Graham Potter told Chelsea to sign £50m ‘fantastic’ Premier League star

Chelsea boss Graham Potter is reportedly interested in signing Brighton’s Robert Sanchez.

Chelsea boss Graham Potter is reportedly interested in signing Brighton’s Robert Sanchez.

Sanchez, 24, is a highly-rated goalkeeper that’s a key player for Premier League side Brighton.

The shot-stopper has linked up with the Spain squad for the World Cup this winter, joining fellow keepers Unai Simon and David Raya. However, the Spaniards couldn’t find room for Kepa Arrizabalaga or David de Gea in their 26-man squad.

Potter knows Brighton’s number one very well after recently coaching him at the Amex Stadium. He’s a big fan of his, previously describing him as “fantastic”.

Graham Potter is interested in Robert Sanchez

According to the Daily Mail, Potter is keen on the idea of trying to raid his former club for Sanchez.

He was valued at £50million back in May (The Telegraph), but it’s unclear now how much it would cost to prise away from the south coast.

Brighton’s recent model has been built around selling their biggest assets for the right price, with Chelsea shelling out £60million to sign Marc Cucurella from them in the summer.

However, Roberto De Zerbi’s side is currently seventh in the Premier League table and dreaming of European football next season.

Sanchez, who is still fairly young for a keeper, is one of the most consistent in-between the sticks across the Premier League.

He’s brilliant with the ball at his feet, which is no surprise why Potter would love to form a reunion at Stamford Bridge. He’s a really steady pair of gloves, too.

However, it’ll be interesting to know where Kepa fits into plans. In fairness, the 28-year-old is a decent ball-player himself that looked in great form before his recent injury.

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