Chelsea seems to have stopped their efforts to recruit Chicago Fire goalkeeper Gabriel Slonina. This is a breath of fresh air for Real Madrid , who are said to be interested in asking for the goalkeeper who was previously recommended by Petr Cech.
Gabriel Slonina is actually just one step away from joining Chelsea . The team nicknamed The Blues has agreed with the Chicago Fire with funds reaching 10 million pounds.
Negotiations suddenly stalled after Chelsea were hit by a transfer embargo following the sanction imposed on Roman Abramovich, in which the London club were barred from maneuvering the transfer.
After the sanctions were lifted, Chelsea continued the transfer process of Gabriel Slonina under former director Marina Granovskaia. However, it stagnated again after Todd Boehly took over ownership of the club..
Petr Cech’s Recommendations
Gabriel Slonina was advised by two former Chelsea goalkeepers , Petr Cech and Christophe Lollichon, who have also left Stamford Bridge this summer.
With Boehly taking over as interim sporting director, automatically the continuation of transfer negotiations is increasingly unclear.
Slonina reportedly would have preferred a move to Chelsea but their lack of contact has led to other interested parties to try and capitalize on the situation..
The plan is for Chelsea to sign the United States Under-20 international and loan him back to the Major League Soccer (MLS) club, where he has played 29 senior games.
Real Madrid and Wolves ready to take advantage of the situation
With Chelsea unable or unwilling to complete a deal, a number of other clubs have lined up to hijack their talks, with Real Madrid and Wolves among those known to be interested.
Chelsea’s current focus is more on striker and defender positions. Moreover, Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christiansen have anchored to Real Madrid and Barcelona.
Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar have been offered to Chelsea but the £45m signing of Raheem Sterling from Manchester City has been the focus.
Who are Chelsea’s transfer targets?
The Blues are also awaiting news from Raphinha, who hopes Barcelona can match the £55m offer from Chelsea that Leeds has accepted.
In defence, Manchester City’s Nathan Ake is in advanced talks with Chelsea, with Juventus centre-back Matthijs de Ligt attracting serious interest from both Chelsea and Bayern Munich.
Sevilla’s Jules Kunde remains an option for Chelsea but has not been on their target list since Boehly ran the club’s transfer business.