Chelsea are moving closer to completing a deal for Inter Milan goalkeeper Andre Onana ahead of tonight’s Champions League final.
The Blues have identified shot-stopper as their first-choice target to become Mauricio Pochettino‘s new number one.
Given that new head coach Pochettino wants to bring in a new goalkeeper, it is believes that Kepa Arrizabalaga and Edouard Mendy’s futures at Stamford Bridge are in doubt.
The 27-year-old has been observed by the Blues for some years, and they have been pleased with his Inter performances.
Andre Onana has played a key role in I Nerazzurri’s journey to the Champions League final, recording the most clean sheets this season with eight in 12 games..
After Saturday’s UEFA Champions League final in Istanbul against Manchester City, Andre Onana’s future will be decided. According to reports, Chelsea have scheduled a meeting with the Italian team for the upcoming weeks, and the goalkeeper’s future will be the main topic of discussion.
The news that Onana has already reached an agreement on his personal terms with Chelsea comes after speculations that the west Londoners were considering Mike Maignan from AC Milan. But according to TuttoMercatoWeb, Inter also turned down an opening offer around €40 million (£34 million).
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The first offer falls £18 million short of Inter’s estimate for the goalie. According to Matt Law of The Telegraph, Todd Boehly will fall far short of the Serie A team’s asking of €60 million (£52 million) for his services this summer.
In their talks with Inter Milan, Chelsea FC have a number of choices to consider. Inter are interested in Romelu Lukaku, who recently declared his love for the club. Ruben Loftus-Cheek is also thought to be on Inter’s radar.
Fortunately for Chelsea, the Italian newspaper believes Onana “would like to join the Premier League team,” implying that the upcoming meeting between the two clubs is very important.