Chelsea have had a verbal agreement in place for some time now regarding the potential transfer of highly-rated 18-year-old goalkeeper Gabriel Slonina.
According to Italian transfer news specialist Fabrizio Romano, the Blues were close to signing the youngster from Chicago Fire in January, and the MLS side is still waiting to see if a deal can be completed this summer, though it has been suggested that it may fall through due to Petr Cech’s recent departure from his role at Stamford Bridge.
See below for more information from Romano, who claims Chelsea previously agreed to sign Slonina for around €10 million…
Chelsea’s first-choice goalkeeper is currently Edouard Mendy, with Kepa Arrizabalaga serving as a capable backup.
Still, it might be smart business to sign a prospect like Slonina on the cheap if the opportunity arises, though it’s unlikely to be a top priority for new owner Todd Boehly.
After the departures of key players such as Romelu Lukaku, Antonio Rudiger, and Andreas Christensen, Thomas Tuchel’s squad is in desperate need of new defenders and attacking players this summer.