CHELSEA have reportedly had a transfer bid accepted by Rennes for goalkeeper Edouard Mendy.
Frank Lampard has been desperate to bring in a new shot-stopper having grown impatient with Kepa Arrizabalaga, 25, following a number of mistakes.
Senegal international Mendy has been heavily linked with a move to Stamford Bridge this month.
And now according to Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano, the Blues moved a step closer to signing of the 28-year-old after improving their latest offer.
He tweeted: “The new bid from Chelsea for Edouard Mendy has been accepted by Rennes: here we go!
“Deal to be completed on next days, the goalkeeper is ready to fly to London and he’ll have medicals soon.
“Personal terms agreed days ago. Lampard will have his new GK.
“Personal terms already agreed. He’s pushing to leave and join #CFC… and he’s getting closer.”
Romano previously stated that once Chelsea secure Mendy’s services, they will turn their attention to West Ham’s Declan Rice.
Rennes president Nicolas Holveck revealed earlier this week that Mendy wants to join Chelsea.
He admitted: “We’ve started official negotiations with Chelsea to sell Edouard Mendy.
“We know the player wants to leave.
“But the agreement at the moment is not 100 per cent completed between the three parts.”