Chelsea have reportedly ended its interest in signing André Onana. The Cameroonian goalkeeper, who was a primary target for the Blues, will not be moving to Stamford Bridge, according to reports from Evening Standard.
Chelsea’s decision to pull out of the deal leaves Manchester United as the favourites to sign Onana, who is expected to cost around £50 million. The Blues were keen to sign a new goalkeeper this summer to compete with Kepa Arrizabalaga, especially with Edouard Mendy set to leave.
However, Chelsea have decided to move on to other targets. The club is reportedly considering Giorgi Mamardashvili, the goalkeeper for Spanish club Valencia, as a potential alternative. Other options include David Raya and Gregor Kobel.
The decision to end interest in Onana is a strategic move by Chelsea, who are unwilling to overpay for the Cameroonian goalkeeper. The club now focuses on securing a deal with their alternative targets.
Chelsea’s goalkeeping situation remains a key area to watch as the summer transfer window progresses.