Chelsea have got one of the best goal keepers in the form of Belgian international Thibaut Courtois. His contract with the Stamford Bridge club is due to expire next year and hence, his future is unclear.
In such a situation, the Blues could sell the former Atletico Madrid goalie and they are interested in signing a top class replacement in the form of Roma star Alisson Becker.
According to Italian journalist David Moresco, Chelsea launched a first offer with a fee of €60million and a contract worth €4.5million-a-year to sign the 25-year-old South American, however the bid is not going to be enough for Roma’s DOF Monchi.
The Brazilian shot stopper recently played a friendly game against Croatia at Anfield and he is also wanted by Liverpool. As per a recent report covered by UOL Esporte, the Giallorossi want €70million for their prized asset.
Coutois made 35 Premier League appearances for Chelsea last season, conceded 34 goals and kept 15 clean sheets.
On the other hand, Alisson made 37 Serie A appearances for Roma in the last campaign, conceded 28 goals and kept 17 clean sheets.
The fact that Roma will be playing Champions League football next season while Chelsea will take part in the Europa League could influence Alisson’s decision. We shall see how the transfer saga unfolds.