Chelsea identify three-man goalkeeper shortlist to replace Kepa


Chelsea will try to sign a keeper this summer window because Frank Lampard is not convinced Kepa Arrizabalaga has a future at Stamford Bridge.

Several sides in Spain have expressed an interest in signing Kepa but the blues want at least £50m to allow the Spaniard leave.

Chelsea are looking at a list of keepers which includes Atletico Madrid’s Jan Oblak, Ajax’s Andre Onana and Burnley’s Nick Pope.

Atletico have indicated that Oblak is not for sale so Chelsea will need to pay his £110m release clause to sign him.

Andre Onana would be a cheaper option for Chelsea. The goalie wants to move to England and Ajax will listen to offers.

Pope has established himself as one of the best keepers in the Premier League this campaign, keeping a total of 15 clean sheets at Burnley.

Lampard is expected to start Willy Caballero for Saturday’s FA Cup final against the gunners, after he replaced Kepa for the last match of the campaign with Wolves.

Caballero has started all of Chelsea’s FA Cup matches this campaign except the game against Liverpool in March.

Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher believes Chelsea need an upgrade in the goalkeeping department if they are to achieve their goals.

During Chelsea’s 5-3 defeat to the Reds, Carragher said: “Chelsea will go no further unless they change the goalkeeper.

“I know they keep buying a lot of attackers but you see how many goals they have conceded. I think a lot of that is down to the goalkeeper, if I am being totally honest.

“It is an area that – if they want to compete with Liverpool and Manchester City – they will have to rectify in the summer.”


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