Massive boost as Chelsea can finally sign a replacement for unsettled Thibaut Courtois

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Chelsea have been handed a massive boost in signing Alisson this summer with AS Roma ready to listen to offers for the Brazilian international.

The Brazilian international has been sensational for both country and club, he was remarkable in goal for his national team at World Cup but they crashed out losing to Belgium last week.

His impressive performance have seen the likes of Real Madrid, Chelsea and Liverpool keen for his services.

Liverpool made him their first-choice goalkeeping target – but the Reds were put off by Roma’s price tag which is thought to be beyond £80million.

Chelsea are in the market for a replacement for Thibaut Courtois who is yet to agree to a contract extension with the Stamford Bridge.

With Thibaut Courtois’ future unknown and Real wanting to upgrade on Keylor Navas, having also been linked with Courtois, both clubs have been linked with a big-money move for Alisson – who kept 17 clean sheets in 37 Serie A games last term.

And Monchi confirmed that Roma have yet to receive any concrete interest in the shot-stopper but says that they will consider any bids that do come in.

“The same chance that [Kostas] Manolas, [Edin] Dzeko and [Lorenzo] Pellegrini have of leaving,” Monchi said when asked about the likelihood of Alisson leaving the Stadio Olympic this summer.

“The same chance as anyone who we haven’t had offers for. I know you don’t believe me, but I haven’t had any offers.

“If some were to arrive – and this applies to any other player – we’d evaluate them and then make a decision.

“Right now though we think he should rest after the World Cup, then come back here and have just as important a season as the last one.”



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