Chelsea jumped into earnest in recruiting Andre Onana (27, Inter Milan).
Britain’s ‘Daily Express’ reported on the 12th (Korean time), “Chelsea is considering sending Romelu Lukaku and Kalidou Koulibaly to Inter Milan to sign Onana.”스포츠토토
Signing a goalkeeper is one of Chelsea’s summer goals. Chelsea manager Mauricio Pochettino is said to have assessed that Kepa Arrizabalaga and Edouard Mendy are not at the level of starting goalkeepers.
Onana is considered one of the most promising recruitment candidates. After standing out at Ajax, he caught the attention of big clubs, including Chelsea, by performing well with Inter Milan and the Cameroon national team.
The transfer fee has caught Chelsea’s ankles. Inter Milan wants at least 55 million pounds (approximately 89 billion won) for Onana’s transfer fee. For Chelsea, it is bound to be burdensome.
Eventually, a workaround was devised. According to reports, Chelsea are reportedly ready to convince Inter Milan by adding Koulibaly to Lukaku’s complete transfer to Inter Milan.
In an interview right after the European Football Federation Champions League final against Manchester City on the 11th, Onana said, “I am satisfied with my life at Inter. However, on the professional stage, you never know what will happen,” he said, leaving the possibility of a transfer open.