Chelsea are closing in on the signing of Chicago Fire’s teenage goalkeeper Gabriel Slonina, football.london has been told. The 18-year-old was also of interest to Real Madrid but it looks as if the Blues have won the race. Kepa made just four appearances in the Premier League last term and Thomas Tuchel insisted that his future depended on what the goalkeeper wanted to do.
Thomas Tuchel said: “It depends what he wants and what his plans are. I know that we are very privileged to have Edou and Kepa in our squad but I also know for sure that Kepa is not happy about the situation because he deserved to play more and he can be a very strong number one. He arrived as a number one so the situation is not easy. He has been a fantastic team player since day one and never let anybody down. We did not have a conversation yet but I know that the goalkeeper coaches have these conversations at the moment and then we will take our time to speak with him and reflect on what’s best and what the possibilities are. As a coach, of course I’m super happy to have both strong goalkeepers so let’s see.”
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