Another transfer saga has been bubbling up with Chelsea once again, just as it did with the Kai Havertz saga.
Chelsea took months to finally announce this deal as negotiations went on and on. But at the time all the top sources were reporting that he would become a Chelsea player.
As with negotiations for all deals in football, sometimes they take time to thrash out the finer details, such as bonuses and add-ons.
Chelsea’s next pending transfer Edouard Mendy allegedly rejoined Rennes training yesterday despite being VERY close to becoming a Chelsea player.
Édouard Mendy returned to training with Rennes today – still no agreement found with Chelsea – SRFC are now seeking to include Fikayo Tomori in the deal. https://t.co/Bp6tasbDsH
— Get French Football News (@GFFN) September 15, 2020
As with the Havertz saga, panic amongst Chelsea fans has ensued.
But there need not be any fear, just like with Havertz.
Mendy WILL ‘join Chelsea’, says transfer expert Fabrizio Romano, who reiterates that ‘It’s just a matter of time’ between the two clubs to complete the paperwork.
nothing has changed. It’s just a matter of time between the two clubs to complete the paperworks, then Mendy will be joining Chelsea. Said also yesterday. As Havertz, be patient and he’ll join Chelsea. 👍🏻🔵 #CFC
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) September 15, 2020
So why the delay? Well, as said, sometimes the finer details take time to be agreed. But also, selling clubs often like to make it seem like they are tough negotiators for future business, it’s good for them.