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Chelsea and Liverpool Target Barcelona Man

Subair Adams

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Jasper Cillessen

Chelsea and their Premier League rivals Liverpool are presently experiencing a goalkeeping crisis ahead of next season.

Chelsea are in the race to renew Thibaut Courtois’ contract but they seem to be losing out in their desire to retain the Belgian international.

Liverpool on the other hands are impatient with Karius Loris after his blunders against Real Madrid and they are looking at the prospect of signing another netminder who would automatically be integrated into Klopp’s starting lineup ahead of next season.

Both clubs are therefore interested in Barcelona’s second-choice goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen and they are set to rival for his signature in the ongoing transfer window, according to Daily Mail.

The Holland international joined the Camp Nou outfits from Dutch side Ajax in 2016 but failed to command a regular spot in the club’s starting lineup.

With Enersto Valverde’s continual decision to start Marc-Andre Ter Stegen in his lineup, it would be very difficult for the Dutchman to play regular first-team football in the upcoming season.

Cillessen, who has appeared in just 21 matches for the Blaugranas, has reportedly decided to move out of Camp Nou to a club where he would easily be drafted as first-choice goalkeeper in the 2018-19 season.

With reports suggesting that Liverpool could fail to sign their longtime target Alisson this summer, the Reds could make the 29-year-old their prime target in coming days.

Should he move to Liverpool, he would be given the chance to play in the Champions League for the first time in his career.

However, a move to Stamford Bridge would render him the opportunity to feature in next season’s Europa League competition.

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