Redknapp: Lampard is ready to sign new keeper

Frank Lampard is likely to try to buy a new goalkeeper to replace Kepa Arrizabalaga before the new seasons gets under way, according to former England midfielder Jamie Redknapp.

Lampard dropped the world’s most expensive keeper – at £71.6m – for the vital final Premier League match of the season against Wolves, a game the Blues need at least a draw from to be sure of reaching next season’s Champions League.

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And Lampard’s cousin Redknapp told Sky he was “not surprised” Willy Caballero was preferred in goal to Kepa.

“Kepa has conceded a lot of goals and doesn’t make enough saves,” Redknapp added. “Caballero probably deserves the opportunity. He has never really let Frank down. It is a huge game for the club.

“I am sure Frank will be looking in pre-season trying to bring a goalkeeper in.

“You don’t do that to your number one keeper. If you are sure about your keeper he starts every game, especially a game of this magnitude.

“He feels that he is not the right man, not in form and doesn’t make enough big saves.

“If there is someone available in the summer I have no doubt Frank will be trying to bring him in. Kepa hasn’t been a success. There might be difficult times ahead.”