Chelsea boss Frank Lampard quizzed over Edouard Mendy transfer after Brighton win

Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has been quizzed over the impending arrival of Edouard Mendy.

But the Blues manager was coy over talk for the Frenchman, insisting he is more than happy with Kepa Arrizabalaga.

There have been six new signings at Stamford Bridge this summer already.

Timo Werner, Kai Havertz, Ben Chilwell, Thiago Silva, Malang Sarr and Hakim Ziyech have all joined in a spending spree worth over £200m.

But Lampard is not done yet and has earmarked a new goalkeeper and West Ham star Declan Rice as his top priorities.

And the first of that wishlist is set to be complete, with a deal agreed with Rennes for Mendy.

Chelsea are looking set to sign Mendy this summer

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However, Lampard was giving nothing away when queried on the 28-year-old.

When asked for further updates, he told Sky Sports: “Not at the moment, not at the moment, no.

“There’s obviously some weeks to go until he end of the window.

“We’ve got a big squad now as well so we have to manage that and look at how we move forward in terms of getting the right level of competition within the squad.

“But no news on that one at the minute.”

It comes amid reports that Lampard has lost faith in Kepa, who had a shoddy season between the sticks last year.

And it appears some of those mistakes have crept into this campaign after Brighton’s goal.

Kepa Arrizabalaga, who made just 10 clean sheets last season, is not giving Chelsea ‘even a middle-dollar performance’
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Leandro Trossard equalised for the Seagulls in the second-half with a stunning strike but the Spaniard could be accused of fluffing his lines.

Fortunately for him, Chelsea went on to win the match after a rocket from Reece James took them back into the lead anf Kurt Zouma’s effort later.

Lampard added: “I am happy with Kepa. I thought Kepa played well today, I think with the shot I’m not sure if he could’ve…