Chelsea tried to sign 28-year-old Barcelona stopper this summer

Chelsea reportedly failed with an approach for Barcelona stopper Marc-Andre ter Stegen during the summer transfer window.

The West London club were on the lookout for a new stopper amid uncertain future of Kepa Arrizabalaga, eventually signing Edouard Mendy from Ligue 1 outfits Rennes in a £21.5m deal.

Frank Lampard’s side had been credited with strong interest in a host of other goalkeeper before that, with the likes of Mike Maignan, Andre Onana and Jan Oblak among the names rumoured with a move to Stamford Bridge.

Spanish outlet Mundo Deportivo reports that the Blues also made an approach to secure services of Ter Stegen from La Liga giants, Barcelona.

The Premier League outfit reportedly made contact with the 28-year-old stopper in an attempt to convince him not to sign contract extension at Camp Nou, with his current deal ends in 2022.

The Blues approach was given short shrift, though, while interest from Serie A defending champions Juventus and Inter Milan is also expected to come to nothing with German stopper thought to be closing in on a new deal with the Catalan giants.