Chelsea are reportedly closing in on the signing of AS Roma goalkeeper Alisson Becker, with Thibaut Courtois set to depart.

Few of us expect Courtois to be here long-term at this point. The Belgian’s contract expires next summer, he’s very much in the driving seat. The same happened at Arsenal with Alexis Sanchez – we all know how that ended.

With Real Madrid thought to be waiting in the wings for Courtois’ decision, Chelsea appear to be preparing a contingency plan in case of his departure.

According to Marca, Chelsea are closing in on the signing of AS Roma’s Alisson, who was previously thought to be a summer target for Liverpool.

It’s claimed that Chelsea are nearing AS Roma’s £62M valuation, which could see the deal materialising before the end of the transfer window.

Ideally, we’d love Thibaut to stay. However, if he does opt to depart, Alisson would be an astute replacement.