Insider claims Chelsea FC will bid £65m for Serie A star if Thibaut Courtois leaves

Chelsea FC want to replace Thibaut Courtois with AS Roma shot stopper Alisson Becker this summer, according to Dharmesh Sheth

AS Roma goalkeeper Alisson Becker Photo: Alisson Becker / Instagram

Chelsea FC will launch a £65m bid for AS Roma goalkeeper Alisson Becker if Thibaut Courtois leave this summer, according to Sky Sports News reporter Dharmesh Sheth.

The Belgium international’s future has been a source of relentless debate in the summer transfer window after the Blues failed to tie down Courtois to a new long-term deal.

Courtois is set to become a free agent at the end of the 2018-19 Premier League season unless the Chelsea FC number one has a change of heart over the next 12 months.

The Blues could look to cash in on Courtois this summer to avoid losing the former Atletico Madrid shot stopper for nothing in 2019.

Courtois has been regularly linked with a move to Real Madrid over the past few seasons, while the shot stopper is thought to be open to a return to Atletico.

Chelsea FC have been touted with an interest in Liverpool FC target Alisson in recent weeks, although Real Madrid are thought to be favourites to sign the Brazil number one.

Sky Sports News reporter Sheth claimed that Chelsea FC will look to sign Alisson if Courtois does secure his move away from Stamford Bridge.

“If Courtois gets his wish and goes to Real Madrid, Chelsea FC will then bid £65m for Alisson Becker,” Sheth told the Transfer Talk podcast.

Chelsea FC finished in fifth place in the Premier League table last term.

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