Chelsea agree fee with Brighton over Robert Sanchez: Chelsea are close to signing Brighton goalkeeper Robert Sanchez, 90min understands. EnoughInfo.com
The Blues traded Edouard Mendy to Al Ahli earlier this summer and have been looking for more experienced competition for Kepa Arrizabalaga, and club authorities have now decided to sign Sanchez.
Sanchez, 25, lost his starting spot as Brighton’s goalkeeper midway through the season as Roberto De Zerbi favoured the ball-playing ability of Jason Steele, while the Seagulls also signed Bart Verbruggen from Anderlecht for little over £16 million this summer. Admission Form Out For Postgraduate At Bells University Of Technology
Sources have now verified to 90min that Sanchez is on the verge of joining Chelsea. The two clubs have agreed on a cost, and with personal terms not an issue, Sanchez is likely to have a medical soon before signing a deal at Stamford Bridge. Jurgen Klopp confirms extent of Alexis Mac Allister injury against Bayern Munich
Ben Roberts, the club’s goalkeeping manager, has been a major proponent of signing Sanchez. Roberts worked as a coach with the Spaniard at Brighton before accompanying Graham Potter to Chelsea.
Chelsea agree fee with Brighton over Robert Sanchez
Chelsea had been looking for a high-level goalkeeper to compete with Kepa and began the summer by investigating a deal for Andre Onana, only to see the Cameroon international join Manchester United instead.
Due to AC Milan’s exorbitant asking price, a bid for Mike Maignan was also ruled out.
Sanchez’s Premier League experience, along with the fact that he counts towards Chelsea’s homegrown quota as a result of his time at the Brighton academy, has helped him gain favor with the club’s recruitment department.
Chelsea and Brighton are still in talks on midfielder Moises Caicedo, for whom the Blues have previously had multiple bids rejected this summer.
Brighton quickly rejected an £80 million bid, insisting on £100 million to part ways with their star midfielder.