Chelsea interested in award-winning French goalkeeper with over 500 games played

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It’s no secret that Chelsea struggled to protect the net last season and the goalkeeping was one of the many factors that contributed to that. With the incumbent stoppers needing a kick in the backside, it appears Chelsea are looking into bringing Marseille veteran Steve Mandanda to Stamford Bridge and light a fire under everyone.

According to The Guardian, Mandanda has been in talks with Chelsea about a possible move to Stamford Bridge this summer.

The 31-year-old goalkeeper has played his last nine seasons for Marseille, only missing a handful of games in that span. He is a four-time Ligue 1 Goalkeeper of the Year and four-time Ligue 1 Team of the Year member.

Chelsea struggled to keep clean sheets with Thibaut Courtois and Asmir Begovic sharing the duties – though neither particularly well. The duo combined to allow 53 goals this past season as Chelsea finished 10th on the table.

Mandanda is France’s current backup goalkeeper behind Tottenham Hotspur superstar Hugo Lloris.

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