue 1, Stéphan confirmed that the 28-year-old goalkeeper is on his way to Chelsea.

“We’re looking for a guard, it’s no secret. Edouard will certainly leave us to join Chelsea. In this position, we need to get someone back very quickly, I cannot give you names since there is nothing definitive.”

-Julien Stéphan; source: Telefoot via FootMercato

So, there we have it. Just have to wait a bit longer.