What Chelsea transfer target Andre Onana did after his Inter Milan side lost 1-0 to Manchester City in the Champions League final in Turkey.
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This season, Manchester City have won both the Premier League and the FA Cup. Chelsea manager Mauricio Pochettino wants to sign a new goalkeeper this summer, with the futures of Edouard Mendy and Kepa Arrizabalaga reportedly in doubt for next season.
According to reports in Italy, Andre Onana and Chelsea FC have already reached a personal agreement, and Inter has turned down their £34 million offer for him.
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After the Champions League final, Chelsea and Inter are scheduled to meet this month to discuss Romelu Lukaku’s future. It’s possible that Onana will also be involved.
The opening proposal falls £18 million short of Inter’s asking price for the goalkeeper. According to Matt Law of the Telegraph, the Serie A club is requesting €60m (£52 million) for his services this summer, leaving Blues owner Todd Boehly substantially short.
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Fortunately for Chelsea, sources out of Italy state that Onana “would like to join the Premier League team,” which means a lot depends on the upcoming meeting between the two clubs. Onana was spotted comforting teammate Lautaro Martinez after Inter’s heartbreaking Champions League loss; Martinez has also been mentioned as a possible target for Chelsea.
Despite his obvious grief, the Cameroon international showed class and character by speaking with his teammate and encouraging them to be proud of what they accomplished this season.
Rodri’s second-half strike gave City a 1-0 victory in Istanbul after Onana had done an excellent job of keeping Pep Guardiola’s team quiet all night.