Chelsea Have Opening Summit to Acquire Inter Goalkeeper

Chelsea took their pursuit of André Onana to the next level as they met the Inter hierarchy in Milan Thursday. Their initial bid was rejected, but the Nerazzurri are open to negotiating the departure of the goalkeeper even though they signed him just last summer, La Gazzetta dello Sport reports (via Tuttomercatoweb).

The Serie A side wants €40M to sell the shot-stopper. The Blues offered Kepa Arrizabalaga, but the counterparty wasn’t interested, also because his wages are too large for them. La Beneamata is looking to get as much cash as possible to avoid multiple key departures.

On the other hand, Inter are keen on different Chelsea players and inquired about them during the Onana-related conversations. They pursued Trevoh Chalobah and Ruben Loftus-Cheek in the past. They’ll have to sign one or more defenders in the summer considering Milan Skriniar’s exit.

If the Cameroonian left, the Nerazzurri would go all-in on Empoli goalie Guglielmo Vicario. They would look to beat Juventus and Roma to the punch thanks to their tight rapport with the Tuscan side.

Our Take on Inter, Chelsea, and Onana

It looks like there’s serious momentum, and the Blues generally don’t take no for an answer when they really want somebody. That could be a boon for the Italian outfit, which needs to rely on savvy player trading to generate profits. Partying ways with a good player after just one season isn’t the best look. However, while he’s solid, he’s surely more replaceable than other profitable cornerstones like Nicolò Barella or Alessandro Bastoni.

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