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Rennes 'failed in attempt to sign Olivier Giroud on a FREE loan as part of the deal for Edouard Mendy' with Chelsea now having agreed a £25m fee for the goalkeeper Edouard Mendy is set to become Chelsea's seventh signing of the summer   The Blues have agreed a £25m fee with Rennes for the Senegal international   Reports claim the Ligue 1 side initially wanted Olivier Giroud included in the deal  Mendy is set to challenge under-fire Kepa Arrizabalaga and Willy Caballero 

By Kishan Vaghela For Mailonline

Published: 08:58 BST, 15 September 2020 | Updated: 08:59 BST, 15 September 2020

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Rennes' tried in vain to have Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud included in the deal for Edouard Mendy, according to reports in France.

The Senegal goalkeeper is set to become the seventh signing in an extraordinary summer of spending for Chelsea after Sportsmail revealed at the weekend they had agreed a £25million fee with the Ligue 1 side.

But while details are now close to being finalised, at the start of the negotiations Rennes' demands were reportedly completely different and included France World Cup winner Giroud.

Rennes' tried in vain to have Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud included in the Edouard Mendy deal

Rennes' tried in vain to have Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud included in the Edouard Mendy deal

Mendy, 28, is set to become the seventh signing in an extraordinary summer for Chelsea

Mendy, 28, is set to become the seventh signing in an extraordinary summer for Chelsea

According to French outlet L'Equipe, the Ligue 1 side had demanded a £37m (€40m) fee for Mendy along with the option of

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