EDOUARD MENDY'S transfer to Chelsea has been confirmed by the Rennes goalkeeper's agent.
Frank Lampard looks set to replace error-prone No1 Kepa Arrizabalaga.
And a £20million deal could be done as early as today.
Mendy's representative Djily Dieng told Senegalese newspaper Stades on Thursday: "The two parties have come to an agreement.
"All that’s left is the formalisation. It could even be done tomorrow, if all goes well.
"Afterwards, the player himself will come to finalise everything, including having his medical examination."
Mendy trained with his Rennes side on Thursday as they prepare to face Monaco in Ligue 1 tomorrow.
But he would need to register as a Blues player by midday today in order to be eligible to face Liverpool on Sunday.
Rennes, though, insist no deal is done just yet.
Manager Julien Stephan said: "There are many discussions between Rennes and Chelsea but they have not yet concluded.
"The idea is to have a quick final decision, one way or another."
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Despite spending a world-record £71.6m on Spaniard Arrizabalaga two years ago, he has largely failed to impress.
And he was beaten by yet another long-range shot on Monday as he allowed Leandro Trossard's effort go under him.
Asked about potential incomings, especially in goal, Lampard said after the 3-1 win: "No news on that one [Mendy] at the minute.
"Kepa’s here, he’s our keeper and I’m happy with him.
"If we are bringing in competition, it will be competition, that’s the nature of Chelsea."