Chelsea fans, let’s take you back to March, at a time where Kepa Arrizabalaga wasn’t in Frank Lampard’s good books and veteran Willy Caballero was breathing down his neck.
This situation eventually led to Édouard Mendy being bought from Rennes in France, who has since supplanted the Spaniard as the Blues’ number one goalkeeper, but there were other names on Petr Cech’s list.
Among those was said to be Udinese’s Juan Musso, valued at around €30m, with claims the price tag set by the Serie A side wouldn’t be a problem for Roman Abramovich.
The Russian owner showed that by allowing over £20m to be spent on their current goalkeeper, and there are now claims the interest in the Argentine shot stopper hasn’t gone away.
That’s according to Mundo Udinese, who explain the Italians are planning their future without their current number one, ‘closely monitoring’ Samuele Perisan to replace him, currently at Pordenone.
The website state Musso ‘will probably be sold at the end of the season’, still valued at €30m with Inter, Paris Saint-Germain and Chelsea having ‘tested the waters’.
There’s no saying when the Blues did that, but our guess is Mundo Udinese are referring to the pre-Mendy era.
That is, of course, unless there are plans in motion to sell Kepa while they still can to try and get a chunk of their initial expenditure back and put Musso as the main competition for the Senegalese going forward.
Still, seems doubtful.