Chelsea reportedly keen on Liverpool-linked stopper

Trabzonspor’s Ugurcan Cakir is the latest goalkeeper to be linked with a summer move to Chelsea.

Cakir, who has also been linked with Liverpool, has enjoyed an excellent season.

Turkish publication Fotospor claim Chelsea are keen on him and have been made aware of the 23-year-old by Eddie Newton.

Former Chelsea stalwart Newton last month left his backroom role at Stamford Bridge to become Trabzonspor’s assistant manager.

Cakir has been touted for a possible move to the Bridge amid continued speculation over the future of keeper Kepa Arrizabalaga.

Kepa was recently dropped by Frank Lampard and reports have suggested that he could leave at the end of the season.

The likes of Burnley’s England international keeper Nick Pope have been linked with Chelsea in recent weeks.

Speaking at a press conference last week, Blues boss Lampard insisted Kepa still had a future at the club.

Lampard said: “Every player – and I said this the other day – is in charge of their own destiny in terms of how they train and how they play.

“This is Chelsea and we’re trying to close the gap at the top, so there can be no-one who can afford to be relaxed or loose. We have to push every day and try to win the game in front of us.

“Of course in the summer then we look at the group as a whole and think ‘How can we improve?’. But there are no decisions and no thoughts beyond this game as far as I’m concerned.”




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