Chelsea re­vive in­ter­est in Galatasaray keeper

New Straits Times - - Sport -

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

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