Chelsea are keen to sign Inter goalkeeper Andre Onana during the summer transfer window.
This according to today’s print edition of Turin-based newspaper Tuttosport, via FCInterNews, who report that the 27-year-old is a major name on the Blues’ list of potential goalkeeping reinforcements ahead of next season and that the price tag would be around €40-45 million.
Onana may have only arrived at Inter last summer from Ajax, but given the financial situation at the club and particularly the pressure to make up for potential lost revenues if the team miss out on qualification for the Champions League, they could already be ready to listen to offers.
According to Tuttosport, the Nerazzurri would likely become open to offers starting at €40-45 million, which would represent a significant capital gain considering that Onana was signed on a free transfer.
The Cameroonian has been one of Inter’s outstanding performers in the Champions League, where some vital saves throughout the group stage and the knockout stages have played a key role in the team’s run to the semifinals of the competition.
However, the fact remains that if even after this season’s heroics in the competition Inter are unable to qualify for next season’s edition due to their poor league form, they would have to bring in cash from the transfer market.
Whilst Denzel Dumfries had been for some time linked as the likeliest name to be cashed in on in the summer, it has been reported that now Onana would be likelier to be on his way than the Dutchman, given his higher market value.
Given that neither of Edouard Mendy not Kepa Arrizabalaga have been considered to be particularly convincing this season for Chelsea, the London-based giants are looking to bring a new keeper to Stamford Bridge in the summer, and Onana would be a priority target in this respect.