CHELSEA will step up their pursuit of Burnley keeper Nick Pope to replacer Kepa Arrizabalaga.
Blues boss Frank Lampard is keen to bring in the Clarets and England stopper.
Lamps dropped Kepa earlier this season.
Atletico Madrid keeper Jan Oblak, Ajax’s Andre Onana and Dean Henderson of Manchester United have all been on Chelsea’s rader.
But Pope’s hugely impressive displays during lockdown have made him the top contender.
His total of 15 clean sheets have put him one behind Liverpool stopper Alisson in the race for the Golden Gloves award.
If Blues can sell £71.6million world record signing Kepa, they could have more cash to give Burnley what they want.
Clarets boss Sean Dyche would have to line up a replacement before a sale.
According to 90 minutes, Chelsea want Burnley to agree a quick deal for the 28-year-old.
He signed a new long-term deal at Turf Moor in 2019.