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Chelsea and Arsenal have reportedly placed Thomas Strakosha on a list of potential transfer targets this summer as both are seeking a replacement for their second choice stoppers, Kepa Arrizabalaga and Brand Leno

The West London giants, head coach Thomas Tuchel has constantly talked up the professionalism of the ex-club-record signing, who has not always impressed during his spell at Stamford Bridge.

However, as well as heaping praise on the Spain international, German boss has also hinted that conversations will be held about the second-choice goalkeepers future.

Mikel Arteta is also looking a replacement for Brand Leno who is likely to be on his way out from the Emirate Stadium after his agent confirmed interest from Arsenal.

As it stands, it is unclear whether Kepa hands in transfer request this summer, Nevertheless, Chelsea are in a position where they need to consider alternatives.

According to transfer expert Fabrizio Romano, the Premier League heavyweights have taken an interest in soon-to-be free agent Stravosha.

Earlier this month, it was reported that Fulham were closing in on a deal for Strakosha, however, now they are in talks with Arsenal stopper Brand Leno.

While Strakosha would become first choice should be make the switch to Craven Cottage, he would make a move to Chelsea aware that Edouard Mendy would retain his role as first choice.






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