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Chelsea duo Edouard Mendy & Hakim Ziyech closing in on Saudi Arabia move

Following N’Golo Kante’s all-but-confirmed move to Al-Ittihad, more Chelsea players are set to follow him to Saudi Arabia.

Goalkeeper Edouard Mendy is closing in on a move to Al Ahli, who have agreed personal terms over a three-year deal until 2026, as per Italian transfer expert Fabrizio Romano.

Negotiations are in the final stages, and the official announcement is on the horizon.

The French shot-stopper has experienced a steep decline in recent years despite inspiring the Blues to the Champions League trophy in 2020/21, where he was also named the best goalkeeper of the tournament.

A lack of consistency and injury problems saw him lose his starting spot to Kepa Arrizabalaga and become a fringe figure.

With Chelsea working on a fire sale to trim their bloated wage bill this summer, Mendy has found himself on the chopping block.

Hakim Ziyech, another outcast at Chelsea, is on his way to Al-Nassr.

Ben Jacobs reports that the Moroccan winger has agreed personal terms with Saudi giants, and a final agreement could be reached in a matter of time.


Kalidou Koulibaly’s future also appears to be in Saudi as 18-time champions Al-Hilal are in talks to sign him and are close to securing a deal.

Al Hilal have also agreed a record-breaking transfer for Wolverhampton Wanderers midfielder Ruben Neves in a deal worth €55 million.

Star duo Mason Mount and Kai Havertz are also expected to leave Stamford Bridge.

Fellow Premier League rivals Manchester United are leading the race to sign Mount, while Havertz is keen on a move to Arsenal.

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