Chelsea reportedly ready to sell their star for £22m.
According to journalist Simon Phillips, if a high-value offer is made for Edouard Mendy during the summer, Chelsea would likely accept it and the goalie will leave Stamford Bridge permanently.
The 30-year-long-term old’s future is in doubt, despite his £22 million transfer from French club Rennes two years ago. He has been on the Blues’ books ever since.
What are the most recent Mendy-related news stories?
Mendy declined a first contract offer from Chelsea in September, according to the Evening Standard.
According to the source, the goalie, who has 104 appearances for the west Londoners, was dissatisfied after being given less favorable terms than teammate Kepa Arrizabalaga.
Although Mendy’s current contract, earning £52,000 per week, is not set to expire until the summer of 2025, the development has raised questions about his long-term prospects.
Additionally, the international from Senegal has not benefited by Graham Potter’s hiring as Chelsea’s head coach.
That’s because Mendy has only been given five opportunities to play since the Stamford Bridge dugout changed.
How has Mendy been described by Simon Phillips?
Phillips is considering offers because he is aware that Chelsea is prepared to let Mendy go.
According to the journalist, no more talks on new terms have been scheduled, and the capital club would be willing to cash in if a significant offer were made at the end of the current campaign.
On Chelsea’s end, Phillips stated to GIVEMESPORT, “They’re going to listen to proposals for Mendy in the summer.
“Mendy has a contract that Chelsea and Mendy were hoping to discuss soon, but those conversations have stalled and there won’t be any fresh ones at this time.
“Mendy’s people—as well as Mendy herself—are also pondering and investigating alternative solutions. If Chelsea can get a good price for him in the summer, that is one I would anticipate happening.
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Could the World Cup bring attention to Mendy?
The tournament in Qatar would have been seen as an excellent opportunity for Mendy to put himself in the shop window after being selected for Senegal’s World Cup squad.
However, his nation’s campaign got underway with a 2-0 Group A loss to the Netherlands, and the goalkeeper would have been dissatisfied with his performance.
Mendy, in fact, had the lowest overall rating of any player on the field (5.7), and he also made a mistake that resulted in the second goal for the Dutch.
Chelsea will be hoping for better performances as they look to raise his asking price as they enter the domestic football break in eighth place in the Premier League.
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