Edouard Mendy stance on Chelsea future confirmed amid interest from three European clubs
Goalkeeper Edouard Mendy, 30, has not played for the Blues since returning from the World Cup last year.
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Chelsea goalkeeper Edouard Mendy is still determined to stay at Chelsea beyond this season despite talks of a move away in the summer following a break down in contract talks.
Goalkeeper Edouard Mendy is part of a group of players who have stayed behind at Cobham to work on their fitness during the international break having been out due to a fractured finger since the beginning of the year.
There have been claims that the goalkeeper has recently rejected a new deal at the club, but LondonWorld.com can confirm that there has been no talks recently and Mendy is focused on returning to full fitness and helping the team navigate what has been a troubled season so far.
The 2021 Champions League winning goalkeeper’s current deal at Stamford Bridge will run out in the summer of 2025, but despite talks late last year, there has been no progress and Mendy is fixed on returning to his best form and shelving any talks of an exit at the moment.
AC Milan, Napoli and French side Nice are all said to be keeping an eye on the former Reims shot-stopper’s situation at the Bridge.
Since the appointment of Graham Potter, Kepa Arrizabalaga has been Chelsea’s number one but LondonWorld.com understands Mendy is ready to fight and reclaim the spot he made his own when Chelsea won the Champions League under Thomas Tuchel.
Chelsea face a huge task of trimming their squad in the summer having splashed almost £600 million on players in the last two transfer windows and the Mendy’s situation is one that is on the table with the club potentially looking to raise funds, but the goalkeeper loves living in London and has indicated to both Potter and his teammates his desire to continue at Stamford Bridge.
The Blues are also working on a new deal for N’Golo Kante who was linked with an exit in the summer when his current deal comes to an end, but the player has indicated his desire to also stay at Chelsea and will sign a new deal in the coming weeks. Talks with midfielder Mason Mount is also on-going even though little progress has been made.
Chelsea boss Graham Potter recently indicated he was not getting involved with contract renewal when asked about the latest Edouard Mendy situation.
Potter told reporters: “That’s with the club and with the player, I can’t comment. Mendy, he’s a great guy and he’s been absolutely top with me and with Chelsea”.
Mendy will hope that he’s back in the team when Chelsea host Aston Villa on April 1 in the Premier League.