Chelsea observing move for Ajax star
Chelsea were mortified at the end of the week.
Frank Lampard’s side had nailed on to complete in the top four and seal Champions League qualification all the while.
The Blues were beaten by Sheffield United at Bramall Lane, losing 3-0 to Chris Wilder’s Blades.
It implies that Chelsea are currently only two points away from fifth-placed Manchester United, five away from 6th placed Wolves and only six away from the Blades.
The top four race, at that point, is fully open, and Chelsea face a troublesome run-ins for the rest of the season.
They play Norwich City, who have already relegated next, before taking on champions Liverpool and in-form Wolves on the last day.
Frank Lampard’s men have conceded goals recently, leaking eight goals in four games, and there are reports that the Chelsea boss is making a move for a goalkeeper in the summer transfer window.
Kepa Arrizabalaga has battled all through the season, conceding 53 goals, and there are reports that Ajax’s Andre Onana has been distinguished as a potential replacement.
The young shot stopper has many appearances for Ajax and the report expresses that he would be accessible for £26.8m in the summer transfer window.
That is a massively extraordinary fee to the one paid to Athletic Bilbao when Chelsea signed Kepa Arrizabalaga; they sprinkled £71m on him, making him the most expensive shot stopper in history.
Chelsea and Ajax have been engaged in talks over a transfer alrready this year, as the Blues signed Hakim Ziyech, and Onana is supposed to be available for a move to England.
It is not yet clear, however, if Chelsea will have the option to move Kepa Arrizabalaga on in this transfer window, given the enormous fee they paid to sign him.
Kepa Arrizabalaga’s career at Chelsea likely could be finished.
Reports states that Frank Lampard is Dean Henderson admirer, who has been on loan at Sheffield United from Manchester United, and apparently the Blues are prepared to drop the Spaniard.