Chelsea boss Frank Lampard set to make bold Kepa Arrizabalaga transfer decision



Posted Thursday, July 09, 2020 by Express.co.uk

Chelsea may look to find a new goalkeeper in the summer transfer window.

Chelsea manager Frank Lampard is still deciding whether to make a move for a new goalkeeper in the transfer window,  with Kepa Arrizabalaga's future looking uncertain. The Blues are prioritising signing Bayer Leverkusen star Kai Havertz, according to a report.

Arrizabalaga hasn't performed as well as Lampard would have hoped this season and it's thought the Blues boss wants to move the Spaniard on.

Back in January, Lampard dropped Arrizabalaga for a number of games but he is now back in the side.

On Tuesday evening, Arrizabalaga was criticised for letting Wilfried Zaha's long-range shot fly past him into the back of the net.

Chelsea boss Frank Lampard set to make bold Kepa Arrizabalaga transfer decision
Chelsea boss Frank Lampard to make bold Kepa Arrizabalaga transfer decision (Image: GETTY)

He did, however, make a crucial save in stoppage time to hold onto three points for the Blues.

According to the Telegraph, though, Chelsea and Lampard are still deciding whether to sell Arrizabalaga and bring in a new goalkeeper.

Ajax's Victor Onana has been linked with a move to Stamford Bridge, where former team-mate Hakim Ziyech will play next season.

The report also states that Chelsea may look to buy a new centre-back, with Andreas Christensen increasingly becoming a liability in west London.

Lampard was asked about Arrizabalaga's positioning for Zaha's goal after the game and he said he hadn't seen a replay.

"I haven't seen it back. We will analyse it afterwards," he said.

Lampard did praise the £72million signing for his save from Scott Dann at the end, however.

Chelsea boss Frank Lampard set to make bold Kepa Arrizabalaga transfer decision
Chelsea boss Frank Lampard to make bold Kepa Arrizabalaga transfer decision (Image: GETTY)

"He’s big for us. He’s huge. That can be big for him," he added.

"Confidence is huge when you’re in that individual position. He and his team-mates should be boosted by that.

"Top teams need goalkeepers making big saves at big times and he did that today."

Lampard is trying to tie up a deal for Leverkusen star Havertz, though Chelsea want to pay £20m less than the German side's £90m asking price.

Chelsea are also reportedly interested  in Leicester full-back Ben Chilwell.



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