Chelsea scout has enquired about securing the services of Crystal Palace stopper Vicente Guaita, according to reports.
The Eagles stopper has held onto the No.1 goalkeeper spot at the club since taking on the responsibility mid-way through last campaign and since then has been in stunning form caught an eye from top Premier League teams.
The Citizens are reportedly interested in securing his services as they see him as a perfect back-up option for Ederson, however, AS claim Chelsea have now entered the race for the 33-year-old stopper.
Kepa Arrizabalaga’s future at Stamford Bridge appears to be in some doubt and Frank Lampard is keen to bring in more competition for the talented goalkeeper.
A Chelsea scout, Christophe Lovichon, who has been looking for Guaita has asked the player’s entourage about a possible switch to London rivals.
Guaita’s current deal with the Eagles expires in the summer of 2021 and the Blues have enquired with a view to a summer transfer.
Frank Lampard refused to comment on whether Arrizabalaga was under pressure at Stamford Bridge following a number of high-profile errors, however, did warn the Spanish international the spotlight would always be on him.
‘I’m not looking at it now and I’m not affected by criticism from outside as much,’ Lampard said.
‘I’m aware of it but not affected by it. It’s what I want for the team
‘I think with Kepa he knows, he’ll be honest, there have been some mistakes he’s made which have cost goals and that’s the nature of it and that needs to improve.
‘He’ll have to deal with that because that’s what football is.
‘Every player, no matter how good or great you are in your career, the absolute best of all time can get criticism and that’s what players have to deal with.
‘Goalkeepers maybe slight more spotlight on them,’
‘But I think the important thing for that is to not get too embroiled in what the outside world is saying and look at your own game, look at yourself.
‘It’s always the basics, how hard can you work, it’s not just Kepa that’s any player if you’re lacking form, fight to get it back, go back to basics.’