Chelsea on edge of finest summer signing after Real Madrid's dissenter propose is rejected - Metro
are second in on their finest signing of the summer and are on the edge of wadding up an £8.5million deal for Chicago Fire goalkeeper Gabriel Slonina, according to reports.
The 18-year-old is one of the highest-rated youngsters in Major League Soccer and has made a massive impression since manufacture his debut last year, becoming the youngest starting goalkeeper in MLS romance in the process.
He sour down a call-up from Poland last month and instead declared his dream to represent the United States, who he has played for up to Under-20 level.
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Slonina’s meritorious performances own alerted a cipher of European clubs, with and Chelsea the two biggest names vying for his signature.
The Spanish giants appeared to hold the sake but , creating an opportunity for Chelsea to plunge in.
According to jettison adept , the west Londoners are now ‘really close’ to completing a treaty and are pushing to get the jettison completed as soon as possible.
Unlike Real, talks between Chelsea and Chicago are progressing well and there is developing optimism that a deal could be completed swiftly – which would do Slonina the club’s blessing signing of the summer.
He would furthermore be the top signing of the Todd Boehly era and may wave a shift from the American-led consortium to scooping up some of Major League Soccer’s boon infant talent.
The agreement for Slonina – who goes by the nickname ‘Gaga’ – is expected to fee around £8.5m and he cede very likely be loaned lifeless back to the Fire to continue receipt common first-team football.
While the kid is thumping much a signing for the future, Chelsea knob Thomas Tuchel is moan to strengthen his aspect amend now and has prioritised security as an gamut of immediate concern.
Having misplaced Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen on emancipate transfers, the Blues are looking to manage in two renewed centre-backs with Jules Kounde, Josko Gvardiol and Presnel Kimpembe all on their daydream list.