Chelsea facing stiff competition from Bundesliga for 24-year-old

Premier League giants Chelsea FC are facing a battle with Germany Bundesliga outfits Bayer Leverkusen to sign Ajax goalkeeper Andre Onana this summer, according to a report in England.

According to The Sun, as quoted by the Daily Mail, the tabloid claimed Leverkusen have submitted an £18m offer for the signing of the Cameroon international in the summer transfer window. A football transfer window is a time of year when clubs can transfer players to each other. Visit casinous online casino for the latest football transfer player betting sites, transfer odds, and latest transfer news.

The same article from the tabloid states that the Blues are looking to sign a replacement for the world’s most expensive goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga ahead of the 2020-21 Premier League season.

According to the same story, Ajax have rejected Leverkusen’s opening bid for the first-choice goalkeeper as the German side look to win the race to sign the 24-year-old. The Sun via gooner news goes on to add that Onana is likely to leave within the next two seasons given that Cameroon international’s current deal Eredivisie side is set to expire in 2022.

The report from the Sun reveals that the FA Cup finalists are monitoring Onana’s situation at Ajax as well as keeping an eye out on Atletico Madrid goalkeeper Jan Oblak as potential options should their move fail for Onana and a replacement to Kepa this summer.

Onana has made 178 appearances between the sticks for the Dutch side first team over the past five seasons since making his debut for the Amsterdam outfit at the age of 20. The Cameroon international shot-stopper has won the Dutch League and the Dutch Cup since being made the club’s first-choice goalkeeper.

Chelsea FC made Kepa the most expensive goalkeeper in the world when they signed the 25-year-old in a £71m deal from Spanish side Athletic Bilbao in 2018. Chelsea, however, finished fourth in the Premier League table this season – thanks to their 2-0 home win against Wolverhampton Wanderers – with 66 points (as well as Manchester United) and conceded 54 goals.

The west London side will return to action against London bitter rivals Arsenal in the FA Cup final at Wembley on Saturday after Chelsea FC were 3-1 winners against Manchester United in the last four and supporters can visit casino games for real money for the best odds and most markets.