Chelsea attempted to persuade Marc-Andre ter Stegen to ignore Barcelona's latest contract offer.

It came about as a result of Frank Lampard trying to convince him that his future lied at Stamford Bridge.

Signing a goalkeeper had been a priority for the Blues in the summer.

That is despite making Kepa Arrizabalaga the world's most expensive stopper when he joined from Athletic Bilbao for £72m.

But a shoddy year between the sticks last term proved to Lampard he did not have what it takes.

Several players were targeted, including Atletico Madrid star Jan Oblak, Lille ace Mike Maignan and Ajax's Andre Onana.

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Ter Stegen of Barcelona was also looked at, somewhat optimistically, because of his status as a key player at the Nou Camp.

But Chelsea sniffed an opportunity with the German's contract expiring in 2022 and the fact he had not put pen to paper over a new deal.

The Catalan club had been trying to tie him down to one for a while and the Blues were trying to convince him to turn his nose up at his current employers, according to Mundo Deportivo via Sport Witness.

But they were not alone, with Juventus and Inter Milan also doing the same.

The latter had even asked him to delay a decision so that he could replace Samir Handanovic.

Ultimately, the Premier League and Serie A sides have failed with the report stating that Ter Stegen had no intention of leaving the Nou Camp.

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In fact, the former Borussia Monchengladbach star had always preferred staying where he was from the start and was never thinking of a departure.

It is expected that the 28-year-old will sign a new contract with Los Cules that will extend his stay until 2025.

Chelsea moved on from Ter Stegen, landing Edouard Mendy from Rennes for £22m

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And the Senegalese star has already taken Kepa's spot between the sticks.

However, an injury on international duty threatened to rule him out of this weekend's clash against Southampton.

But the 28-year-old appears to have made a quick recovery after immediately returning to Stamford Bridge following the issue.