Spanish giants Barcelona have made it clear that their goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen is among the few players in the club who are “non-transferable” amid rumors about the player’s move to Chelsea ahead of the summer market.
Chelsea’s Kepa Arrizabalaga became the world’s most expensive goalkeeper when Chelsea signed him for $91 million in 2018.
Kepa has been making too many mistakes that have cost Chelsea several games this season that have also seen the Blues boss, Frank Lampard even drop the goalkeeper from the squad briefly.
Reports as it that Lampard is now looking to get rid of the 25-year-old Spaniard and has identified Atletico Madrid’s Jan Oblak and Barcelona’s Ter Stegen as ideal replacements.
According to a report in Spanish publication Mundo Deportivo, Barcelona have received no interest from Chelsea and the former La Liga champions have said Ter Stegen is currently “non-transferable” as he has been their second-most valuable player after Argentine captain Lionel Messi on and off the field.
The German‘s current contract with Barcelona is due to expire June 2022 and the report has further revealed that the Catalans are in talks with their prized shot-stopper over a lucrative new deal.
Kepa could be given another opportunity to fight for the No. 1 goalkeeper spot at Chelsea with the hope that the threat to his Chelsea career could bring the best out of the young Spanish shot-stopper.
The blues are also reportedly interested in Ajax Andre Onana and Burnley’s Nick Pope as veteran Willy Caballero, who is Chelsea’s back up keeper is set to make way despite signing a contract extension and being in good terms with Lampard.