Chelsea ‘handed boost in chase for Manuel Neuer as Bayern Munich star turns down new contract offer due to length of deal on table… with Frank Lampard keen to replace £72m Kepa Arrizabalaga with Germany stopper’
- Chelsea have been given a boost as they attempt to sign Manuel Neuer
- Neuer has rejected Bayern Munich’s contract offer due to the length of the deal
- Frank Lampard wants to bring in Neuer as a replacement for Kepa Arrizabalaga
Chelsea have been given a boost in their pursuit of Manuel Neuer, with the experienced goalkeeper having turned down the offer of a new contract at Bayern Munich.
Frank Lampard is eager to bring in a new goalkeeper and Neuer, whose current Bayern deal runs until the summer of 2021, is amongst the options being considered.
As reported by BILD, Bayern offered Neuer a contract until 2023, but the shot-stopper wants a deal that will run until 2025.
Chelsea target Manuel Neuer has rejected the offer of a new contract from Bayern Munich
Bayern are wary of offering Neuer such a deal as they already have an agreement to bring in 23-year-old Alexander Nubel from Schalke ahead of next season.
Having bounced back from a lengthy spell on the sidelines and a less serious injury last campaign, Neuer has featured prominently for Bayern this season.
Chelsea boss Frank Lampard is determined to bring in Neuer to replace Kepa Arrizabalaga
The 34-year-old is eager to play on for as long as possible and may elect to leave Bayern if he cannot agree a new deal.
Lampard is looking to bring in a replacement for Kepa Arrizabalaga, who joined the Blues for £72million from Athletic Bilbao in 2018.
Kepa, who was dropped by Lampard before regaining his place in the side, could leave Stamford Bridge this summer.
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