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According to Italian journalist and ESPN pundit Gabriele Marcotti, Chelsea will be better off signing Ajax goalkeeper Andre Onana instead of Manchester United goalkeeper Dean Henderson.
Despite Kepa Arrizabalaga’s return to the starting XI in recent weeks, Chelsea boss Frank Lampard reportedly still wants to sign a new goalkeeper in the summer, with the Blues interested in Onana and Henderson.
“Between those two I think, first of all, let me say Kepa played the last few games including the games against Everton in the league it looks like the worst of it is over there in terms of the relationship between him and Lampard,” Marcotti told ESPN.
“I think also from Chelsea’s perspective they only give up on Kepa if the relationship with Lampard is indeed healed, and it certainly looks that way, if they have a buyer.
“They’re not going to keep him on the bench and I think it’s very hard because most top clubs aren’t looking for a goalkeeper right now.
“That said, if you had to pick between Henderson and Onana, I would lead Henderson but you know what, Henderson means you have to deal with Manchester United, who are going to be extremely reluctant to sell him to another Premier League rival.
“Henderson is saying he doesn’t want to sit on the bench behind David de Gea so personally I think you’re better off with Onana.
“I think that seems to be easier but I still think Kepa’s going to stick around.”