Chelsea linked with keepers amid speculation over Kepa’s future

A look at stories in Sunday’s newspapers involving Chelsea…

Chelsea continue to be linked with goalkeepers amid speculation over the future of Kepa Arrizabalaga.

Blues boss Frank Lampard recently dropped Kepa, prompting reports that the Spaniard could leave at the end of the season.

Several keepers have recently been touted as a possible replacement for him, including Burnley’s England international Nick Pope.

Now the Daily Star Sunday claim Chelsea are targeting a move for Dean Henderson, who has impressed at Sheffield United while on loan from Manchester United.

Chelsea: Kepa Arrizabalaga
Reports have suggested that Kepa could move on this summer

The Sunday Express, on the other hand, say Chelsea could move for Marc-Andre Ter Stegen if the German decides to leave Barcelona this summer.

Meanwhile, Tammy Abraham has turned down Chelsea’s latest offer of a new contract, according to the Sunday Mirror.

Abraham is said to be looking for wages on a par with the top earners at Stamford Bridge.

Scottish connection?


The Mail on Sunday reports that Chelsea youngster Billy Gilmour is set for a call-up to the senior Scotland squad for the Euro 2020 qualifier against Israel.

It comes after Gilmour earned rave reviews for a fabulous performance in this week’s FA Cup victory over Liverpool.

And The Sun on Sunday say Chelsea are looking into buying a club in Scotland in order to get around a Fifa ruling on stockpiling young players.

The newspaper say Chelsea “have already looked deeply into one particular club” and that Blues owner Roman Abramovich “has plenty of allies who would take on a Scottish club for him” given that there are rules against owners taking stakes in clubs in more than one country.

The reported plan would potentially enable Chelsea to comply with the Fifa ruling because, instead of sending youngsters out on loan, they could instead join the acquired Scottish side on permanent deals with buy-back agreements in place should they develop into top-level players.