Chelsea open talks to sign AC Milan’s Mike Maignan

According to L’Equipe, Chelsea and AC Milan have begun negotiations on the summer transfer of goalkeeper Mike Maignan.

The France international has been chosen by the Blues, who are in desperate need of a new number one.

Due to their performance issues, Chelsea wants to offload one of their two goalkeepers this summer.

Thomas Tuchel played Edouard Mendy at the top of the lineup throughout the first part of the season, despite some high-profile mistakes.

L’Equipe reports that negotiations between Chelsea and AC Milan for the summer transfer of goalkeeper Mike Maignan have already started.

The Blues, who are in desperate need of a new ace, have chosen the France international.

Chelsea wants to trade one of their two goalkeepers this summer due to performance difficulties.

Despite some notable errors, Thomas Tuchel started Edouard Mendy at the top of the lineup for the majority of the first half of the season.

Kepa Arrizabalaga, the team’s record-setting goalkeeper, was reinstated when Graham Potter took over.

The Spaniard made some significant stops, but there were times when he demonstrated that Chelsea needed a better goalkeeper.

The moment Arrizabalaga steps out to claim high balls, he appears uncertain and struggles with crosses.

Due to the fact that Mendy’s contract only has one year left, Chelsea wants to offload him this summer. Arrizabalaga is more harder to sell because he earns a high salary.

Although the Rossoneri do not want to sell Maignan, the Blues are interested in him.

Over the past several seasons, Maignan has made a name for himself as one of the top goalkeepers in Europe.

He initially gained notoriety in 2021, when he assisted Lille in capturing the Ligue 1 championship while compiling 21 clean sheets in 38 appearances.

After relocating to Italy, the Cayenne-born goalkeeper assisted Milan in capturing their first Scudetto in 11 years. In 32 games, he kept 17 clean sheets.

Despite missing numerous games this season due to injuries, he still managed to record eight shutouts in 22 league contests.

Although it’s unclear if AC Milan will allow Maignan go, they might if the Premier League team makes a sizable bid.

If they are unable in obtaining Maignan’s services, Chelsea is reportedly considering a move for Andre Onana of Inter Milan.

 

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