Chelsea considering making transfer to replace struggling duo | Football


Edouard Mendy has kept just one clean sheet this season (Photo: Getty)

Chelsea are reportedly in the market for a new goalkeeper as Graham Potter and Todd Boehly work on rebuilding the Blues’ squad.

Despite having already spent over £253million in the summer, there are expected to be plenty more signings at Stamford Bridge as new manager Potter reshapes the team to his liking.

It has been reported that Chelsea have won the race to sign star forward Christopher Nkunku and are already working on a deal for his RB Leipzig teammate Josko Gvardiol.

And according to the Telegraph there may well be a new face in between the sticks as well, with the futures of both Edouard Mendy and Kepa Arrizabalaga in doubt.

Mendy has reportedly rejected a new contract offer to extend his stay in west London beyond 2025 and there have been questions surrounding the 30-year-old’s recent form that includes high-profile errors in the games against Leeds and West Ham.

Meanwhile Kepa’s struggles are well-documented, having been labelled a huge flop after his £72m transfer from Athletic Bilbao, the most expensive fee for a goalkeeper ever, and he was linked with a move away during the summer.

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Kepa Arrizabalaga is the world’s most expensive goalkeeper (Photo: Getty)

While he has impressed in spells and has received praise from Potter while Mendy has been absent with injury, it remains unclear whether the Spaniard, who turned 28 on Monday, will re-establish himself as Chelsea’s No.1.

Between them, the pair have conceded 12 goals in nine games across all competitions, keeping just one clean sheet.

It is not known which goalkeeper Chelsea will target if they do indeed decide a new shot-stopper is required, though given how much has currently been spent by Boehly, several outcast players will need to be sold first.

Attacking players like Christian Pulisic, Hakim Ziyech and Armando Broja, will surely be the first on the transfer list especially if the news surrounding Nkunku does prove to be accurate.

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