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Chelsea preparing a bid for Roma star

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Chelsea preparing a bid for Roma star
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The Blues believe they have a realistic chance of signing him

Chelsea are expected to overhaul their side this summer after an underwhelming Premier League and Champions League campaign last season. They finished 5th in the league and will miss the Champions League in the upcoming season.

One of the unexpected areas they might have to strengthen is between the sticks as Thibaut Courtois continues to link with a summer exit.

He returned to the club 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 at the club and has developed himself as one of the best Goalkeepers in the world.

The 25 year old has been stalling on signing a contract extension at Stamford Bridge for a past couple of months and could leave on a free transfer next year when his contract expires.

The Belgium International has been heavily linked with a move to Real Madrid, as they are also chasing for a long term replacement of Keylor Navas. He even has admitted that he hopes to move to Madrid someday as his kids live there.

The Blues are keen to keep him but are willing to sell him this summer rather than to let him leave on a free transfer at the end of the next season. They will want close to £50 million for him.

Chelsea are preparing to bid £65 million for Roma goalkeeper Alisson, reports the Daily Mail . They eye him as a replacement for Courtois, who they expect to depart for Real Madrid this summer.

The Brazilian joined Giallorossi 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.

The 25 year old was very impressive for the club domestically and in Europe, keeping 22 clean sheets in 49 games for the club in all competitions. He also reached helped them to reach the semi-finals of the Champions League last season.

The Brazil International has also been linked with a move to Real Madrid and Liverpool, with the latter making an offer for him. But both the clubs believes that the Italian side’s valuation of their star is excessive.

The London side believes they have a realistic chance of signing Alisson and wants the deal to be completed as early as possible before any late offers come for him.

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