- Nick Pope had a remarkable just concluded season at Burnley with 15 clean-sheets
- He is now considered as a possible replacement for Chelsea’s Kepa Arrizabalaga
- Reports have it that Frank Lampard is considering a £50 million deal for the goalkeeper
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Nick Pope could be standing between the sticks next season at the Stamford Bridge as Chelsea manager Frank Lampard is considering having him as Kepa Arrizabalaga’s replacement.
UK outlet Daily Star reported exclusively that the Blues are now stepping up bid for the England international who narrowly missed out of the Golden Glove at the just concluded season.
The 28-year-old Pope who had 15 clean sheets in the Premier League season conceded the prestigious award to Manchester City’s Ederson who had 16.
Pope has made two international appearances for the Three Lions under Gareth Southgate however, he still has three more years on his contract with Burnley.
It was gathered that the Clarets could possibly consider any figure around £50 million to land the goalkeeper at Old Trafford.
And the goalkeeper is also considering a move to the top clubs as he hopes to get more international matches and with high hopes as regard the delayed Euro 2020 finals now taking place next summer – and then the World Cup following 18 months later.
Chelsea goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga failed to find his rhythm for the Blues in the just concluded Premier League season, despite Lampard and his wards getting the Champions League ticket.
The Blues spent big money to lure the Spaniard to Stamford Bridge, but Kepa Arrizabalaga has not been able to convince the club's fans of his value due to many errors.
Last season, he had serious issues with former coach Maurizio Sarri after his refusal to be substituted which made the Italian livid.
According to the report on Sports Bible, Kepa Arrizabalaga had the worst save percentage of any goalie who has played 10 or more games in Premier League history.
Legit.ng earlier reported that Olivier Giroud made his final appearance for Chelsea on Saturday, August 1 when the Blues lost 2-1 to Arsenal in the FA Cup final.
The Frenchman has spent about a half of the season on the bench and now he is poised to leaving the club as his contract is set to lapse.
Although there are reports that Frank Lampard is set to overhaul the squad ahead of the coming season, Giroud nevertheless believes the Blues could offer him a contract extension.
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