Chelsea are pushing to completing a deal for French Ligue 1 first choice goalkeeper Edouard Mendy.
The Blues tabled a bid to Rennes for €20 million but saw the fee rejected.
With a desire to complete a deal this week, they are willing to push for any fee up to €28m (£25/$33m) including add-ons in order to reach an agreement.
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The Londoners have been following Mendy for an extended period and were also linked with Lille’s Mike Maignan for the role.
Mendy spent last season in impressive form for Rennes and helped them qualify for the Champions League for the first time after a third-place finish in Ligue 1.
Meanwhile, winger Kenedy has arrived at Granada for his medical ahead of a season-long loan deal as Frank Lampard seeks to cut down his squad having made a host of big signings.
Kennedy, 24, is set for his fifth loan move having spent last season in La Liga with Getafe and remains under contract at Stamford Bridge until 2022.
Also, talks between Inter Milan and Emerson Palmieri have not progressed quickly as the Serie A club are suspected to be waiting until the end of the window to drive down the Blues’ £26m ($35.5m) asking price.Copyright © 2020 Completesports.com All rights reserved. The information contained in Completesports.com may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without the prior written authority of Completesports.com.