Chelsea 'handed boost in chase for Bayern Munich's Manuel Neuer'

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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