Chelsea have the best defensive record in the Premier League as the west London club have conceded only four goals in 11 matches this season, with Edouard Mendy being the first-choice goalkeeper, while Kepa Arrizabalaga is the backup for the Senegal  international.

Although the Blues seem to have the keeper position sorted out for the time being, they are looking at the market.

According to Fotomaç, Beşiktaş’ Ersin Destanoğlu has emerged as surprise target for Thomas Tuchel’s side.

Former midfielder Claude Makélélé is currently the technical mentor for young players at Chelsea, and the report says the Frenchman ‘came to Istanbul’, where he had a meeting with Beşiktaş coach Sergen Yalçın and received information about the 20-year-old.

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It’s pointed out the Champions League winners aren’t convinced with Kepa Arrizabalaga and Marcus Bettinelli, which is why they are looking at another custodian.

This is where Destanoğlu comes into the picture.

The English club have reportedly ‘increased contacts’ to sign Destanoğlu and Fotomaç even explain Chelsea are ‘preparing’ to knock on Beşiktaş’ door with an offer of around €12m for the Turkey international.

Destanoğlu has conceded 12 goals in four Champions League matches and eight in nine appearances in the league.