First major transfer decision of the summer hinges on €60m price

The summer is really warming up, and Chelsea have some pretty huge decisions to make already.

They want Inter Milan goalkeeper Andre Onana, but according to Italian insider Alfredo Pedulla, the Camaeroon keeper will cost €60m, a fee which can’t be reduced by the Blues chucking in players to go the other way.

Mike Maignan looks too expensive and David Raya looks to be going to Tottenham, so options are already thinning out for our transfer team. They need to be decisive without being rash, and a lot will depend on what Mauricio Pochettino’s thinking is. Perhaps he will be the latest in a long line of coaches to think that he can make Kepa Arrizabalaga into a half decent goalkeeper.

If that is correct and Inter are drawing the line at €60m, it does create some interesting dilemmas for Chelsea.

On the one hand they’ve seen season after season in recent years undermined by sub standard goalkeeper player. On the other hand the last time they spent big money on a goalkeeper it was an unmitigated disaster which they’re still living through the consequences of now.

Last time around they went for the bargain keeper in Edouard Mendy and that didn’t work out great either.

Right now they will really be thinking long and hard about whether they can be 100% certain that Onana is the man to take them forward for the next ten years.

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  1. When Petr Chek signed Mendy, Maignan was also in the mix at a similar price.

    Now he is worth over £60m.

    Nice one Petr!!

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