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Blues eye one of three goalies in likely final summer deal
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Blues eye one of three goalies in likely final summer deal

Chelsea have established themselves as one of the busiest clubs in transfer dealings in recent times with the acquisition of Timo Werner, Hakim Ziyech, Malang Sarr, Xavier Mbuyamba, Ben Chilwell, Thiago Silva, and most recently the highly sought-after Kai Havertz. The Blues are now looking to complete their summer dealings with the acquisition of a goalkeeper to provide competition for Kepa Arrizabalaga. The Blues paid an initial club record £72m fee for Havertz and this took their summer spending spree beyond £200m. Kai Havertz put pen to paper on a five-year deal and is Frank Lampard's seventh summer signing. READ: Big clubs eying Depay as Barca reportedly agree a fee with Lyon The English manager now needs a goalkeeper having seemingly lost faith in Kepa towards the end of l...
Man United to offer Henderson new £100,000-a-week deal
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Man United to offer Henderson new £100,000-a-week deal

Reports suggest that Manchester United are preparing to offer a new mouth-watering contract to highly-rated goalkeeper Dean Henderson after his impressive loan spell at Sheffield United for the 2019/20 Premier League season. The shots-topper has been recently linked with a move to Chelsea as Frank Lampard eyes a suitable replacement for Kepa Arrizabalaga. Henderson established himself as one of the best goalies in the Premier League last season with his performances for the newly promoted Sheffield United at the time. His future at Old Trafford has been questioned with Spain international David de Gea being Man United's undisputed number one. This means that Henderson may be forced to rejoin Sheffield for the upcoming season. However, Chris Wilder and his men are on the lookout fo...
Ajax slap £35m price tag on Onana as Chelsea, others circle
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Ajax slap £35m price tag on Onana as Chelsea, others circle

Eredivisie giants Ajax have slapped a £35million price tag on goalkeeper Andre Onana as Chelsea and other European clubs consider a summer move. Onana has been the first-choice goalie at Ajax for the last four seasons and has garnered experience in Europa League and Champions League football. His consistency for the Eredivisie outfit has reportedly attracted interest from Chelsea, Barcelona, and Paris-Saint Germain. READ: Alisson recovers, returns to training According to The Telegraph, Chelsea are weighing up a £35m bid for Onana after concerns were raised over Kepa Arrizabalaga's run of inconsistencies between the goalposts. The Blues signed Kepa from Athletic Bilbao in a record deal worth £71.6million in 2018. It can be recalled that he lost his place to Willy Caballero aft...
Kepa Arrizabalaga unfazed by world record transfer fee
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Kepa Arrizabalaga unfazed by world record transfer fee

Chelsea shot-stopper Kepa Arizzabalaga has revealed that he's not focused on the world-record transfer fee which saw him emerge as the most expensive goalkeeper ever after his move from Athletic Bilbao to Chelsea. Kepa joined Chelsea as a replacement for Thibaut Courtois who left for Real Madrid. The Spain international has now insisted that he's aware of his transfer fee but won't let it affect his performances on the pitch. "Obviously the price was very high - £71m is a lot of money," he told Sky Sports News. "I'm aware of this but given the transfer market situation and how things are going, it is normal so I don't need to focus on the value of the transfer. "I do need to focus on playing my football and what's happening on the pitch rather than off it... I want to be myself...
PSG’s Alphonso Areola was desperate for Chelsea move
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PSG’s Alphonso Areola was desperate for Chelsea move

Paris Saint-Germain goalkeeper Alphonse Areola was desperate to join Chelsea this summer according to Blues' head of goalkeeping Christophe Lollichon. The goalie's future at the Parc Des Princes was scrutinized in the summer after the arrival of Gianluigi Buffon. Chelsea were also facing challenges in their goalkeeping department at the time as Thibaut Courtois was intent on leaving to join Real Madrid. However, the Blues replaced the towering Belgian with the 23-year-old Kepa Arrizabalaga in a goalkeeper record transfer fee from Athletic Bilbao. Meanwhile, Lollichon who has been at Chelsea since 2007 stated that he would have been happy to work alongside fellow Frenchman Areola. READ: Top 4 surprises in Europe’s elite leagues this summer In a chat with Le Figaro, Lollich...
Thibaut Courtois has plans in place to join Real Madrid
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Thibaut Courtois has plans in place to join Real Madrid

  Reports from Spain suggest that Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois is hoping to get a call from Real Madrid for a possible transfer to the Spanish giants. The Belgium goalkeeper's contract with Chelsea expires in June 2019, and emerging reports from Marca indicate that he has plans to move to Real Madrid and will, therefore, be avoiding the extension of his contract with Chelsea. There are rumors that Courtois allegedly made contact with Real Madrid and is harboring the hope that the Bernabeu outfit will make attempts to capture his signature. READ: Manchester United join in the chase for Emre Can The Belgian spent 3 years on loan at Atletico Madrid from Chelsea between 2011 and 2014, before returning to Stamford Bridge to replace Petr Cech between the sticks for Che...