Real Madrid are considering a move for Chelsea goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga this summer – which could open the door for the Blues to sign Barcelona ace Marc-Andre Ter Stegen.
Reports suggest Frank Lampard is on the hunt for a new shot-stopper at Stamford Bridge after watching Arrizabalaga make a number of costly mistakes this season.
Lampard has instead opted for Willy Caballero in between the sticks of late amid the £71m Spaniard’s dip in form, which spells bad news for his long-term future at the club.
And according to the Daily Express , the Blues have identified Ter Stegen as a potential replacement for Arrizabalaga in the summer transfer window.
Kepa has lost his place in the Blues net of late amid a string of poor displays
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It is believed Lampard is ready to axe the 25-year-old at the end of the season, despite Chelsea forking out a club-record fee to prise him away from Athletic Bilbao just 19 months ago.
Madrid could offer Arrizabalaga a way out of west London, with Zinedine Zidane and co weighing up a potential bid for the player.
Madrid are reportedly interested in signing the Spaniard this summer
That would allow the Blues to go after Ter Stegen, who is reportedly mulling over his future at the Nou Camp having fallen out with Lionel Messi .
The German has made 224 appearances for Barca since completing a £10m move from Borussia Monchengladbach in 2014, winning four La Liga title and the Champions League.
That would allow Chelsea to go after Barca shot-stopper Ter Stegen
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But certain reports claim he fails to see eye-to-eye with club legend Messi, who wants to see him replaced this summer.
Starsport also understands Manchester United star Dean Henderson, who has spent the 2019/20 campaign out on loan at Sheffield United , is on Lampard’s radar ahead of…