Chelsea have confirmed the £22million signing of goalkeeper Edouard Mendy from Rennes on a five-year deal.
The arrival of the 28-year-old will throw current No1 Kepa’s future up in the air after a series of blunders in recent months especially the latest 2-0 defeat by champions Liverpool on Sunday.
Mendy told the Blues’ website: “I am so excited to be joining Chelsea.
“It’s a dream for me to be a part of this exciting squad and to work with [manager] Frank Lampard and all of his coaching staff.
“I look forward to meeting my team-mates and can’t wait to get started.”
Mendy, who stands at 6ft 6in, helped Rennes finish third in Ligue 1 last season to secure Champions League football for the first time in their history.
He becomes Chelsea’s seventh signing of the summer.
And it means Frank Lampard will have spent £222m, even though two of those seven players arrived for free.