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Chelsea determined to sign 22-year-old French shot-stopper

Chelsea have Illan Meslier on their radar as they ponder signing a new shot-stopper next summer.

Chelsea have Illan Meslier on their radar as they ponder signing a new shot-stopper next summer. The future of Edouard Mendy is uncertain at Stamford Bridge, while Kepa Arrizabalaga is yet to prove his complete authority between the sticks.

The London giants could look for another shot-stopper next summer as Todd Boehly continues to build an exciting squad. Graham Potter stays unconvinced by his current options, although he has leaned more towards Kepa since succeeding Thomas Tuchel at the helm.

Kepa, who stays the most expensive shot-stopper of all time, was sidelined under Thomas Tuchel, who preferred Mendy. The Senegalese goalkeeper was key in Chelsea’s Champions League triumph under the former Chelsea manager, but things have changed under Potter.

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Reinstating Kepa was one of Graham Potter’s first decisions after taking over, and the former Brighton coach has maintained the stance. In the last few league matches, Mendy retained his position due to an injury to the Spanish goalkeeper, who should be back starting once the World Cup concludes.

However, there are doubts over Mendy’s long-term future, with the Senegalese shot-stopper considering an exit in January. Moreover, Kepa is yet to fully convince the Blues hierarchy of his long-term prospects, with suggestions of a sale in the summer still active.

The London giants have Leeds United shot-stopper Illan Meslier in their sights. Since joining the PL club, the French shot-stopper has been a colossal figure at Elland Road.

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