Chelsea ‘want David Raya transfer to replace Kepa and Edouard Mendy with Brentford No1’s contract running out’

RAY OF HOPE CHELSEA are reportedly monitoring Brentford goalkeeper David Raya ahead of a potential summer move.

Bees stopper Raya, 27, is out of contract in 2024.

David Raya has been linked with a move away from Brentford
He has turned down two offers from Brentford to extend his deal.

And Chelsea are keeping an eye on his situation, according to

Kepa Arrizabalaga has reclaimed the No1 jersey at Stamford Bridge from Edouard Mendy, but still faces an uncertain future at the club.

Mendy meanwhile snubbed a six-year contract offer from the Blues in December.

And Raya is said to be attracting interest from the Stamford Bridge side, who are eyeing a new long-term No1.

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Both Manchester United and Tottenham are also claimed to been keen on the stopper.

The Spaniard has been superb for Brentford this season, including in the 1-1 draw with Arsenal on Saturday.

Bees boss Thomas Frank spoke about his goalkeeper recently, declaring that the stopper is worth at “at least £40million” -despite his expiring contract.

On the topic of Raya’s deal, the Dane said: “If he turns it down twice that’s a signal he doesn’t want that.

“I thought we put two really good offers out there but that’s fine it’s a free world we can’t force anyone.

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“I hope he will stay forever of course that looks like it could be very difficult with the contract situation he must be at least £40million if not more.”

Raya also opened up on his future over the weekend, revealing he doesn’t believe now is the “right time” to sign a new deal with the Bees.

He said: “I don’t think it’s the right time to sign a contract at the moment.

“I’m really, really happy and right now I’m just thinking about doing the best for the team and trying to push for Europe.

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“I was offered a new contract last year and one in January but we didn’t reach an agreement. I would like to see what happens in summer, however I’m happy at Brentford.

“For now a new contract is secondary, the most important thing is the team and the games. We’ll see where we are in May. You never know what’s around the corner.

“There’s nothing I can say about what’s going to happen in the summer. I don’t even know what’s going to happen on Saturday.”

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