Chelsea ave reportedly made their move for Trabzonspor goalkeeper Ugurcan Cakir. The 24-year-old has made a huge impression this season in the Turkish Super Lig and looks set to be rewarded with a big move this summer.
Tottenham, Sheffield United and Newcastle have been among the clubs to have looked at the star this season.
Frank Lampard had been happy with Kepa Arrizabalaga at the start of the season until his inconsistency began to lose Chelsea points in the race for the top four.
He was dropped before the coronavirus pandemic for Willy Caballero but was reinstated back into the side.
Yet since the restart Kepa’s vulnerability from set-pieces has made the Blues pay, with Lampard set on signing a new goalkeeper this summer.
According to Turkish outlet Haber 365, Chelsea have struck an agreement with Trabzonspor to sign Cakir.
The report states that the clubs have agreed a fee of €33m (£29.5m), who will move to west London this summer.
Lampard reportedly asked technical advisor Petr Cech to help him find a new goalkeeper alongside Marina Granovskaia.
Cech was between the sticks at Stamford Bridge for 11 seasons and his opinion is therefore valued by Lampard.
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Chelsea will look to offload Kepa and there is already interest from Valencia and Sevilla.
A loan deal is looking more likely and would mean Chelsea have to foot the bill for some of his wages.
Back in May, it was suggested by Turkish journalist Serdar Ali Celikler that Liverpool were interested in Cakir.
Celikler said on VOLE’s Youtube channel: “I’ve made some calls with my Trabzonspor sources