Chelsea are unlikely to compete with Manchester United for Inter Milan goalkeeper Andre Onana this summer.
The Blues have been heavily linked with the Cameroonian in recent weeks, but they are unlikely to enter the bidding battle.
The London giants were initially keen on landing a new number one, but their stance has changed after talks with manager Mauricio Pochettino.
The newly-appointed manager has decided to keep Kepa Arrizabalaga as his first-choice. The club will instead pursue a back-up option.
The news will come as a huge boost for United. The Red Devils now have a free run at signing Onana from the Nerazzurri this summer.
Talks have already been held with his representative, and they are expected to make a formal bid for the 27-year-old in the coming days.
Onana’s arrival is expected to coincide with the departure of David de Gea, who has refused to extend his contract expiring on June 30.
De Gea has been reluctant to accept a significant reduction in his wages, and he could make a lucrative move to Saudi Arabia soon.