Earlier today, we covered a claim in France that Édouard Mendy was close to his move to Chelsea, pending a medical.
L’Equipe reported the player was waiting to find out how his tests would be done considering the quarantine rules in the United Kingdom with travellers coming in from France, and we now have an answer.
It comes from RMC Sport journalist Mohamed Bouhafsi, who took to Twitter to announce a €30m deal broken down as €24m + €6m in bonuses was agreed between Chelsea and Rennes for the goalkeeper.
He then goes on to explain that to avoid any issues, Mendy would travel to Berlin to undergo his medical examination ‘due to Covid regulations in England’.
🚨🔵🔵 Finally !!! Done deal ! Rennes and #Chelsea have just finalized their agreement for #Mendy.
24M€ + 6M€ bonuses. Record for a goalkeeper sale in league 1. 5 year contract. The player will now undergo the medical examination in Berlin due to covid regulations in England !
— Mohamed Bouhafsi (@mohamedbouhafsi) September 21, 2020
This means that if/when the shot stopper passes his tests, he will travel directly from Germany, avoiding the 14 day quarantine he would have been expected to sit through had he arrived directly from France.