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24 September 2020 12:35

Chelsea have signed goalkeeper Edouard Mendy from French club Rennes on a five-year deal.

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Chelsea complete one of their most important summer signings in Edouard Mendy

Sir David Attenborough has joined Instagram at the age of 94, to warn people that "the world is in trouble". Introducing himself, Sir David said: "I've been appearing on radio and television for the past 60 years but this is my first time on Instagram. Read more: David Attenborough warns of 'man-made disaster on global scale' in climate change film "I'm making this move and exploring this new way of communication, to me, because as we all know, the world is in trouble. "Continents are on fire, glaciers are melting, coral reefs are dying, fish are disappearing from our oceans. "But we know what to do about it and that's why I'm tackling this new way, for me, of communication." Sir David Attenborough (PA) The video was shared alongside a message from two people who worked with the broadcaster on A Life On Our Planet.

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Read more: New David Attenborough series recycles footage from Netflix series Sir David received a warm welcome to the platform, with fans saying they were thrilled to see the "legend" on social media. Tennis star Andy Murray was among those to comment writing: "Welcome to Instagram Sir David!" SIR David Attenborough has joined Instagram for the first time today and racked up 181k followers in just 30 minutes. In his debut post, the 94-year-old national treasure says that he's made the move onto Instagram because "saving our planet is now a communications challenge". 5 Sir David Attenborough has joined Instagram at the age of 94 Credit: PA:Press Association "Coral reefs are dying. Fish are disappearing from our oceans.

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5 More than 60 years after he first graced our TV screens, Sir David Attenborough's passion for the natural world is greater than ever Credit: PA:Press Association "We love you Sir David!" another wrote. In the coming weeks, the naturalist will be sharing messages to explain the current problems facing life on our planet - and the solutions to help us deal with them. 5 Sir David is our best-known naturalist Earlier this month Sir David proved that after more than 60 years on TV, his passion for the natural world is greater than ever. In new film David Attenborough: A Life On Our Planet, he looks back at his astonishing broadcasting career, which began in 1952 at the BBC. 5 Sir David discusses what we can do to tackle the looming ­climate crisis Most read in Celebrity Exclusive...END FINALLY Trevor McDonald splits from wife of 34 years & moves out of their £2.6m home KNEELY IDENTICAL Holly Willoughby fans spot 'faces' in her KNEES as she shows off legs lambo no Peter Andre was having a 'mid-life crisis' when he picked Emily up in Lamborghini Exclusive NO DRAMA Emmerdale's Kris Mochrie works at a hotel after soap exit as evil rapist Lee Exclusive STARS ALIGN Dancing On Ice line-up 'is better than Strictly' after splashing cash on stars jodie's grief Jodie Marsh heartbroken as she reveals her mum has died after cancer battle In the documentary, which will be released in cinemas on September 28 then on Netflix later this year, Sir David bears ­witness to the devastation of the globe's wildernesses at each stage of his working life.

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Follow all the latest Chelsea transfer news, rumours, gossip and done deals as the summer window deadline draws closer. New goalkeeper Edouard Mendy has been announced in a £20m transfer from Rennes and the giant Senegalese could well go straight in goal for the Blues' weekend fixture at West Brom. Meanwhile a host of Chelsea players have been pushed to fringes following the club's big-spending summer, and several are looking for a route out to regular playing time. Chelsea have signed goalkeeper Edouard Mendy from French club Rennes on a five-year deal. Senegal international Mendy will provide competition for Kepa Arrizabalaga, who has struggled for form and confidence at Stamford Bridge.

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The 28-year-old told the Blues website: "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. He becomes Lampard's seventh senior signing of a busy summer following the arrivals of Timo Werner, Hakim Ziyech, Ben Chilwell, Kai Havertz, Thiago Silva and Malang Sarr. Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia said: "As soon as Petr Cech (technical and performance advisor) and our technical team identified Edouard as the most suitable goalkeeper to complement our existing group, there was only one player we wanted to bring in. "Edouard arrives following a season of real success with Rennes, he is ambitious for more, and we welcome him to our club.' Kepa, a £72million signing from Athletic Bilbao in 2018, has struggled to convince Lampard he is capable of being Chelsea's long-term number one.

After being dropped from the team in favour of Willy Caballero for spells last season, the Spain international produced his latest costly mistake during Sunday's 2-0 Premier League loss to Liverpool. Lampard revealed ahead of the Tykes game that Mendy was undergoing a medical and highlighted the influence of Cech, whom Chelsea signed from Rennes in 2004, on the deal. "With Mendy coming in, it's more competition so every reaction will have to be positive around that for Kepa and for Mendy to push to try and play in this team," said Lampard on Tuesday. "Petr was important in that because goalkeeper is a very particular position and he was the best in the world at that position for a long time, so he's certainly had a big say in this situation from my point of view. Chelsea confirms the arrival of Edouard Mendy from Rennes. Chelsea today has confirmed the arrival of Edouard Mendy from Rennes in a deal said to be worth €24 million. He has signed a five-year contract with the London club, keeping him at Stamford Bridge till 2025. Chelsea Football Club has today completed the signing of goalkeeper Edouard Mendy from Rennes. The Senegalese international has penned a five-year deal at Stamford Bridge and will compete with Kepa Arrizabalaga and Willy Caballero for a starting spot between the posts in the season ahead. Mendy joins the Blues as the sixth new arrival this summer and they could still be in the market for one more player, specifically Declan Rice. As per Frank Lampard, he will provide the much-needed competition for the underperforming Kepa Arrizabalaga. Since appearing for the Premier League side, the world's most expensive keeper has seen his form and quality drop drastically over the past two seasons. The Blues were the worst conceding side of the teams finishing in the top 10. He even took the title for the goalkeeper with the worst save percentage in Premier League history. Edouard Mendy is here to mend their leaky defence The Senegalese stopper, 28, follows in the footsteps of Chelsea legend and who is also the technical and performance advisor at the club, Petr Cech. The great Cech made his career-changing switch from Roazhon Park to Stamford Bridge back in 2004 and has never looked back. Edouard Mendy helped his side to a third-place finish last season, before France's Ligue 1 was curtailed due to the coronavirus pandemic. Following Kepa's second shocking display in as many Premier League turns, Mendy should certainly get the nod ahead of the Spaniard. If they do not bring in Rice, I would still consider their summer window as one of their most successful in recent years.