Chelsea are hoping that they can recruit a replacement for goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga this summer, who has fallen short of the mark between the sticks.
One man whose name continues to crop up is Marc-Andre ter Stegen and he joins the likes of Nick Pope and Jan Oblak as serious transfer targets. According to ESPN, the Blues are battling Inter Milan for the Barcelona man’s signature and hope that Petr Cech can help aid a move for the star.
Should Chelsea sign Marc-Andre ter Stegen?
Having already signed Timo Werner and Hakim Ziyech, Chelsea look well-stacked up front as they head into the new season. However, they must now shift focus onto their defensive problems and how they can plug the holes that have leaked an alarming amount of goals in recent months.
Lampard has made it clear that Kepa is no longer part of his plans moving forward and a replacement must be a priority. Ter Stegen would certainly make a statement if he were to join Stamford Bridge, as he boasts one Champions League crown and four La Liga titles with Barcelona (via Transfermarkt). The Germany international is currently valued at £64.8m.
Fellow goalkeeper and former Chelsea player Cech has played a big part in Lampard’s business this summer. ESPN revealed that he was integral in their quiet yet effective swoop for Werner after they snatched him from under Liverpool’s noses. The 38-year-old could again be called upon to work his magic and coax Ter Stegen away from Camp Nou.
Cech has already proved that his role as the west London club’s technical and performance advisor is one in which he is doing well. A deal for Kai Havertz is all but over the line and now he needs to up his charm and try to lure in one of the world’s most valuable goalkeepers.
Should the Czech Republic native succeed in this, Chelsea will boast a very frightening squad next season.
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