Chelsea ‘consider goalkeeper options amid Edouard Mendy contract stalemate’

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Chelsea are reportedly ready to assess their options in the goalkeeping department with the futures of Edouard Mendy and Kepa Arrizabalaga still unclear.

chelsea will assess their options in the goalkeeping department in the coming months with Edouard MendyThe contractual situation is not yet resolved.

Mendy, signed in 2020, is under contract with the club until 2025 but is rumored to have rejected the extension offer.

The 30-year-old was instrumental as the Blues won the 2020-21 Champions League, winning both the UEFA Goalkeeper of the Year award and the Best Men’s Goalkeeper award FIFA for his performance in becoming the first shooter to record nine clean sheets. during a first campaign in the most important club competition in Europe.

However, the Senegalese stopper has been short of a new manager Graham Potterthe first two games of in charge with a knee injury, with Kepa Arrizabalaga by entering.

The Spaniard has impressed Potter, with the 47-year-old congratulating him after the 2-1 win over Crystal Palace last weekend.

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“I think he did really well. He made some big saves but also, his distribution in terms of decision-making was really strong,” Potter told reporters.

Mendy could face a battle to regain his position in the starting XI, with Kepa’s ability to play at the back potentially keeping him top of the pecking order.

The telegraph reports that the club will assess their goalkeeper options with Mendy’s contract situation looming and doubts over Kepa’s ability remaining.

The club spent around £300m this summer, including adding £6.75m to the 18-year-old goalkeeper. Gabriel Sloninaand are deemed to hold an interest in Jude Bellingham, Declan Rice and the RB Leipzig duo Josko Gvardiol and Christophe Nkunku.

Chelsea have a pre-contract deal with the latter, according to multiple reports, so he will need to raise funds to continue funding his business.

Selling one of their goalkeepers could be a solution, if Slonina is deemed ready for a first-team spot, Kepa isn’t seen as good enough or Mendy’s contract talks remain deadlocked.

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