Chelsea may have beaten Liverpool to another signing this summer with reports claiming they’ve reached an agreement with Trabzonspor to sign goalkeeper Ugurcan Cakir.
It could also spell the end for Kepa Arrizabalaga as the Blues’ No.1, with Frank Lampard understood to have run out of patience with the struggling Spaniard, 25.
Turkey international Cakir has been linked with a move to the Premier League and Sport Witness claim he’s attracted the attention of Liverpool and Leicester too.
However, Turkish outlet Haber365 reports that Cakir’s club has agreed to sell him to Chelsea.
The report states Chelsea will pay around £30million (€33m) for the 24-year-old, which would be a record-breaking sale by a Super Lig club.
It’s been widely reported that Lampard is looking for a Kepa replacement, as the glovesman has struggled for consistency since joining Stamford Bridge for a club-record £71m fee in the summer of 2018.
Haber365 also reports that Cakir, who’s made 74 appearances for his boyhood club, ‘dreams’ of playing in the Premier League.
His contract with Trabzonspor is due to expire in June 2024 and the club have the option to extend it by another year.
Chelsea have also been linked with Ajax stopper Andre Onana and Sheffield United’s on-loan sensation Dean Henderson, whose parent club is Manchester United.
They Blues have already bolstered their attacking options with the signings of Hakim Ziyech from Ajax and Timo Werner, who was long tipped to join Liverpool, from RB Leipzig.