EPL: Chelsea told to pay £52m for Kepa’s replacement

Chelsea have reportedly been told to pay £52 million to sign Inter Milan goalkeeper Andre Onana this summer.

The Blues are keen on signing a new goalkeeper, with either Kepa Arrizabalaga or Edouard Mendy appealing to manager Mauricio Pochettino.

Pochettino considers the goalkeeping position a priority, and he will be backed with significant funds this summer transfer window.

According to Sport Italia journalist Alfredo Pedulla, Inter Milan have clarified that they will not provide a transfer fee discount to Chelsea in their pursuit of Onana.

The Serie A giants are, however, interested in entertaining offers in the region of £52 million.

Inter are unwilling to include any Chelsea star in a player-plus-cash deal for Onana, who guided them to their first UEFA Champions League final in 13 years.

Onana has established himself as Inter Milan’s first-choice goalkeeper since arriving on a free switch from Ajax in 2022.

The Cameroon international registered 19 clean sheets in 41 overall appearances for Inter, conceding 36 goals in the process.