Chelsea technical and performance advisor Petr Cech said they are considering bringing in a new goalkeeper but have yet to give up on Kepa Arrizabalaga.
Arrizabalaga has been under heavy scrutiny following arguably a disastrous season at Stamford Bridge.
The 25-year-old recorded just eight clean sheets in 33 appearances in the Premier League and conceded 47 out of 54 goals Chelsea conceded in the league.
Cech, along with the club’s goalkeeping department chief Christophe Lollichon, has reportedly been tasked to find a list of potential new goalkeepers.
Of course, regardless of the report, as someone whose role is the closest to a sporting director at Chelsea, the former Czech international would still have had played a role in transfers.
He opened up that a new goalkeeper could be on the cards this summer although he made it clear that Chelsea have not given up on the club’s record transfer Arrizabalaga.
“Kepa failed last year, that is unquestionable,” he told Sport.cz.
“But the club invested in him and gave him a long-term contract because it believes he has the qualities and prerequisites to be successful.
“A certain addition to the staff will definitely take place, perhaps even on the goalkeeper post, but all this is being solved.
“However, no one is breaking a stick over Kepa. We all hope for his great future.”
A recent report from the Guardian said that Chelsea were preparing a second bid of €20m (£17.9m) for Rennes goalkeeper Edouard Mendy after having their first €16m (£14.2m) offer turned down by the Ligue 1 side.
The report also added that the Blues are struggling to find potential buyers for Arrizabalaga which could explain why they are in the market for a cheaper target compared to big names such as Atletico Madrid’s Jan Oblak.