Chelsea have expressed interest in Thomas Strakosha. Albania international is available as a free agent this summer after playing out his deal at Lazio at the end of the 2021/22 season. Formerly of APOEL, Thomas had been a member of Lazio since 2012.

During his decade-long spell at Lazio, Strakosha racked up over 200 competitive games, establishing himself as one of the best shot-stoppers in the Serie A and by far the most gifted goalkeeping talent in his native Albania.

Standing at 1.93m, the 27-year-old goalkeeper is rated highly due to the imposing frame that allows him to cover a large area in goal. The Albanian goalkeeper is also known for his razor-sharp reflexes and the ability to impose himself inside the box, thus making him a perfect fit in the PL.

With the Albanian seeing out his deal at Lazio this past campaign, his status as a free agent has put several clubs on red alert. The Blues are no exception, as they consider the possibility of snapping up the custodian on a Bosman move this summer.

Chelsea are bracing themselves for a summer of change, especially in the defensive unit. Although their main shot-stopper Edouard Mendy has enjoyed unprecedented success in between the sticks at Chelsea, the club will likely part ways with Kepa. In an awkward turn of fate, Arrizabalaga has been linked with a move to Lazio.

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