Chelsea joins the race to sign Alisson

Real Madrid and Liverpool have shown strong interest in him too

Thibaut Courtois returned to Chelsea from Atletico Madrid in the summer of 2014 after he enjoyed 3 successful seasons on loan in Spain. Since then he has been the mainstay between the sticks and has established himself as one of the best Goalkeepers in the world.

The Belgian is considered as one of the most important members of the Blues and has already won 2 Premier League, 1 FA Cup and 1 League club with the club. He made 46 appearances for the club last season but missed out on Champions League qualification.

But the 25 year old has been stalling on signing a contract extension at Stamford Bridge for a past couple of months and reports say he does not intend to sign a contract extension with his current deal set to expire next summer. He is keen to return to the Spanish capital with Real Madrid showing interest in him.

Chelsea are ready to join the race for Roma goalkeeper Alisson according to Gazzetta dello Sport. Maurizio Sarri, who is expected to replace Antonio Conte ahead of the next season, is a huge admirer of him and wants to bring him.

He joined the Italian side from Inter Milan in the summer of 2016, signing a 5 year contract. He  spent the majority of that season as understudy to Polish international Wojciech Szczęsny, managing to make only 15 appearances in all competitions.

It has been a meteoric rise for the Brazilian who did not play a single game in Serie A in the 2016-2017 campaign before taking over as the undisputed No.1 last term. He has been very impressive for the club domestically and in Europe, keeping 22 clean sheets in 49 games for the club in all competitions.

The 25 year old’s excellent form have caught the attention of clubs like Real Madrid and Liverpool in addition to Chelsea ahead of the summer transfer window.

Jurgen Klopp wants to sign a new goalkeeper after Loris Karius poor displays in the Champions League final and has been linked with a move for him in the past couple of weeks.

La Liga giants wants a long term replacement for Keylor Navas and according to reports are in pole position to sign Alisson. But could move foe Courtois too if he decides to leave the English side.

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