Chelsea ‘transfer target’ laughs at possibility of becoming seventh summer signing

Chelsea have been linked with former Manchester United ace Ben Foster as Frank Lampard attempts to address his goalkeeping issue this summer. However, the current Watford shot stopper has laughed at suggestions he could move to Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea are desperately trying to find a new keeper who can challenge Kepa Arrizabalaga for a starting spot.

The Spaniard has struggled to find his top form since moving from Athletic Bilbao for £71.6million two years ago.

Lampard is expected to drop the 25-year-old to the bench for the upcoming campaign as he looks to continue overhauling the squad.

Six new arrivals have already been captured this summer; Hakim Ziyech, Timo Werner, Kai Havertz, Thiago Silva, Ben Chilwell and Malang Sarr.

Reports circulated last month that Foster could be the seventh as he would be allowed to leave recently-relegated Watford.

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A 37-year-old it would be a bizarre signing to say the least, especially as the Blues already have 38-year-old Willy Caballero on their books.

And Foster has put those rumours to bed by laughing at the suggestion he could move to west London.

“Even my kids chuckled, saying dad have you see that,” he told Sky Sports.

“I was going ‘blimey hell, it must be a slow news day’, there’s no truth in that!

“No truth, that’s football for you, honestly.”

Chelsea are more likely to sign Rennes’ 6ft5in keeper Edouard Mendy after entering negotiations with the French side.

Petr Cech has been tasked with finding a new No 1 but he insists that does not mean that Arrizabalaga will be sold.

“Kepa struggled last season, that is unquestionable,” he said.

“But the club invested in him and gave him a long-term contract because they believe he has the qualities and attributes to be successful.

“Additions will be made to the squad, perhaps even in goal, and this is what is being discussed now.

“But nobody is giving up on Kepa and we all hope he has a great future.”

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