With Belgian superstar Thibaut Courtois apparently on his way out of Stamford Bridge, Premier League giants Chelsea FC are apparently in a somewhat desperate need of a new goalkeeper and as per a recent report from The Daily Star, The Blues have seemingly targeted two goalkeepers for the on-going transfer window.
Ever since signing for The Blues in 2011, Courtois was immediately loaned out to top Spanish club Atletico Madrid, for whom the Belgian star spent a total of three-years before making his return to Chelsea in 2014. However, recent rumors have now suggested towards the fact that Courtois could very well make his return to the city of Madrid, but this time with European giants Real Madrid CF, who seem to be heavily interested in signing a new goalkeeper, in the form of the Belgian star.
As per the Daily Star‘s recent claim, Chelsea FC has now seemingly also given up on the signing of England’s World Cup hero Jordan Pickford, who is rather likely to stay with Everton FC for the time being and that certainly does add up a lot of pressure to The Blues’ on-going woes in the transfer window.
With Pickford’s potential signing now completely out of sight, Maurizio Sarri’s have now shifted their focus towards Atletico’s star keeper Jan Oblak and PSG goalie Kevin Trapp.
Jan Oblak, who earlier in the transfer window was targeted by Liverpool FC and Real Madrid, as a €100million (£89m) release clause in his contract with Atleti. And the Slovenian keeper has been already been identified as one of Europe’s finest keepers, thanks to his mesmerizing performances for the Los Rojiblancos.
Kevin Trapp, on the other hand, is likely to be a much cheaper option after having made only six appearances for Paris Saint Germain last season with Alphonse Areola preferred in goal ahead of the German star.