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Aaron Ramsdale given transfer lifeline as Premier League club 'step up interest' in goalkeeper

Aaron Ramsdale given transfer lifeline as Premier League club 'step up interest' in goalkeeper

Pochettino is eager to rectify his goalkeeping issue by signing a reinforcement in the January transfer window.

Chelsea are ramping up their interest in Arsenal goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale amid their current goalkeeping injury crisis, according to reports.

Chelsea number one Robert Sanchez sustained a knee injury last weekend in their match against Everton, with Pochettino then suggesting that the Spanish shot-stopper might miss the entire Christmas period.

The Blues manager spoke prior to Chelsea's clash with Sheffield United at the weekend, highlighting his frustrations.

"When you suffer an injury and lose your No 1 keeper so far, it is a player we are going to miss but we have other players that are working hard to be ready when this type of thing happens," Pochettino explained.

"Of course, very sad because we are going to lose a player for a few weeks."

Chelsea are set to promote former New England goalkeeper Djorde Petrovic to a starting spot in the absence of Sanchez, having not made an appearance for the club prior to the Everton game.

Chelsea's first choice keeper last season was Kepa Arrizabalaga, who is on loan at Real Madrid, and highlights the London club's lack of reinforcements in that position.

According to talkSPORT, the Blues could look to rectify this problem by bolstering their goalkeeping ranks in the January transfer window and signing Ramsdale.

Petrovic made his debut for Chelsea last weekend, and is all but set to start this weekend. (

Pochettino is thought to be keen on signing players with previous Premier League experience to help stabilise the squad after a less than ideal start to their season.

Ramsdale has been displaced as Arsenal's number one by David Raya since his signing in the summer, even though Gunners manager Mikel Arteta publicly stated that he would rotate between the two for the starting goalkeeper spot.

The English goalkeeper got his first Champions League start in Arsenal's meaningless game against PSV Eindhoven, having already been guaranteed progression.

Ramsdale has also only started five Premier League games so far this season, with the exit door looking more and more likely for the 25-year-old.

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Topics: Arsenal, Chelsea, Aaron Ramsdale