Romano Reveals Why Chelsea’s £60M Raid On London Rival Is “Not” Going To Happen

Arsenal goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale is “currently not part of Chelsea’s list” of transfer targets, according to Fabrizio Romano.

The journalist says the Blues haven’t made signing another goalkeeper a priority at this stage, with it looking like other positions will be strengthened during the January transfer window instead:

Chelsea’s interest in Ramsdale was originally reported back in September when the England international lost his place in Arsenal’s team to David Raya.

Bayern Munich were also mentioned as another potential destination at the time, while Newcastle have been linked with the keeper more recently.

Ramsdale is not available on the cheap

The 25-year-old is said to be valued at £60m by the Gunners so, from a purely financial point of view, a bid for the shot-stopper looks like a non-starter.

One of the reasons Ramsdale’s valuation is so high is down to the fact that he signed a new three-year contract back in May.

Are Chelsea considering other goalkeeper targets?

While Romano insists that the Blues are not in the market for a new No.1 at the moment, there is still time for that to change between now and the New Year. Robert Sanchez’s form is erratic, to say the least, and manager Mauricio Pochettino has not been too keen to give Djordje Petrovic opportunities.

Four other goalkeepers have been suggested as possible targets in recent months, including Valencia’s Giorgi Mamardashvili, Athletic Bilbao’s Unai Simon, Everton’s Jordan Pickford and Porto’s Diogo Costa.

Out of those, only Costa would probably be more expensive than Ramsdale, so it doesn’t seem as if the Arsenal player will be pursued.

David Tully

David Tully

David has worked as a football reporter for the last fifteen years. Having started as an intern at Snack Media, he then went on to become a freelancer, working on various different sites. At the start of 2023, he took up his current role as content writer for National World's Football News Network.