Djorde Petrovic: Chelsea agree to £14m deal to sign New England Revolution goalkeeper | football news

Chelsea will pay £12.5m plus £1.5m in add-ons for New England Revolution goalkeeper Djorde Petrovic; Serb set for Chelsea medical this week; Talks with Fulham over the sale of Callum Hudson-Odoi have stalled

12:08 PM UK Tuesday 22 August 2023

Chelsea have reached a £14m deal with the New England Revolution to sign goalkeeper Djorde Petrovic, who will have a Blues medical this week.

Chelsea will pay an initial £12.5m to the MLS side, plus an additional £1.5m in performance-related add-ons.

The Serb would need to be registered before midday on Thursday to be available for Chelsea’s Premier League game at home to Luton Town on Friday night, live on sky sports.

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However, that seems difficult, but not impossible, since there are work permit and visa processes to solve.

Petrovic is set to join fellow goalkeeper Robert Sanchez, who joined Chelsea from Brighton earlier this summer in a £25m deal.

The 23-year-old has been an outstanding performer for the New England Revolution, keeping seven clean sheets in 22 MLS games this term.

Chelsea have already signed eight players this summer for an approximate outlay of 350 million pounds.

Carragher: “Chelsea need a goalkeeper”

Monday Night Football panel discusses the potential of Mauricio Pochettino’s Chelsea and the club’s transfer strategy

Jamie Carragher speaking on Monday Night Football:

“What you would say about Chelsea is that they have really impressed in these two games. I think they played well against Liverpool, I thought they played well against West Ham.”

“But when you spend that kind of money, it feels strange when not many of us put Chelsea in the top four. That doesn’t mean it won’t happen. But not many say the team, with that kind of money spent on it, will finish in the top four.
“That doesn’t seem right to me for that amount of money.

I feel like, even though they’ve impressed me a lot in those two games, if you ask me how many players they need to challenge Manchester City, and I’m not talking about winning the league, I still think they need a goalkeeper. Although they have just signed Robert Sánchez, I still think they need a superior centre-back because Thiago Silva is 38 years old.

“I don’t think there is an absolute goalscorer. Your goalscorer doesn’t have to be your center forward because Liverpool’s is Mohamed Salah and he plays on the right wing. So it’s not a hint to Nicolas Jackson.” he has just arrived at the club and he has impressed me.

“But if you look at those important positions, it still feels like four players need to come in just to challenge Manchester City and that doesn’t feel right given the amount of money they’ve spent.

Fulham talk about Hudson-Odoi waver

Meanwhile, talks between fulham and Chelsea for the signing of Callum Hudson-OdoI have stagnated

The clubs have not been able to reach an agreement on the quota.

Fulham are now expected to turn their attention to other goals.

Hudson-Odoi in the last year of his contract at Chelsea and not in Mauricio Pochettino’s plans.

Neville not ‘fully convinced’ by Chelsea’s transfer policy

Gary Neville is not “fully sold” on Chelsea’s transfer strategy as the club nears a £1bn outlay since Todd Boehly and Clearlake Capital took over in 2022.

Ashley Cole believes that scoring goals will be a problem this season for Chelsea and that simply spending money on new players is not enough.

Speaking in Monday night footballHe said: “It’s a great investment and I still feel Mauricio Pochettino will want better players in certain areas, particularly forwards.

“You can play well, but if you lack strength up top of the pitch and are a little reckless at the back of the pitch with the young centre-backs, then for all your good football you’re not going to see the fruit. of that job

“Great signings in terms of cash [but] I look at those names and there is potential there, potential that can become world class players.

“But right now there’s an element of risk, an element of looking to the future and seeing which of them, if any, become the best players.”

“They’ve basically invested in potential in the hope that their recruiting team knows exactly what they’re doing.

“I’m not entirely convinced with the strategy, the eight-year contracts, lock them in, whether those players will deliver what Chelsea need for that investment.”

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