Chelsea are in the market for a goalkeeper, whether it’s to compete for number one or not.
Journalist Ben Jacobs has told GIVEMESPORT, Chelsea are definitely ‘in the market’ for a new goalkeeper following Edouard Mendy’s exit.
The Blues desperately need a goalkeeper and they have picked few names.
Chelsea’s first-choice goalkeeper, Kepa Arrizabalaga was signed for £71.6m back in 2018, but may be best known for refusing to be substituted in the 2019 Carabao Cup final against Manchester City in 2019.
Mendy’s arrival dislodged the Spaniard and became one of the best goalkeepers in world football as he conceded just two in the club’s Champions League triumph in 2021.
Kepa established himself as Chelsea’s number one last season and featured in 29 out of 38 Premier League games, which may highlight a change in trust.
Jacobs recently told GIVEMESPORT “There’s no doubt that Chelsea are in the market for a goalkeeper, whether it’s to compete for number one or whether it’s to become a number one or whether it’s to add depth, I think that’s the conversations that are still ongoing. And obviously, there’s a very realistic possibility if Chelsea did sign a top goalkeeper that Kepa would then also want to leave the football club.
“So this is the sort of challenge with the goalkeeper position, and a player like Kepa where I don’t think, in a season where there’s going to less games for Chelsea, is just going to want to sit around as the number two at the football club.”
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