Chelsea told to pay £35million for player with Champions League and Europa League experience

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According to The Telegraph, Ajax are willing to let Andre Onana join Chelsea during the summer transfer window if the Blues pay a transfer fee of £35 million.

Onana has been Ajax’s first choice goalkeeper for the last four seasons and has experience of Europa League and Champions League football.

Chelsea boss Frank Lampard is keen on signing a replacement for Kepa Arrizabalaga after the Spaniard’s erratic form in goal for Chelsea this season.

Willy Caballero was preferred in goal over Kepa for six consecutive games before Kepa was restored back to the starting XI for the last two games before the league was suspended due to the coronavirus outbreak.

It is believed Chelsea are considering submitting a £35 million bid for the Ajax goalkeeper.

Meanwhile, Italian journalist and ESPN pundit Gabriele Marcotti believes Chelsea will be better off signing Ajax goalkeeper Andre Onana instead of Manchester United goalkeeper Dean 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.”

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