Chelsea evening headlines as Ajax star granted Blues request and Frank Lampard’s transfer stance

Here are your Chelsea evening headlines for Monday, May 4.

Ajax confirm transfer agreement with Blues target

Ajax manager Erik ten Hag has revealed that Chelsea target Andre Onana will be allowed to leave the club after an agreement between the two parties.

24-year-old goalkeeper Onana was part of the Ajax side that reached last year’s Champions League semi final but has stated he would like to take a ‘new step’ in his career.

Frank Lampard is said to be on the lookout for a new keeper after recently dropping current number one Kepa Arrizabalaga from the starting line up.

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The Amsterdam club have said they would stand in the player’s way should an offer come in, according to the Metro.

“it’s true that we have an agreement from last year about the development scenario and what steps we will take if the right club comes in at the right price,” ten Hag told Algemeen Dagblad.

Lampard’s Kante stance amid Real Madrid links

Blues boss Frank Lampard has declared his intention to keep midfielder N’Golo Kante at Stamford Bridge amid interest from Real Madrid.

The midfielder who joined the club from Leicester in 2016 has been subject to speculation over his future with the Spanish giants circling.

Frenchman Kante has suffered with injury problems this campaign, and while providing an update on the player’s fitness, Lampard was categorical in expressing his desire to keep him.

“We obviously need N’Golo Kante in our team, one of the best players in the world.” Lampard told the club website. “I knew that before becoming manager of Chelsea, I know that from working with him.

“We unfortunately haven’t been able to have him much this year, but going forward we want him fit and ready to go.”

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