Édouard Mendy lost his place at Chelsea after Graham Potter arrived at Stamford Bridge last September.

The manager has preferred Kepa Arrizabalaga ahead of the 31-year-old, who hasn’t featured for the Blues since the World Cup.

Kepa’s form hasn’t stopped Chelsea from looking at a new goalkeeper as they have set their sights on Inter Milan’s André Onana.

According to, the Cameroonian’s performances for the Serie A side this season has aroused interest from several clubs. The Premier League would be among his first options, where some clubs would be willing to pay €40m for the 26-year-old.

Chelsea ‘in particular’ could be an option for the ex-Ajax man. They would evaluate the possibility of including Mendy as part of a deal to sign the Serie A stopper.

Mendy has a deal until 2025 and is valued at around €25m. He didn’t convince Potter and Chelsea owner Todd Boehly, and would be placed on the market after this season.

Inter, down their end, have reservations over signing Mendy and are not keen on a player-plus-cash deal. The operation for Onana would be ‘admissible only against large sums of money’, without including any player as part of the deal.

Whether Chelsea are willing to pay €40m for Onana isn’t mentioned in the report.