Sources: Goalkeeper updates - Chelsea looking at two free agents
Chelsea have already lost Willy Caballero, and could lose Kepa Arrizabalaga as well
One situation that Chelsea will be looking to sort out very soon is the goalkeeper situation.
Willy Caballero has left the club on a free transfer, and Kepa Arrizabalaga has been heavily linked with a move away. Whilst the latter is not definite yet and there have only been enquiries, Chelsea are looking at contingency plans.
To replace Caballero, Chelsea have spoken to the reps of former Crystal Palace stopper, now free agent Wayne Hennessey, as I exclusively reported last week.
Nothing has advanced yet, but I am told that Hennessey will likely join to be a third choice option for Chelsea replacing Caballero, if he does join.
Then, if Kepa leaves the club this summer, Chelsea are looking at a number of names to come in and replace him. There are more than just who I have been told about, but as I have already reported on this platform recently, Sam Johnstone from West Brom, and Urgurcan Cakir are two names that have been explored by the club as a potential number two to Edouard Mendy.
Nothing has moved forward on either of them as of yet. I’ve also been given another name who is being considered, and that is former Manchester United goalkeeper Sergio Romero, who has also become a free agent.
There was talk he would renew with United, and that can still happen, but as it stands he is without a club, and Chelsea could look to take advantage of that.
Romero is a great goalkeeper, and we would save money on transfer fees if we signed him up as a backup stopper.
Obviously these reports are dependent on other things, and even whether Kepa does leave the club. But it looks quite likely, having been told he needs to be a number one if he wants to earn his Spain spot back again, and you’d imagine he would really want to do that.