Chelsea: Another big name to follow Mount this summer after talks collapse

By Pete O'Rourke, Transfer Correspondent

20th Mar, 2023 | 1:30pm

Sources: Second Chelsea big name follows Mason Mount in being put up for sale

Chelsea are ready to sell goalkeeper Edouard Mendy this summer following a breakdown in contract renewal talks, sources have told Football Insider.

It is believed that all parties have decided a parting of ways is best in the off-season with the 31-year-old desperate to play first-team football again.

This news comes after Football Insider revealed on Saturday (18 March) that Mason Mount has been told he is free to find a new club this summer.

The England star is ready to quit the Stamford Bridge club after being left dissatisfied with the latest contract offer from Chelsea – which would see him earn £180,000-a-week.

Mendy is out of contract in June 2025 but has lost his status as the Blues’ number one shot-stopper this season – with new boss Graham Potter preferring Kepa Arrizabalaga between the sticks.

The Senegal international managed just five appearances under Potter since his appointment in September – before injury sidelined him.

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Sources with knowledge of his situation have revealed the 31-year-old has “no intention” of being second choice for the Blues going forward.

Mendy, who earns a reported wage of £55,000-a-week at Chelsea, has resumed full training recently.

The former Stade Rennais ace has kept 49 clean sheets in 104 games for the Stamford Bridge club.

He was between the sticks when the London giants achieved success in the Champions League, UEFA Super Cup and Club World Cup between 2021 and 2022.

Since being restored to the side this season, Arrizabalaga has managed 11 clean sheets in 27 games across all competitions.

Mendy is now set to be one of many Chelsea stars expected to move on this summer, with the Blues planning to trim their bloated squad in the off-season.

Football Insider revealed on Wednesday (15 March) that long-serving midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek will be allowed to move on – with clubs at home and abroad monitoring his situation.

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