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Why Chelsea signed Mendy from Rennes, Lampard reveals

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Chelsea manager, Frank Lampard, has insisted that his side signed goalkeeper, Eduoard Mendy from Rennes in order for the Senegalese international to provide competition for the Blues first-choice keeper, Kepa at Stamford Bridge.

Mendy underwent his Chelsea medicals on Tuesday.

Chelsea and Rennes have agreed a £27.96m fee for Mendy, after weeks of negotiations.

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Speaking ahead of Chelsea’s EFL Cup match against Barnsley on Wednesday, Lampard said at his pre-match press conference:

“I don’t know what benefits in the long run, football is in your hands.

“Competition is a regular thing. We have brought Mendy in for that competition. It’s in everyone’s hands to get into the squad.”





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