Chelsea Could Move For French World Cup Winner After Missing Out On Top Target

PSG goalkeeper Alphonse Areola has emerged as a potential target for Chelsea this summer.

Things have gone quiet on the Thibaut Courtois front, which isn’t necessarily a good sign.

A few days ago, it appeared as though the Belgian was closing in on his much-craved return to Madrid, this time with Real.

Standard Sport claimed that Chelsea would have to secure a replacement before giving Courtois the go-ahead to leave the club.

Alisson Becker was thought to be top of Maurizio Sarri’s list of potential replacements for the lanky Belgian – but he’s off to Liverpool.

Chelsea have been forced to look elsewhere, and Marina Granovskaia may soon be paying a visit to the Parc des Princes.

According to Paris United, Chelsea are one of the teams in the race to sign PSG back-up keeper Areola this summer.

Areola played an integral role for PSG last season, but will likely be pushed back down the pecking order following the arrival of Gianluigi Buffon.

It may be time for the World Cup winner to depart in search of regular first-team football. We’ll have to wait and see if Chelsea make a move.