Chelsea are reportedly able to launch an bold bid for Barcelona goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen in the summertime.
Frank Lampard has appeared to lose religion in Chelsea’s present No.1, Kepa Arrizabalaga, who moved to Stamford Bridge for a club-record £71million charge in August 2018.
Nonetheless, the world’s costliest keeper has did not reside as much as his price ticket, resulting in rumours that his days on the membership are numbered.
The supervisor is determined to signal a world-class keeper for subsequent season and Mundo Deportivo studies that Ter Stegen is high of the listing. The report additionally says that Chelsea are eager to ship Kepa the opposite means in change.
Germany worldwide Ter Stegen’s contract on the Camp Nou expires in 2022 however talks for a brand new deal are reportedly stalling having begun again in March.
Barcelona might wish to elevate funds in the summertime having made large signings in current home windows, together with the £108m they paid for Antoine Griezmann a yr in the past.
They’ve additionally been linked with Inter Milan frontman Lautaro Martinez, who’s seen as a long-term substitute for ageing striker Luis Suarez, 33.
Kepa remains to be properly regarded in Spain, having carried out properly with former membership Athletico Bilbao earlier than going to Chelsea. He’s anticipated to change into Spain’s No.1 sooner or later with Manchester United glovesman David de Gea’s kind plummeting at an alarming fee.
Nonetheless, Mundo Deportivo’s report stresses that Chelsea are conscious will probably be a tough job to make this swap deal come to fruition.
However their energetic work within the switch market might entice Ter Stegen, 28, notably after Barca’s collapse within the LaLiga title race which allowed rivals Actual Madrid to scoop the crown.
The west Londoners have already secured the signings of Timo Werner and Hakim Ziyech from RB Leipzig and Ajax respectively. They’ve additionally been closely linked with Germany playmaker Kai Havertz, who plies his commerce at Bayer Leverkusen.