Chelsea are reportedly working hard to find a buyer for goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga, with the Blues increasingly ‘unimpressed’ by the Spanish international, after signing for over £71 million.
A report in the Sun states that Chelsea will look to sell the 25-year-old this summer and have got their scouting team working around the clock to find a replacement number one – at the moment the top choice would be Burnley’s Nick Pope.
Burnley hold all the cards when and if negotiations begin, with the Premier League club having signed a new contract with Pope last summer, keeping the 27-year-old at the club until 2023.
Pope has become the number one goalkeeper again at Burnley, making 23 appearances so far this season, while also boasting two England caps, cementing himself as second-choice in the national team to Jordan Pickford.
Frank Lampard has shown considerable trust in his English players at Chelsea this season, and having an experienced Premier League stopper in Nick Pope orchestrating things from the back could well be a perfect addition.
Nick Pope has extensive experience in English football, having played over 50 times in the Premier League, over 30 times in the Championship, as well as a raft of games in League Two and the National League – a move to Chelsea this summer would be the cherry on top of a fine career for the stopper.

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