€100m reasons why Chelsea said no to world class goalkeeper

If you’d asked us back in the spring, we would have said the one position it was CERTAIN Chelsea would strengthen this summer would be goalkeeper.

But with the new season just a month away, we look more likely than ever to be sticking with proven liability Kepa Arrizabalaga.

So what happened to our long rumoured interest in Mike Maignan, the AC Milan goalkeeper? CalcioMercato have the whole story.

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They claim that the Italian side asked for €100m for their stopper – it’s no wonder we walked away right from the start then.

Maignan looks like an incredible player – even better than Andre Onana, the Inter goalkeeper who we turned our attention to once it became clear that we were never getting close to AC’s man between the sticks.

Since then our interest in Onana seems to have ebbed too, and now Manchester United are favourites to sign him. After being stung by the vast fee we paid for Kepa – a nightmare that still haunts us – you can see why we’re being cautious.

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