Paul Robinson insisted it would take a “very lucrative” offer from Chelsea to prize Nick Pope away from Burnley this summer.
The former England number one, speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs, suggested that Sean Dyche would be reluctant to let the “outstanding” 28-year-old leave this summer after Joe Hart was released.
The Daily Star claim that Lampard sees Pope as the best candidate for the number one jersey at Stamford Bridge having lost faith in Kepa Arrizabalaga.
The report says that the Blues will need to offer Burnley around £50m for his services after an impressive campaign saw the England international be named yesterday as one of the seven PFA Premier League player-of-the-year contenders.
Robinson, who played with Pope while at Turf Moor in 2016, cited the keeper’s shot-stopping and presence when coming for crosses as particular strengths.
“He has proved that he is a top-class goalkeeper this year,” he told Football Insider.
“His performances have been outstanding. Pope and Henderson have been the standout goalkeepers this year.
“It will be interesting to see if Burnley would let him go because Joe Hart has left so they would only have Bailey Peacock-Farrell who has not played this year.
“It would have to be a very lucrative deal for Burnley to think about letting him go because he has been so key for them this year.
“But you can see why the big teams are looking at him. His shot-stopping is outstanding and his presence in the box is a huge asset.”
Hart exited the club last month after his contract expired at the end of June.
While Bailey Peacock-Farrell, 23, is yet to make an appearance for Sean Dyche’s side since he arrived from Leeds United 12 months ago.
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