Chelsea are ‘really close’ to signing Chicago Fire goalkeeper Gabriel Slonina, Fabrizio Romano reports.
The 18-year-old American was on Chelsea’s radar before the sanctions against Roman Abramovich, and the Blues were close to securing a deal back then. Of course, the sanctions stopped the negotiations.
As a result, Real Madrid moved for the talented keeper and were thought to be the frontrunners for a while.
However, they have not been able to make an offer that would be accepted by Chicago Fire. So, Chelsea are back in the front seat as they appear willing to pay as much as €10m for Slonina.
If Chelsea successfully announce the signing of the teenage goalie, he will ultimately become the first signing of the Todd Boehly era following the new takeover.