Chelsea are being linked with a summer move for Ajax goalkeeper Andre Onana, following growing ‘concerns’ over the form of current number one Kepa Arrizabalaga.
Frank Lampard has grown increasingly concerned over the form of Kepa this season, the Spain international having produced a series of below-par displays before being dropped for the club’s draw with Leicester at the King Power Stadium last weekend.
Kepa’s worrying run of form has seen him register the lowest save percentage of all regular top-flight goalkeepers in the Premier League so far this season, and Chelsea are now said to be deliberating on whether to seek a replacement for the 25-year-old, who became the most expensive goalkeeper in history when signing in a £71.6m deal from Athletic Bilbao in 2018.
According to Goal, the west London side are now monitoring Ajax’s Onana ahead of a potential summer move, the Cameroon international keen to leave the Eredivisie champions at the end of the season after starring in the Netherlands in recent seasons.
The former Barcelona youth product is believed to be keen on a move to the Premier League, and currently has two years remaining on his contract at the Johan Cruyff Arena.
Burnley’s Nick Pope and Lille’s Mike Maignan have also been linked with a switch to Stamford Bridge of late, though the 23-year-old’s desire for a new challenge and performances at the highest level make Onana the number one candidate to solve the club’s goalkeeping woes.