LONDON: Chelsea have signed Senegal goalkeeper Edouard Mendy from French club Stade Rennes on a five-year deal, the Premier League side said on Thursday. Financial details of the transfer were not disclosed but British media reported Chelsea paid around £22 million ($28.01 million) for the 28-year-old who had three years left on his Rennes contract. “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 Frank Lampard and all of his coaching staff. I look forward to meeting my team mates and can’t wait to get started,” Mendy told the club’s website. Mendy played 33 games in all competitions for Rennes last season as they finished third in Ligue 1 to qualify for the Champions League. France-born Mendy chose to represent Senegal – the country where his mother was born – at international level and has eight caps. He becomes the second goalkeeper to make the switch from Rennes to Chelsea following Petr Cech’s move in 2004.