Chelsea ‘want’ Loftus-Cheek-Skriniar swap deal, Blues ‘very close’ to signing Slonina, transfer offer from Kounde – latest

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Chelsea are on the verge of a deal for American goalkeeper Gabriel Slonina, according to reports.

Fabrizio Romano tweeted that the Blues are leading the race over Real Madrid – with an agreed £8m fee.

The Italian journalist wrote: ‘Update of the Gabriel Slonina agreement. Chelsea are now very close to signing the talented goalkeeper, they are pushing after Real Madrid’s offer was rejected – negotiations are ongoing with Chelsea to close the deal soon.’

“Chicago expected €10 million fee for GK Slonina, born in 2004,” added Romano.

Sevilla are playing tough for a fee to Jules Koundé.

The LaLiga club knows Chelsea’s desperation to find defensive cover after losing Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen.

And reports in Spain say they are looking at a £55m fee for the French defender now.

The centre-back has been on Chelsea’s radar since last summer, with the Blues close to a deal before last season.

Ruben Loftus-Cheek could find himself over-required this summer at Stamford Bridge.

But the midfielder may have a suitor in Serie A giants Inter Milan.

The England star is being chased by the Italians, according to Corriere dello Sport.

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