MARC-ANDRE TER STEGEN is reportedly set to sign a new five-year deal at Barcelona to deal Chelsea a major blow in their search for a new goalkeeper.
The German has established himself as one of the world's best shot-stoppers since joining the Blaugrana from Borussia Monchengladbach in 2014.
Ter Stegen, 28, has two years left on his contract at the Nou Camp and Sport had claimed that the Blues were looking to bring him to Stamford Bridge.
Frank Lampard is claimed to be looking to replace Kepa Arrizabalaga after being left unconvinced that he's the right man to have between the sticks.
Kepa has failed to justify the £71.6million fee the West Londoners forked out to bring him to the Premier League from Athletic Bilbao in 2018.
And with contract talks set to have stalled between Barca and Ter Stegen, Spanish media stated that Chelsea were ready to pounce.
But Sport have now insisted that Ter Stegen is set to end speculation that he could leave by penning a new deal next month until 2025.
They suggest that the club want to officially announce his contract renewal before the LaLiga season resumes after the coronavirus crisis.
Further talks between Ter Stegen and Barca are scheduled to take place next week where they will hope to close out the negotiations.
Such is their desire to keep him, the Catalan giants have made it clear that his yearly wage will increase until 2025.
Ter Stegen became a first team regular in 2016 after two years in Spain following Claudio Bravo's move to Manchester City.
In total he has featured between the sticks on 224 occasions, winning four LaLiga titles, four Copa del Rey's and the Champion League in 2015.
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