Chelsea Have ‘Sounded’ Out Keeper With £34M Release Clause But 2 Other Premier League Clubs Also Want Him

Chelsea have made an enquiry for Villarreal goalkeeper Filip Jorgensen, according to Relevo.com.

The website reports that the Blues have “sounded” out the 22-year-old about a potential move to Stamford Bridge.

However, they are not the only Premier League team interested in Jorgensen, with Wolves and Newcastle United also keeping close tabs on the shot-stopper.

The Magpies are keen on strengthening their options in goal, and Relevo claim that they were hoping to secure the services of Jorgensen for around €20m (£17m).

Interest from Chelsea and other clubs, though, means Villarreal are hoping to get a much higher fee for the Denmark Under 21 international this summer.

How much will Jorgensen cost to buy?

It is believed that the keeper has a €40m (£34m) release clause in his contract. Villarreal may not hold out for the full amount but he clearly won’t be available on the cheap either.

Reports suggest that prospective Chelsea head coach Enzo Maresca is looking for the club to sign a keeper, and it appears the club’s recruitment department have already identified Jorgensen as one of their targets.

What do Chelsea fans need to know about Jorgensen?

The Dane was actually born in Sweden, coming through Malmo’s youth academy before making the move to Spain at a very early age.

Jorgensen spent time in Ad Penya Arrabal and Real Mallorca’s youth teams prior to joining Villarreal in the summer of 2015.

The keeper went on to make his debut for the Yellow Submarine’s first team against Sanluqueno in the Copa Del Rey in December 2021.

After making some appearances in the Europa Conference League and Europa League, he finally established himself as the club’s first-choice at the beginning of last season.

Jorgensen’s progress has been tracked by plenty of teams. In addition to the clubs mentioned by Relevo, reports in April claimed that Arsenal, Manchester City and Liverpool had also been scouting him. It seems Chelsea will have a lot of competition for his signature.

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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.