Chelsea revive interest in Galatasaray keeper
LONDON: Chelsea have revived their interest in Galatasaray goalkeeper Fernando Muslera.
The Premier League leaders made enquiries for the Uruguay international in January but his Turkish club were not keen to sell midway through the season.
Chelsea want a replacement for Asmir Begovic who is set to join Bournemouth in the summer for around £10 million (RM55 million).
They tried and failed to sign Craig Gordon from Celtic while also considering the merits of AC Milan’s Diego Lopez, currently on loan at Espanyol, and Paris St Germain keeper Salvatore Sirigu who is on loan at Osasuna.
Muslera was recommended by former Chelsea goalkeeping coach Christophe Lollichon and has vast experience with 85 caps for Uruguay and more than 340 appearances under his belt for Lazio and Galatasaray.
He has one year left on contract but Galatasaray have offered him new terms as they’d like him to stay. They would still want around £15 million should he push to go but Chelsea have made fresh contact and made it clear they are keen on the 30year-old.
Key may be whether Galatasaray regular Muslera believes he can dislodge Thibaut Courtois at Chelsea who continues to assert he is content at Stamford Bridge despite overtures from Real Madrid. Daily Mail