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Chelsea tipped to sign Manchester United goalkeeper to solve Frank Lampard issue

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Chelsea could make an approach to sign Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea this summer to solve their issues in that position, says former Liverpool boss Graeme Souness.

Frank Lampard dropped Kepa Arrizabalaga last month and Willy Caballero has gone on to start the last five matches in all competitions since then.

Souness discussed the possibility of United backing Dean Henderson to be their No 1 next season and said Chelsea could make an attempt to prise De Gea away from Old Trafford.

“I’m a big fan of that boy at Sheffield United,” Souness said on Sky Sports. “I remember going back to the mistake he made against Liverpool, his manager wasn’t kind to him, it’s a hard world professional football.

“He put it back to him and said if you want to play at this level you have to learn from it. He would have appeared to have done that. Big fan, I think he’s got a big personality.

“De Gea, I would imagine, would be one of the best-paid players at Man United. Can you have him sitting on your bench on whatever he’s earning and not be a problem to you?

“Would there be takers for him? You’re looking at the situation at Chelsea and they might have a nibble at him. But it’s a big decision and these are decisions that managers are paid to make. It’s a big call that, big, big call.”

Source: Express

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