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Édouard Mendy passes Chelsea medical, signs contract — report

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Announcement tomorrow

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The good news keeps coming as hot on the heels of Chelsea’s Kai Havertz hat-trick-inspired 6-0 win over Barnsley in the League Cup third round, we’re seeing reports of the Édouard Mendy saga finally coming to its end.

The 28-year-old goalkeeper has reportedly passed his medical, wherever that ended up being held, and signed all the things that needed to be signed. His official announcement as a Chelsea player is expected to occur tomorrow.

Whether that gives Mendy enough time to get at least one round of coronavirus testing done, get registered for the league, and acclimated enough to play on Saturday remains to be seen, but Caballero did produce several good saves while keeping a clean sheet in the Cup, which should see him get the start again if Mendy can’t go against West Brom.

With two weeks left in the transfer window, Chelsea will undoubtedly be linked with further moves, including probably with Declan Rice, but this attempt to fix the goalkeeper situation is certainly a welcome addition to what was already an excellent and head-turning summer.