Chelsea Contact Crystal Palace Goalkeeper Vicente Guaita With Manchester City Interested

​Chelsea have made contact with Crystal Palace goalkeeper Vicente Guaita over a move for the 33-year-old at the end of the season.

Guaita has impressed during his short spell in London but he only has a contract at Crystal Palace until 2021, attracting interest from a number of sides who will be in the market for a new back up shot-stopper in the summer.

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Spanish outlet AS reports Chelsea's goalkeeping scout Christophe Lovichon has already made contact with Guaita's representative to test the waters over a move, assessing how much it would cost to bring him to Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea's current number two Willy Caballero is out of contract at the end of the season, while first-choice Kepa Arrizabalaga has been treading on thin ice over his long-term future in between the sticks in west London.

Guaita wouldn't arrive as Chelsea's new starting goalkeeper, but the Blues feel the Spaniard would be able to offer more competition for a place in Frank Lampard's side compared to Caballero.

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Manchester City are apparently also keeping tabs on Guaita's future as they prepare to part ways with Claudio Bravo and Scott Carson, while West Ham have previously shown an interest in the Spaniard too.

Since joining Crystal Palace from Getafe on a free transfer in 2018, Guaita has made 46 appearances across all competitions - keeping 16 clean sheets.

He's already kept a clean sheet against Everton this season, while Guaita's performances have been vital in draws against the likes of Arsenal, Manchester City and Wolves.

Interest in Guaita hasn't gone unnoticed at Crystal Palace either, and the report from AS adds the club have already approached their goalkeeper over a contract extension at Selhurst Park.

The club's decision-makers are even expected to hold a meeting with Guaita's representatives in the coming days to discuss his future at the club.

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Source : 90min