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Chelsea names Lille goalkeeper Mike Maignan as possible replacement for Kepa Arrizabalaga

Chelsea is allegedly considering goalkeeper Mike Maignan from Lille.

The Blues are looking to replace Kepa Arrizabalaga who in 2018 cost  a club record of £71million.

Toward the end of the 2019/20 season, Chelsea manager Frank Lampard dropped the Spanish goalkeeper for second-choice stopper Willy Caballero.

Caballero played in a vital final day victory over Wolves in the Premier League, which secured a place for the Blues in the Champions League, before ending Arsenal in a 2-1 FA Cup loss.

Sky Sports say Maignan, who has been Lille’s ever-present for the past three seasons, is on the wish list for Chelsea.

“When you look for a new goalkeeper the things you look for are: Is he a man, a leader, can he command his area and is he a good shot-stopper?

“For me, Kepa is none of those things and Chelsea have paid £71m for him!

“Chelsea’s defenders don’t have any confidence in him, he’s got to be your leader in the back four!”

“I just don’t think he’s good enough for Chelsea. Kepa is not going to be their No.1 next season, so Chelsea have to get a new keeper.”


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