Chelsea continue to chase a deal for Edouard Mendy but French outfit Rennes are digging their heels in.

The player has agreed terms with the Blues and put pen to paper on a five-year deal at Stamford Bridge.

However, Rennes are looking to land one of Chelsea's first-team squad as part of the transfer deal.

Telefoot report the Ligue 1 side want Fikayo Tomori as a makeweight as part of Mendy's imminent exit.

However, it is unclear if Rennes want Tomori on a permanent deal or just on a season-long loan following his solid performances under Frank Lampard last term.

According to French outlet L'Equipe, the Ligue 1 side had also demanded a €40m (£37m) fee for Mendy along with the option of signing Olivier Giroud.

The former Arsenal striker, 33, would have moved on loan for no charge at all had Chelsea accepted.

Giroud is facing an uncertain future at the club due to the arrival of Timo Werner.

Pressed on a deal for Mendy this week, Lampard was unwilling to comment on any transfer information.

“Not at the moment, not at the moment, no," Lampard told Sky Sports on Monday when asked about any new arrivals.

“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. I’m very happy with Kepa.

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“I thought Kepa today, I think with the shot I’m not sure if he could’ve done any better but I saw a lot of confidence with how he was playing.

“I’m happy with him. 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.

“That goes throughout the squad so we’ll see.”