Chelsea Price of Brilliance: Battle for a ‘Special’ Player Begins at £73m


Chelsea will have to make a substantial investment in order to secure the services of AC Milan’s talented goalkeeper, Mike Maignan. Maignan, who has earned recognition as one of the premier goalkeepers globally. Has emerged as a potential target for Stamford Bridge. Journalist Ben Jacobs has provided fresh insights into the 27-year-old’s future. Shedding light on the potential transfer scenario.

It appears that for the France international to secure a transfer away from the San Siro this summer. he will need to actively push for a move. Furthermore, the expected price tag for his services is likely to exceed €85 million (£73 million).

Moreover renowned as “special” by Clarence Seedorf, Maignan has undergone significant growth in recent seasons, establishing himself as an exceptional goalkeeper. With Hugo Lloris retiring from international duty. Maignan has now assumed the position of France’s number one goalkeeper. An acknowledgment of his outstanding performances for AC Milan.

Chelsea and their quest

Compared to the current senior goalkeepers at Stamford Bridge, Kepa Arrizabalaga and Edouard Mendy, Maignan represents a substantial upgrade. Considering that Chelsea paid a hefty fee of £71 million for Kepa, a similar price tag for Maignan would be entirely justified.

Firstly, According to a report from Foot Mercato (via Get French Football News). Chelsea’s pursuit of French international Maignan may have hit a roadblock. It appears that the AC Milan goalkeeper is uninterested in a move to Stamford Bridge. Due to Chelsea’s absence from European competitions in the upcoming season.

However, in a broader context, Chelsea endured a disastrous campaign in 2022-23. Finishing in 12th place in the league. In contrast. Maignan played a pivotal role in helping Milan secure the Serie A title in the 2021-22 season and reach the semi-finals of the Champions League.

Moreover, even if we discount the player’s preferences. Milan is not inclined to part ways with Maignan, considering him to be an “untransferable asset.” The initial offer from Chelsea for Maignan was rejected by the Italian club. As reported by Foot Mercato.

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