Chelsea have been linked with a shock move for former Arsenal goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez, according to TalkSPORT.
The Blues currently have Kepa Arrizabalaga as their number one, but manager Mauricio Pochettino is open to a change.Andre Onana was initially considered as an option for the Blues, but they were reluctant to meet the £51 million price tag.
It is now claimed that Martinez could be considered by the west London giants. Manager Mauricio Pochettino is a huge admirer.
Martinez has been a revelation since his move to Aston Villa from Arsenal in 2020, and he recently won Argentina the World Cup.
Villa have no plans to offload him due to their high ambition, but a fee in the region of £40 million could test their resolve.
As things stand, Chelsea’s main area of focus is another centre-forward. Talks are planned with Juventus for Dusan Vlahovic.
Instead of negotiating a straight-cash deal, the Blues could offer Romelu Lukaku in a player-plus-cash move for the Serbian.