Date: 15th March 2023 at 12:00pm
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Chelsea will find out their quarter-final opponents when the draw for the next round of the Champions League is made on Friday. 

The Blues secured their place in the last eight of the competition last week courtesy of a 2-0 win over Borussia Dortmund at Stamford Bridge, progressing 2-1 on aggregate.

The likes of Bayern Munich, Manchester City and Inter Milan could all await Graham Potter’s side, who have won three consecutive matches across all competitions after a disastrous run of form.

Last time out, The Blues cruised to a 3-1 win over Leicester City, and Potter’s side are still set to be boosted by a number of players returning.

Thiago Silva, N’Golo Kante and Edouard Mendy have all been absent of late, but the trio will undoubtedly bolster Potter’s squad upon their return.

Now, the latter’s future has been cast into doubt.

According to The Times, goalkeeper Mendy has entered into talks over a new contract at Stamford Bridge, but progress is yet to be made.

Mendy hasn’t played for Chelsea since the World Cup in Qatar

The report claims that the Senegal international, who has returned to full training following a long injury lay-off, is at a stalemate with the club at present.

Mendy, 31, joined The Blues from French side Rennes back in 2020 and has since endured mixed fortunes in the capital.

The ‘keeper played a crucial role as Chelsea won the Champions League in 2021, but has since been criticised for spells of poor form, particularly at the start of the current campaign.

In total, Mendy has made more than 100 appearances for his current side across all competitions, keeping 49 clean sheets.

The player’s current contract is set to expire in 2025, and it has been rumoured that Chelsea will continue their spending spree by looking to add a goalkeeper to their ranks this summer.

That could signal the end of Mendy’s Stamford Bridge career, and the report suggests that the two parties are quite far apart in discussions at present.

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