Burnley’s Nick Pope is the latest goalkeeper to be linked with a move to Chelsea,
Current number one Kepa Arrizabalaga may have played his last game for the West London club after a season which has seen him make a number of high-profile mistakes and lose his place for some games to Willy Caballero.
It was the 38-year old Argentine who took his place between the sticks for Chelsea’s FA Cup final defeat to Arsenal on Saturday, with Kepa having to content himself with a place on the bench.
Frank Lampard’s side have been linked with a number of names, include Jan Oblak from Atlético Madrid and Andre Onana from Ajax, but now Pope is emerging as a home-grown alternative.
The 28-year old, who has been capped twice by Gareth Southgate and England, has just had a fine season, keeping 15 clean sheets for the Lancashire side in the Premier League, just one less than golden glove winner Ederson of Manchester City.
And he is keen to move to a more established club as he wants to win silverware and the chance of more international appearances.
Andy is an exiled English football fan living in Cyprus. He loves all sports but football is his abiding passion, and he still has dreams every now and then about scoring the winning goal in a Wembley Cup Final, even though his playing days are long gone. He follows most major leagues, across Europe at least, and has a favoured team in each. When he’s not watching, listening, reading or downloading podcasts about football, he spend his time worrying about his beloved Arsenal.