Reported West Ham target Willy Caballero is no longer leaving Chelsea this summer. Chelsea have announced on the club’s official website that Caballero has signed a new one-year deal.
The veteran goalkeeper puts pen to paper on a contract extension at Stamford Bridge. This keeps him in West London until summer 2020 and all but ends West Ham’s hopes of signing him.
Chelsea have been hit with a transfer ban this summer. As a result, Maurizio Sarri has tied Caballero down for another season to provide back-up in the goalkeeper department.
Willy Caballero was seen as Adrian’s replacement
Popular West Ham goalkeeper Adrian will leave West Ham this summer. The Spaniard provided cover for Lukasz Fabianski in 2018/19 but he is out of contract.
With Adrian leaving, West Ham were scouring the market for cheap goalkeeper options. According to The London Evening Standard, Caballero on a free transfer was an option for the Irons.
The 37-year-old fit the bill for a number of reasons. Firstly, he worked with Manuel Pellegrini at Malaga and Manchester City. Secondly, he seems content with being a back-up option. And finally, he would provide West Ham with a one-year stop-gap option until Nathan Trott is ready for that role.
But the Argentina international is now staying at Chelsea. This means West Ham need to look elsewhere as they aim to bring in a deputy for Fabianski.