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Andre Onana open to Chelsea transfer as club mull over Kepa Arrizabalaga sale

Andre Onana would be open to joining Chelsea if they went through with their plan to axe Kepa Arrizabalaga.

The Spaniard was dropped for the clash against Leicester at the weekend.

It follows reports that Frank Lampard had lost confidence in the goalkeeper after a period of patchy form.

The Blues are mulling over whether or not to axe the former Athletic Bilbao star, who is the world’s most expensive keeper at £71m.

A number of replacements have been linked, including Burnley’s Nick Pope and Crystal Palace stopper Vicente Guaita.

But it has since emerged that Ajax star Onana is being eyed by the club.

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Furthermore, the Cameroon international is open to a move to Stamford Bridge, report Goal.

Onana has two years left on his contract at Ajax but has decided that he wants to leave in the summer.

And the Premier League is his preferred destination, where he has been linked in the past.

Manchester United were reportedly looking at the 23-year-old after it looked at one stage that David de Gea would go.

Kepa Arrizabalaga was on the bench last weekend following a string of questionable displays
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But it now appears that Chelsea are at the front of the queue.

It had been believed that Barcelona would be the side he would join should he leave Amsterdam after graduating from the Samuel Eto’o academy to move to the Catalan club during his formative years.

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However, they are more than happy with Marc-Andre ter Stegen.

Goal go on to state that scouts have been deployed to look for replacements for Kepa at Chelsea.

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But any further decision form Lampard will be told to technical advisor Petr Cech and goalkeeper coach Christophe Lollichon.

When asked about his decision to drop Kepa against Leicester, Lampard said: “It’s a decision I have not taken lightly.

“They train together, they are are close and…

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