Chelsea to make new effort to sign Chicago Fire goalkeeper Gabriel Slonina

Gabriel Slonina established himself as Fire’s first-choice stopper during the 2021 campaign.

Chelsea are ready to make a new effort to sign Chicago Fire goalkeeper Gabriel Slonina.

According to Football.London, the Blues will renew their efforts to sign Slonina this summer after a deal for the Chicago Fire goalkeeper broke down earlier this year following the sanctioning of Roman Abramovich.

The goalkeeper established himself as Fire’s first-choice stopper during the 2021 campaign. The 18-year-old has started each of their 13 MLS matches so far this season.

Gabriel Slonina has kept five clean sheets this season, a noteworthy feat given Chicago are bottom of the Eastern Conference.

It’s understood Chelsea sounded out a move for Slonina in February, and there was confidence that a deal could be struck for the 18-year-old keeper, who would have remained with Fire until the end of the current season and potentially even for the 2023 campaign.

The takeover by the Todd Boehly-led consortium will help Chelsea to enter the transfer market once again. Few players will leave this summer and the club would look to find replacements to strengthen Thomas Tuchel’s first-team squad ahead of the 2022/23 campaign.

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