Chelsea goalkeeper target pens new Bayern Munich contract


Bayern Munich goalkeeper Manuel Neuer has ended ambitious talks that Chelsea could sign him by penning a new contract through to the summer of 2023.

The 34-year-old has Germany international has been a colossus for the Bundesliga giants, making 375 appearances for the club since joining from Schalke in 2011.

He has helped the Bavarian giants win 18 trophies in that time, including seven Bundesliga titles, four German Cups and the Champions League in 2013, but with his deal running down.

The reliable Sport Bild outlet reported that Frank Lampard was keen on the Germany goalkeeper as a replacement for Kepa Arrizabalaga.

Kepa has the worst save percentage in the Premier League and he wasn’t selected by Lampard for four games in February when Willy Caballero was preferred.

Neuer emerged as an option for the west London club, with the keeper’s contract up in 2021. Neuer delayed signing a new contract with Bayern and could not agree terms with the Bundesliga champions.

Lampard is understood to be open to selling the Spanish number one, who was a £71m signing from Athletic Bilbao in August 2018 – the most expensive goalkeeper in history.

Now though Neuer has agreed to stay in Bavaria,

“Manuel is the best goalkeeper in the world and our captain,” said Bayern chief executive Karl-Heinz Rummenigge.

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