Chelsea looks very close to completing the signing of transfer of Roma goalkeeper Alisson Becker after becoming clear favourites over Real Madrid.
The goalkeeper has been linked with top European sides over the course of the summer window after his superb performances for AS Roma but it now looks like he could be plying his trade in London next season with Chelsea.
If report bears fruits, the goalkeeper is said to have agreed personal terms with Chelsea, and with Brazil knocked out of the World Cup competitions by Belgium, he could be set for his medicals at Chelsea this coming weeks. Although, The Metro, who are citing report from Italian outlet Il Tempo, claims the lone delay in his transfer to Chelsea is just for the FA Cup winners to agree a transfer fee with his club as they prepare to bid around £64million.
The report suggests Chelsea do look close to completing the deal, but that Roma are still holding out for closer to £66m, though Real are much further away from meeting the Italian giants’ demands.
It’s believed Chelsea are close to finalizing move for the goalkeeper, but that AS Roma are still standing on their £66m asking price for the goalkeeper, though Real Madrid, who are the only interested side in the goalkeeper, are miles away from Roma’s asking price for the goalkeeper.
Chelsea’s interest in Alisson follows report claiming the Blues were in talks with the 25-year-old, and would likely be at Stamford Bridge if Courtois were to return back to Spain this summer.
Courtois has mostly been linked with Real Madrid by Spain outlets Don Balon, with the goalkeeper also keen on returning to Spain so he can be close to his family and kids who reside in Spain.
The goalkeeper said as quoted by the Mail:
“I have a certain preference, I already have ideas in my head, but I have moved everything until after the World Cup.
“My children are the most important thing for me: I now have one and a half years less contact with Chelsea, FaceTime is beautiful, but seeing them grow up is something else, so my children will play an important role in my decision.”