Earlier in the season, we covered claims from Italy that Chelsea remain vigilant about Mike Maignan’s situation, after having shown keen interest in the AC Milan goalkeeper last summer.

The Premier League side are still said to be in the mix to sign the 28-year-old in the next window.

That’s at least what Calciomercato are reporting, who name both Chelsea and Bayern Munich as the shot stopper’s interested parties.

The Bavarian club are thinking about the France international to become Manuel Neuer’s successor.

Chelsea, down their end, ‘would like to entrust’ the former Lille man with the task of replacing Robert Sánchez at Stamford Bridge. The Spaniard arrived at the west London club from Brighton & Hove Albion last summer.

Sánchez has been a regular under Mauricio Pochettino as he’s made 21 appearances, keeping five clean sheets and conceding 30 goals in the process.

The report states his performances haven’t been impressive and therefore, Chelsea want to get Maignan to change that.

Milan will raise the wall and demand close to €100m to part ways with him, which is the same figure that would also be requested for Theo Hernández.

In other words, these stars aren’t categorically non-transferable, but ‘dizzying offers’ are needed to take them away from the San Siro.

The goalkeeper’s deal lasts until 2026 and Milan are working to renew his contract, although his demands are slowing things down considerably.