Chelsea ready to agree £15m asking fee for goalkeeper- as Blues move to replace Kepa Arrizabalaga
Chelsea have looked at New England Revolution goalkeeper Djordje Petrovic as they look to replace departed Kepa Arrizabalaga.
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Chelsea have entered negotiations to sign New England Revolution goalkeeper Djordje Petrovic as they look to add competition to their goalkeeping department following the exit of Kepa Arrizabalaga to Real Madrid.
The 23-year-old Serbian international joined New England two years ago from FK Cukaricki and is already regarded as one of the best goalkeepers in Major League Soccer.
Chelsea manager Mauricio Pochettino confirmed in his press conference that they were looking to bring in a goalkeeper if the price was right. He told reporters ahead of the game against West Ham: “That is a good question because we are thinking of that. We are thinking and exploring all of the situations and possibilities on the market. The club is assessing all the options.”
This summer Chelsea first sold Edouard Mendy after it was confirmed Kepa Arrizabalaga was going to be the first choice at the club but the Spain international then decided at the last minute to move to Real Madrid after he was approached.
Chelsea had been linked to former Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea and even want-away Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris, but it is Djordje Petrovic has been consistently pursued as Mauricio Pochettino looks for cover for Robert Sanchez.
Petrovic finished second in the running for 2022 MLS Goalkeeper of the Year, despite making only 21 appearances last season.
Chelsea will take on West Ham United in their second Premier League game of the season having been massively impressive in the first game at home against Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool.