Cech delivers new No.1 for Lampard after €33m Chelsea transfer agreed

Date published: Monday 13th July 2020 6:11 - Matthew Briggs

Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has told Petr Cech to find him a new goalkeeper this summer and the former Blues No.1 has reportedly delivered. 

Lampard has been unconvinced by Kepa Arrizabalaga towards the end of the season and he is understood to be looking for a replacement for the Spaniard.

The world’s most expensive keeper was dropped before the coronavirus pandemic, with Lampard opting to use Willy Caballero before Kepa regained his place.

Lampard though remains unconvinced and the Daily Express claims Tottenham, Sheffield United and Newcastle have been among the clubs to have looked at the player.

A more likely move though would be a loan back to Spain and there is already interest from Valencia and Sevilla for the former Athletic Bilbao No.1.

Lampard is believed to have asked technical advisor Petr Cech to help him find a new goalkeeper with backing from Marina Granovskaia.

Cech is well respected by the Chelsea boss after their time together at Stamford Bridge and Chelsea have already made their move.

According to Turkish outlet Haber 365, Chelsea have struck an agreement with Trabzonspor for 24-year-old Ugurcan Cakir. The fee is believed to be €33m with Cakir set to move this summer.

Cakir’s rise in Turkey is said to have attracted the attention of Liverpool, who reportedly made a bid for the Turkey international last summer before opting to sign Adrian.

Turkish journalist Ugur Karakullukcu via Turkish-Football reported that Jurgen Klopp made an official offer for Cakir last summer.

While in May. speaking to AjannsporCakir’s former coach, Sadi Tekelioglu, claimed that Liverpool have won the battle to sign the player.


Liverpool interest

“50 million Euros may be too much for us [Turkish clubs], but not for Europe,” the coach said.

“Ugurcan had a suitor last season. I gave Ugurcan an idea to go to the teams in England.

“Liverpool will transfer Ugurcan Cakir at the end of the season. Trabzonspor will not say no to Liverpool’s offer.

Since then Roma have also entered the fray, but according to the latest information Chelsea have won the race to sign Cakir.





Cakir has reportedly spoken about his future.

“It is nice to be noticed and followed by great teams,” he told Haber, as cited by the Daily Express.

“But I have goals in Trabzonspor and I want to achieve these goals.

“My transfer will be spoken about when it comes.”

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