Edouard Mendy has reportedly rejected Chelsea’s opening supply of a brand new contract because the membership focuses on tying key gamers all the way down to new contracts.
Chelsea spent over £250m in the summertime as Todd Boehly introduced eight gamers by way of the door at Stamford Bridge.
And now the brand new Chelsea proprietor has turned his consideration to retaining the gamers the membership already has as they appear to keep away from the circumstances which noticed each Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen depart on free transfers in the summertime.
Reece James signed a six-year £250,000 per week contract final week and now the Blues bosses are in talks with Mason Mount and Mendy.
Mount is but to be introduced with a proper supply however, as was the case with James, talks are anticipated to be easy with the academy graduate eager to stay along with his boyhood membership.
However Mendy – who’s at the moment among the many lowest earners on the membership – is claimed to have already rejected one supply.
The 30-year-old goalkeeper was reportedly supplied inferior phrases to understudy Kepa Arrizabalaga, who signed a whopping £190,000 per week deal when he joined for £71m in 2018.
Mendy is probably not within the strongest place to barter given his latest errors towards Leeds and West Ham, however supervisor Thomas Tuchel has backed his No.1 stopper.
“I feel it’s a really delicate place in soccer typically — and it’s not all the pieces that’s simply pure high quality and solely about decision-making,” Tuchel stated. “It’s additionally in regards to the feeling and the sensation that you simply really feel the arrogance and generally it’s a little bit of additionally having the luck.
“Someone despatched me an attention-grabbing quote about Napoleon, who requested his generals if they need to not solely have the highest quality, however he wants additionally that they’re fortunate generals.
“So, that is what you want additionally from leaders and from goalkeepers, and that they’ve the form of momentum that in the event that they do some mistake, it’s not punished. Now, he will get punished loads for not a variety of what he does unsuitable, however there aren’t any doubts in my thoughts.
“The scenario is calm. We now have two implausible goalkeepers, two implausible guys. We know it that [Mendy] is in that form of scenario, however first, we deal inside after which we inform you.”
The futures of Jorginho and N’Golo Kante are additionally a precedence for Chelsea, with each gamers within the ultimate 12 months of their contracts.