Frank Lampard has to sign a new goalkeeper before the end of the summer transfer window.
Chelsea will be close to spending around £200million this summer window when the signing of Germany star Kai Havertz is concluded.
The Blues splurged on players like Hakim Ziyech, Timo Werner and Ben Chilwell, as well as signing centre-backs Thiago Silva and Malang Sarr on free transfers.
Former Blues striker Tony Cascarino believes signing a goalkeeper will be one of the last pieces of the puzzle for Chelsea boss Frank Lampard.
Kepa Arizzabalaga’s future is hanging in the balance following a discontent season but selling the most expensive would be a tough task for the Blues.
Chelsea are currently working on a second bid for Rennes goalkeeper Edouard Mendy of around £18m and are also linked with Jan Oblak and Lille’s Mike Maignan.
“Parts of the puzzle that they thought were missing, it’s not completed yet, but I don’t think Chelsea’s transfers [are completed],” Cascarino said on talkSPORT.
“If you’re investing as much money as you have, and you’ve mentioned Ziyech and you’ve mentioned Werner and [Christian] Pulisic who was only a recent signing in terms of how long he’s been there, and then adding again and buying Chilwell and then Silva, there has to be a new goalkeeper.”
“Frank will be fully aware that him getting that investment means there’s a different challenge now,” Cascarino added.
“He will know the expectation won’t just be qualifying for Champions League football. That was the expectation last summer, and if they managed it with a transfer embargo then it’s a bonus.
“But that’s not the challenge now. Now it’s guaranteed top-four, but really they’re giving him the finds to challenge for the top-two.
“With that sort of spending you can’t lose 17 games. Chelsea lost 17 games last season, they had a goals-against column that was dreadful.
“If they lose 17 games in a season he won’t be Chelsea manager.”
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