By Mike Parrott
Chelsea's defensive woes have been the tale of their season so far.
Already conceding 49 goals in the Premier League, which sees them 11th in the table when it comes to goals against, a mixture of bad management and a supposed lack of personnel have caused a humongous failing in their backline.
Chelsea manager Frank Lampard believes that buying better players should be able to cover for his infamously poor defensive tactics and has sighted Jan Oblak as a desirable recruit.
Chelsea are ready to trade goalkeeper Kepa for Atletico Madrid's Jan Oblak, The Mirror reports.
Frank Lampard's side will also have to stump up a transfer fee for the man regarded by many as the best shot-stopper in the game currently. pic.twitter.com/6yGXQXakVg
- Goal (@goal) July 14, 2020
The Atletico Madrid goalkeeper has a £120 million release clause with the Spanish team with three years left on his deal. However, according to The Mirror, Chelsea were willing to offer current keeper Kepa Arrizabalaga as well as money to capture Oblak.
Kepa joined Chelsea for a world-record transfer fee for a keeper of £71.5 million, and has been exposed constantly this season by the Chelsea defenders ahead of him.
Lampard hasn't seemed to be satisfied with Kepa and is reportedly also interested in Ajax's Andre Onana. Chelsea have also been linked to a bizarre attempt to buy Manchester United keeper Dean Henderson, who is currently on loan at Sheffield United.
After already spending over £50 million on Timo Werner and £35 million on Hakim Ziyech, the Blues are said to be targeting players such as Kai Havertz and Ben Chilwell. So Chelsea certainly seem to be ready to spend an enormous amount of money this summer.
Cesar assesses yesterday's defeat... pic.twitter.com/JIP73ZYJUd
- Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) July 12, 2020
However currently, the massive cash injection won't cover the cracks in Lampard's tactical system and could just benefit the manager who ends up replacing him.
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